On the Dirt Road

The Dirt Road Basketball League fourth- and third-grade teams in Batesville won the league’s tournament championship Feb. 9, reports coach Paul Drake.

How the fourth-grade boys did: Batesville 28, East Central Black 6; Batesville 47, Connersville Red 37; Batesville 32, Connersville White 19 for the championship. Third-grade results: Batesville 24, Connersville 22, two OT; Batesville 26, Centerville 17 for the championship.

Batesville’s boys set themselves up for a run at the Dirt Road Basketball League crown with pool play wins Feb. 2 at Centerville.

Fourth-graders knocked off Connersville red 40-30, East Central red 34-5 and Rushville 24-19. The third-grade Bulldogs topped Centerville 26-19 and Rushville 68-5.

Mixed Crosstown Shootout results

The Batesville Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team fell to St. Louis School 40-8 Feb. 10, according to Lady Bulldogs coach Amber Erhart. “The girls played hard each possession, but unfortunately shots were not falling. I’m very proud of the effort on both ends of the floor and the all-out heart in the game.”

Lady Cardinals coach Erin Trenkamp reports, “Scoring for us were Catherine Streator with 13 points, Kate Weber with 12, Claire Saner with 8, Rhea Miller with 4, Sadie Wachsmann with 2 and Isabelle Wonnell with 1. We played a great defensive game with many steals coming from our press.” Weber took 4 steals in the press while Streator had 3 on the back end. Rebounding was an essential part of the game with Streator bringing down 11. The coach adds, “Sadie Wachsmann fed a few assists in there and Lilly Schebler was pulling in the loose balls that got us possessions via the jump ball.”

On the other hand, the seventh-grade Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Cardinals in the Crosstown Shootout 64-8, says coach Chris Weiler. “The girls played solid team basketball on both ends of the floor with everyone contributing toward the win.” The BMS squad had three players in double figures led by Veronica King, 17; Annie Negovetich, 12; and Sophie Gesell, 11. The balanced offensive attack saw six other players contributed in the scoring column.

Scoring SLS points were Ainsley Sipples and Lucy Abplanalp with 4 points each, notes Trenkamp.