Trinity Lutheran girls race to 9-1 record

Staff Reports

A slow start, turned around by an overwhelming second quarter and contributions from four double-figure scorers led the Trinity Lutheran girls basketball team to a 61-55 victory over Orleans Saturday.

The Cougars’ record is now 9-1.

After falling behind, 14-6 in the first quarter, Trinity erupted for a 26-12 second period to take command.

Guard Bailey Tabeling scored 17 points and Sydney Jaynes, 14, Liza Froedge, 12, and Kailele Cockerham, 10, were major contributors. Genesis Munoz and Emma Schepman added 4 points each to the Cougars’ total.{div}”We started slow, but picked things up in the second quarter,” said Trinity coach Mike Lang. “We didn’t play our best, but we were still able to beat a pretty good, physical team. We put four players in double figure scoring, so that was good to see.”{/div} {div} {/div} {div}The Crothersville girls won their first game of the season by topping Rock Creek Academy, 61-40, Saturday.{/div}Kennadi Lakins accounted for 18 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in a notable all-around performance.

Zoe Spangler and Grace Wilson produced 14 points each with Tiessa Stevens adding 8 points, Ella Plasse, 3, and Elayna Ord and Shania Hyland 2 points each. Spangler collected 9 rebounds and Plasse gathered 3 assists and 3 steals.

Brownstown Central’s girls notched a runaway victory Saturday over Austin. The Braves won easily, 52-27, at home during the afternoon encounter.

Katherine Benter fired in 20 points and Hannah Stahl (12) and Maddy Hackman (10) joined her in double figures as the main offensive weapons for the Braves.

The other Brownstown scorers were Kalee Borden (6) and Peyton Brock and Andrea Bair, each with 2 points.

Brownstown controlled the game from the start, going ahead 19-9 in the first period and 31-16 at the half. The Braves did not allow Austin to score in double figures in any quarter.

The Seymour girls tussled with Madison into overtime before falling, 55-47, the Owls’ record dropping to 4-5.

Seymour fell behind 15-3 early in the contest and hustled to catch up throughout before sending the game into OT.

“We had a bad start,” said coach Jason Longmeier.

The Owls took the lead late and had a last-gasp try to win it in regulation.

“We had a shot at the buzzer that didn’t go in,” Longmeier said.

Madison pulled away in the overtime period.

Grace Schrader led the Owls with 13 points Kendall Sterling scored 12. Grace Meyer added 9 points, Alyssa Perry 8, Kendrick Sterling 3 and Jamya Miller 2.