The Times photo By George Sinnis:
Junior Gus Etchison pulls up for a three point shot during the Huskies 64-56 loss to Frankton on Tuesday night.
The Times photo By George Sinnis: Junior Gus Etchison pulls up for a three point shot during the Huskies 64-56 loss to Frankton on Tuesday night.

ARCADIA – The Hamilton Heights Huskies hosted the Frankton Eagles on Tuesday night. In what would be a wild game all-around the Huskies ended falling in overtime to the Eagles by a final score of 64-56. 

Both teams battled back and forth in the first quarter, but the Huskies were able to hold a 14-11 lead after one. Then in the second quarter, the Husky offense led by Junior Gus Etchison started to catch fire. A 22-12 quarter saw Hamilton Heights take a 36-23 lead at the half. In the second half, the Huskies offense just went cold as they combined to score just 20 points the next two quarters and in overtime (nine in the third, six in the fourth, and five in OT). 

Meanwhile on the other side, the Eagles offense started to get heat up. The Eagles came out in the third quarter and scored 18 points to trim the once 13-point lead to just four points as both teams got ready for the fourth quarter. In what would prove to be a defensive quarter for both teams, the Huskies once again did not get much to fall, while the Eagles did just enough to force overtime. Having all momentum on their side, the Eagles outscored the Huskies in overtime 13-5 get the comeback victory. 

Etchison led all scorers in the game with 22 points in the overtime loss. The Eagles had four players in double figures led by Zach Davenport who ended with 18 points. Ayden Brobston recorded 13, Ethan Bates 12, and Jacob Davenport 11. 

The loss for the Huskies drops their record to 12-5 on the season. The team will be in action next on Feb. 14 as they travel to take on Westfield. 

Greyhounds fall just short against No. 2 Wildcats

CARMEL – The No. 2 Lawrence North Wildcats visited Carmel on Tuesday night. The Greyhounds came in at No. 10 in the latest coach’s poll, so this matchup of top-ten teams was a treat for all fans in attendance. The Greyhounds patent defense stayed strong all game holding the Wildcats to just 39 points. However the offense was just unable to find a breakthrough as the Hounds fell 39-37.  

After one quarter, the Greyhounds held a 13-12 lead. A 9-6 second saw the Wildcats take a 21-19 lead into halftime. The two teams continued to exchange the lead back and forth but the Hounds were never able to go on a mini run to take the lead or put the game away. 
Tony Perkins led all scorers in the game as he finished with 14 points for the Wildcats. Wil Leary ended with a team-high 11 for the Greyhounds and Jackson Jannsen added in eight. 

The loss for the Greyhounds drops their record to 11-5 on the season (4-2 MIC). They will return to action on Thursday night as they travel to take on Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (3-13). 

Royals take care of Franklin Central 

INDIANAPOLIS - The Hamilton Southeastern Royals traveled to take on the Franklin Central Flashes on Tuesday night and came away with a 71-64 win. 

The Flashes after trailing 19-16 after the first quarter were able to take a 35-33 lead into halftime as both offenses were on display. 
However a 38-29 second half allowed the Royals to pull away from the Flashes for the win. 

Vinny Bucilla (15), DeAndre Rhoades (14), Kole Hornbuckle (12), and Mabor Majak (12) were the scoring leaders. The now 12-5 Royals will travel to Homestead (11-6) on Thursday.