Local sports roundup – January 29

Girls basketball

Cougars ease past Lancers on the road


Trinity Lutheran outscored host Edinburgh in every quarter of Thursday’s game in winning 54-31.

The Cougars (15-7) only led 6-4 after one quarter but outscored the Lancers 33-20 in the next two quarters en route to the double-digit victory.

Trinity’s Maddie Roark led all scorers with 19 points behind four 3-pointers. Abby Hackman was next for the Cougars with nine points and had a team-high 10 rebounds.

Bri Howard was the leading scorer for Edinburgh (8-14) with nine points.

Trinity will close the regular season with Saturday’s game at Crothersville.

Cats clinch MSC title with win against Braves


North Harrison captured the Mid-Southern Conference title with Thursday’s 37-26 home win against Brownstown Central.

The Class 3A No. 7 Cats (22-2) ran through the MSC with a 9-0 mark. The Braves finished 3-6 in conference play.

North Harrison jumped on top 14-5 through one quarter, but Brownstown doubled up on the Cats in the second quarter to pull within 19-15 at halftime.

The Braves only trailed 26-24 going into the fourth quarter but only scored two points in the final eight minutes.

Grace Jaynes led the Braves (12-12) in scoring with six points, while Payton Farmer pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds to go with her five points.

Brownstown will return to North Harrison on Wednesday to face Charlestown in a first-round sectional game.