January/February Basketball Recaps

This article was written by Daniel Healey and Isaac Mervis. 

Boys Basketball

1/17 Cardinal Ritter

University traveled to Cardinal Ritter for a memorable battle.  At the end of 1 quarter of play, University had a slim lead of 22-20.  The game was neck and neck at the end of the first half with a score of 42-41.  University led Cardinal Ritter 59-55 at the end of 3 quarters, but a big 4th quarter by Ritter sent the game in overtime.  In overtime Cardinal Ritter escaped with an 86-84 victory.  The Blazers were led by Tyler Diehl with 23 followed by Mikhail Liston with 18.

1/23 Tindley

In their first home game of the season, the Blazers took on Section rival Tindley.  University jumped out to a 12-7 lead at the end of the 1st quarter and never looked back.  The Blazers expanded their lead to 34-20 at halftime.  The Blazers’ lead grew even further at the end of the 3rd quarter with a score of 50-27.  Tindley had a strong 4th quarter, but it was not enough to catch the Blazers who took home the victory 58-40. Tyler Diehl and Sam Forkin led the Blazers in scoring with 16 and 14, respectively. Diehl and Forkin were sharp from the 3-point line, both shooting 4/6.

1/28 Alexandria-Monroe

On January 28, University hosted Alexandria-Monroe.  University gained an early 15-8 lead at the end of 1.  Alexandria battled back, but trailed 28-24 at halftime.  University had a surge in the 3rd quarter, increasing their lead to 46-30.  The Blazers held on in the 4th for a 70-58 victory, improving their home record to 2-0.  Sam Forkin led the Blazers with 19 points, shooting 5/9 from the 3-point line.

1/31 Eminence

University took on the Eminence Eels on January 31st.  University took a 19-10 lead after 1 quarter, and increased it to 42-24 by halftime.  Eminence took the third quarter, shortening the lead to 56-41.  University finished the game strong, concluding a 69-50 victory.  Tyler Diehl led the team with 22 points.  Tyler Diehl and Sam Forkin had great touches from the floor, both shooting 4/8 from the 3-point line.

2/1 Anderson Prep Academy

University traveled to Anderson to take on Anderson Prep Academy on February 1st.  The quarter-by-quarter stats are unavailable for the game, however, University was victorious 76-47.

2/7 George Washington

On February 7th the Blazers hosted George Washington in a game for the ages!  After 1 quarter, the game was knotted at 11.  University jumped out to a 19-15 lead at halftime.  The Blazers sustained a 36-33 lead going into the 4th quarter.  However, George Washington came back to make the score 49-49, sending the game into overtime.  One overtime period was not enough to settle the game, with the score at 54-54.  University was determined to emerge victorious, outdueling George Washington 11-5 in the 2nd overtime, finishing the game with a score of 65-69.  Tyler Diehl led the team with a double-double of 23 points and 15 rebounds.  Robbie Johnson and Mikhail Liston made great contributions with 19 points and 11 points, respectively.

Girls Basketball

1/28 Eminence

The Lady Blazers defeated the Eminence Eels 32-30 in this Saturday afternoon matchup. The Blazers took the 1st quarter lead with 12-9 lead. Eminence fought back in the 2nd quarter giving the Eels the 18-19 halftime lead. The 2nd half proved to be a strong one for the Trailblazers as they outscored the Eels 7-5 in the 3rd, 7-3 in the 4th, and giving them the outright lead and 32-30 victory. Sophomore Cyan Cosby scored 15 of the team’s 32 points. Ellie Klemsz also added 10 points.

Other Scorers:

Elizabeth Orians…4

Honor Cosby…3

1/30 Broad Ripple

The Lady Trailblazers suffered a tough 24-33 loss to the Broad Ripple Rockets. The Blazers started out very strong taking the 9-2 1st quarter lead. The 2nd quarter proved to be a rough one for our Blazers, but they still kept the 13-12 lead. The Blazers went scoreless in the 3rd opposed to the Rockets’ 10 points making the score 13-22. The Blazers kept up with the Rockets in the 4th, but the Rockets walked away with the 24-33 victory. Seniors Ellie Klemsz and Elizabeth Orians showed their leadership to the team combining for 17 of the team’s 24 points (Klemsz with 11, Orians with 6).

Other Scorers:

Cyan Cosby…3

Lizzie Berry…2

Reilly Small…2

 2/3 Faith Christian

The Lady Blazers fell to the Faith Christian Eagles 30-32. The Eagles took the 8-10 1st quarter lead. At the half the Blazers were down 12-17. After the 3rd quarter the Eagles still had the lead with a score of 22-28. The Blazers weren’t going to end the game without a fight. They outscored the Eagles 8-4 in the 4th quarter, but that wasn’t enough. The Eagles take the 30-32 victory.

Senior Ellie Klemsz took the scoring role for the night contribution 12 of the 30 points. Freshman Honor Cosby wasn’t too far behind with 8 points.

Other Scorers:

Lexie Schulte…4

Cyan Cosby…4

Elizabeth Orians…2

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