Stars edge Owls for HHC win
Bedford North Lawrence claimed an early season Hoosier Hills Conference win over visiting Seymour — the reining HHC champions — on Tuesday.
After three tightly contested quarters, the Stars were able to pull away late to earn a 57-46 win.
The Owls (1-1, 0-1 HHC) got off to a solid start to take a 15-12 advantage in the opening eight minutes.
Bedford North Lawrence responded at the beginning of the second quarter, as the Stars went on a 9-0 run to go up 24-12.
The Owls would score just six points before the half as they trialed 23-21 at intermission.
A 3-pointer by senior Kayla Griffin gave the Owls the lead at 31-29 with 3:39 in the third quarter.
Seymour took all the momentum back before the end of the quarter, out-scoring the Stars 16-14 to hold a 37-34 advantage after three.
The Stars opened the fourth quarter on an 11-1 run, behind eight points from Jorie Allen, to go up 45-38 with 4:57 on the clock.
By the 2:45-mark, the Owls clawed back to within four at 47-43.
Down the final stretch, the Stars pulled-away with help from the free throw line.
Griffin recorded 17 points and fellow senior Lauren James scored 15 to lead SHS.
Allen topped BNL’s box with 22 points.
On Friday Seymour will host Silver Creek.
Cougars claw back, go scoreless in OT
Despite coming back from a 13-0 deficit in the second half to force overtime, Trinity Lutheran failed to score in extra minutes in a 56-47 loss to Indianapolis Lutheran on Monday.
Trinity (0-1) struggled at the start, trailing 13-6 after eight minutes and 25-16 at the half.
The Cougars turned the ball over 23 times before intermission, and totaled 38 turnovers by the game’s end.
In the third quarter, the Cougars went on a 10-0 run to cut the deficit.
Free throws by junior Piper Acton tied the game at 47-47 in the final minute, but the Cougars couldn’t get a shot off in their final possession before the buzzer.
The Saints outscored the Cougars 9-0 in OT.
From the free throw line, the Cougars finished 24 for 38 to go along with 10 field goals.
Four Cougars players fouled out in the game.
Acton led the Cougars with 13 points and fellow junior Abby Hackman totaled 11 points to go along with 12 rebounds.
Saturday, Trinity Lutheran will play at Hauser.