Hamilton Heights went up against the No. 1 team in Class 3A on Tuesday, and gave it a battle before falling to Northwestern 51-32 in an away Hoosier Conference game.
The Huskies trailed the Tigers 14-9 after the first quarter, but played even with them in the second period and were within 21-16 at halftime. Northwestern slowly pulled away in the second half. Huskies coach Keegan Cherry said his team played tough and executed its game plan well.
Kayla Kirtley made three 3-pointers on her way to 13 points, with Bayleigh Runner next in line by scoring 10 points. Ana Collar and Lauryn Wiley both pulled five rebounds.
Heights is now 4-5 and next plays a home game with Bishop Chatard next Wednesday, Dec. 13.
‘Hawks blast Clinton Central for HHC win
Sheridan powered to its fourth straight win on Tuesday, beating Clinton Central 66-34 in an away Hoosier Heartland Conference game.
The Blackhawks jumped out to a 17-7 lead in the first quarter, then overwhelmed the Bulldogs in the second period, outscoring them 23-0. That gave Sheridan a 40-7 lead, and the ‘Hawks cruised through the second half.
Audrey Reed had a sensational game, scoring 33 points, including an 11-of-15 performance from the free-throw line. Reed also pulled 11 rebounds for a double-double.
Heather Barker drained three 3-pointers on her way to 14 points and also made six steals. Nixon Williams grabbed seven rebounds and handed out five assists.
With the victory, Sheridan is 2-1 in the conference and 6-3 overall. The Blackhawks are currently sitting in third place in the HHC standings, behind Rossville (2-0) and Clinton Prairie (3-1). Sheridan is in the midst of a five-game conference stretch, with its next game a home contest with Carroll on Thursday.
Royals’ defense overwhelms Pendleton Heights
Hamilton Southeastern put on a defensive show at Pendleton Heights on Tuesday, taking care of the Arabians 52-22 in an away game.
The Class 4A No. 8 Royals last held an opponent to 22 points on Nov. 20, 2015, when they beat Muncie Central 47-22. Southeastern led 19-4 after the first quarter and 32-9 at halftime. The Royals never allowed Pendleton more than seven points in a period.
Tayah Irvin had a great shooting night, making four 3-pointers on her way to 14 points. Molly Walton and Sydney Parrish both pulled seven rebounds, with Amaya Hamilton grabbing five rebounds. Walton also handed out seven assists.
The Royals are now 9-2 for the season and host Avon Friday in a Hoosier Crossroads Conference game.
Golden Eagles fall to Marion
Guerin Catholic dropped a 61-39 game to Marion Tuesday at the Eagles Nest.
The Golden Eagles trailed 15-9 after the first quarter and were still within 30-23 at halftime, but the Giants pulled away in the third period, where they outscored GC 15-4.
Sydney Geis led Guerin Catholic with 12 points and also handed out four assists. Danielle Mason, Sarah Holba and Carly Hammons all had six rebounds.
The Golden Eagles will play at Tri-West on Saturday.