Spartans defeat Batesville; Jan. 23 boy’s basketball scores

Spartans defeat Batesville; Jan. 23 boy’s basketball scores

chs spartans logoIt wasn’t a thing of beauty, but it was a victory. And the Connersville Spartans will take it.

CHS defeated Batesville, 39-28, Saturday night at Spartan Bowl to improve to 13-3 overall and 4-0 in Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference play. Batesville dropped to 1-12 overall, 0-4 EIAC.

Sophomore guard Garrett Silcott scored 12 points and dished 5 assists to lead the Spartans, who led the Bulldogs 8-4 after one quarter and 20-10 at the half.

With Batesville utilizing a deliberate offensive attack, Connersville scored just 7 points in the 3rd quarter — a basket and 2 free throws by Silcott, a layup by Beau Isaacs and a foul shot by Grant Smith. Coach Kerry Brown’s squad outscored Batesville 12-10 in the final 8 minutes.

Tyler Billups had 9 points and 3 rebounds for the Spartans, Isaacs had 8 points and 6 rebounds, Grant Smith and Chandler Graves tallied 5 points apiece. Isaacs and Smith were plagued by foul trouble, both finishing with 4 infractions.

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CHS has double-duty action this weekend, with Mt. Vernon (Fortville) visiting the Bowl Friday (7:30 p.m.).

A potential Sectional 9 opponent, the Marauders are 12-2, losing only to Decatur Central, 57-48, and New Castle, 55-54.

On Saturday, CHS travels to Mooresville to battle the 10-4 Pioneers. On Dec. 30, Mt. Vernon defeated Mooresville, 51-50.

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Jan. 23 boy’s scores

Connersville area / games of interest

Connersville 39, Batesville 28

Greensburg 62, South Decatur 44

Pendleton Heights 77, Northeastern 73

Richmond 54, Belmont (Ohio) 51

Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 59, Hamilton Southeastern 51

Morristown 74, Rushville 66

North Decatur 58, Union County 36

East Central 61, Harrison (Ohio) 55

Cowan 63, Cambridge City Lincoln 57

New Castle 84, Blackford 32

Greenfield-Central 55, Shelbyville 54

Delta 52, Hagerstown 45

Eastern Hancock 63, Shenandoah 57

Jac-Cen-Del 51, Lawrenceburg 46

Indianapolis North Central 77, Muncie Central 63

Centerville 70, Union (Modoc) 35

Daleville 70, Tri 57

Jennings County 73, South Dearborn 48

Knightstown 86, Edinburgh 56

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