Local sports roundup – January 18

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Roark, Cougars set school marks

Maddie Roark broke her Trinity Lutheran single-game school scoring record with a 44-point performance to spark the Cougars to a 97-69 win against South Decatur on Saturday afternoon in the Bollinger Athletic Complex.

Roark had 16 field goals, including three 3-pointers, and was 9-for-9 at the free throw line.

Roark set the former mark of 36 against South Decatur last year, two days after scoring 35 against New Washington.

The Cougars opened up a 35-7 lead after one period, then increased the margin to 56-21 at the half, then added 19 in the third and 22 in the fourth. The former school record was 87 points.

“Our defense created our offense,” Cougars coach Mike Lang said. “I’ll bet we only missed two shots in the first quarter.”

Abby Hackman scored 14, Whitney Rogers11 and Jodi Goecker 10.

Hackman also topped the Cougars (14-7) with 14.

Jennings beats Brownstown

NORTH VERNON

Jennings County overcame a three-point halftime deficit by outscoring Brownstown Central 24-10 in the third quarter on its way to a 67-50 win.

The Panthers offense erupted in the second quarter, as they out-scored BCHS 24-10 before adding 17 more in the final eight minutes of play.

Sophomore Grace Jaynes led the Braves with 13 points and six rebounds while senior Morgan Wehmiller tallied 10 points and six boards.

Sidney Gerkin led the Panthers (11-10) with 23 points. Brooklyn Gaines added 15, and Shelbi Wright had 10.

Brownstown Central (10-11) will host New Washington on Tuesday.

Orleans routes Medora

ORLEANS

The Medora girls basketball team fell to Orleans 81-16 on Saturday.

Orleans didn’t allow the Hornets to score any points in the first quarter, and had a 36-3 advantage at the half.

The Bulldogs didn’t let off the breaks, as they tallied 24 points in the third quarter while holding Medora to two.

The Hornets more than doubled their score by tallying 11 points in the fourth quarter.

Freshman Kailen Flynn scored 14 points and Elexus Morris added a basket.

Medora (2-16) will play at Crothersville tonight.