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Lady Cats claw way into second round

The Franklin County Lady Wildcats earned their first sectional victory since 2016 on Wednesday evening by defeating Batesville 51-39. The Lady Cats took an early lead after shutting down the Lady Bulldogs offense, holding them to just four first quarter points. Batesville played even with FC in the second period, but in the third quarter the Lady Cats got their three-point game working, allowing them to put it in cruise control for the final frame and earn win number 16 on the season for coach Kyle VanMeter.

The Lady Cats started off the game getting the ball inside to Nicole Mears who put up six of FC’s 13-points in the quarter. Kassidy Schell chipped in with four and FC was up 13-4 after the first frame. The Lady Dogs got a three-point basket from Emma Weiler and a free throw from Sophie Gesell. The second period began with Lydia Haskamp getting two baskets for BHS, Schell hit two free throws for FC, then Gesell got an old fashioned three-point play bringing Batesville within four-points of the Lady Cats. Macy Crain scored for FC then Weiler hit her second deep ball in the game, and it was 17-14 in favor of FC. Cora Deputy added a point from the charity stripe and FC finished off the half with Schell and Mears scoring. With 30 seconds to go Bailey Kaiser hit a three-pointer and FC took a 24-15 lead into the locker room at the half.
Franklin County increased their lead in the third period with Schell knocking down a deep ball and Crain scoring inside. Alyson Peters and Weiler scored for the Lady Dogs to bring the game back to within 10-points midway through the frame. Then another FC 5-0 run gave them a 14-point cushion. Batesville scored five more points in the quarter, but the Lady Cats finished the final minute on another 5-0 run with Josie Rolfes hitting a three, and Schell going two-for-two from the line. Franklin County led going into the final quarter 41-25. Batesville finished the game with their highest scoring quarter (14) in the contest. Gesell started them off with the first four-points for BHS, and Claire Saner added three-points, but the Lady Cats sealed the victory from the free throw line. FC hit 8 of their 12 foul shot attempts taken over the final four minutes of the game. The 12-point victory for FC has them moving to the next round where they will play at 7:30pm on Friday. The Lady Wildcats will face last year’s sectional champs, the Rushville Lady Lions for a chance to play for the sectional championship. For the Lady Bulldogs, they finished the season with a winning record at 12-11, their first since 2017-18 when they finished 13-12.

            1          2          3          4          F

FCHS   13        11        17        10        51

BHS     4          11        10        14        39


Unofficial Scoring
Franklin County- Schell 20, Rofles 11, Mears 9, Crain 8, Kaiser 3
Batesville- Gesell 10, Weiler 9, Haskamp 6, Peters 6, Saner 5, Marlee Obermeyer 2, Deputy 1

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Sectional 29 girls basketball preview Batesville vs Franklin County

Franklin County (15-6) takes on Batesville (12-10) 6pm at Memorial Gym in Rushville in the first round of the 2023 sectionals. The teams played on Dec 13. with FC coming out on top by one point in that matchup, 35-34. The last sectional meeting between the two squads was in 2018, Batesville won 47-38. The Lady Cats last sectional win over Batesville was in 2016. Last year’s sectional saw a first round exit for both teams with FC falling to eventual champ Rushville and the Lady Dogs losing to Greensburg.

The Coaches

Batesville is led by Mitchell Taylor who is in his first season with the Lady Dogs. Kyle VanMeter is in his second season with Franklin County and has compiled a 26-19 record.

The Players

Franklin County is led by a talented pair of sisters, seniors Kassidy and Kiersten Schell. Kassidy is a top five scorer in the EIAC this season averaging 14.1 ppg, she also leads the team in assists. Kierstin averages 7.0 ppg and leads the Lady Cats on defense with 38 steals. FC also has a dominate post player with sophomore Nicole Mears who averages a double double with 11.9 ppg and 10.3 rebounds a game, Mears also has 23 of the Wildcats 54 blocks making her a tough opponent under the rim.

Batesville is a young squad with Alyson Peters leading the team in scoring with 12.8 ppg. Senior Emma Weiler has manned the point position for BHS for the past two seasons and frustrated opponents on the defensive side averaging 1.2 steals per game over her career as a Lady Dog. The return of Makayla Granger-Young is a factor in the game tonight. She is averaging 5.0 ppg in her limited action in five games this season and is shooting 38% from three-point land.

The last outing for Batesville resulted in a 48-34 win over South Decatur and FC lost a tough matchup to an undefeated 19-0 Talawanda (Oxford,OH)

The teams over the last 20 years are neck and neck when playing each other. With Franklin County winning 22 games and Batesville 21.

JH Prediction – Franklin County 49-42

Trojans power through sectional; Wildcats runners-up

AURORA – East Central (253 points) captured another IHSAA wrestling sectional title Saturday at South Dearborn while the Franklin County Wildcats (207) battled to second place. The Trojans pushed five champions on to the Richmond Regional with FC, third-place Milan (180) and Connersville sending two each. Lawrenceburg, Greensburg and Union County had the other individual champs.
Remaining unbeaten through the first postseason weekend were Milan’s 106-pound freshman Matthew Baylor (41-0) and LHS’ Colton Roth at heavyweight (17-0).

EC’s top guys were Blake Wolf at 126, Dylan Lengerich at 145, Grayson Hylton at 152, Brayden Huber at 170 and Brendin Kolter at 182.

Representing FC atop the podium were Cole Freese at 113 and Colin Troyer one class up at 120. Levi DeGroat (220)
and Orlan Foster (195) were Connersville’s toughest, while Milan’s Indians saw Kaleb Wilburn (138) join
Baylor in the winner’s circle. Greensburg’s Preston Merritt was the best at 132 and Jordan Takara of UC ran through the 160 bracket.
Overall, EC got 11 wrestlers to the regional – top four in each weight class advanced – as FC totaled 10,
Milan 9, 4th -place Rushville 7, CHS 5, 6th -place UC 5, LHS 3, 9th -place Greensburg 3, SD 2 and last-place
Batesville 1.


Freese (35-3) had a bye and forfeit to the semifinals, then pinned Rushville’s Blake Hunt and earned a
10-1 major decision over EC’s Tyler Stenger in the final. Troyer (35-1) likewise moved into the semis with
no early foes, then won by fall over Connersville’s Aiden Maze and took less time to pin Milan’s Lucas
Richards in the championship bout. UC’s Landon Myers was 3 rd at 120.
Merritt (30-4) pinned CHS’ Gavin Lemen, then won by decision over UC’s Carson Whitley (7-1) and
edged EC’s Nyden Euson in the final match. Tuff Tackett of Rushville won by injury default over Whitley
in the second period of the 3 rd -place bout.
Takara (36-4) made quick work of LHS’ Trey Campbell in the quarterfinals, then majored Cameron Gilb of
Milan in the semis (13-5) and took down FC’s Hayden Newell early in the second period to claim the
title. Rushville’s Matthew Komlanc won a 3-1 decision over Gilb for third place.
FC had two more grapplers join Newell in the runner-up position. Lendon Sizemore pinned Kyle Mellon
of SD in the 220 division before duplicating a late pin over EC’s Brady Jones – similar match at the
conference meet – and falling to DeGroat in the second period. Breck Bohman at 170 pinned UC’s Matt
Wooley and earned a 13-5 major over LHS’ Drake Rorabacher. He was pinned late in the second period
by Huber. Rushville’s Sam Pavey was 4 th at 170.
Jesus “Chewy” Aquino-Morales took 2 nd at 126 as EC’s Blake Wolf pinned him in the finals. Chewy earlier
pinned Landin Shepherd of Greensburg, who ended up third when he pinned 4 th -place Kian Nash of
Rushville. In the heavyweight final, Batesville’s Max Amberger fought Roth to the end before losing by a
2-0 count; the 31-6 Amberger earlier pinned Parker Moles of UC and Gotts.
FC’s Nathan Noble was 3 rd at 195, narrowly losing to Milan’s Carson Betz but flourishing in the
consolation bracket. He pinned Rushville’s Kaleb Amos, won 3-0 over Greensburg’s Will Cunningham,
finally avenging his earlier loss by pinning Betz. Wildcat senior Clayton Bolser also took bronze in the 285
class. The big man was pinned by Rushville’s Trey Newman but pinned Milan’s Kyle Gotts and EC’s Matt
Mittermeier.

At 106, Zakk Reed of Rushville earned a pin over Greensburg’s Tristan Smith to decide third and fourth placement. UC’s Evan Wolf placed 3 rd at 145, pinning Rushville’s Denver Campbell, losing 7-0 to LHS’ Brayden Tudor, then majoring FC’s Dakota Schwab and Landon Walton of SD. Trevor Bruns of FC placed 4 th in the 138 bracket, falling twice to EC’s Tyson Miller but also getting wins over LHS’ Ben Heath and Rushville’s Pacey Dye. Teammate Cody Bolser was also 4 th at 152, falling to SD’s Nick Wismann before defeating LHS’ Braxton York and Batesville’s Hudson Kohlman. Also taking 4th was FC’s Phoenix Simons at 182; Simons pinned Rushville’s Elijah Biggs, was pinned by Milan’s Mason Green, then pinned LHS’ Patrick Nanz before losing by fall to Biggs in the rematch.
The Tiernan Center in Rishmond is host to regional action this Saturday. The other feeder sectional is Shenandoah. Wrestlers must
win at least one match to advance to semistate.

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Bulldogs go 1-1 over weekend

The Batesville Bulldogs took on the North Decatur Chargers on Friday evening. After leading at the half and again after the third period, Batesville was outscored by the Chargers 23-11 in the final period and lost the game 52-41. They were able to get their tenth win on the season on Saturday evening when they hosted the Hauser Jets. The Dog’s led throughout the contest and pulled out a nine-point win to improve to 10-6 on the season.

Friday- @ North Decatur

Cade Kaiser got the Bulldogs off to a good start against North Decatur, giving them a 3-0 lead to start the game. Lance Nobbe scored for ND and Kaden Muckerheide tied it up with a free throw. Nobbe gave the Chargers the lead after his next basket, Sam Johnson hit a freebie for the Dogs, and Carson Parmer finished off the scoring in the period with a three pointer that put ND up 8-4 through one frame. Cole Pride got the Dogs back in the contest to start the second quarter with a deep ball that made it a one-point game. Nobbe and Reid Messer scored for ND but Pride and Kaiser got BHS back in the game and with 3:30 to go i nthe half it was 12-11 in North’s favor. Nobbe scored five more for the Chargers, but the Dogs battled back. a pair of free throws by Kaiser and a Gus Prickel basket made it a one-point game. With 45 second to go Pride hit a basket in the lane while getting hacked, he hit his freebie and Batesville went into half time on top of the Chargers 18-17.

The second half began with several lead changes, then North went on an 8-2 run with Muckerheide scoring back-to-back to give ND a 27-22 lead, three minutes into the quarter. Jack Grunkmeyer scored for the Dogs and Parmer hit a pair of free throws before Batesville finished the period on a 6-0 run, Grunkmeyer scored, then Pride, and with the frame about to end Kaiser hit a basket that gave the Dogs the lead back. It was 30-29 through three quarters. The Bulldogs went up by three to start the final quarter with Grunkmeyer scoring. North then took the lead after outscoring the Dogs 7-0 over the next two minutes. Pride scored for BHS to stop the Chargers run, but Conner Linkmeyer and Nobbe scored for North, and Muckerhiede hit two freebies to give ND a 42-36 lead midway through the final frame. Grunkmeyer scored again for the Dogs to pull back within four-points, but Muckerheide then scored six points and Linkermeyer added a pair of free throws, and ND was up by 12 with one minute to go. Pride hit a free throw for the Dogs and Grunkmeyer hit two, but a pair of Muckerheide free throws sealed the game up for the Chargers as they went on to win 52-41.

Saturday- vs Hauser

Saturday- vs Hauser
Batesville was able to remove some of the bitter taste of the previous night’s loss with a game against the Hauser Jets. A three-pointer from Hauser got them an early lead But Johnson turned it into a Batesville lead with back-to-back three-pointers, Pride matched Johnson with two more and the Dogs led 12-3. The Jets put up six more points in the frame while the Dogs got another Johnson basket and a Pride free throw to lead 15-9 after the first quarter. Pride added the first five-points in the second period and the Dogs went up 20-9. Over the remainder of the quarter Hauser outscored BHS 10-1 with the Dogs only score being a Grunkmeyer free throw. The Jets pulled within two and Batesville led at the half 21-19.


Hauser tied it up to start the third quarter, then a basket by Kaiser and another from Johnson started a Batesville run that put them back up by 10. Prickel scored making it a 12-point game then four Hauser points cut it back down. Prickel hit a three with a minute remaining, the last score for BHS in the frame. Hauser finished off the quarter on a 4-0 run and the score was 38-31, with the Dogs on top. Kaiser scored first in the fourth frame and Pride scored after that to put the Bulldogs back up by double digits. Johnson landed another deep ball with three minutes off the clock in the period, but Hauser hung with Batesville for a few possessions until Pride scored and went to the line for an old fashioned three-point play. He went right back on the next possession and hit two more freebies, Kaiser went to the line next and hit both his shots, and the Dogs held a 13-point lead with just two minutes to go in the game. The Jets attempted a comeback scoring seven points over the final minutes but a Pride basket and a Prickel free throw gave the Dogs a 58-49 victory to move them to 10-6 on the season.

Pride scored 20-points in the game to lead the Dogs, Batesville got 13-points from Kaiser and Johnson, Prickel finished with 9, Carson Laker and Grunkmeyer 1 each via a free throw.
Next up for the Dogs is an EIAC matchup against South Dearborn (11-6, 1-4) on Thursday, then a Saturday afternoon contest, hosting Madison (2-13) for a 1:30pm tip.

Lady Dogs no match for West and crew

A Saturday conference game between Greensburg and Batesville was a one-sided affair with Leah West and the Lady Pirates taking down the Lady Bulldogs 61-22. West got the Lady Bucs started scoring twice and a Mary Harmon longball put Greensburg up 7-0 within the first two minutes. Makayla Granger-Young broke the draught for BHS with a pair of free throws and Alyson Peters scored making it a 10-4 game. Aly Powers added the final two baskets in the period for Greensburg and they led 14-4 after one quarter. The Lady Bucs began the second quarter on a 14-0 run with West putting up seven of those points. With two minutes to go in the half Claire Saner finally stopped the onslaught with a basket. Greensburg added four more points and the score was 32-6 at the half.

The third quarter went the same as the rest with the Lady Pirates starting the frame on a 7-0 run before Granger-Young scored for the Lady Dogs. Marlee Obermeyer and Lexiyne Harris also scored in the quarter for BHS. after the 7-0 run Greensburg added 10 more in the frame and went into the fourth quarter up 49-14. Another eight points was scored by Batesville in the final quarter while the Lady Pirates added 11 to win the EIAC matchup by a score of 61-22.

West led Greensburg with 28 points in the contest, Harmon added 10, Carlee Adams 8, Powers 6, Sarah Stapp 5, and Emma McQueen 4.

Scoring for Batesville was Granger-Young 7, Saner 5, Harris 3, Peters 3, Obermeyer 2, Lydia Haskamp 2

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Dogs extend Wildcats’ losing string

BATESVILLE – With their two top scorers still sidelined, the Franklin County Wildcats visited Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference rival Batesville Friday in hopes of snapping the team’s longest losing streak since the tail end of 2020-21. This wasn’t meant to be as Aaron Garrett’s Bulldogs shot out to a 21-5 lead in the first half, led by three touchdowns at halftime and pulled away late to post a 49-28 victory.

The third quarter provided a little scare for the host school when the Cats came aggressively out of the locker room to score 11 of the half’s first 15 points. Senior Tanner Weartz scored in the early moments and classmate Brady Morehead’s bucket was matched by Jack Grunkemeyer’s lay-in to make it 32-11, still the same deficit as the midpoint.

However, FC went on a 7-0 run in the next couple minutes to prompt a Bulldog timeout. Morehead scored once more, followed by a charging call on BHS’ Cade Kaiser. Xander Rodriguez made 1 of 2 at the charity stripe while Quinn Gillman and Eli Butt trimmed the Dogs’ lead to 32-18.

Rodriguez scored on the block (assist to Weartz) at 2:48 of the frame and a follow-up hoop by Weartz made it a 10-point game, extending FC’s spurt to 11 unanswered. This would prove to be the Wildcats’ last stand as Batesville responded with 11 consecutive of its own to make it 46-22 with Garrett inserting his deep reserves.

Carson Laker triggered the run with a straightaway three and it was 35-22 going into the fourth. Junior Sam Johnson hit a triple from the corner to make it a 17-point advantage, Grunkemeyer curled in the lane and Kaiser scored in transition to lead to Mark Foster calling time at 43-22. Chris Lewis made the second of two free throw attempts after an intentional foul call and Conner Drake had a reverse putback. FC closed with a 6-3 run.

In the game’s opening minutes, BHS built a 6-0 lead with Johnson’s lob to Kaiser and Cole Pride’s tip-in among the highlights. Butt’s trey with 4:28 on the clock halved the deficit to 6-3.

Over the next nine-plus minutes, though, the hosts outscored FC by 15-2. A Rodriguez goal (from Weartz) preceded an eight-minute drought by the guests. Meanwhile, Johnson tripled and Grunkemeyer and Pride scored down low to force an FC timeout at 2:57 of the first stanza. It was already 17-5 at the end of one.

A layup by Kaiser and steal and score for Lewis put the scoreboard at 21-5. Sophomore Landon Johnson stopped the run with a deep two-pointer. “Grunk” then followed in an offensive rebound but couldn’t complete the and-one. In the final minute, freshman Trenten Luers connected from long range. With 4.1 seconds until intermission, Pride went to the line for a one-and-one chance; he missed the first but FC was called for a lane violation and Pride proceeded to sink the next two to make it 28-7.

Kaiser led all scorers with 11 despite picking up his fourth foul with three minutes left in the third. Grunkemeyer dipped into double digits with 10 and Pride added 8. Gillman paced the visitors with 6. Additional scoring: S. Johnson (6), Drake (5), Rodriguez (5), Butt (5), Morehead (4), Weartz (4), L. Johnson (4), Laker (3), Luers (3), Lewis (3).

BHS (9-4, 2-1) faces Connersville at the Spartan Bowl Jan. 21 while FC (8-7, 1-4) has an 8-day break until a visit to Talawanda (Ohio) the evening of Jan. 28.

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Spartans cruise past Dogs

The Connersville Spartans hosted an EIAC matchup against Batesville on Saturday. The Bulldogs had the lead after the first quarter, but the Spartans pulled away to win their sixth game in a row.

Cole Pride got BHS on the board to start the game, Lucas Barron scored, then Pride hit a three-point basket, and Kade Kaiser scored twice to put Batesville ahead 10-3. Barron scored the next four points and Josh Williams scored for CHS to tie the game up with less than a minute to go in the period. Pride scored one more time and the Dogs led 12-10 after one period. Connersville started the second quarter on a 7-0 run, but Pride and Kaiser got the Dogs back in the game and it was tied at 17-17. Barron and Braxton Meyers scored, and Barron hit a freebie putting the Spartans up by five. Batesville got another Pride basket and a deep ball from Gus Prickel to tie the game up with two minutes to go in the half. The Spartans scored three more points to end the half up 25-22. Jack Grunkmeyer tied the game up to start the third quarter with a Batesville basket. Connersville then got a three from Williams and Meyers and Barron scored putting CHS up by four with three minutes to go in the period. Grunkmeyer scored for BHS and Carson Laker hit a field goal, but Connersville finished the frame with Meyers scoring again and two baskets from Blaine Hornsby to go up 38-32 through three quarters. Willams started the final period with a basket for CHS and Kaiser and Prickel scored to keep the Spartans from running away with the game. The Spartans finished the game outscoring the Dogs 8-4 over the final two minutes and earned a 51-41 EIAC victory to move to 4-0 in conference play and 11-3 overall. Batesville falls to 9-5 on the season and 2-2 in conference play.

Leading the way for Connersville was Barron who finished with 18-points, Williams added 16, Meyers 10, Hornsby 4, Gavin Pearson 3.

Batesville was led by Pride with 13, Kaiser 12, Prickel 6, Grunkmeyer 5, Sam Johnson 3, and Laker 2.

Batesville will face North Decatur (11-4) on Friday and the Spartans travel to Fortville to take on Mt. Vernon (10-5) on the same day.

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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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Lady Dogs win seventh in a row

The Batesville girls basketball team faced the Hauser Lady Jets on Saturday and earned their seventh win in a row. The Lady Dogs controlled the first quarter with Sophia Gesell scoring first and Lydia Haskamp adding another bucket putting BHS up before a three pointer from Hauser landed. Batesville continued to score and went up 9-3. Marlee Obermeyer hit from downtown and Claire Saner sank a buzzer beater to end the period with BHS up 16-9.

Hauser began the second period on a 6-2 run and pulled within three of the Lady Dogs. Batesville worked the paint and pulled back ahead with Alyson Peters and Haskamp scoring inside. Hauser scored four unanswered points but Obermeyer added five more points in the quarter including a last second shot from deep that landed giving the Lady Dogs a 31-24 lead at the half. Hauser began the second half landing a three-pointer, but Haskamp and Emma Weiler scored keeping the BHS lead at seven. Makayla Granger-Young got on the scoreboard in the third quarter sinking a deep ball and hitting two freebies to put Batesville up by 10. Hauser got four more points in the frame and the Lady Dogs got an old fashioned three-point play from Gesell to lead after three quarter 42-33. The Lady Jets came out on a 9-0 run to start the fnal period and the Lady Dogs were only up by two midway through the period. Haskamp  scored again before Hauser took the lead on a pair of free throws. Weiler hit from deep regaining the lead for BHS with less then two minutes to play. Hauser managed just a free throw as Gesell and Peters closed out the game from the charity stripe giving Batesville a 52-48 win.

Leading the Lady dogs in scoring was Haskamp with 12, followed by Gesell 11, Obermeyer 8, Weiler 7, Peters 5, Granger-Young 5, and Saner 4. The win is number 11 for Batesville on the season. They will take on Rushville (9-12) on Thursday when they travel to Memorial Gym for an EIAC battle.

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Dogs fall to Pirates in EIAC contest

The Batesville boys basketball team suffered its first EIAC loss of the season Thursday at Greensburg, dropping a 51-33 contest to the Pirates.

Greensburg outscored BHS 13-12 in the first quarter and led 30-24 midway. The Dogs managed just 9 second-half points. The Bucs added 11-points in the third period and another 10 in the final quarter to win 51-33. GCHS’ Ki Dyer led all scorers with 15 and junior Sam Johnson paced the guests with 14 on four threes. Jeter Edwards and Addison Barnes-Pettit each racked up a dozen for the hosts and Cole Pride added 10 for BHS. Pride added 5 rebounds and 4 blocks. Edwards had 8 boards for the victors.

The Bucs also got points from Jack McKinsey 6, Abe Tebbe 4, and Justin Adkins 2. Batesville got five points from Jack Grunenmeyer to go with three steals and four assists, Cade Kaiser scored 2-points, and Gus Prikel finished with 2.

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