Free throw shooting has decided many a close basketball game. Perhaps none more so than South Newton’s 60-57 boys basketball victory over visiting Faith Christian on Tuesday night.
Three South Newton players shot more free throws than the Eagles attempted (7). Jet Hammel was 11 of 13 from the line on his way to a team-high 21 points. Jarrett Hammel was 7 of 8 at the line and finished with 19 points. Skylar Sanders was 8 of 14, and would go on to finish with 10 points.
South Newton was 32 of 43 from the line, nearly matching Faith Christian’s field goal attempts (48).
Cam Berning did his best to keep the Eagles close, scoring a game-high 31 points. Berning was 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Matthew Dutton was the next highest scorer for Faith Christian with seven.
Central Catholic 58
Clinton Prairie 28
Cameron Onken had 15 points to lead three players in double figures for the visiting Knights (12-5).
Libby Bonner added 13 points and Emily Burks contributed 12 for CC, which bolted to a 23-2 lead.
Benton Central 54
Bayley Goodman was 5 of 10 from 3-point range and finished with a team-high 15 points for the Lady Bison.
Kaylan Coffman had 12 points and Erin Gick scored 10 for BC, which shot 51.2 percent.
N. Vermillion 36
Emma Cole’s double-double helped the Red Ramblers hold on for a home victory.
Cole had 10 points and 13 rebounds to go along with five blocked shots. Kara Harmeson contributed eight points, six rebounds and five assists.
North White 51
Ally Scott’s 12 points led a balanced offense for North White.
Audrey Minix and Maci Heimlich each added 11 for the Vikings.
Fountain Central 71
Maggie Fishero scored a game-high 27 points, sinking 13 of 17 from the free throw line, to lead the Mustangs.
Macee Williams added 16 points and Samantha Pigg had 10 for Fountain Central.
Twin Lakes 66
Laurhen Pickett dominated inside for the Indians, sinking 13 of her 15 2-point attempts on the way to a game-high 31 points.
Pickett also grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked four shots. Taylor Burns neared a double-double with 14 points and eight rebounds. Josie Gutwein scored 12 points to go along with five assists.
Megan Dobson had 15 points to lead Rensselaer.