Lady Miller’s offense erupts for 72 vs Franklin Central

INDIANAPOLIS – The Noblesville girls’ basketball team traveled to Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent Franklin Central Saturday afternoon. For the third time this season, the Lady Millers offense dropped 70+ points as they were able to cruise to a 75-52 win.

The first quarter set the tone for the entire game as after one quarter of play the Lady Millers held a dominating 19-5 lead. In the second quarter the lead got even bigger as Noblesville poured on 23 more points (15 for Franklin Central) as they took a 42-20 lead into halftime.

In the second half Franklin Central was able to pick up the offense as they scored 32 total points in the second half. However the deficit was just too big to overcome.

Freshman Ashlynn Shade continued to be a force on both sides of the ball for the Lady Millers in the win. Shade led all scorers with 34 points in the win while grabbing ten rebounds. The freshman phenom continued to show her skills on the defensive side of the ball too as she recorded eight steals. Mallory Miller added in 15 points for the Millers.

Senior Rachel Loobie led Franklin Central with 22 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

The win for the Lady Millers improves their record to 9-12 (2-5 HCC) on the season. The Lady Millers have one final game remaining in the regular season as they will travel to Pendleton Heights (11-10) on Wednesday night.

Lady Tigers hold off Avon comeback

FISHERS – The Lady Tigers played their final home game of the season on Saturday afternoon as they hosted HCC opponent Avon. On the day in which they honored their seniors, the Tigers were able to come away with a 72-60 win.

Through three quarters the Tigers were in complete control of the game as they held a 60-37 lead heading into the final quarter of play. A 22-12 fourth quarter made the final score look a little better for the Lady Orioles.

Junior Katie Burton led the Tigers in scoring with 25 points. Senior Tamia Perryman had 16 points and seven rebounds. Senior Kaitlynn Feagan had seven points, freshman Hailey Smith had ten points, and junior Audra Emmerson had two points and three assists. The win for the Tigers improves their record to 19-1. The No. 5 Tigers will play No. 5 Lawrence North (20-2) on Tuesday as both teams were tied in the most recent coaches’ poll.

Millers prevail in nail-biter vs Logansport

LOGANSPORT – The Noblesville Millers traveled to take on Logansport on Saturday night and were able to squeak out a narrow 60-59 win.

The Millers held the lead for almost all of the game, but Logansport battled back in the fourth quarter after trailing 47-38 after three.

With 4:32 left in the game the Millers found themselves up 56-43, before Logansport ended the game on a 16-4 run. Thankfully the Millers were still able to hold on by the slimmest of margins as they escaped with their ninth win on the season.

Four players scored in double-figures for the Millers as Junior Evan Wilson ended with a team-high 14 points. Senior Alex Hunt recorded 12 points, Senior Jordan Gadis added in 11, and Junior Noah Harris ended with ten.

The win for the Millers pushes them over the .500 mark as they now are 9-8 (1-3 HCC). The team will be back in action on Friday night as they host HCC rival Hamilton Southeastern (9-5)

Greyhound’s defense leads to upset win over Bulldogs

BROWNSBURG – Saturday night saw the Carmel Greyhounds travel to take on the 13-1 Brownsburg Bulldogs. The old saying is that defense travels and that proved to be the case Saturday as the Hounds held the Bulldogs to just 27 points as they defeated Brownsburg 44-27.

The defense was dominate from the opening tip as the Hounds held the Bulldogs to just one point in the first quarter as they took a 12-1 lead. By halftime Carmel had built up a 26-9 lead as their defense held the Bulldogs to just six percent from the field in the first half.

Brownsburg ended the game shooting just 16 percent overall (5/31). 17 of their 27 points came from the free-throw line where they went 17-22.

The Greyhounds had three players score in double figures as Jackson Jannsen led all scorers with 14 points in the win. Charlie Williams added in 11 points and six rebounds, and Brian Waddell recorded ten points. 

The win for the Greyhounds improves their record to 9-4 (3-1 MIC) on the season. The team will be back in action on Friday night as they once again hit the road to take on MIC opponent Ben Davis (7-8).

Huskies use 41-16 stretch to run away from Blackhawks

SHERIDAN – Two Hamilton County teams battled on Saturday night as Hamilton Heights traveled to take on Sheridan.

The Huskies in the second and third quarters outscored the Blackhawks 41-16 to open up a wide margin, and they’d ultimately walk away with a 71-44 win.

In the first quarter, Heights held just a five-point advantage at 18-13. That 41-16 run broke open the game and in the fourth quarter the Huskies were able to cruise to their 11th win on the season.

Junior Gus Etchison led all scorers in the win for the Huskies with 25 points. Sophomore Ethan Moistner led the Blackhawks with 16 points in the loss.

The win for the Huskies improves their record to 11-4 on the season while the loss for the Blackhawks drops their record to 4-11.

Heights will be back in action on Friday night as they host Hoosier Conference opponent Tipton (12-2). The Blackhawks will also return to the court on Friday night as they host Hoosier Heartland Conference opponent Taylor (1-11).

Bruins pull off upset against Rocks

LIZTON – The Westfield Rocks traveled to Tri-West on Saturday night for matchup with the Bruins. The Rocks on the night came out flat and fell behind early and were never able to fully comeback as they fell by a final score of 82-73 against the Bruins.

A 23-15 opening quarter gave the Bruins an eight point lead after one. In the second, the lead grew even further as the Rocks once again were outscored 19-11 as they saw themselves trail 42-26 at the half.

As the second half began, the Rocks finally were able to get things going as they used a 24-9 run to cut the Bruins lead to just one point in the third quarter. However that’s as close as the Rocks would come as the Bruins never gave up the lead and on the backs of a 29-22 fourth quarter, were able to hold off the Rocks for the upset win.

Nic Depasquale led the Rocks with 20 points and five rebounds while Can Haffner added 17 points. The loss for the Rocks drops their record to 9-4 (2-2 HCC). The Rocks return home Friday to host the Avon Orioles (8-5).

Royals use dominate fourth to pick up 5th straight win

FORTVILLE – The Hamilton Southeastern Royals hit the road on Saturday night as they traveled to take on the Mt. Vernon Marauders.

Throughout most of the game the Marauders held a single-digit lead over the Royals. However in the fourth quarter the Royals used a 22-7 final quarter to take the lead and take home a 55-42 win.

In the first Mt. Vernon held just a one point lead at 12-11, but were able to extend their lead to 26-21 at the half as they Royals still kept the game within striking distance. In the second half the Royals defense stepped up as they held Mt. Vernon to just 16 points in the third and fourth quarters.

The Royals were led in scoring by Kole Hornbuckle with 18 points while Mabor Majak added 16. Vinny Buccilla added ten assists on the night to help the Royals get to their 5th win in a row. With the win the Royals record now stands at 9-5 (2-2 HCC). The team will return to the court on Friday night as they host Noblesville (9-8).