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  • Millers take on HCC Rival Zionsville

    ZIONSVILLE – The Lady Millers traveled to Zionsville on Friday night to take on Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival Zionsville as the two teams looked to build momentum heading into the final stretch of their seasons.  

    The third quarter proved to be the deciding factor as the Millers used a 14-5 quarter to help them pick up a 58-48 win. Both teams were dead even at 24-24 heading into halftime. That third quarter allowed the Millers to take control of the game and they didn’t let up in the fourth as they added in 20 more points and didn’t allow the Lady Eagles to comeback. 

    The Millers ended with three players in double figure scoring as Freshman Ashlynn Shade led the way with 20 points to go along with seven rebounds. Shade almost secured a double-double as she once again showed her excellent defensive skills by recording nine steals in the win. Mallory Miller added in 17 points and Abby Haley scored 14 in the win. 

    Freshman Laila Hull ended with 19 points to lead the Eagles in the loss. Katey Richason chipped in 11 points. 

    The win for the Lady Millers improves their record to 8-12 (1-5 HCC) on the season. The team will now have the week off before traveling to Franklin Central next Saturday as they wrap up conference play against the 12-7 Lady Flashes. 

     
  • Rocks and Royals Clash in HCC Matchup

    WESTFIELD – The Hamilton Southeastern Royals traveled to Westfield on Friday night for a matchup with Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent Westfield. The fourth quarter saw both offenses explode as the teams combined for 51 total points in the final quarter. In the end the Royals were the ones to come out on top by final score of 65-47. 

    30 of the 51 points scored in the final quarter were courtesy of the Royals who had slowly built up a nine point lead as both teams got ready for the final quarter of play. Westfield up until the final quarter, where they scored 21 points, were held to quarters of six, nine, and 11 as they Royals defense stifled the Rocks for most of the night.

    The Royals offense much like the Rocks really didn’t get clicking until the fourth. Fortunately for the Royals their offense through the first three quarters scored 11, ten, and 14 points respectively as they slowly were able to build a nine point advantage heading into what was the wild fourth quarter. 

    Nic Despaquale led the Rocks in scoring with 13 points. Benji Welch added in nine. The loss for the Rocks was their first HCC loss of the season as their overall record now stands at 8-2 (2-1 HCC). The team will now look to rebound tomorrow night as they travel to take on Lafayette Jeff (14-1). 

    The Royals were led in scoring by DeAndre Rhodes who finished with 13 points. Mabor Majak added in 11 in the win for the Royals. With the win the Royals see their record improve to 6-5 on the season (1-2 HCC). The team will be back in action tonight as they host Anderson (1-12). 

     
  • The Guerin Catholic wrestling team hosted Purdue Polytechnic on Thursday night as they celebrated senior night. 

    The Golden Eagle seniors can say their last home meet was a victory as they defeated Purdue Polytechnc 38-27. 

     
  • Royals sweep North Central

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Hamilton Southeastern Swim and Dive traveled to North Central on Thursday night. On the night the both Royals teams came out with victories as the boys brought home a 134-51 win, while the girls were victorious 111-75.

    Next up on the docket for the Royals will be senior night next Thursday as they will host HCC opponent Zionsville.

     
  • Etchison earns IBCA Player of the week for second time this season

    Week-10 Provides Many Qualified Candidates for IBCA/Subway Player of the Week Honors

    With school back in session, and several county tournaments taking place, there were many opportunities for players from all over the state to stand out. Week-10 provided as many quality performances as any week so far this season, and 2020 seems to have gotten off to a great start.
    Westview Senior Charlie Yoder, Hamilton Heights Junior Gus Etchison, Winchester Junior Payton Sparks, Linton-Stockton Junior Lincoln Hale, Angola Junior Hanna Knoll, Danville Senior Ella Collier, and Tecumseh Sophomore Kaybree Oxley were selected as recipients for the week of Jan. 6-Jan. 11 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

    Yoder is the boys’ winner in District-1, while Knoll is the girls’ winner in District-1. Etchison and Sparks share District-2 honors for the boys, while Collier is the District-2 girls’ representative. Hale is the boys’ recipient in District-3, while Oxley is the girls’ recipient in District-3.

     
  • Huskies Swim and Dive team traveled to take on Western Tuesday night. The Lady Huskies ended with a tie against the Panthers as both teams scored a 93 at the meet. The boy’s team was defeated 125-52.

    There were several Highlights to last night’s girls meet against Western according to Head Coach Sue Beale: 

  • FISHERS – The Fishers Tigers continued their four game home stand on Tuesday night as they hosted Indianapolis Arsenal Tech. After suffering back-to-back losses after starting the season 12-0, the Tigers were looking to get back into the win column.

    That’s exactly what the Tigers were able to do as they handled Arsenal Tech in route to a 63-48 win. The Tigers took control early on in the first quarter and ended up with an 18-4 lead after the opening period.

  •  Lady Rocks dominate Greenwood

    WESTFIELD – The Lady Rocks hosted Greenwood on Tuesday night and came away with a dominating 54-23 win. The most points the Lady Rocks surrendered in a quarter was eight in the second.

    Westfield came out of the gate and took control of the game from the opening tip. They managed to hold a 15-4 lead after the first quarter and at halftime continued to lead by double-digits by a score of 22-12.

    The second half was more of the same story for the Lady Rocks as they continued to dominate the game. A 19-7 third quarter followed by a 13-4 fourth allowed the Rocks to be able to cruise to another win.

    Ava Henson ended the game as the leading scorer for the Rocks, finishing with 17 points and six rebounds. Alyssa Crockett recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the win.

    Brooklyn Stubblefield ended with ten points to lead Greenwood.

    The win for the Lady Rocks improves their record to 13-7 on the season (3-2 HCC). They will return to the court on Friday night as they host No. 5 Hamilton Southeastern (16-2).

     
  • Millers upset bid of Mt. Vernon falls just short in OT

    The Noblesville Lady Millers hosted the No. 9 Mt. Vernon Marauders on Tuesday night. Coming with a record of 16-1 on the season the Millers knew they had a very tall task ahead of them. However the team came ready for the challenge and didn’t back down from the Marauders. 

    The Millers looked poised for an upset bid over the No. 9 ranked team as a third quarter where the Millers out-scored the Marauders 17-4, tied up the game heading into the final quarter of play. Both teams battled back and forth but no team gained an edge as the Miller fans were treated to overtime between the two teams. 

    In overtime the Marauders were able to squeak by, out-scoring the Millers 8-5 in the overtime period to come away with a nail-biting 51-48 win. 

     
  • On Saturday the Hamilton Southeastern hosted the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

    On the girls side it was the Lady Tigers of Fishers who came away with the HCC title with a score of 508.5.

    The boys title was captured the host school Hamilton Southeastern as the Royals narrowly edged out second-place Zionsville for the conference crown.

    Girls Team Results are as follows:

    1st - Fishers    508.5

    2nd - HSE      421.0

    3rd - Brownsburg     315.5

    4th - Zionsville     243.0

    5th - Noblesville     208.0

    6th - Westfield     166.0

    7th - Franklin Central     141.0

    8th - Avon     1118.0

    Boys Team Results are as follows:

    1st - HSE   430.0

    2nd - Zionsville 425.5

    3rd - Fishers     384.5

    4th - Brownsburg   274.0

    5th - Westfield    194.0

    6th - Avon     162.0

    7th - Franklin Central     141.0

    8th - Noblesville     89.0

     
  • Miller’s strong 2nd half leads to win over Bearcats

    MUNCIE – The Noblesville Miller boys’ basketball team traveled to Muncie on Saturday to take on the Muncie Central Bearcats. After playing a close first half, the Millers strung an excellent second half together to defeat the Bearcats 55-43. 

    The first half saw both teams battle back and forth for the lead. After the first quarter, the Millers held a 12-11 advantage, but the Bearcats responded in the second, outscoring the Millers 14-11 to take a 25-23 lead into halftime. 

    To begin the second half the Millers came out of the locker room scoring at will and playing great defense as they used an 18-6 quarter to take a 41-31 lead into the final quarter of play. The Millers were able to add two more points to their lead as the Bearcats weren’t able to make a run late. 

    Seniors Jordan Gadis and Trenton Reed lead the way for the Millers in the game as the senior duo each scored 13 points in the win. Alex Hunt also scored in double figures for the Millers as he ended the game with 12 points. 

    The win for the Millers improves their record to 6-7 on the season (0-2 HCC). The team will be back in action on Friday night as they travel to take on HCC opponent Zionsville (8-5)

  • While holiday tournaments and single-day showcases wrapped up last week around the state, our Week-9 IBCA/Subway Player of the Week winners posted double-doubles, triple-doubles, and two ladies even surpassed the 20-rebound plateau in their games.

    Gary 21st Century Senior Johnell Davis, McCutcheon Freshman Dravyn Gibbs-Lawhorn, Greensburg Senior Andrew Welage, LaPorte Senior Nyla Asad, Indiana School for the Deaf Senior Anya Pothorski, Noblesville Freshman Ashlynn Shade, and Greenwood Christian Junior Isabella Reed were selected as recipients for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 4 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

    Davis is the boys’ recipient in District-1, while Asad is the girls’ recipient in District-1. Gibbs-Lawhorn is the boys’ winner in District-2, while Pothorski and Shade are girls’ co-winners in District-2. Welage is the boys’ honoree in District-3, while Reed is the girls’ honoree in District-3.

  • The fourth annual Basketball Day Indiana will be hosted by Kokomo, Ind., at historic Memorial Gymnasium, it was announced yesterday. Basketball Day Indiana 2020 is set for Saturday, Feb. 8.

    Basketball Day Indiana is a full day of games and television coverage celebrating Indiana’s game. 

    “We’re thrilled to bring Basketball Day Indiana to Kokomo alongside our partnersthe Pacers, Fever, IHSAA and Ascension St. Vincent,” said FOX Sports Indiana senior vice president and general manager Jack Donovan. “We want to showcase the state’s iconic gyms and communities each year as part of Basketball Day. The tremendous history of Memorial Gymnasium and enthusiasm of the Kokomo community make it an ideal setting.” 

    Two Hamilton County schools will take part in Basketball Day in Indiana as the Fishers Tigers and Westfield Rocks, who currently have a combined record of  20-1, will square off against one another in the fourth game of the day starting at 4:30 p.m.