Local sports roundup – January 8

BOYS BASKETBALL

Henryville tops Trinity

HENRYVILLE

Trinity Lutheran fell behind early and couldn’t mount a comeback in an 85-44 loss to Henryville on Saturday.

Trinity trailed 21-9 at the end of the first quarter and 43-19 at halftime.

The Hornets built their lead to 69-27 by the end of 24 minutes of play before coasting to the win.

Tyler Goecker led the Cougars with 15 points and Jack Marksberry scored nine.

Trinity will travel to Shawe Memorial (Madison) on Friday.

Medora outscored

GREENSBURG

A big second quarter propelled South Decatur past Medora Saturday evening.

The Cougars outscored the Hornets 21-8 right before the break, to lead 35-12, and went on to win 69-34.

Owen Sullivan led the Hornets (1-13) with 14 points and J.D. Fish added eight.

Twelve different players scored for the Cougars (3-10), topped by Matt Cornett’s 16.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Tigers pick up win

LANESVILLE

Crothersville junior Piper Hensley scored a career-high 32 points — including 25 in the second half — as the Tigers defeated Lanesville 68-56 on Saturday in a Southern Athletic Conference game.

The teams tied at 13 after eight minutes, and the Eagles (6-13, 1-4 SAC) led 27-24 at the half.

Hensley scored 12 points in the third quarter, as the Tigers (11-5, 2-1 SAC) knotted the game at 41 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Crothersville offense exploded in the fourth quarter, posting 28 points while holding the Eagles to 15.

Hensley scored 13 points in the final eight minutes, including going 7-for-8 from the free throw line. Hensley would sink five three pointers in the game, add two two-point goals and go 13-for-14 from the line by the game’s end.

Tayler Brewer recorded a double-double for the Tigers, finishing with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Crothersville (11-5) will host Brown County on Tuesday.

Union beats Medora

MEDORA

Union Dugger built a 29-7 lead by halftime before defeating Medora 64-24 on Friday.

Medora scored in single digits in the first three quarters before posting 10 points in the final eight minutes of play.

Katie Beesley led the Hornets with eight points and Kailen Flynn scored seven.

The Hornets (2-11) travel to Orleans tonight.