Tabeling sets milestone as No. 4 Cougars take on No. 2 Lanesville
The No. 4-ranked Trinity Lutheran girls basketball team went on the road to play at No. 2 Lanesville on Tuesday night for a much-anticipated top-5 matchup between the two 1A programs.
It was Lanesville that took care of business at home as the 18-2 Eagles defeated the Cougars 59-30.
Trinity senior Bailey Tabeling hit a career mark in the game with just a few seconds left to play. Like Lanesville was doing all night, the Eagles were double, even triple-teaming Tabeling, but she willed her way to the basket and drew a foul.
She stepped to the free throw line with 1,998 career points, and she made both shots to finish Tuesday’s contest with exactly 2,000 points in her historic career. Tabeling is already the all-time leading scorer not just at Trinity Lutheran High School, but also in all of Jackson County.
Lanesville acknowledged Tabeling’s achievement once she hit it, and she received a standing ovation from everyone in attendance as she emotionally went back to the bench.
“So proud of the kid,” Trinity head coach Mike Lang said. “She worked hard to get those 14 points. I told her after the game it was probably the hardest 14 points she’s ever got in her life. The result doesn’t matter, this is a moment she will remember for the rest of her life.”
In addition to Tabeling’s 14 points, Jordan Brewer scored seven, Madison Keith five, Liza Froedge three and Morgan Brewer one.
Trinity is now 14-5 this season and will next play on Friday night at Brown County.
“It’s physical, they got length, they got speed,” Lang said on Lanesville’s defense. “The good thing is we get to come back tomorrow and hit the reset button and get ready for Brown County.”
Hornets drop close one
The Medora girls basketball team had another close loss at home this week.
After suffering a two point loss on Monday night, the Hornets had a low-scoring battle against Columbus Christian on Tuesday night but fell short 37-26.
Jenna Bowers led Medora in scoring with 13 points on the night, Aaralyn Hackney scored eight, Peyton Spence scored three and Breelee Underwood had two.
Medora is now 2-8 this season and will play again on Thursday night at Clarksville.
Owls go 2-2 over weekend
The Seymour wrestling team split its matches this past weekend after competing in five of them — four were against official teams.
Seymour defeated West Washington 36-33 and won over Greenwood 33-30. The Owls dropped matches to Mt. Vernon 72-6 and New Castle 54-27.
Dane Botkin had the best day for the Owls in the 120-pound weight class. Botkin went 4-1 with victories over New Castle, West Washington and Greenwood.
Ricky Bogard went 3-1 at 126, getting wins against West Washington, Greenwood and Mt. Vernon.
Chase Rogers, Mason Nugent, Logan Cunningham and Brenden Bridgewater all went 3-2 on the day.
The fifth match was a dual Seymour won against a team comprised of reserves from the other teams at the tournament.
The Owls will be back home this weekend with a matchup against Scottsburg on Thursday at 6 p.m.