Local sports roundup – December 30

Trinity girls put on strong showing in Sheridan

SHERIDAN

In the past week, the Trinity Lutheran girls basketball team has worked on different defenses in practice — and it showed Monday.

The Cougars put on a strong showing against Marquette Catholic with a 45-30 win in the first round of the Sheridan Tournament.

Throughout the game, the Cougars used different defenses to keep Marquette to less than double-digits in points in the first three quarters.

In the first quarter, the Cougars jumped out early, amassing a 14-3 lead.

And the Cougars didn’t look back as they snapped a four-game losing streak.

Freshman Maddie Roark led the Cougars with 21 points.

While she didn’t score any points, senior Cougars forward Sydney Stuckwisch made her presence known with nine of her team’s 55 rebounds.

The Cougars were a force on the boards, as they out-rebounded Marquette 55-31.

Playing with a full-court press for a majority of the game, the Cougars also caused 34 Marquette turnovers.

The Cougars will play Franklin County in the semifinals at 10 a.m. today.

Tigers boys split in pool play

AURORA

The Crothersville boys basketball team earned a split in pool play at Monday’s South Ripley Tournament.

In their first game, the Tigers fell to Knightstown 66-52.

The Tigers found themselves in an early 21-9 hole in the first quarter and couldn’t build a comeback in the second half after trailing 26-18 at intermission.

Jordan Schoenfelder led the Tigers with 12 points, and Clayton Byrd had a team-high six rebounds in the game.

With the loss in their rearview mirror, the Tigers exploded offensively in game two against South Dearborn. The Tigers scored a season-high 88 points while allowing Dearborn 58.

The Tigers scored more than 20 points in three quarters — led by Schoenfelder, who recorded 18 points.

Dakota Mount and Eli Mollet each recorded 16 points, Tyler Luedeman finished with 15 and Conner Adams had 14 in the game.

On top of his 14 points, Adams finished with eight rebounds and eight assists for the Tigers.

The battle of the boards went to the Tigers, as they outrebounded South Dearborn 53-35.

Mount finished with a team-best 12 rebounds, while Mollet grabbed 10.

The Tigers will play their next round of the tournament at 4 p.m. today.