The Batesville High School boys basketball team posted a 79-64 victory over the visiting East Central Trojans on Saturday afternoon.
The Trojans did not have an answer for Bulldog Bryan Hoeing. The 6-foot-6 junior had one of those games that everything he put up had a chance to go in the basket.
Hoeing finished with a game-high 45 points and hit just one 3-pointer in the process. He buried 15 two-point field goals and was a near perfect 12-of-13 from the free throw line.
The Trojans were coming off an impressive eight point victory against Connersville. They gave the 13-3 Bulldogs all they could handle for the first 16 minutes.
Boston Gowan scored the final two points of the first half to give the Bulldogs a 32-31 lead at the intermission.
Batesville broke the game open a bit on six unanswered points by Hoeing and 3-pointer by Blake Walsman. The Walsman 3-pointer put the Bulldogs in front 45-36.
The margin later grew to 52-41 on a conventional three-point play by Hoeing and did not dip below nine points the rest of the way.
In addition to Hoeing's 45 points, Wes McKinney was in double-figures for the Bulldogs with 14 points followed by Walsman with eight.
The Trojans were led in scoring by Matt Schuman and Hunter Kammer with 18 points apiece. Colton Hoog and Chad Spencer each added nine.
BHS junior varsity wins
The Bulldogs were 44-34 winners in the junior varsity contest.
The Bulldogs held a slim 8-7 lead at the first quarter break then 21-15 at halftime.
Batesville went on to outscore the Trojans 23-19 over the final 12 minutes.
Jacob Vogelsang scored 12 points in two quarters of play, while Evan Blanken added nine. Austin Prickel was third on the team with eight points.
Sid Fox scored eight points for the Trojans, while Logan Seiwert and Alex Campbell each had six.