Local sports roundup – December 5



Cougars fall to Eagles


Austin outscored Trinity Lutheran 25-16 in the first quarter and went on to a 70-65 win over the Cougars on Tuesday.

Trinity outscored Austin 19-15 in the second quarter to trail 40-35 at the half, and both teams scored 30 points in the second half.

A.J. Goecker topped the Cougars with 25 points. He hit five 3-pointers and also topped Trinity in rebounds with eight.

Trinity (1-4) will travel to Southwestern (Shelby) on Friday and will be home to West Washington on Saturday.


Braves still searching for conference win


While Brownstown Central gave Class 3A No. 2 Salem all it could handle, the Braves are still without a Mid-Southern Conference win.

The Lions (8-0, 3-0 MSC) used a strong fourth quarter in a 48-40 win over the BravesĀ  (5-6, 0-4 MSC) Tuesday.

Salem led 16-11 after eight minutes of play.

The Lions had four points and the Braves scored just one in a rough second quarter, and the visitors held a 20-12 lead.

A 20-point outburst in the third quarter allowed the Braves to tie the game at 32 going into the final eight minutes, but the Lions tacked on more 16 points in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Halle Hehman led the Braves with 13 points, and Hope Tomlinson had 16 for the Lions.

Brownstown has lost five straight games and will host Austin on Saturday for another conference contest.

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