Lady Rocks handle Millers in HCC clash 

WESTFIELD – The Lady Millers traveled to take on Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent Westfield on Saturday afternoon. 

The Lady Rocks defense was the story of the game as they held the Millers to just 36 total points as Westfield defeated Noblesville 47-36. 

The Miller offense struggled mightily in the first half of the game as they were only able to score 12 points in the first two quarters. The Rocks on the other hand were able score effectively and therefore lead the game 27-12 at halftime. 

Attempting to comeback in the second half, the Miller offense was finally able to find some form of life as they outscored the Lady Rocks 11-7 in the quarter, but the Rocks still held a double-digit lead at 34-23 heading into the final quarter. Both offenses exchanged buckets in the fourth as each team scored 13 points in the fourth as the Rocks cruised to a win. 

Ava Henson led the Rocks in scoring with 14 points and grabbing six rebounds in the win. Ashtin DeCraene was the other player to score in doubl-figures for the Rocks as she added 13 points in the win. Alyssa Crockett flirted with a triple double as she dished out ten assists and snagged eight rebounds to go along with her five points. 

Freshman Ashlynn Shade was the lone Miller in doubl-figures as she ended the game with 17 points. 

The win for the Rocks pushes their record to 8-5 (3-2 HCC) on the season. They return to action on Dec. 27 as they compete in the Columbus North Invitational which will feature some of the top teams in the state including No.1 ranked Northwestern. 

The loss for the Millers drops their record to 4-9 on the season (0-5 HCC). They will be back in action on Dec. 28 as they participate in the Southport Tournament against New Palestine.

Mudsock game results in instant classic 

FISHERS – A rivalry which featured two of the top ten teams in the state took place on Saturday as Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern girls’ basketball teams met up for the annual Mudsock game. 

The game between the two rivals lived up to the hype as the Royals held a 44-40 lead going into the final quarter of play. The game came down to the last possession which saw a last-second tip-in by freshman Olivia Smith which gave the Tigers the buzzer-beating victory over the Lady Royals. 

The Tigers used did a great job of balanced scoring as no player ended the game scoring in double-digits, but Audra Emmerson, Kaitlynn Feagan, and Kaite Burton all ended with nine points to lead the Tigers. Tamia Perryman had eight points, Lydia Stullken had five, and Olivia Smith and Hailey Smith each had seven points in the win. The Tigers also shot 15 of 18 from the free throw line.

Sydney Parrish led the game for the Royals with 19 points and 11 rebounds in the Royals loss. 

With Saturday’s win, the Tigers improve to an overall record of 14-0 (4-0 HCC). The Lady Tiger will be back in action on Jan. 4 at Fort Wayne South. 

The loss for the Royals was only their second on the season as they fall to 10-2 (4-1 HCC). They will play against Henderson County (KY) on Dec. 27 in the North Central Classic. 

Etchison and Knott lead Huskies past Millers

ARCADIA – The Hamilton Heights Huskies hosted the Noblesville Millers on Saturday night on what was an emotional night for everyone in attendance. The Huskies and Millers came together to honor Tony Etchison in what was named the “Tony Etchison Memorial Game”. 

On the night the Huskies were led by Tony’s son Gus Etchison and Issiac Hickok as they were able to walk away with a win by a final score of 52-44.

Beyond the final score of the game, the night which was an emotional one for Etchison, got more emotional when he scored his 1,000th career point on a free-throw less than a minute into the second half, against the team that his late father (who scored 1357 career points with the Millers) played for during his high school career. 

The Huskies held a 19-15 lead at halftime and used a 20-point fourth quarter to secure the win. 

Etchison led all scorers in the game with 24 points with Hickok ending with 21. 

The win for the Huskies improves their record to 6-2 on the season. They will now play on Saturday in the Franklin Community Tournament as they face Indian Creek in their first matchup. 

The Millers with the loss fall to 3-5 and will host their own “Noblesville Tournament” beginning on Dec. 27 as they will matchup against Crown Point in their first game.  

Rocks rout Tipton 83-58

WESTFIELD - The Rocks wrapped up their pre-winter break schedule with a big win at home vs. the Tipton Blue Devils 83-58 on Saturday. 

The Rocks led by 20 points at halftime 50-30 and continued the offensive onslaught in the second half to increase their lead even further. 

Braden Smith ignited the Rocks offensively, scoring 22 straight points in the first quarter alone. He finished the game with 35 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. Can Haffner added 17 points and Eli Patchett chipped in 12 points five rebounds and three assists. 

With the win the Rocks are 6-0 heading into winter break (2-0 HCC). The undefeated Rocks will be back in action on Jan. 4 as they host 1A Victory College Prep. 

New Albany gets better of Greyhounds in low-scoring affair

CARMEL – The defending state champions Carmel Greyhounds hosted New Albany on Saturday night. 

This was a night where defense reigned supreme as neither offense could get much going. The Greyhounds found themselves with just ten points on the board at halftime as they trailed 19-10. In the first half the Greyhounds shot just 3/12 from the field. 

The offense was able to find some rhythm coming out of the break as they outscored New Albany 13-7 to cut the lead 26-23 going into the final quarter. However New Albany’s defense once again clamped down on the Greyhounds, holding them to just eight fourth quarter points as they held on for a 36-31 win. 

Josh Whack led the Greyhounds with seven points in the loss. Tucker Biven (15) and Kaden Stanton (13) combined to score 28 of New Albany’s 36 points. 

The loss for the Greyhounds drops their record to 4-4 on the season (1-1 MIC). The ‘Hounds will be off for winter break before returning to action on Jan. 2 at Anderson. 

Lady Trailblazers stay perfect, stay dominant

INDIANAPOLIS – The Lady Trailblazers have been dominating their competition all season long as they entered Saturday’s game against Indiana School for the Deaf. 

That dominance continued as they were victorious 67-33 as they remained un-beaten on the season to improve to 13-0. 

Scoring 30 points in the first quarter, the Lady Blazers cruised the rest of the way to the win. They were led by Lindsey Syrek with 22 points. Sierra Hinds added in 18, while Maddi Sears scored 12 in the win.