Local sports roundup

Boys basketball

Braves beat South Knox

The Brownstown Central boys basketball team played in the third place game against South Knox in the Bobcat of Daviess County Classic at North Daviess High School on Tuesday night.

The Braves were able to top the Spartans 57-52 to claim third place. Fort Wayne Blackhawk played North Daviess in the championship game after the Brownstown game.

Brownstown led by 13 in the third quarter after a 3-pointer from Jack Benter, but then the Spartans used a 7-0 run to cut the Braves lead to just six at 32-26.

The Braves led 35-32 at the end of the third quarter after South Knox outscored them 15-6 in the quarter.

Benter got a hot hand in the fourth quarter to create some separation for the Braves from the Spartans. South Knox continued to hit some 3-pointers to try to keep things close, but the Braves knocked down their free throws to keep the Spartans at arms length.

Benter led Brownstown in scoring with 38 points on the night. With Benter’s 38 points on Tuesday, he became the all-time leading scorer in the Bobcat of Daviess County Classic.

Pierson Wheeler scored seven points off the bench for the Braves, Colby Hall had six, Chase Coomer had four and Carson Darlage scored two. Jakob Arthur and Adam Stahl both didn’t score but contributed to the Braves’ 25-16 advantage on the glass throughout the contest.

With the win, Brownstown improves its record to 9-2 this season and next plays on Jan. 6 at home against Jennings County, who is currently 8-0.

Girls basketball

Hornets game postponed

The Medora girls basketball team had its home game against Cannelton postponed on Tuesday night.

The Medora Athletic Department announced they will post a new date when the two schools come up with it.

This is the second straight game the Hornets have had postponed as their game against Rock Creek Academy was also called off on Dec. 20. The last time Medora played was Dec. 19 against Christian Academy.

Medora, still at 2-6 this season, has its next scheduled game on Jan. 9 at home against Bloomington Lighthouse.