The vacation week makes the program lighter. | Sports
Some teams will be laid off after today, but others will still be in action next week. Here’s a look at some of the games planned for today and the week.
Jasper (5-1) at Corydon Central (2-4) (boys), 7:30 p.m., today
Last meeting: Jasper dominated Corydon Central, 59-48, on January 19, 2021
1. Jasper won just six games in the 2020-21 season, but one of those six wins came against the Panthers, in which the Wildcats shared the basketball in that game. Sharing the rock is also something Jasper has done at the start of this season. According to the team’s MaxPreps page, three Wildcats had double-digit average heading into Friday’s game in Boonville – junior Carter Mundy (13 points per game), senior Connor Foley (12.2) and senior Gus Heichelbech. (10.4).
2. Defense has helped the Wildcats get off the ground this year. They have held their opponents under 50 points in four of the first six games they have played this year. The most points they allowed in on Friday was 71 they gave up on November 30 against Evansville Bosse, but Jasper had 76. Their only loss was a 57-49 loss on December 4 in Loogootee, but even then Wildcats coach John Goebel thought they had defended well in the loss.
3. However, Jasper himself managed to score under 50 points in all three games leading up to Friday’s 58-21 win over the Pioneers. The Wildcats came into Boonville with back-to-back wins, but those wins were combined to four points. Goebel mentioned that the team struggled to score when opposing defenses ran into the area. He said after the Dec. 11 victory they were ineffective and ineffective at moving the ball, but touted some improvements on Friday.
Mt. Vernon (1-2, 1-1) at Heritage Hills (2-3, 0-1) (boys), Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Last meeting: Heritage Hills won, 48-31, February 20, 2021.
1. Heritage Hills Men’s Basketball is trying to learn and make a difference with some of the young players on the rotation. The Patriots have often limited their opponents to their forties, and sometimes even less than 40 points in the past two seasons when they won back-to-back sectional championships, but the Patriots entered Friday’s game with Crawford County giving up. averaging 60.8 points per game, including a combined 204 in their three games before playing the Wolfpack.
2. This is what Pats coach Nate Hawkins discussed in his interview with The Herald for the team’s season preview – if they can get any defensive saves to win the Pocket Athletic Conference. and another section championship. Heritage Hills is currently 0-1 in the CAP, having lost 55-51 to North Posey in overtime on Dec. 10, and the Vikings themselves are currently 3-0 to their Conference. The Pats are ready for five consecutive PAC games from Jan. 7-21.
3. However, he felt his team could score, and that’s what they have been doing so far. Heritage Hills entered Friday’s game averaging 52.8 points per game and won 60-51. Freshman Trent Sisley entered Friday’s game averaging 16.8 points per game, and Sisley had seen his point tally increase in each of his first four games. Senior Alex Schaeffer and junior Marcus Becher each averaged 8.3 points per game before playing Wolfpack, while senior JT Smallwood averaged exactly eight points per game.
Jasper (2-8) at Pike Central (4-8) (girls), 7:30 p.m., Tuesday
Last meeting: Jasper won, 47-33, December 30, 2019
1. The struggles continued for the Jasper daughters on Thursday, being shut out 16-0 in the first quarter at Northeast Dubois. The Wildcats couldn’t get any tips to get into the rim throughout that first quarter, and while they gradually got more points, it wasn’t enough in their 67-44 loss to the class 1A-No. 11 jeeps. They have allowed 50 or more points in each of their three straight losses and have allowed increasing points total in each of the three games, although they still enter today’s game at Southridge after allowing an average of 49.4 points per game.
2. Even limiting teams to less than 50 points hasn’t always been a magic bullet for Jasper, although it has helped. The Wildcats are 2-3 while keeping their opponents under 50, and both of their wins came when the opposition scored under 40 points. They enter today’s game against the Raiders averaging 32.6 points per game on offense, and Thursday’s game against the Jeeps was only the third time the offense has exceeded 40 points in a match.
3. Jasper has yet to pull off a two-game winning streak this season as the Wildcats have faced some slippage this year. They started off losing two in a row, but also lost three in a row after winning a match. Jasper is hoping to avoid a fourth straight loss today at Southridge, but the Wildcats faced top junior Jeep scorer Rhylan Kalb on Thursday, and she lost 31. Today they’ll have to try to contain the rookie. of the Avah Montgomery Raiders.
Forest Park (11-2) at McLean County (Ky., 2-3 entering Friday) (Girls), 4:20 p.m., Tuesday, Owensboro SportsCenter
1. The Forest Park girls haven’t lost many games this season, but Thursday’s home game against Pocket Athletic Conference rival Washington was one example. The Hatchets handed the Rangers a 59-44 loss, ending an eight-game winning streak they had posted, while Washington has now won 11 in a row. The Rangers showed what they can do by rebounding from a 63-52 loss on Nov. 16 to Gibson Southern, and now they have another chance.
2, They have exercised their dominance during their eight-game streak, with seven of their eight double-digit wins, and their defense has allowed 50 points only once during the winning streak. Class 2A-No. 5 Rangers have averaged 36.1 points per game in defense, giving themselves the chance to play in many games. However, the defense allowed more points in those two losses than their season average at this point in the season.
3. A Pocket Athletic Conference Championship is still possible for the Ranger Girls, whose two losses came against opponents from the PAC. However, Gibson Southern and Washington are undefeated in conference this season. The Rangers are 5-2, while the Titans are 5-0 and the Hatchets are 4-0 in the conference. Forest Park still has four PAC games on the schedule. Meanwhile, the Hatchets have eight more games to play and the Titans have seven more to play. The Washington / Gibson game is scheduled for January 15.
Forest Park (1-3) at McLean County (Ky. 4-1 entering Friday) (boys) 8 p.m. Tuesday, Owensboro SportsCenter
1. Forest Park was scheduled to play today against County rival Northeast Dubois as the Rangers and Jeeps had sought to break three-game slips, but that game has been postponed and a rescheduling date will be soon. That now gives the Rangers a longer layoff, as it will have been 10 days, instead of seven, since their last 61-59 loss on Dec. 11 in overtime at the Pocket Athletic Conference to Washington.
2. The Rangers are 1-3 when they could easily be 3-1. They suffered a 52-51 loss on December 10 to Looogootee, and then the following night they couldn’t hang on to some of the latest advances they built inside the Hatchet House. The offense has brought him here averaging 57.5 points per game and has scored no less than 51 points this season, but the defense has allowed an average of 59.5 points per game.
3. Forest Park is currently on tour at the moment, as today’s Rangers game was supposed to be the second of four straight games, but they are not expected to review the Buechler Arena limits until December 30 against the rival of the PAC. Pike Central in what is expected to be the first of five home games in seven games. They will then have three consecutive road games before rotating at home and away for the remainder of the regular season.