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December 30, 2012

H.S. ROUNDUP: Red Devils fall short of Wettig Tourney title

Bull Dogs capture second straight title in 61-55 win over Jeff; Baker, Ellis make all-tourney team

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RICHMOND — WRESTLING

• FC’s Kennedy captures Mater Dei Classic title: Floyd Central senior Terrence Kennedy won the 113-pound championship at the ultra-competitive Mater Dei Holiday Classic in Evansville on Saturday. It was Kennedy’s second Mater Dei Classic title in his career, becoming only the second Highlander wrestler to ever accomplish that feat.

Floyd Central wound up seventh in the team standings. The Highlanders’ George Emily and Nick Ottersbach each placed third in their respective weight classes, while teammate Tre Marler finished fourth.

Also for Floyd Central, Chris Whitley, Ian Bagwell, John Meldrum and Brennan Banet each placed fifth and Cory Troutman was sixth.

“We placed one more person than last year and actually got a lower place [in the team standings],” Highlanders’ coach Brandon Sisson said. “The tourney was the toughest it has been in years.”

NEXT: Floyd Central at Charlestown, Friday.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

• Bulldogs end up third at North Central Tourney: Senior guard Tanner Marcum and sophomore forward Brianne Nixon each recorded a double-double as New Albany defeated Warren Central in the consolation game of the Indianapolis North Central Tournament on Saturday, 53-44.

Marcum had a game-high 21 points and 10 assists, while Nixon registered 14 points and 10 rebounds. Marcum needs 15 points against Madison on Thursday to reach the 1,000-point mark in her high school career. Teammate Claire Hirsch scored eight points.

The Bulldogs led 16-2 after the first quarter and 25-8 at halftime en route to securing third place in the tourney.

“We just played really well,” New Albany coach Tammy Geron said. “We did a better job of taking care of the basketball.”

NEXT: New Albany (5-6) at Madison, Thursday.

POSTPONEMENTS

• Jeff-New Wash girls, Munk Invite called off: Because of Friday’s snowstorm, there were a couple of postponements on the area high school basketball schedule on Saturday.

The Jeffersonville at New Washington girls’ basketball game was postponed along with the McKee Munk boys’ basketball invitational at Henryville. The scheduled semifinal games for the Munk Invite were Christian Academy versus Crothersville and the host Hornets versus Oldenburg Academy.

No make-up dates have been set for the Jeff-New Wash girls’ contest and the Munk Invite.

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