Cougars end season on high note
The Trinity Lutheran boys basketball team closed its regular reason in a positive way on Monday night.
The Cougars played at Rising Sun and went home with a 55-47 victory. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Trinity, which got off to a 15-14 lead at the end of the first quarter Monday night.
The game remained tight for a good portion as Trinity led 25-22 at halftime and 39-37 at the end of the third quarter, but the Cougars were able to execute enough down the stretch to secure the eight-point win.
Mitchell Hackman led the Cougars in scoring with 18 points, while Jacob Conrad added 15 points. Conrad made 7-of-8 free throws in the game, including a perfect 6-of-6 in the fourth quarter.
Luke Coomler provided a spark off the bench and scored 10 points for Trinity, drilling three 3-pointers on the night.
Evan Hunt and Kade Hill each scored four points and Jacob Sabotin and Sage Broughton each scored two points to round out the scoring for Trinity.
The Cougars’ JV team also defeated Rising Sun on Monday night, winning the game 54-29 and finishing the season with a stellar 15-4 record.
Trinity will look to take this momentum into sectional play starting Tuesday night against Edinburgh in the Lancers’ gym. Trinity just took on this 18-3 Edinburgh team on Feb. 15, and the Cougars played them tight but wound up losing by 10.
The game is slated to tip off Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. as it will follow a game between Shawe Memorial and West Washington.
Lakins earns all-SAC honors
The Southern Athletic Conference released its individual awards for the 2021-22 girls basketball season on Monday, and Crothersville’s Kennadi Lakins found herself on the list.
Lakins was a member of the all-conference team, and she was the only Tiger to make the list.
The Crothersville senior averaged 17.7 points per game this season but unfortunately spent the latter half of the schedule on the bench due to an injury.
Lakins was able to come back and play in the team’s final game against Trinity Lutheran in the sectional, but she was on a limits restriction and scored four points.
Lakins was a big piece in two of Crothersville’s three wins on the season, and she was the Tigers’ primary ball-handler and number one scoring option when healthy.
Joining Lakins on the all-SAC team are Borden’s Emily Cissell, Henryville’s Hillary White, New Washington’s Kaidin James and Grace Ellison, South Central’s Millie Spencer and Kendall Kiper and Lanesville’s Linzie Wernert, Morgan Sonner and Hadley Crosier.
SAC coach of the year went to Angie Hinton from Lanesville, and the Eagles’ Wernert won most outstanding player.