OA’s Johnson scores 1,000 points
Jake Johnson became the third Oldenburg Academy boys basketball player to score 1,000 points in a career, reported coach Gary Moorman. He joins Jason Eckstein (1,064) and Matt Moorman (1,277) on the exclusive list. Johnson is a senior guard for the Twisters. “Congratulations to Jake!”
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BHS JV team suffers loss
The Batesville High School junior varsity boys basketball team suffered a 43-39 loss to East Central High School Feb. 15, reported athletic director Bryan Helvie. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Eli Pierson with 13 points followed by Alex Siefert with 10. Calvin Sherwood added 7 points.
BMS Lady Bulldogs celebrate big wins
The Batesville Middle School eighth-grade Lady Bulldogs had a huge win Feb. 17 against South Ripley, 34-30, revealed coach Amber Erhart. Despite being down the first half, the Lady Bulldogs fought back in the second half to secure the lead and win the game. They executed their plays well and were able to take care of the basketball. Leading scorers were Elaney McGuire with 10 points and Kaylin Hinners with 8. Rachel Lamping also made two huge free throws at the end of the game to put the Bulldogs up by 4.
The seventh-grade Lady Bulldogs improved to 6-4 on the season with a big win at home vs. South Ripley 35-8, according to coach Chris Weiler. The Bulldogs had a strong defensive performance led by Eden Williams and Ava Powner. Batesville was balanced offensively with nine girls scoring in the game. Leading the way were Veronica King, Aly Peters and Marlee Obermeyer with 6 each; followed by Sophie Gesell with 5; Eden Williams with 4; and Annie Negovetich, Addyson Weiler, Lydia Haskamp and Dottie Turner each chipped in 2 points to round out the scoring.
Lady Cardinals fly by Yellow Jackets
The St. Louis fifth-grade girls added to their winning record with a 54-8 win over the Laurel Yellow Jackets Feb. 17, according to coach Brent Young. The 9-0 Lady Cardinals started out strong and never looked back as they took a 33-5 halftime lead. They were led in the first half by Mimi Smith who scored 13 points. Smith then turned the scoring over to Madden Showalter, who scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half. The lady Cardinals were lead in scoring by Ella King who scored 18 points and had double-digit rebounds as well. Belle Young added 6 points.
The sixth-grade Lady Cardinals also came away with a win against the Yellow Jackets, with a score of 23-13, reported coach Anne Suttmann. The Cardinals had several contributors in scoring. Leading the way was Rachel Suttmann with 8 points, followed by Bridget Lohmueller with 6 points. Cora Roth scored 5 and Jaelyn Owens and Isabel Imel scored 2 apiece. This win brings the sixth-graders to a record of 4 wins and 6 losses.
Both teams will travel to St. Lawrence School, Lawrenceburg, Monday, Feb. 24, for their final away games of the year.
SLS wins one, loses one
The St. Louis School seventh-grade Lady Cards fell short against the St. Michael Trojans Feb 19, but played a good game, according to coach Erin Trenkamp. The final score was 16-34. Scoring points for SLS were Lucy Abplanalp with 12 and Ainsley Sipples and Kenzie Maple with 2 each. “They played some great defense and are working on moving in their offense,” the coach noted.
The eighth-grade team won with a final score of 36-22. Scoring for SLS were Kate Weber with 11 points, Claire Saner with 8, Catherine Streator with 7, Ava Owens and Rhea Miller with 3 each and Madison Wanstrath and Sadie Wachsmann with 2 each. “Our press was able to bring many steals and/or disturbances to the other team throughout the game. There was solid rebounding by Kate Weber, Claire Saner and Catherine Streator underneath to keep the Trojans at a stall for points. Nice finish ladies,” Trenkamp emphasized.