The Lanesville boys’ basketball team let a 16-point lead slip away as the Eagles fell to Northeast Dubois 55-53 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Class A Loogootee Regional boys’ basketball tournament.
Lanesville (15-9) led 32-16 late in the second quarter before the Jeeps (12-12) started to chip away.
By the end of the third quarter, the Eagles still led 44-36. Lanesville, though, scored just nine points in the final period as Northeast Dubois rallied.
“As we stop making them (shots) and they are making shots, it’s a bad formula,” said Lanesville coach Mikel Miller. “They hurt us inside a lot with scoring and rebounding.”
Jason Harmon, a 6-foot-2 senior forward, paced the Eagles with 12 points. Ryan Fulkerson added nine.
Tyler Haas, a 6-foot-5 senior, led Northeast Dubois with 22 points. Cameron Riecker added 15 points for the Jeeps.
Class A Regional at Loogootee
– Linne 3, Jacob 5, Haas 22, Gress 4, Riecker 15, Dodson 6.Northeast Dubois (12-12)
– Joe Ferree 7, Fulkerson 9, Lane 8, Harmon 12, Frazier 2, Jack Ferree 8, Husband 7.Lanesville (15-9)
— Riecker 1, Joe Ferree 1, Jack Ferree 2.3-point goals