Local sports roundup

Girls basketball

Trinity off to best start in school history

With a 60-24 victory over New Washington at home Thursday afternoon, the Trinity Lutheran girls basketball team is off to its best start in school history with an overall record of 11-1.

Madison Keith led the Cougars in scoring with 16 points on the day, followed by Bailey Tabeling with 13, Jordan Brewer had 12, Liza Froedge had 11 and both Laura Roeder and Madison Brewer scored four.

The Cougars have gone over a month without dropping a game. They lost the season opener at Brownstown Central on Nov. 15 but have ripped off 11 straight since then.

Trinity will take this momentum into the Toby Yoho Classic next week at Eastern Greene. On Dec. 29, the Cougars will start with games against Martinsville (2:45 p.m.) and Loogootee (6:15 p.m.).

Boys basketball

Braves to play in third-place game at North Daviess

The Brownstown Central boys basketball team competed in the Bobcat of Daviess County Classic at North Daviess High School.

The Braves took the court Wednesday night against Loogootee, and Brownstown was able to win the game 57-45.

Jack Benter scored 33 to lead the way, Colby Hall had 10, Caiden Gwin scored five, Adam Stahl four, Jakob Arthur three and Micah Sheffer two.

On Thursday afternoon, Brownstown played in the semifinal against Class 2A No. 1-ranked Fort Wayne Blackhawk. In this game, Benter didn’t play due to an illness, leaving Brownstown without two starters since Parker Hehman has also been out with a broken finger.

The Braves competed, but Blackhawk bested Brownstown 68-56.

Brownstown came out aggressive, getting it in the paint to Hall, who scored eight points in the opening period as both teams were knotted at 15.

Blackhawk pulled away in the second quarter, going into halftime with a 37-26 lead. Once the lead got to 10 in the second quarter, head coach Dave Benter called a timeout, and then Brownstown scored five straight to cut the deficit in half.

But the Braves of Fort Wayne responded right back, closing the quarter on a 6-0 run to take the 11-point lead at the break.

They kept a double-digit lead over Brownstown for the rest of the game to advance to the championship Tuesday against the winner of South Knox and North Daviess.

The loser of the game will take on Brownstown, now 8-2 on the season, in the third-place game on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Hall led all scorers with 20, Chase Coomer had 18, Sheffer seven, Arthur six, Gwin three and Carson Darlage two.

Tigers play two at Henryville

The Crothersville boys basketball team had an exciting game at the McKee Munk Invitational at Henryville on Thursday afternoon.

In the Tigers’ first game against Brown County, Curtis Thompson made the game-winning layup with 3.2 seconds left to defeat the Eagles 73-72.

It marked Crothersville’s first victory on the season. Preston West led all scorers with 24 points in the game, while Thompson scored 19, Dirk Crater scored 14 points, Beau Napier had nine and Elijah Plasse had five.

It also advanced the Tigers into the championship game against Henryville.

The Hornets were able to win that game 88-48.

Thompson scored 17, West had 14, Lucas Hilton six, Crater five, Napier four and Corey Kelshaw two.

Crothersville, now 1-6 this season, won’t play again until Jan. 3 at Madison Christian.