MT. CARMEL — The Washington Lady Hatchets (1-0) dropped a conference game to reining Big 8 champion Mt. Carmel (1-0) on Tuesday night, 60-45.

The Hatchets trailed 22-10 and 40-19 at the half, but played a stronger second half.

“Our second half looked a lot better,” said WHS coach Mandy Lueking.

Sophomore Liz Horton led the scoring with 24 points, while Sara Kennedy had six.

Taylor May, Alex Alford and Jessica Prewett has three each, while Olivia Brasher, Brittany Bozarth and Peyton Shake had two each.

No JV game was played. The Lady Hatchets return to action on Friday in the Hatchet House against Sullivan.

B-R 7th stays undefeated

FRENCH LICK — The Barr-Reeve boys seventh grade basketball team improved to 4-0 on the season with a 42-24 win at Springs Valley on Tuesday night.

The Vikings were led by Connor Sorrells and Myron Stoll with 11 points each. They were followed by Heath Graber with nine and Brandon Wagler with six. Hunter Gladish and Collin Swartzentruber chipped in two each and Trey Graber rounded out the scoring with one. The Vikings return to action this Saturday at home against Holy Family.

NDJH wins

JASONVILLE — The North Daviess seventh grade boys basketball team opened the season Monday with a SWIAC conference road contest at Shakamak and came away with a 46-21 victory. The Cougars led 23-16 at halftime, and pulled away with a strong second half for the victory. Nick Crays led the Cougars with 17 points, while Wes Lengacher joined him in double figures with 16 points. Adam Wagler added five points, Tyler Hostetter four points, and Jaden Wagler and Justin Raber 2 points each. Hostetter also turned in an excellent rebounding performance for the Cougars.

The Cougars are now 1-0 on the season and 1-0 in SWIAC play.

The North Daviess eighth grade also picked up a win, 40-23. The Cougars led by 10 points at the half and expanded the lead to the final margin of victory by outscoring the Lakers 23-16 in the second half. Matthew Miller led ND with 14 points and Lewis Nugent followed in double figures with 11. Jordan O’Haver contributed five points, while Brandt Lawyer and Anthony Steffey added four points each. Drew Harkness had a stellar defensive game for the Cougars and added a field goal for two points. The Cougars are 1-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference.

WJHS 7th beats Heritage Hills

Washington Junior High seventh grade basketball team played Monday with two strong wins over Heritage Hills.

In the first game, WJHS won 48-21with 11 of 16 players scoring during the contest. Leading scorers for the game included Keaton Hendricks and Trey Parsons with eight, Blaine Arney and Derek Gress with six each.

In the second game, WJHS won 45-7. Leading scorers for the second game included Derek Gress with 10, Austin Bush with eight and Mitchell Bath and T.J. Hill with six each.

ND 5th plays Rivet, NED

The North Daviess fifth grade girls lost their opening game to Vincennes Rivet, 37-13. Brooke Swartzentruber was high scorer with six points. Jessica Miller had five and Makayla Spears had two.

ND then defeated Northeast Dubois on Monday, 36-15.

Miller led with 18 points, followed by Swartzentruber with 14 points, while Mattie Wagler and Spears contributed two points each.

B-R 8th wins

FRENCH LICK — The Barr-Reeve Junior High team played at Sprinigs Valley and came away with two wins.

The eighth graders defeated the Blackhawks 46-26.

B-R was led by Ashton Wagler with 13, Cody Wagler with 11, seven from Jon Ginerich, five from Justin Graber and four from Matt Swartzentruber.

Matt Rohrer, Tyler Ross and Colton Davis had two each. “Our team played well tonight,” B-R coach Bret Graber said.

“Our big men played with intensity inside and our guards were active getting and distributing the ball. It was a good win for us.”

The Barr-Reeve teams will be in action Saturday against Holy Family of Jasper.

Hatchet 8th graders split

Washington Junior High eighth grade boys opened their basketball season Monday against Heritage Hills. In the A game the Hatchets used a solid defensive effort and came away with a 35-30 victory.

Jacob Stephens paced the Hatchets with nine points, followed by Christian Burns and Jalen Hyde with eight points each. Kade Bowman and Bryce Welborn rounded out the scoring with five points apiece.

In the B-game, the Hatchets came up one point short as Heritage Hills banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer for a 33-32 victory. Teylor Smith paced the Hatchets with 13 points, Welborn added 11 points, Brad Mason chipped in with six points, and Addison Stoll rounded out the scoring with two points. Both teams will be back in action next Tuesday as they play Boonville at home.

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