Local sports roundup – December 10

BOYS BASKETBALL

Owls drop first HHC game

JEFFERSONVILLE

Seymour’s offense stalled in the third quarter, and Jeffersonville took advantage.

Jeff outscored the Owls 15-4 in the third quarter and held on for a 63-46 Hoosier Hills Conference win on Friday.

In the first quarter, the teams battled back-and-forth as Jeffersonville built a 13-12 lead.

A 3-pointer by Owls junior Alan Perry with four minutes in the second quarter cut the deficit to 20-19.

Following a pair of free throws by Jeff’s Bailey Falkenstein, who scored nine of his 11 first half points in the first quarter, the Owls’ Ty McCory buried a 3-pointer to keep the game within three at 25-22.

The Red Devils finished the half on a 4-0 run to take their biggest lead of the opening 16 minutes at 29-22.

Jeff hit five 3-pointers to to take a 43-24 advantage with just under three minutes in the third quarter.

Seymour would only score two baskets in the third quarter, ending with a Perry steal and score at the buzzer as the Owls trailed 46-26.

The Owls would finish the game with 12 straight points, but it wasn’t enough for a comeback.

Junior Tiller Cummings led Seymour with 10 points and Perry was next with seven.

The Red Devils outrebounded the Owls 24-15 and both teams finished with 12 turnovers.

The Owls (1-3) will travel to Whiteland tonight.

Cougars edge Spartans for 1st win

SHELBYVILLE

Playing in their second overtime game in four contests, Trinity Lutheran wouldn’t be denied again.

After tying at 47-47 in regulation, the Cougars outscored Southwestern (Shelby) 11-8 in extra time to escape with a 58-55 victory on Friday evening.

The win was the first on the season for the 1-3 Cougars.

The Spartans led 17-12 after eight minutes of play and 33-22 at the half.

The Cougars held the Spartans to just seven points in the third and fourth quarters as they surmounted the comeback.

Jacob Rowe and Colton Wischmeier led the Cougars with 13 points each, Chad Stuckwisch totaled 11 and Sam Marksberry scored 10.

Kendall White grabbed six of the Cougars’ 26 rebounds.

Tonight, the Cougars will host West Washington.

Braves stay unblemished

SCOTTSBURG

In a physical game where 51 total fouls were called, Brownstown Central got the edge with their defense and depth in scoring.

The Braves (3-0) limited Scottsburg to just seven made field goals as they earned a 70-43 Mid-Southern Conference win on Friday.

Ten different players scored for the Braves (3-0, 2-0 MSC) on the evening, and Brownstown scored 17 points in each of the second, third and fourth quarters.

BC took a 19-11 advantage after eight minutes of play and held on for a 36-26 lead at intermission.

In the third quarter, the Braves held the Warriors to just six points.

Cody Waskom led the Braves with 25 points, with 14 coming in the first half.

Andrew Murphy scored eight points while both Carson Lambring and Derek Rieckers each totaled seven.

Brownstown will host Class 2A South Ripley tonight.