Seymour dominates two-day tournament
The Seymour wrestling team finished a combined 9-0 in matches Friday and Saturday at the Scottsburg Invitational.
The Owls defeated New Washington 69-6, Jennings County’s junior varsity 70-6, Scottsburg 66-12, Southwestern (Hanover) 65-9, Eastern (Pekin) 71-12, Madison 78-6, Switzerland County 60-24, Salem 62-18 and Paoli 69-12.
Undefeated wrestlers going 9-0 included: Isaiah Pichardo (106-pounds), Owen Chandler (113), Justin Ruddick (120) and John Shuffitt (132).
Brandon Penegar (5-0), Jeren Keller (3-0), Cheaney Reichenbacker (7-0) and Zack Newton (6-0) also left unblemished.
With the victories, the Owls moved to 16-1 on the season.
“I was pleased with our intensity from both our varsity and JV guys,” Owls coach Todd Weaver said. “We wrestled a lot of JV guys in the lineup and they really wrestled hard, competed, and got wins for us.”
On Tuesday, the Owls will host Scottsburg for a dual match.
Braves’ comeback falls short
Despite cutting a 15-point deficit to four in the second half, Brownstown Central fell to Mid-Southern Conference foe Eastern (Pekin).
Pekin (5-3, 2-1 MSC) took a 17-7 lead after the first quarter and boasted a 29-18 advantage at intermission.
The Braves (5-5, 1-2 MSC) held the Musketeers to just seven points in the third quarter, but only added eight to their total.
In the final minute of the fourth, the Musketeers hit their free throws to seal the win.
Kristen Stuckwisch led the Braves with 10 points while Ashley Schorer and Keeli Darlage each scored eight.
Pekin out-rebounded Brownstown 22-18, but the Braves won the turnover battle 17-26.
The loss marked the fourth straight for the Braves.
On Tuesday the Braves will host Salem for another MSC game.
Cougars lose fourth straight
Class 2A No. 2 Providence gave Trinity Lutheran all they could handle on Saturday.
The Pioneers (7-1) topped the Cougars 69-37.
Trinity kept it close in the opening eight minutes, as they trailed 13-11 after one quarter.
The Pioneers responded with 19 points in the second quarter, while holding Trinity to five, to lead 32-16 at half.
With 17 points int he third quarter and 20 in the fourth, the Pioneers held on for the win while limiting Trinity to 21 total points the rest of the way.
Morgan Gabbard led the Cougars with 11 points on three 3-pointers while Whitney Rogers and Abby Hackman each scored eight.
Thursday, the Cougars (1-7) travel to Rising Sun.
Tigers fall in OT
Despite trailing by 13 in the fourth quarter with three minutes left, Crothersville didn’t fold.
The Tigers came back, and took a five-point lead with a minute to go against Shoals on Saturday.
However, Shoals would tie the game and outscore the Tigers 10-6 in extra time to win 67-63.
Freshman Josh Thomas, coming off a 34-point game against Medora on Friday, led the Tigers with 32 points to go along with 11 rebounds.
Conner O’Sullivan drilled five 3-pointers en route to 22 points and Zane Elliott finished with 11 assists for the Tigers.
The Tigers had 27 fouls called to Shoals’ 15 infringements.
Crothesville (1-2) will host Springs Valley on Friday.