Lady Dogs streak stopped by tough Rushville defense

The Batesville Lady Bulldogs came into last night’s game riding a seven-game win streak. The Rushville Lady Lions decided to end that streak and win their tenth game of the season. Rushville went up quick starting on an 8-0 run, by the end of the first quarter the Lady Lions were up by 10 and led by double digits for the rest of the game, winning it by a score of 60-45. Rushville is now 4-2 in EIAC games with a 10-12 record. The Lady Bulldogs are now 11-9 and 2-4 in conference play. Batesville hosts Greensburg (11-8) for a Saturday matinee at 1:30. The Lady Lions host Connersville (8-11) Saturday evening at 7:30.

As soon as the game began, Rushville set the tone, with Leonie Boyer scoring five quick points and Kylee Herbert dropping in her first of three longballs on the night, to go up 8-0. Batesville got on the board after four minutes of play with a Lydia Haskamp free throw. Boyer cashed in on an and-one opportunity, then the Lady Dogs got a basket from Alyson Peters, and a three-pointer from Emma Weiler. The game was then at 11-6 in the Lady Lions favor with 2:30 to go. Boyer scored for Rushville hitting from three-point land, and Briley Munchel did the same, twice. Weiler scored again for BHS, but Munchel’s second deep ball put Rushville up 22-9 after the first period.

Rushville pushed their lead to 17 to start the second frame with an Olivia Smith basket.  Belle Gossett got into the scoring column with a pair of free throws. The Lady Dogs got a pair of freebies from Claire Saner and a Makayla Granger-Young three-pointer to swing the momentum their way. It was short lived once Gracie Buzzard hit a three from the corner, but Peters scored back-to-back baskets for BHS cutting the lead to 11, Granger-Young got another three, but Rushville finished the quarter on a 10-0 run with Gossett scoring six and Munchel four, to put RCHS up at the half 41-21.

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Batesville came out in the third period and got a Haskamp three-pointer a freebie from Sophie Gesell, and another Haskamp field goal to score six unanswered points. Boyer scored for Rushville then Peters and Haskamp scored for Batesville, and it was back to an 11-point lead for the Lady Lions. The second half of the quarter Rushville’s defense held the Lady dogs to just four more points while adding nine to their tally, to go into the final period up 51-36. The Rushville defense held Batesville to just nine fourth quarter points (Marlee Obermeyer 3, Peters 4, Saner 2). Gossett scored five of Rushville’s nine-points in the final quarter to help close out the 60-45 win for Rushville.

Quarter Scores

              1            2            3            4            F

RCHS     22          19          10          9            60

BHS         9          12          15          9            45

Unofficial Scoring

Rushville- Gossett 14, Munchel 13, Boyer 13, Herbert 9, Buzzard 5, Smith 4, Trisha Morgan 2

Batesville- Peters 14, Haskamp 9, Weiler 7, Granger-Young 6, Saner 4, Obermeyer 3, Gesell 2

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