Lady Lions outrun B-R

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Dec. 17—MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve/Loogootee girls' game doesn't have a special name or a traveling trophy, but that doesn't mean it matters any less in the storied rivalry between these two schools.

At the final horn, Loogootee came away with the 45-35 win, while limiting the Vikes to just five 2-point buckets, as B-R got 16 of their 35 points from the free throw line.

With the win, Loogootee moves to 4-6 and B-R drops to 4-7, breaking a recent three game winning streak.

"I thought our fast start really helped us and our defense played well tonight," said Loogootee coach Brian Smith. "It seem like every time they made a run, we were able to answer."

Both teams went almost a full three minutes with just Mallory Sutton and Emily Hawkins coming up with Loogootee free throws to make it 4-0. The Lion surge continued with buckets from Grace Gingerich and Katie Callison to make it 8-0 with 2:30 left in the quarter. Loogootee stretched it to 10-0, before Sutton stretched it to 13-0. Kylee Gladish hit a pair of free throws just before the buzzer to give B-R its first points and made it 13-2.

Limited scoring marked the second quarter as well, as Gingerich of Loogootee had the lone bucket in the first 3:00 minutes. Hannah Bledsoe added two free throws. Gladish picked up two baskets, the first two Lady Viking field goals of the half, as they cut the lead to 18-8. Bledsoe added two more free throws but Gingerich and Hawkins scored for Loogootee to make it 20-10. Bledsoe added her sixth and seventh free throw of the quarter to continue to cut the lead to 22-13 at the half.

Both teams traded quick baskets to open the second quarter but it wasn't until the 2:52 mark before anyone scored again, as Loogootee's Katelyn Mason and Sutton added treys, while Viking Jennica Helms nailed a pair of long balls to cut it to 31-25, as B-R outscored LHS, 12-9 during the quarter.

Hawkins opened the fourth with another trey for LHS and Mason gave them some breathing room at 36-25. Elle Knepp added free throws for B-R, along with a trey from Willow Thompson to get the Vikes back to within eight, 38-30. Hawkins pushed the game out or each from the free throw line and with a bucket to make it 43-32 with less than a minute to play, before coming away with the 45-35 win.

B-R was led by Bledsoe with 13 points, 11 coming from the stripe. Gladish and Helms had six each, while Colleen Trambaugh, Willow Thompson, Elle Knepp, Natalie Wagler and Graber also scored.

Hawkins led LHS with 18, while Sutton added 10.

Barr-Reeve won the two-quarter contest 18-15, with Emma Knepp led with 10, well Elle Knepp had five, Liv Emmons had two and Katelyn Stevens had one. Ana Toy led LHS with six.

B-R takes on Paoli on Saturday.

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