Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Sports

February 22, 2014

Bulldogs net wins over Panthers and Spartans

Batesville improves to 15-3 on season

The Batesville High School varsity basketball team rolled past Jennings County on Senior Night Friday evening.

The Bulldogs led by as many as 23 points in the fourth quarter and went on to defeat the visiting Panthers 63-50.

The Panthers, who were playing without a pair of starters, made a late run at the Bulldogs by scoring the game's final nine points.

Coach Aaron Garrett's crew was able to build a comfortable lead with solid play at the defensive end. The Bulldogs gave up only eight points in the first quarter to take a 12 point lead and later eight in the third period to extend it to a 15 point margin.

The Bulldogs were balanced on offense with four players scoring in double figures. Bryan Hoeing led the way with 13 points, while Wesley McKinney, Blake Walsman and Kassidy Kase each finished with a dozen.

The Bulldogs improved to 15-3 on the season, while the Panthers fell to 11-8.

The Batesville junior varsity was a 36-35 winner over the Panthers.

The Bulldogs took a 31-25 lead into the final six minutes. The Panthers outscored coach Jay Gerkin's squad 10-5 and had a desperation shot at the end to win it.

Batesville trailed 12-11 at the end of the first quarter, but held the Panthers to just three points in the second. The defensive effort enabled Batesville to take a 23-15 lead into the break.

Garrett Burkhart finished with a team-high 16 points followed by Wyatt Schebler with eight.

Bulldogs travel to Connersville

The BHS basketball teams traveled to Connersville early in the week and left with a pair of victories.

The Bulldogs picked up a 42-26 victory in the varsity contest.

The Spartans are patient in their execution at the offensive end, but the Bulldogs were able to be equally as patient defensively to limit quality looks at the basket.

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