Local sports roundup – December 31



Braves fall in OT, finish sixth


Brownstown Central fell to South Knox 43-40 Saturday, placing them sixth in the Old National Bank Tournament at North Daviess.

The Braves (7-2) didn’t hit double-digits in scoring in any quarter during the game.

The Spartans (7-2) led 13-7 after one quarter and 22-15 at the break. Down 29-24 going into the final period of regulation, the Braves held the Spartans to just four points.

In the overtime, the Braves couldn’t come up with enough offense as they were scored 10-7.

Braden Neal led the Braves with nine points and Isaac Johnson chipped in eight. Eight of the Braves’ 13 total made field goals were on 3-pointers.

In the championship game, Class 1A No. 1 Fort Wayne Blackhawk (9-1) beat No.2 Barr-Reeve (9-2) 76-68 in overtime.

The Braves will host Jennings County Friday.


Owls conclude tournament competition


Seymour placed 18th of 24 teams at the Mooresville Holiday Classic Saturday.

The Owls scored 81 points over the two-day event, which was won by Carmel (295.5). Castle were runners-up at 183.5 points, while Westfield (181.5), Plainfield (154) and Yorktown (132) rounded out the top five in team scoring.

Owls 160-pounder Jake Rotert finished second in his bracket.

Rotert pinned his opponent from Mooresville in 51 seconds before winning by an 11-7 decision int he semifinals against Castle. Rotert then won by fall (5:22) against Hamilton Heights’ Bo Williams in the semifinals before losing by a 10-5 decision to Southridge’s Tucker Schank in the championship.

Sam Castetter (113-pounds) won his first three matches for the Owls (forfeit, 7-4 decision, 9-1 decision) before falling (:46) to Carmel’s Suhas Chundi in the semis.

The Owls will host Columbus North Thursday.

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