OA girls drop to 0-4
Oldenburg Academy girls basketball suffered a 53-25 loss to visiting Lawrenceburg Tuesday night. The Lady Twisters scored just 2 points in both the second and fourth quarters.
Kristin Roark led LHS with 13 points and Juliana Kemper added 11.
OA (0-4) visits Jac-Cen-Del Nov. 22.
Lady Dogs look ahead
Sophomore Ashley Nobbe had a nice weekend for Batesville’s cagers, despite the Bulldogs dropping a pair of games.
Nobbe totaled 24 points, adding 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists in a loss to North Decatur. Abigail Westerfeld led that night with 10 points and 7 boards. Catherine Raab added 7 markers. Brittany Krieger and Morgan Stanley each had 13 for ND.
Madison Gray led Union County in Friday’s win, scoring 19. Sophia Knock added 11 and Taylor Pinkerton 10.
JV girls split weekend
The junior varsity Lady Bulldogs lost to Union County 33-20 after a strong start Friday, then picked up a 37-29 win against North Decatur.
Ava Hanson and Makayla Granger-Young totaled 15 points each, Calley Kaiser 12, Sarah Ripperger 6, Cora Deputy 4, Madelyn Pohlman 2, Gabby Elston 2 and Ashlee Cornn a free throw.
Coach Clint Pride said his girls’ defense stole the show against a scrappy ND team. “We worked together to create multiple turnovers, control the boards and tempo,” he said.
Freshmen girls 0-2
Batesville’s 9th-grade girls kept it close but fell to Lawrenceburg Monday, 27-22.
Ava Hanson led BHS with 8 points and Lizzy Nobbe added 6, Makayla Granger 4, Sophie Myers 3 and Madelyn Pohlman 1.
SLS 8th plays 4 times
St. Louis’ 8th-grade boys (4-2) took runner-up at Saturday’s Oldenburg Classic, defeating St. Mary’s 57-21 and St. Nicholas 29-28 but falling just shy in the title game to St. Lawrence, 45-41. The back-to-back games hampered the Cards’ fast-paced style, coach Chad Miles remarked. Monday, the Cards lost to Milan 49-39 in a physical battle after being within 4 late.
Connor Miles had a tournament average of 19 points per game, a number he duplicated against Milan. Preston Conway averaged 8 and Hank Ritter 7. Carson Meyer averaged 6 rebounds per game.
Ritter added 10 on Monday, Meyer 5, Thomas Lohmueller 3 and Conway 2.
Milan tops St. Louis
The 7th-grade St. Louis boys basketball team came up well short of Milan Nov. 18, falling 33-13.
The Cardinals were led in scoring by Henry Wanstrath with 6 points, followed by Sam Laloge with 4 points and Max Amberger with 3. Leading the way in rebounds was Ryan Duerstock, followed by Amberger and Laloge.
BMS off to perfect start
Batesville Middle School’s boys started the basketball season by defeating South Ripley; 7th grade won 35-31 while 8th grade won 58-30.
Coach Tyler Burcham said grade 7’s defense was solid, led by Carson Laker, Will Jaisle, Cade Kaiser and big men Jacob Stenger and Gage Pohlman. The Dogs were led in scoring by Kaiser with 13, Stenger 9, Laker and Pohlman 5 apiece.
Grade 8’s quick start yielded a 20-6 lead after one quarter. Batesville dominated the boards and played with a lot of energy, per the coach. Conner Drake led in scoring with 14, followed by Sam Johnson (13), Jack Grunkemeyer (9), Chris Lewis (8), Carter Bohman (6), Deacon Hamilton (2) and Eli Loichinger (2).
The two squads then swept Jac-Cen-Del, 7th winning big at 46-14 and 8th edging the Eagles 39-35. 8th grade led 11-0 early.
“We put on a crippling press from the opening tip that forced the Eagles into a lot of turnovers,” said Burcham of the 7th effort. “Batesville’s physicality remained too much for the opponent.” Stenger paced BMS with 12 points, Pohlman added 10, Kaiser 8, JJ Holcomb and Jaisle 5 each, Laker 3, Jake Chapman and John Meyer 2 apiece and Grant Goldsmith 1.
“Batesville struggled all night with turnovers and foul trouble,” Burcham said of grade 8. Lewis led the Bulldogs with 13 points, followed by Grunkemeyer (12), Gus Prickel (8), Johnson (4) and Drake (2).
St. Mike’s picks off SLS 5th/6th
St. Louis’ 5th & 6th grade boys each lost at St. Michael Tuesday. 5th grade red (0-3) fell 31-16 while grade 6’s comeback attempt fell short, 47-41.
Griffin Koester and Nash King led the way with 8 points each for 5th grade. “The team played great pressure defense and shots just didn’t fall for them,” coach Jeff Hermesch said.
“While the score doesn’t show a win, we definitely won in SO many ways tonight,” said grade 6 coach Erin Trenkamp. “We chose at the half (37-14 score) to not throw in the towel and instead found that grit to come back.”
Caleb Mohr led with 18 points, Jaiden Kuria had 11, Ben Greiwe 5, Ty Reder 4 and Jack Freeland 3. Vincent Meneses does such a great job with the press and reading the pass, said the coach.
5th grade white (3-0) won 26-18 over a tough Greendale team the next night.
Koester scored 10. Augie Hillenbrand sank 3 threes for a total of 9; Adam Weber chipped in 5 and David Koch scored 2.
FCHS baseball hosts Foster
Franklin County High School baseball’s 4th Annual Night with a Legend is Dec. 14. The legend this year is former Cincinnati Reds left fielder George Foster.
Doors open at 6 p.m. at Third Place Event Center, 734 Main St., Brookville, with dinner starting at 7 p.m. Foster will speak at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 and available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 765-265-8734 or 513-535-2838. You must be 21.