The Times photo By George Sinnis:
The Noblesville Millers presented the Etchison family with a framed jersey Friday night to honor the late Tony Etchison who played for the Millers. Pictured is the 
Noblesville boys basketball team alongside the Etchison family.
The Times photo By George Sinnis: The Noblesville Millers presented the Etchison family with a framed jersey Friday night to honor the late Tony Etchison who played for the Millers. Pictured is the Noblesville boys basketball team alongside the Etchison family.

On a night where the Noblesville boys’ basketball hosted Franklin Central. Something bigger than the game happened during halftime as Noblesville honored the memory of the late Tony Etchison by giving his family his framed No. 20 jersey. Members of the both the Miller and Hamilton Heights communities were in attendance to remember the legacy of Tony.  

On the court the Millers and the Flashes played a tremendous Hoosier Crossroads Conference matchup which saw the Miller prevail in a narrow 53-52 win. 

Both teams battle back and forth all night long and were all tied as the team’s entered halftime at 26-26. After the third quarter, the Millers were able to outscore the Flashes 12-11 to take a one point lead heading into the final quarter and were able to hold on to that lead as each team scored 15 points in the final period to hold off the Flashes for the win. 

The Millers were led by Alex Hunt's 21 points and three rebounds. Evan Wilson added ten points, eight rebounds, and three assists. E.J. Smith contributed ten points, three rebounds, and one assist.

The win improves the Millers record to 8-8 on the season (1-3 HCC). The team will return to action tonight as they travel to take on Logansport (5-9). 

If you wish to donate to the Tony Etchison Memorial Foundation, a fund of the Hamilton County Community Foundation, please visit www.Etch21.com for details.

Tigers lose close battle with Orioles

AVON – The Fishers Tigers traveled to take on HCC opponent Avon on Friday night. The Tigers and Orioles battle back and forth all night long, but a 15-12 final quarter would give the Orioles a 63-60 win over the Tigers. 

The Tigers were able to rally back after falling behind early in the first half. Avon held a 17-11 lead after one, and a 35-26 lead at halftime. However a 22-13 third quarter for the Tigers tied up the game at 48-48 heading into the final quarter. 

Alex Szilagyi led all scorers with 21 points, Jeffrey Simmons chipped in with 18 points. The loss drops the Tigers record to 13-4 (2-2 HCC) on the season. The Tigers are back in action on the road Feb. 1 to face Franklin Central Flashes, with a 7:30p tip-off.

Rocks take a tumble vs No. 4 Brownsburg


BROWNSBURG – The Westfield Rocks had a tough challenge ahead of them on Friday night as they traveled to take on the No. 4 Brownsburg Bulldogs. 

The Rocks were able to keep things close in the first half as they trailed 22-20 at halftime. However the Bulldog offense got going can capped off the night with a 29-20 fourth quarter to pull away for a 65-50 win over the Rocks. 

Braden Smith led the Rocks with 26 points, seven rebounds, and four assists in the loss. The Rocks record now sits at 9-3 (2-2 HCC) on the season.

Westfield will travel to take on the Tri-West Bruins (6-6) tonight as they return to action. 

Royals hold off Eagles comeback 


FISHERS – The Hamilton Southeastern Royals hosted HCC opponent Zionsville on Friday night. The Eagles were able to rally in the fourth quarter as they looked to secure a comeback victory over the Royals, but their comeback attempt would fall just short as the Royals hung on for a 51-48 win. 

After the first quarter the Royals held a 14-7 advantage, but the Eagles cut their deficit to just three entering halftime as HSE took a 21-18 lead into the break. The Royals were able to build back up their lead to seven once again in the third with a 15-11 quarter. Then in the fourth momentum once again shifted to the Eagles who added in 19 points, but couldn’t complete their comeback attempt. 

The Royals were led by Kole Hornbuckle with 14 points followed by a strong performance from Vinny Buccilla with 11 points and six assists. Mabor Majak controlled the glass with 12 rebounds on the night.

The win for the Royals improves their record to 8-5 (2-2 HCC) on the season. The Royals will return to action tonight as they travel to take on Mount Vernon (Fortville) (5-7). 

Golden Eagles fall to CCC foe Brebeuf

INDIANAPOLIS – The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles traveled to take on Circle City Conference opponent Brebeuf on Friday night. Guerin would trail 50-47 with 1:13 left in the game but fail to take the lead as Brebeuf held on for a 54-47 win. 

The loss for the Golden Eagles drops their record to 11-4 on the season (3-2 CCC). The team will be back in action on Tuesday night as they host Liberty Christian. 

Blackhawks lose to Delphi on last second three

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Blackhawks hosted Delphi on Friday night and ended up falling victim to a last-second, game-winning three pointer by Delphi as they fell 62-61. 

After one quarter the Blackhawks held a 22-11 lead and even added on to their lead at halftime by outscoring Delphi 18-14 to take a 40-25 lead into the locker rooms. Delphi then was able to come out and halt any and all momentum the Blackhawks possessed by outscoring them 37-21 in the second half. 

Kyle Eden led the Blackhawks with 20 points in the hear-breaking loss. The team will be back in action tonight as they host Hamilton Heights (10-4). 

Greyhounds edge out Pike in low-scoring affair

CARMEL – The Carmel Greyhounds hosted the Pike Red Devils on Friday night. Both defenses led the way in this game as Carmel would come out on top in narrow 39-37 victory. 

After scoring just five first-quarter points and trailing 10-5, the Greyhounds scored 14 points in the second quarter to take a 19-17 lead into halftime. They were able to add two more points on to their lead in the third by outscore the Red Devils 15-13. In the final quarter both offenses fell quiet and the Greyhound defense held on for the win. 

Jackson Jannsen provided a bulk of the offense for the Greyhounds as he ended with a game-high 19 points in the win. With the win the Greyhound improve to 8-4 (3-1 MIC) on the season. The team will hit the road tonight as they travel to Brownsburg for a matchup with the No. 4 ranked Bulldogs (12-1).