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Hornets top Oracles

Rossville had a difficult time with Delphi just a weekend earlier in the final of the Kitchen Holiday Classic in boys basketball, but during their regular-season meeting on Saturday they didn’t give the host Oracles much of a chance after the first quarter.

The Hornets won 62-39 increasing a 13-8 first-quarter lead to 34-18 at halftime and 48-26 after three quarters. Dirk Shaw led Rossville with 21 points, adding four rebounds, two steals and an assist.

Kirby Meeks and Chase Frey provided scoring support with 14 and 12 points respectively. Meeks had three rebounds, two assists and a steal, while Frey contributed a team-high eight assists along with three steals and three rebounds.

The Hornets’ backcourt of Dawson Jacoby and Bryce Oliver split 10 points between them, with Oliver notching a team-high four steals along with four rebounds and four assists and Jacoby grabbing three rebounds with two steals and an assist.

Other scorers for Rossville were Damon Shaw with four points and Reid Douglas with one. The younger Shaw also had two rebounds and a steal with Douglas getting a steal, an assist and a rebound. Jayden Brown also had a rebound.

The Hornets only turned the ball over five times during the contest, while forcing 21 turnovers on the other end. The win improved Rossville’s record to 9-2 for the season, while dropping Delphi to 7-5. On Dec. 29, the Oracles lost a much closer 54-46 decision to Rossville in their own Kitchen Classic championship.

The Hornets will next play at Tri-Central on Friday starting at 7:30 p.m.

Bulldogs lose to Tigers

Clinton Central lost 70-34 on the road against undefeated Northwestern in boys basketball on Saturday, with the Tigers gaining control early.

Northwestern (11-0) led 25-9 after the first quarter and 44-18 at the half, pulling their starters for much of the fourth quarter. Clinton Central (2-8) was led in scoring by Nate Martin with 12.

Scoring support came from Spencer Smith with nine, Caleb Heide (five), Payton Moore (three), Ross Cripe and Jack Akard (two each) and Jake Shoup (one).

Tayson Parker led the Tigers with 20 points, with Logan Bowser scoring 14 and Ben Harris 13.

The Bulldogs next travel to play Western on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. game.

Girls basketball

WEBO snaps Prairie streak

Clinton Prarie fell 61-51 to host Western Boone on Saturday in girls basketball, with the loss snapping the Gophers’ nine game winning streak.

After trailing 26-20 at halftime, Prairie stormed back to take a 39-38 lead going into the fourth quarter before being outscored 23-12 in the final period.

Tatum Neal led Prairie with 24 points, which included four 3-pointers. She also had four rebounds and an assist.

Scoring support for the Gophers came from Katie Blacker with 10 points, Emma McKinney (nine), Tynlie Neal (four) and Hannah and Hadley Wilson (two each).

Hannah Wilson led the Gophers with eight rebounds, adding two steals. Kylee Maish grabbed seven rebounds with an assist in just over 10 minutes of play.

Other stat contributors were Blacker (three rebounds and a steal), McKinney (four rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block), Hadley Wilson (two rebounds, two rebounds and a block) and Rebekah Lloyd (an assist and a rebound).

The Stars outrebounded the Gophers 40-29, while shooting 46 percent from the field compared to Prairie’s 37 percent. The Gophers were outscored by seven at the foul line, hitting just 2 of 8 from the charity stripe.

Prairie dropped to 13-4 on the season with the loss, while Western Boone improved to 10-7. The Gophers next travel to North White for a 7:30 p.m. game tonight.

Hornets lose at Covington

Rossville lost 48-27 at Covington in girls basketball on Saturday, dropping them to 4-12 on the season.

Sophomore Madison Miller led the Hornets with 12 points, with Camryn Geheb adding seven. Miller had five rebounds, two steals and an assist along with two 3-pointers, while Geheb had one 3, two assists and a rebound.

Additional scoring came from Jayla Rosen with six points and Allie Dunk with two. Rosen had three rebounds and two assists.

Other stat contributors were Kennedy Houser with six rebounds, an assist and a steal, Emma Lawson (five rebounds and a steal), Alyssa Redding (four rebounds), Dunk (one rebound) and Adelyn Root (one rebound and a steal).

Rossville fell behind 17-8 after the first quarter and trailed 28-18 at the half. The Trojans widened the lead to 42-25 after three quarters.

The Hornets visit county rival Frankfort for a 7:30 p.m. game tonight.

Swimming

Bulldogs sweep Seeger

Clinton Central’s boys and girls swim teams each won against visiting Seeger on Saturday, with the boys topping the Patriots, 144-35, and the girls doing the same, 95-88.

The boys took first- and second-place in all three relays, while the girls won the 200-yard medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay and were barely nipped by .37 seconds in the 200 freestyle relay.

Winning relay teams for the boys included Aidan Hendrickson, Own Smith John Dunn and Kaleb Boone in the 200 medley in 1:56.63; Austin Wells, Caleb Wilson, Austin Orem and Hendrickson in the 200 free (1:52.56); and Cain Martin, Blake Mosbaugh, Wreese Sheets and Erik McCarty in the 400 free (4:04.02).

Winning girls teams were Grace Atkisson, Isabelle Hendrickson, Kailie Burnette and Brogan Sheets in the 200 medley (2:05.67) and Burnette, Kylie Gilmore, Carly Ellis and Sheets in the 400 free (4:21.22).

Individual winners for the boys were McCarty (1:49.62 in the 200 free and 5:11.54 in the 500 free), Aidan Hendrickson (2:18.30 in the 200 IM and 59.33 in the 100 butterfly), Blake Mosbaugh (24.71 in the 50 free and 57.41 in the 100 free), Tyler Ray (179.85 points in 1-meter diving), Colton Payne (1:01.17 in the 100 backstroke) and Owen Smith (1:16.21 in the 100 breaststroke).

For the girls, winners included Isabelle Hendrickson (2:14.06 in the 200 free and 58.43 in the 100 free), Burnette (2:44.77 in the 200 IM and 1:09.89 in the 100 backstroke), Brogan Sheets (25.80 in the 50 free and 1:13.02 in the 100 butterfly) and Bailey Deardorff (1:24.27 in the 100 breaststroke).

Other top finishers for the boys were Dunn (second in the 200 free and 500 free), Smith (second in the 200 IM), Payne (second in the 50 free), Caleb Wilson (second in 1-meter diving), Boone (second in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke), Orem (second in the 100 free and fourth in the 100 backstroke), Wreese Sheets (third in the 200 free and 500 free), August Haynes (third in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke), Jaylen Shelley (third in 1-meter diving) and Wells (third in the 100 butterfly).

For the girls, other high finishers included Atkisson (second in the 50 free and third in the 100 backstroke), Ally Webster (second in 1-meter diving), Olivia Wyrick (second in the 100 breaststroke), Ellis (second in the 100 butterfly and third in the 200 IM) and Gilmore (third in the 200 free and 500 free).

Both teams were to swim at Elwood on Monday, with their next meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday against visiting Tipton.