Winter Break Basketball Recaps

Daniel Healey and Isaac Mervis

Boys Basketball

12/20 Medora

The Blazers traveled all the way to Medora on December 20th.  After a big first quarter, University led 20-14.  At the end of half, University led Medora 32-24.  The Blazers had a big third quarter scoring twenty points.  A strong fourth quarter propelled the Blazers to a 65-51 victory.

Anthony Maranto had a big game, leading the Blazers with 18 points.  The Junior guards also had good games, with Johnson and Diehl scoring 12, followed by Liston with 10.  Seniors Murdock and Forkin added each.  Anthony Murdock led the team with 9 rebounds, followed by Anthony Maranto and Trent Thomas with 6 in his Varsity debut.

12/26 Bishop Chatard

To kick off the Vincennes Lincoln Holiday Classic, the Blazers faced the Bishop Chatard Trojans.  An evenly matched first quarter ended in an 11-8 lead for the Trojans.  A big second quarter by both teams made the half time score 31-23.  Bishop Chatard dominated the third quarter, finishing with a 52-30 lead.  A late surge by the Blazers was not enough, falling short 63-45.

Anthony Maranto led the way with 17 points (including 5 three pointers) followed by Tyler Diehl with 12.

12/27 Vincennes Lincoln

The Blazers started their double header off against Vincennes Lincoln.  At the end of the first quarter Vincennes led 11-8.  Both teams had a big second quarter to make the half time score 31-23.  Vincennes handily took the third quarter, finishing with a 52-30 lead.  Despite late surge by the Blazers was, they fell short 63-45.

Anthony Maranto led the team in scoring with 14 points, followed by Mikhail Liston with 9, and Anthony Murdock with 8.

12/27 Vincennes Rivet

On December 27th the Blazers faced Vincennes Rivet.  The Blazers jumped out to a 14-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.  University finished the half out strong with a 29-24 lead.  Vincennes Rivet regained the lead by the end of the third quarter with a score of 39-40.  A great fourth quarter effort and a Tyler Diehl three pointer allowed the Blazers to win the game with a score of 55-53.

The scoring was evenly distributed with Forkin with 13 points, Johnson with 12, Liston and Maranto with 9, Diehl with 8, and Daniels and Thomas with 2.

12/28 Tecumseh

On December 28th the Blazers took on Tecumseh.  University jumped out to a 13-8 lead after the first quarter.  University held on to a narrow lead at half 24-21.  Tecumseh tied the score up at 36 at the end of the third.  An even fourth quarter sent the game into overtime.  In overtime, Tecumseh outscored the Blazers 10-9 and was victorious with a score of 63-62.

Robbie Johnson led the team in scoring with 19, followed by Tyler Diehl with 14, and Mikhail Liston with 11.  Robbie Johnson was 5-6 from behind the arc.

12/31 Seton Catholic

On New Year’s Eve the University Trailblazers took on Seton Catholic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  University commanded the first half finishing the first quarter ahead 14-11 and the second 28-20.  An evenly matched third quarter brought the score to 41-34.  Seton Catholic had a great effort in the fourth quarter to tie up the game and send it to overtime.  In overtime, Seton Catholic outscored the Blazers 6-3, finishing the game with a score of 59-56.

Robbie Johnson led the team with 18 points followed by Tyler Diehl with 10.

1/11 Indy Metropolitan

On January 11th the University Trailblazers took on Indianapolis Metropolitan.    The Blazers got out to a quick lead 18-15.  A huge second quarter brought the half-time score to 38-27.  The rest of the game was evenly matched and Indy Met could not overcome an early deficit, finishing the game 65-53.

Anthony Maranto led the team in scoring with 14, followed by Tyler Diehl with 13, Sam Forkin with 12, and Robbie Johnson with 11.

Girls Basketball

12/19 Indiana School for the Deaf

On December 19th the Lady Blazers took on Indiana School for the Deaf, a tough team.  After one quarter, the game was tight at 13-15 in ISD’s favor.  However, ISD started to pull away.  A 16-point effort in the second quarter increased their lead to 31-19.  Another 11 points widened the lead to 42-23.  A huge fourth quarter finished the game out at 63-31.

Ellie Klemsz led the team with 8 points.  The Lady Blazers look to bounce back against Lapel on December 28th at the U Center so come out and show your support!

12/31 Seton Catholic

The Lady Trailblazers were victorious against the Seton Catholic Cardinals in a New Year’s Eve matchup with a close score of 21-20. This game took place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse after the Indiana Pacers game earlier that day. The Blazers took the lead at the end of the 1st quarter with 5 points. The Ladies kept their lead going into halftime with a score of 12-7. Unfortunately the Blazers lost their lead in the 3rd quarter by only scoring 2 points in the quarter. The Blazers were down 14-15 going into the fourth. With good teamwork and aggressive basketball the Blazers outscored the Cardinals in the 4th quarter walking away with the one point victory.

Senior Elizabeth Orians led the team with 8 points followed by Guard Cyan Cosby with 5. Cyan also went 2 of 2 from the free throw line. Cyan and Elizabeth also helped the team out by both making a 3-point shot.

Other Scoring:

Honor Cosby… 4

Ellie Klemsz… 2

Maggie Klemsz… 2

Speedway 1/2

The Lady Trailblazers fell to the Speedway Sparkplugs with a score of 42-60. It was a tough 1st quarter for the Blazers as the trailed 7-22 at the end. At halftime they were still behind with a score of 17-34. The 2nd half of the game was strong for the Ladies. They tied the Sparkplugs in 3rd quarter points making the score 30-47. The Blazers added 12 points to their total while the Sparkplugs added 13 points during the fourth quarter making the final score 42-60.

Junior Reilly Small was the team points leader with 21 points. Sophomore Marissa Reel followed her with 9 points. Reel had two 3-Pointers in this game. Even though the Blazers lost this game they continued to grow as a team and it showed in the 2nd half of this game.

Other Scoring:

Ellie Klemsz… 3

Cyan Cosby… 2

Honor Cosby… 2

Maggie Klemsz… 2

Lizzie Berry… 1

Indy Metropolitan 1/7

The Lady Trailblazers took home the win against the Indianapolis Metropolitan Pumas with a final score of 42-33. The Blazers got off the right foot during the 1st quarter with a score of 12-5. They increased their lead by a point by halftime making the score 23-15. The Blazers came out of the break motivated and scored 16 points in the 3rd, the score was now 39-20. The Pumas were ready to fight back in the 4th quarter by outscoring the Blazers 13-3, but it wasn’t enough for the Pumas. The Blazers walked away with the 42-33 victory and the 3rd win of the season.

Ellie Klemsz and Lizzie Berry led the team to victory by both scoring 13 points. This was a solid win, and a great confidence booster for the team.

Other Scorers:

Elizabeth Orians… 4

Lexie Schulte… 3

Reilly Small… 3

Honor Cosby… 3

Audrey Geipel… 2

Marissa Reel… 1

1/9 Scecina

The Lady Blazers were defeated by the Scecina Memorial Crusaders with a final score of 34-54. The Ladies were behind 5-11 at the end of the 1st quarter. The 2nd quarter was a positive one for the Blazers by taking 2 points off Scecina’s lead making the halftime score 14-18. The Blazers continued to trail at the end of the 3rd quarter with score 24-31. The Crusaders showed their want for the victory during the 4th quarter by outscoring the Blazers 23-10 making the final score 34-54.

Cyan Cosby had 11 of the team’s 34 points and making 7 of 8 free throws. Lizzie Berry followed with 8.

Other Scorers:

Ashley Gonzalez… 4

Honor Cosby… 4

Ellie Klemsz… 4

Elizabeth Orians… 3

1/14 Lutheran

The Lady Trailblazers were defeated by the Lutheran Saints with a score of 21-50. The Ladies fell behind in the first trailing by 8 making the score 4-12. The Saints continued their hot shooting streak in the 2nd outscoring the Blazers 18-5 making the halftime score 9-30 in the Saints’ favor. The Saints brought their strong game into the second half making the score 41-15 at the end of the 3rd. The Blazers played with strong defense in the 4th quarter by only allowing the Saints to score 9 points while the Blazers scored 6, this made the final score 21-50 giving the Saints the victory.

Elizabeth Orians took the scoring role tonight with 6 points. Ellie Klemsz followed her with 5 points.

Other Scorers:

Lexie Schulte… 3

Lizzie Berry… 3

Cyan Cosby… 2

Reilly Small… 2

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