Boys basketball: Bulldogs rally in 4th, top EC in OT

Feb. 12—BATESVILLE — A fourth quarter rally by Batesville forced overtime against visiting East Central Saturday. In the extra session, the Bulldogs held off the Trojans to post the 64-62 victory.

Batesville improves to 14-5 overall and 4-2 in the EIAC. East Central drops to 10-12 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

The Bulldogs led early in the first quarter, but found themselves trailing the rest of regulation. Batesville did not lead again until the overtime session. The Bulldogs outscored East Central 18-9 in the fourth quarter to extend the game to the extra session.

Batesville took control early in the overtime, scoring the first five points and then holding off the Trojans for the EIAC victory.

Jack Grunkemeyer led the Bulldogs with 17 points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. Cade Kaiser led the team with seven rebounds and six assists, while scoring 11 points. Sam Johnson was also in double figures scoring with 15 points. Trenten Luers was fourth on the team in scoring with seven points.

North Decatur

KNIGHTSTOWN — North Decatur led at Knightstown 14-8 after the first eight minutes and 25-24 at the half, but the Panthers clawed back to lead after the third 43-29 en route to a 59-53 victory.

The Chargers fall to 12-9 on the season. The Panthers improve to 10-9 with a third straight win.

Leading the Chargers in scoring was Kaden Muckerheide with 19 points, four rebounds and seven assists. Logan O'Dell tallied 13 points, four rebounds and two assists. Brady Mauer also scored in double figures with 12 points to go along with six rebounds. Owen Eldridge had nine points, four rebounds and one assist.

The Chargers return to action hosting Southwestern (Shelby) Friday.

South Decatur

WALDRON — Waldron's Jacob Lindsey made the most of his points against South Decatur Friday. Lindsey hit a 3-pointer to tie the game and sent it to overtime. In the extra session, Lindsey hit a pair of free throws to seal the 57-54 MHC win.

South drops to 9-10 on the season and 3-3 in the MHC. Waldron improves to 8-8 overall and 3-2 in the MHC.

Jacob Scruggs led South with 34 points. Colby Rathburn added eight points followed by Jamison Keller three, Jaylynn McMurray three and Taylon Absher two.

Keith Settles led the way for the Mohawks with 21 points. Max Jones finished with 13 points and Lucas Shaw added 11 points.

Saturday, the Cougars held a lead on visiting Seton Catholic for three quarters, but Seton rallied in the final eight minutes to knock off the Cougars 65-59.

South is now 9-11 on the season.

South was led by Scruggs with 20 points and Damon Gearhart with 12 points. Rathburn scored seven points. Drake Scaggs and Keller both scored six points. Absher added five points and McMurray had three.

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