NH sweeps tourneys
North Harrison’s boys and girls basketball teams continued their hot streak heading into the new year this weekend, with the boys claiming the Crawford County Holiday Tournament and the girls bringing home top honors in the Mitchell Tournament.
North Harrison, which can boast of being the last school in the state of Indiana with undefeated records in both boys and girls basketball, took on Crawford County in the first round of each tourney and then defeated (strangely enough) Mitchell in each tourney championship game.
The Cougars (6-0) struggled in the middle two quarters, but had enough offense to carry the team through a 55-47 championship victory over Mitchell.
Chad Miller scored 16 points on five three-pointers while Blake Snodgrass chipped in with 14. Cody Mitchell scored 10 as well in the winning effort.
Pike led the Blue Jackets with 12 points.
In the first round, Snodgrass scored 24 with four treys as North took a 22-11 lead over Crawford after one period of play and held a 35-18 advantage at the half.
Miller added 15 and Ross Schulz 13 for the Cougars.
Crawford was paced by Paul Broughton’s 17 points.
The Wolfpack (2-4) went on to defeat Perry Central in the consolation game, 43-26, behind a 15-point evening from Adam Newton.
North sophomore Tara Miller averaged 21 points over two games as the Lady Cats throttled both Crawford and Mitchell.
Miller scored 20 to lead all scorers in a 70-29 whipping of the Lady Pack, with Kim McMillin adding 18 and Liz Geltmaker 13.
North (10-0), ranked No. 6 in 3A, held Crawford to just 19 points over the final three periods.
The Lady Pack (6-5) picked up 17 points from junior standout Bianca Haverstock.
Geltmaker knocked down four triples to score 18 in an 85-41 victory over Mitchell.
The Lady Cats led at the half, 50-17.
McMillin had 19, Miller 22 and Rachel Cannon 10 in the win as well.
Crawford picked up a 57-36 consolation win over Perry Central, paced by 16 points from Haverstock and 13 from Amanda Benson.