Millers handle Anderson on road

ANDERSON – The Noblesville Millers took to the road on Saturday to take on Anderson. The Millers were able to pick up a 64-46 win as they never allowed Anderson to make a run in the game. 

The Millers came out in the first quarter and set a great tone for the game. They out-scored Anderson 21-10, and were able to extend their lead by two more points at halftime as they lead 33-20. The third quarter saw much of the same as the first half as the Millers continued to increase their double-digit lead to 52-34 by the end of the third quarter. 

Alex Hunt ended the game with 18 points to lead the Millers. Evan Wilson added in 13 more points. Jordan Gadis filled the stat-sheet as he finished with nine points, six rebounds, and five assists in the Miller win. 

The win for the Millers improves their record to 3-3 on the season (0-1 HCC). They will return home on Friday night to take on HCC rival Westfield (4-0). 

Golden Eagles edge out Bearcats 

The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles hosted the Muncie Central Bearcats on Saturday as the team wrapped up its five-game home stand. The two teams played a great all-around game and the home fans were treated to a thrilling finish as the Golden Eagles were able to hold on for a 62-60 win. 

The Golden Eagles held the lead for most of the game, but the team was never able to fully put the Bearcats away. Holding a 15-13 lead after one quarter the Golden Eagles then extended their lead by a single point to 32-29 at halftime. Once again in the third they out-scored the Bearcats by two as they took a 51-46 lead into the final period of play. The Bearcats held the Golden Eagles to just 11 points, but were unable to muster enough offense of their own to come back and take the lead. 

The Golden Eagles had four players score in double figures as Kaleb Edwards ended the game with team-leading 16 points. Bernie McGinnis contributed with 14 points, Cameron Weitzel added in 13, and Joseph Bobilya rounded out the double-digit scoring as he ended with 12. 

The win for the Golden Eagles improves their record to 3-2 on the season. The team will be back in action on Tuesday night as they take on Pendleton Heights (2-3).

Rocks use 33-point 4th to down Dragons

Westfield went on the road to face the Dragons from New Palestine on Saturday night. 

The Rocks started strong and essentially led from start to finish. The Dragons made a late push, cutting the Westfield lead to four with four minutes remaining; however, the Rocks held strong and responded in a big way, finishing the game on an 18-9 run. Both offenses exploded for a high scoring final quarter which saw the Rocks out-score the Dragons 33-20. 

Braden Smith led all scorers with 23 points. He added nine assists and five rebounds. Nic Depasquale recorded his second straight 21 point game and Cam Haffner chipped in 15 points. Cam Simons anchored the Rock’s defense, nabbing eight rebounds and playing exceptional ball screen defense all night long. 

The win for the Rocks improves their record to 4-0 on the season (1-0 HCC). The Rocks go back on the road Friday night at Noblesville.

Blackhawks dominated by Tipton 

SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Blackhawks hosted Tipton on Saturday. When the final buzzer sounded Tipton had cruised to a dominating 90-49 win over the Blackhawks. 

After the first quarter of play Tipton held a 17-11 lead, but the second and third quarter is when the Blackhawks were just unable to contain the Blue Devil offense. In both the second and third quarters the Blue Devils scored 56. In comparison, the Blackhawk offense only was able to score 28 points in those two quarters. In the final quarter of play the Blue Devils put the nail in the coffin as the out-scored the Blackhawks 17-10. 

Kyle Eden was the only Blackhawk to score in double figures as he ended the game scoring 13 points. 

The loss drops the Blackhawks record to 3-2 on the season (1-1 HHC). The team will now get ready to take on Eastern (3-1) on the road on Friday night. 

Huskies can’t find offensive rhythm in loss to Delta

MUNCIE – The Hamilton Heights Huskies hosted Delta on Saturday evening. The Husky offenses just could not get anything going on the night as they lost by a final score of 44-26. 

The Huskies weren’t able to put together a quarter where they scored in double figures as they managed just three points in the first, nine in the second, and seven points respectively in the third and fourth quarters. 

Camron Knott led the way for the Huskies in scoring as he finished with 12 points in the loss. Gus Etchison ended the game with nine points on a rough shooting night as he went 4-16 from the field. 

The loss for the Huskies drops their record to 4-2 on the season (1-0 in the Hoosier Conference). They will return to action on Friday as they will travel to take on Western (3-3). 

Tigers remain undefeated, get tested by Columbus North

FISHERS – The Fishers Tigers hosted Columbus North on Saturday and received a test from the Bulldogs. However the Tigers were able to hold on for a 62-58 win to remain undefeated on the season. 

The Tigers held just a one-point lead after the opening quarter by a score of 15-14. The Tigers defense then buckled down in the second as they held the Bulldogs to just nine points while scoring 16 of their own to take a 31-23 lead into the break. The Bulldogs would out-score the Tigers 15-14 in the third and 20-17 in the fourth, but it just wasn’t enough as the Tigers held on for the win. 

The Tigers ended the game with four players scoring in double figures as Jeffrey Simmons led the team with 18 in the win. Charlie Smith added in 14 points points, Isaac Farah 13, and Justin Long ten. 

The win for the Tigers continues their undefeated season as they are now 6-0 on the season. The team returns to action on Friday for the annual Mudsock game against cross-town rival Hamilton Southeastern (3-3). 

Royals use second half to pull away in win 

INDIANAPOLIS – The Hamilton Southeastern Royals traveled to Indianapolis on Saturday to compete in the FORUM Tip Off Classic at Southport High School as they took on Gary West Side. 

The Royals used a key second-half run to pull away from Gary West Side and take on the 62-51 win. 

The Royals looked as if they were going to dominate the game from the get go as they staged and early 23-12 lead after the first quarter of play. Gary West Side then responded with a run of their own in the second as they out-scored the Royals 19-10 to cut their lead to 33-31 at halftime. 

In the second half the Royals defense buckled down and held Gary West Side to only 20 points as they used a 10-0 which spanned the end of the third and into the beginning of the fourth quarter to seal the win. 

Two Royals scored in double figures as Kole Hornbuckle ended with 15 points in the win and Vinny Bucilla scored ten. Mabor Majok was a force on the boards as snagged 14 rebounds while scoring eight points and dishing out five assists. 

The win for the Royals improves their record to 3-3 on the season. The team will be in action on Friday as they get ready for the annual Mudsock game against cross-town rival Fishers (6-0)

Greyhounds make easy work of Evansville Reitz

INDIANAPOLIS – The Carmel Greyhounds were back in action on Saturday as they competed in the FORUM Tip Off Classic at Southport High School taking on Evansville Reitz. 

The Greyhounds faced little resistence in the win as they took home a 63-37 win. 

Carmel came out of the gates strong on both sides of the ball as they out-scored Reitz 20-9 in the opening quarter. Reitz was able to settle in more in the second quarter and was able to cut the Greyhound lead to single digits by halftime as Carmel still held a 30-23 advantage. 
Both offenses weren’t able to put many points up on the board in the third quarter as they combined for just 16 total points (9-7 in favor of Carmel). The Greyhounds then were able to find their rhythm in a big way in the fourth quarter as they put the game out of reach by scoring 24 points compared to Reitz’s seven. 

Leading the way for the Greyhounds was Peter Suder who finished with 21 points and eight rebound in the win. Charlie Williams also scored in double figures as he added 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds. 

The win for the the Greyhounds improves their record to 3-2 on the season. The team returns to action on Friday as they will host New Albany (2-2). 

Trailblazers blaze past Liberty Christian

ANDERSON – The University Trailblazers traveled to take on Liberty Christian on Saturday. The Blazers continued their dominant start to their season as they took home a 70-43 win. 

Joe Martin led the Blazers with 24 points and Max Greenamoyer added 22 points in the win. Korey Ash-Simpson added in another ten points while Sam Mervis dished out seven assists. 

The Trailblazers with the win improve their record to 4-0 on the season. The team returns to action on Friday as they host Class 4A Pendleton Heights (2-3).