Lady Millers fall to No. 17 Martinsville

The Lady Millers had a challenging task ahead of them on Saturday as they hosted No. 17 Martinsville at the Mill. 

The Artesian offense proved to be too much for the Lady Millers as they fell by a final score of 68-56. From the get go the Artesian’s had their foot on the gas and started the game by scoring 21 points in the first quarter, compared to only 11 for the Lady Millers. 

11 points seemed to be a theme for the Millers as they scored 11 points in the first, second, and third quarters respectively. 

The defense for the Lady Millers buckled down in the third as they held the No. 17 Artesians to just nine points. It wasn’t until the final quarter after the Artesians had built a 47-33 lead that the Miller offense was able to find a spark. They scored 23 points in the final quarter, however the Artesians also found their offense again and scored 21 points of their own. 

Freshman Ashlynn Shade led all scorers in the game with 28 points and snagged seven rebounds. Abby Haley added in 11 points for the Lady Millers and Mallory Miller scored ten in the loss. 

Sophomore Ashlyn Traylor led the Artesians with 20 points in the win, 14 of which came from the free-throw line where she attempted 21 total foul shots in the game. The Artesians ended up getting 30 of their 68 points from the charity stripe as they shot 30-40 overall. Senior Marlayna Kemp added in 14 points while Delaney Wolfe finished with 12. 

The loss for the Millers drops their record to 6-11 (0-5 HCC) on the season. They will return to action on Wednesday as they travel to Kokomo (2-11). 

No. 4 Tigers pursuit of perfection continues

FORT WAYNE – No one has been able to tame the Lady Tigers yet this season as they entered Saturday’s matchup against Fort Wayne South with a record of 14-0. 

The Lady Archers had the same fate as the 13 others before them as the Tigers walked away with a 54-45 win. 

The Lady Tigers were led by Junior Katie Burton who ended with a game-high 20 points for the Tigers in the win. She also added in eight rebounds.

Senior Tamia Perryman recorded 18 points and snagged nine rebounds, and Senior Lydia Stullken finished with ten points and also grabbed nine boards in the win. 

The win for the Lady Tigers makes them 15-0 (4-0 HCC) on the season. The team will now get to play their next (and final) five games of the season at home. The first game will be on Wednesday as the Tigers host the New Palestine Lady Dragons (12-4).

Lady Royals fends off upset bid from Northridge

MIDDLEBURY – The No. 5 Hamilton Southeastern Lady Royals traveled to take on Northridge on Saturday. The Lady Raiders gave the Royals everything they had and nearly came away with upset. However, the Lady Royals defense buckled down in the second and third quarters as they were able to build a big enough lead to hold off Northridge for a 60-54 win. 

Northridge came out of the gates strong and weren’t scared of facing the No. 5 team in the state as they held an 18-17 lead after the opening quarter.

After that the Royals settled down and used the next two quarters to build an eight-point lead going into the fourth. They outscored the Raiders 15-9 in the second, and 11-8 in the third. 

The Raiders made one last run as they scored 19 points in the final quarter, but the Royals were able to answer with 17 of their own to hold on for the win. 

Sydney Parrish led the Royals with 32 points in the win as the Royals all-time scoring leader and University of Oregon commit continued to lead her team. 

The win for the Royals improves their record to 14-2 (4-1 HCC) on the season. The Royals will be back in action on Thursday as they host Warren Central (10-5). 

Lady Huskies split two games at Plainfield Winter Classic

PLAINFIELD – Lady Huskies weren’t quite done playing in some tournament basketball right before they returned from winter break. They traveled to Plainfield to participate in the Plainfield Winter Classic on Saturday. 

In the first game the Lady Huskies faced off against Roncalli where they fell by a final score of 60-53. The first quarter started out pretty rough for the Huskies as they managed to score just three points. Their defense was able to Roncalli to just eight to keep the deficit at just five points. 

The second saw the offense improve as the Huskies scored 17 points as they trailed only by two points at 22-20 at halftime. 
Offense continued to be the story in the second half as both teams exchanged point after point. Roncalli was able to score 20 in the third with the Lady Huskies keeping it close by scoring 19 of their own. 

In the fourth and final quarter the Huskies defense was just unable to get a stop as Roncalli added in 18 more points compared to just 14 for the Lady Huskies. 

Three Huskies scored in double figures as Jillian Osswald led the way with 17 points. MyKayla Moran added in 16 and Bayleigh Runner ended with 14 for the Lady Huskies in the loss. 

The loss put the Huskies in the third place game against host school Plainfield. This matchup saw the Lady Huskies build a 56-45 lead heading into the final quarter. However Plainfield outscored the Huskies 24-14 in the final quarter but couldn’t manage to tie the game or take the lead late. The Lady Huskies took home a narrow 70-69 win to finish the Plainfield Winter Classic in third place. 

The trio of Osswald, Runner, and Moran all finished in double figures again. Osswald finished with 23, Moran 14, and Runner 13 in the win. 

The two game split for the Huskies now has their record at 8-9 (0-1 Hoosier Conference) on the season. They will return to action on Thursday as they take on Hoosier Conference opponent Lewis Cass (2-12). 

Lady Hounds knock off talented Penn team

CARMEL – The Carmel Lady Greyhounds hosted a top-ten team on Saturday as they took on the Penn Knights. 

The Lady Greyhounds who were winners of four straight were able continue their great play as they upset the Lady Knights by a final score of 44-40. Both teams used the first quarter to feel each other out as both offenses weren’t able to put up many points. The Knights held a 7-6 lead after the opening quarter. 

The second saw the Lady Greyhound offense pick up the pace and score 17 points as they took a 23-19 lead heading into halftime. Penn then in third quarter started to chip away at the Greyhounds lead and as the teams entered the final quarter, the Greyhounds were clinging on to a 31-30 advantage. 

In the fourth quarter the Greyhounds were able to hold off the Knights as they outscored them 13-10 to hold on for their fifth straight win. 
Bridgett Dunn led the way with seven points and seven rebounds for the Lady Greyhounds in the win. 

The team’s fifth straight win now sees their record at 8-6 (2-2 MIC). They will return to action on Friday night at they travel to take on the No. 9 ranked Center Grove Lady Trojans (14-2). 

Rocks hold off Bulldogs to stay un-beaten

WESTFIELD – The undefeated Westfield boys’ basketball team returned to action after two weeks off for the holiday break. The Rocks hosted 1A Victory College Prep Bulldogs and held off a late push from the Bulldogs as they were victorious by a final score of 58-54. 

The Rocks after a back and forth first quarter used a 22-10 second to take a 35-22 lead at halftime. However the Bulldogs bit back and used a 19-13 third quarter to pull within seven as both teams headed to the final quarter. 

The Bulldogs outscored the Rocks 13-10 but could only get as close as four as the Rocks hung on for the win. 

Cam Haffner led the way with 20 point for the Rocks. Braden Smith added in 17 as the team’s record now stands at 7-0 (2-0 HCC). 

The un-beaten Rocks will host Mt. Vernon (Fortville) tonight. 

Golden Eagles win streak now sits at seven games

LEBANON – The Guerin Catholic boys’ basketball team has been a roll as the Golden Eagles came into Saturday’s matchup with the Lebanon Tigers winners of six straight games. 

Early on it looked as if the Tigers were going to end the Golden Eagles winning streak. They outscored the Guerin 22-14 in the second quarter to take a 33-24 lead into halftime. 

The Golden Eagles then came out in the second half and outscored the Tigers 35-24 as they came back to grab a 59-57 win over the Tigers. Guerin Catholic saved its highest scoring quarter for last as they scored 22 fourth-quarter points compared to just 17 for the Tigers. 

Bernie McGuinness ended the game as the leading scorer for the Golden Eagles with 19 points. Kaleb Edwards, Joseph Bobilya, and Matthew Gillis all added ten points each for the Golden Eagles in the comeback win. 

The win now gives Guerin seven straight wins as their record sits at 9-2 on the season. They will travel to Bishop Chatard on Friday for a Circle City Conference matchup.