Trojans Unable To Steal Win From Huskies
Despite coming into the game being ranked 14th in Class A and holding a 13-5 record, the Wood Memorial Trojans boys basketball team was defeated 82-69 when they traveled to Evansville North on Tuesday night.
Trojan senior Lathan Falls led all scorers in the game with 27 points, junior Paxon Bartley added 15 for Wood Memorial and Walker Nurrenbern was the only other Trojan in double figures with 15 points.
The North Huskies had five players score at least 14 points, led by Cameron Seaton who recorded 20, Kolton Sanford who tossed in 17, Ryan Huebner with 15 and DJ Redding and Nathan Toone who both tallied 14.
“We did not come out with the defensive urgency that we needed to tonight,” Trojan coach Kevin Menke said. “They got off to a nice start and we had it down to six midway through the fourth quarter and just could not get over the hump. It was a rough night.”
The Trojans will travel to Gibson Southern on Friday, with varsity set to tip at 7:00 p.m.
“County rival, they are going to have a chip on their shoulders from last year,” Menke said. “We have to be ready and every night out we have to come ready to play, we will have our hands full.”
Titans Handed Road Loss By Pike Central
The Gibson Southern Titans were topped by Pike Central 54-36 on Tuesday night, dropping the Titans record to 11-7 and 4-2 in the Pocket Athletic Conference.
Junior point guard Andrew Smith led Gibson Southern in scoring with 13 points, after being welcomed to the 1,000 point club in their previous game, senior Wes Obermeier was held to 10 points and Nic Maurer added six.
“We struggled to make shots again,” Titan coach Kyle Runyan said. “That is what it boiled down to, we could not finish. They went on a nice little run and pulled away a bit. We left a guy open and he started knocking down some threes once he got hot. We only scored 13 points in the first half, we got open looks we just did not make our shots. Give credit to Pike Central they played good defense, the more we missed the more they packed it in.”
Gibson Southern plays host to county rival Wood Memorial on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
“County game, a rivalry game, it’s going to be our senior night so hopefully the guys are excited and ready to play. Last year we played them at their place and they put it to us. They have a good team and some good players so I hope we are ready to play.”
Trio of Lady Titans named to all-conference team
After going a perfect 8-0 in Pocket Athletic Conference play, claiming the league title outright, three members of the Gibson Southern girls basketball team that ended the season with a 19-5 record, were named to the PAC first-team.
Senior Skylar Boes, junior Tabatha Klem, and sophomore Meredith Raley, all earned the honor. Klem and Raley will return next year for the Lady Titans, while Boes is headed to Tennessee Martin on a soccer scholarship.
Princeton's Dunn honored
Princeton Community wrestler Luke Dunn was selected as a first-team Academic All-State honoree for the 2017-18 season. The senior finished the year with a 29-9 record, and continued to excel in the classroom.
South Gibson Softball Sign Up
The Fort Branch Girls Softball in conjunction with the South Gibson Softball Club will be hosting softball sign-ups February 15th, 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Fort Branch Community Park in Shelter House #1. Registration forms will be provided at the sign-up. Registration fees will remain the same this year: $80.00 per child and parents can opt out of concession stand work for a $20.00 fee. Sign-ups are for all girls interested in playing softball from ages 6-14.
Assessments for team placement will be held at Fort Branch Community School Thursday, February 22nd, 7:00-9:00 P.M. for 8U up to 10U players and Friday, February 23rd for 12U and 14U players 6:00-8:00 P.M. Players should report to assessments with gloves, bats, mandatory face masks, and helmets.