Lady Tigers end 8-game losing streak in tourney debut, wind up runners-up in Rumble on the River Tournament
Tiger boys lose 2 at North Central Tourney;
5-game tailspin leaves them with 3-5 record.
The Fishers Lady Tigers earned their third victory of the season, ending an 8-game drought, with a 47-35 decision over McCutcheon in a first-round Rumble on the River tournament game on Monday at Southwestern (Hanover).
The Lady Tigers, who never trailed, out-rebounded McCutcheon 34-19.
Alex Von Kamecke led the way with 12 points, all from beyond the 3-point arc. Ali Gerka added 9 points and 8 rebounds, while Hannah Kroehler and Audrey Turner each had 9 rebounds.
Fishers, which was the tournament runner-up, advanced to the finale with a 59-26 romp over Madison. The Lady Tigers led 21-13 at halftime and used a 21-point point 3rd quarter to open up a 42-21 lead. They were 7-of-14 from behind the 3-point line, out-rebounded the Cubs (32-21), and had a season low 7 turnovers.
Hannah Kroehler led the Lady Tigers with 14 rebounds and 7 points. Audrey Turner added 10 points and 6 rebounds, while Megan Forbes and Alex Von Kamecke each hit 3 from beyond the arc for 9 points apiece.
Elsewhere, the Fishers boys dropped back-to-back games in the North Central Tournament, losing to the host and top-ranked Panthers 74-51 on Tuesday, and falling to Centerville, Ohio, 52-46 in Wednesday’s consolation.
The Lady Tigers fell to North Harrison 45-33 in the Championship game. They jumped out to an early 11-1 lead, but the Lady Cats (16-1) took a 25-22 lead into halftime and never relinquished it .
Toni Grace led Fishers with 9 points and Ali Gerka and Audrey Turner each had 5 rebounds. Hannah Kroehler and Toni Grace were named to the All-Tournament team.
The Lady Tigers, now 4-11, play host to Center Grove on Saturday. The JV game is at noon, and the varsity takes on Center Grove at 1:30 p.m.
At North Central:
The Panthers led at all stops and finished off the Tigers with a 20-11 scoring edge over the final 8 minutes in the opener.
Tyler Wolfe paced the Tigers with 11 points in a relief role.
Cameron Wolter chipped in 10 points, Caleb Reitz had 8, Andre Small 6, and Lance Dollison and Jamil Turner-Hall added 5 apiece.
Wolter led the way with 7 rebounds, while Dollison and Connor Washburn each had 3 boards, and Zach Eaton dished out 5 assists.
In Wednesday’s consolation game, it was too little, too late for the Tigers in the loss to Centerville, Ohio.
The Tigers have since lost 5 straight after opening the season with a 3-0 record
Senior Lance Dollison’s 22 points paced the Tigers.
Wolfe added 8 points off the bench.
The Tigers are in action again on Jan. 2 against the Greyhounds at Carmel.