Local sports roundup – February 20

Tribune Staff Reports

Boys basketball

Big second half lifts Hornets to victoryWASHINGTON

Trailing by four points after the first and second quarters, Medora exploded for 40 points in the second half to post its third win of the season Saturday night, defeating Washington Catholic 67-58.

Two 3-pointers by Hunter Browning and one each from Brandon Moore and Isaiah Myers in the third quarter helped the Hornets take a 43-40 lead into the fourth quarter.

They then outscored the host Cardinals 24-18 to pull off the victory.

Browning led the Hornets (3-17) with 25 points, including a game-high four 3-pointers, while Brandon Moore scored 21 points, and Gavin Henson finished with 10.

Jalen Stone of Washington Catholic (4-16) led all scorers with 30 points.

Henryville defeats Crothersville for title


History was made Saturday night at Henryville.

With the boys basketball team’s 58-33 win against visiting Crothersville, the Hornets won the Southern Athletic Conference title outright. The girls team also won the SAC outright, marking the first time in school history both teams have accomplished that feat in the same season.

The Henryville boys finished 5-0 in SAC play, while Crothersville ended 0-5.

The Hornets limited the Tigers to single digits in the first two quarters, building a 32-11 halftime lead.

The Tigers’ Josh Thomas hit four straight 3-pointers in the third quarter to pull his team within 13 points, but Crothersville was scoreless the rest of the quarter and trailed 43-23 going into the fourth.

Thomas led all scorers with 22 points, including five 3-pointers, but no other Crothersville player scored more than four points, as the Tigers dropped to 6-15.

Nick Walker led the Hornets (18-5) with 15 points.