Miller’s strong 2nd half leads to win over Bearcats

MUNCIE – The Noblesville Miller boys’ basketball team traveled to Muncie on Saturday to take on the Muncie Central Bearcats. After playing a close first half, the Millers strung an excellent second half together to defeat the Bearcats 55-43. 

The first half saw both teams battle back and forth for the lead. After the first quarter, the Millers held a 12-11 advantage, but the Bearcats responded in the second, outscoring the Millers 14-11 to take a 25-23 lead into halftime. 

To begin the second half the Millers came out of the locker room scoring at will and playing great defense as they used an 18-6 quarter to take a 41-31 lead into the final quarter of play. The Millers were able to add two more points to their lead as the Bearcats weren’t able to make a run late. 

Seniors Jordan Gadis and Trenton Reed lead the way for the Millers in the game as the senior duo each scored 13 points in the win. Alex Hunt also scored in double figures for the Millers as he ended the game with 12 points. 

The win for the Millers improves their record to 6-7 on the season (0-2 HCC). The team will be back in action on Friday night as they travel to take on HCC opponent Zionsville (8-5)

Greyhounds hand Rocks first loss of season

WESTFIELD – Two basketball powerhouses met on Saturday night as the defending state champion Carmel Greyhounds traveled to Westfield to take on the undefeated Westfield Shamrocks.

The Greyhounds came out of the gates playing suffocating defense on the Rocks and held them to just 23 percent shooting in the first half as they took a 25-15 lead into halftime. 

On the flip side the Greyhounds offense shot 52 percent in the first half. That shooting trend continued into the second half where they shot 53 percent and were able to hand the Rocks their first loss of the season by a final score of 53-44. The Rocks were able to score 18 fourth quarter points, but the Greyhounds scored 15 of their own. 

Connor Gioia lead the way with 14 points for the Greyhounds in the win. Peter Suder finished with a double-double by scoring 12 points and snagging 15 rebounds. Will Leary and Charlie Williams also scored 11 points each in the win. 

Braden Smith led the Rocks with 15 points in the loss. Nic Depasquale ended with 12 points and seven rebounds. 

The loss for the Rocks was their first on the season as they drop to 8-1 (2-0 HCC) on the season. They will return to action on Friday night for an HCC showdown against Hamilton Southeastern (5-5). 

The win for the Greyhounds improves their record to 7-3 on the season. They will be back in action on Wednesday as they travel to play Cathedral (9-2). 

Etchison’s 41 not enough as Huskies fall to Fort Wayne Luers

ARCADIA – The Hamilton Heights Huskies hosted the Fort Wayne Luers Knights on Saturday night and ultimately fell to the Knights by a final score of 78-72. 

The Huskies had the lead all game and took a 50-45 lead into the fourth quarter of play. The Knights offense absolutely caught fire in the final period as they scored 33 points to sneak out with a win. The Huskies offense did everything it could as they scored 22 points of their own, but the Knights couldn’t be contained. 

Gus Etchison’s put on a show for the home fans as he scored 41 points in the loss to lead all scorers in the game. 

The Knights used a balanced scoring approach as Senior Demarcus Hudson led the team with 20 points and seven rebounds. Junior Naylon Thompson added in 17 points. Freshman Nick Thompson scored 15 points and Jalen Causey scored 12 points in the win. 

The loss for the Huskies drops their record to 8-4 on the season. The team will be back on the court Friday as they host Lapel (8-5). 

Royal’s defense carries the way in win over Warriors

INDIANAPOLIS - The Royals had one of their best defensive nights of the season holding Warren Central to 39 points as they took home a 58-39 win.  

They also relied on a total team effort offensively led by a strong performance inside by Mabor Majak with 16 points, eight rebounds, and five blocks on the night. Vinny Buccilla also dropped in 15 points and six assists while DeAndre Rhodes helped clean up the boards with eight on the night.
The Royals pulled away in the fourth quarter as the offense scored 26 points compared to just to 14 points for the Warriors. 

The win for the Royals improves their record to 5-5 on the season. They will return to the court on Friday as they travel to take on HCC opponent Westfield (8-1). 

Mustangs pull away from Blackhawks in 4th 

VEEDERSBURG – The Sheridan Blackhawks traveled to take on the Fountain Central Mustangs on Saturday night. The Mustangs were able to pull away in the fourth quarter as they defeated the Blackhawks 53-45. 

Through the first three quarters, the Blackhawks kept the score within striking distance as they trailed 40-38. 
In the final quarter the Mustangs outscored the Blackhawks 13-7 to seal the win. 

Kyle Eden led the Blackhawks with 16 points in the loss for the Blackhawks. With the loss, the Blackhawks record falls to 3-9. They will be back in action on Saturday as they travel to take on Elwood (0-11). 

Lady Rocks dominate Huskies 

WESTFIELD – The Lady Rocks and Huskies met up on Saturday in a Hamilton county matchup. The Lady Rocks took control in the first quarter and dominated the rest of the way as they defeated the Lady Huskies 57-31. 

The opening quarter saw the Rocks hold the Huskies scoreless as they took a 12-0 lead after the first quarter. The offensive struggles continued in the second for the Huskies as they scored just five points as the Lady Rocks held a 25-5 lead at halftime. 

It wasn’t until the fourth quarter where the Husky offense found its rhythm as they scored 18 points in the final quarter. However the Rocks also had their best offensive quarter of the game as they scored 20 points of their own. 

Alyssa Crockett led the way for the Rocks as she finished with a double-double by scoring 15 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Ava Henson recorded 13 points in the win and also grabbed seven rebounds of her own. Jessica Castor rounded out the double-figure scoring for the Rocks by scoring 11 points. 

Bayleigh Runner ended the game with 12 points to lead the way for the Lady Huskies. Payton Dissett recorded nine. 

The loss for the Lady Huskies drops their record to 9-10 on the season. The team returns to action on tonight as they will Hoosier Conference opponent Western (5-11). 

The win for the Lady Rocks improves their record to 12-7 on the season. They will also be in action tonight as they host Greenwood (3-13). 

Lady Tigers drop first game against North Central 

FISHERS – The Fishers Lady Tigers hosted the North Central Panthers on Saturday. Coming into the game the Lady Tigers still had yet to be defeated on the season as their record stood at 16-0. 

The Panthers offense was firing on all cylinders and with that the Panthers pulled off the upset over the Lady Tigers by a final score of 74-53. 

Both offenses were dead even at 19-19 after the first quarter. In the second the Panthers conintued the offensive onslaught as they poured in 20 more points to take a 39-29 lead into halftime. Things would only go downhill for the Lady Tigers as the offense simply couldn’t keep up with the Panthers who added in 19 more points in the third and 16 in the fourth. 

Kaitlynn Feagan led the Tigers in scoring with 12 points. Audra Emmerson, Hailey Smith, and Olivia Smith each finished with eight in the loss. 

The Panthers used a balanced scoring attack as Sophomore Tanyuel Welch scored a game-high 15 points. Jasmine McWilliams and Meg Newman added in 14 points each for the Panthers. Nakaih Hunter finished with 11 and Alivia Terry scored ten. 

The loss for the Lady Tigers marks their first of the season as they fall to 16-1. The team will host Brownsburg (13-7) on Friday night. 

Lady Trailblazers dominate 4th quarter vs Lebanon 

LEBANON – The University Lady Blazers traveled to Lebanon High School on Saturday for a matchup with the Lady Tigers. 

Through three quarters both teams couldn’t pull away as the Lady Tigers held 35-34 lead through at the end of the third. 

However that quickly changed in the fourth quarter as the Lady Blazers dominated the Tigers on both sides of the ball in the final quarter and ended outscoring the Tigers 28-3 to cruise to a 62-39 victory. 

Lindsey Syrek recorded a rare triple-double with 18 points, 19 rebounds and ten blocks in the win for the Blazers. Maddi Sears added in 16 points and Kelsey Dubois ended with ten. 

The win for the Lady Blazers improves their record to 19-0 on the season. They now get ready for the Pioneer Conference playoffs which will take place on Saturday.