Local sports roundup

Benter named HBCA Coach of the Year

The Brownstown Central boys basketball team is having an impressive season, and head coach Dave Benter is being recognized for the job he has done with the Braves so far this year.

The Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association announced its coaches of the year for the four districts, and Benter was named the HBCA Coach of the Year for District 4.

Benter’s Braves are 20-3 this season and won a share of the Mid-Southern Conference title. The team hasn’t suffered a loss since Jan. 29 and is currently on an eight-game winning streak heading into sectional this week.

Sullivan’s Jeff Moore won HBCA Coach of the Year in District 1, Jasper’s John Goebel in District 2 and Connersville’s Kerry Brown in District 3.

All four coaches are invited to coach the Spring Classic, which is April 3.

Brownstown defeats Orleans on the road

The Tribune regrets its error in Saturday’s paper that had the incorrect final score of Friday night’s game between Brownstown Central and Orleans.

It was a close ballgame between the two schools, and Brownstown was able to come out on top 73-69 to close out its regular season.

Sophomore Jack Benter tied the school record for made free throws in a game, shooting 17-of-19 from the charity stripe. Benter led all scorers with 24 points on the night.

Carter Waskom and Parker Hehman each scored 18, Aidan Schroer had six, Carson Darlage three, Jakob Arthur two and Levi Stahl two.

Brownstown received a bye in the Edgewood Sectional this week, so the Braves will begin their postseason run on Friday at 6 p.m. at Edgewood High School. They will await the winner of Edgewood and South Vermillion, who will play Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

Medora falls versus Rising Sun

The Medora boys basketball team closed out its regular season on Friday night at home against Rising Sun, and the Hornets suffered a 68-45 loss.

Shepard Earl led the team in scoring with 21 points, and Braxton McCory added 13.

Eli Sturgill scored five points, and Isaiah Miller, Dawson Cornett and Jayden Brown each scored two points.

The Hornets are now 4-19 on the season and also received a bye in the Edinburgh Sectional this week.

They won’t be in action until Friday at 6 p.m. at Edinburgh High School and will await the winner of Shawe Memorial and West Washington, who will play Tuesday night at 6 p.m.