Girls basketball sectional
Game 1: Lawrenceburg vs. Franklin County, 6 p.m.
Game 2: Greensburg vs. Batesville, following first game
BRMS girls basketball
The BRMS eighth-grade girls Black basketball team defeated Richmond Test 29-21 in overtime at the New Castle tournament. River Paddack led the way for the Lady Cubs with 14 points. Alexis Thompson chipped in with six. Becky Muir scored three points. Carolanna Jessup, Emily Duncan and Ainsley Flannery all had two points.
In the title game, the Lady Cubs fell to New Castle 38-12. Paddack had six points. Peyton Simpkins scored four points. Duncan added two points.
The seventh-grade girls Black defeated Richmond Test 42-11 in the first round and fell to New Castle 39-26 in the championship game. On the day, Betsy Muir and Marissa Sullivan both had two points. Madison Hinshaw added six points. Karley Yager had four points. Dru Niednethal finished with 10 points. Allie Smith had 23 points and Taylor Browning had 21 points.
BRMS boys basketball
The BRMS boys seventh-grade Black ended the season with a 32-20 victory over Connersville to end the season with a 14-4 record. Mason Springman led the Cubs with eight points, six rebounds and three steals. Cameron Craig scored seven points. Duncan Draper added six points and 11 rebounds. Tyler Wilson had six points. Gage Rosenfeld finished with three blocked shots. Trey Cain, Aaron Trebley and Tyce Carroll also contributed for the Cubs.
Magic rally in 4th quarter, stun Pacers 93-92
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Victor Oladipo had 23 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, and the Orlando Magic rallied to surprise the Indiana Pacers 93-92 on Sunday night
Indiana stole Orlando’s inbounds pass with nine seconds left and Paul George was able to get off a 20-foot jumper. But it was deflected and rebounded by the Magic, who ran out the clock.
Orlando has now beaten the top teams in both conferences in back-to-back games, having stunned Oklahoma City on Friday. The victory ties the Magic’s season-high win streak of three games. It also extends their home win streak to five consecutive games.
Nik Vucevic added 19 points and 13 rebounds.
George led the Pacers with 27 points. Lance Stephenson added 16. The loss ends Indiana’s win streak at four games.
Mathieu, Minnesota rally past Indiana 66-60
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — DeAndre Mathieu darted through the Indiana defense like a water bug and flicked the ball in to give Minnesota a four-point lead with 12 seconds left.
Mathieu missed a similar-looking layup last weekend at the end of a one-point loss. His driving shot late in the second overtime of the next game didn’t go in, either. He wasn’t fazed, though, and neither were the Gophers.
Mathieu had 10 of his 16 points in the second half, helping Minnesota overtake Indiana for a 66-60 victory on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak.
“It feels good to finally get one to go down in the end,” Mathieu said. “I’m one of those players that loves to take the last shot. I have ultimate confidence in myself.”
Maurice Walker pitched in 14 points and eight rebounds, and Andre Hollins added 10 points for the Gophers (16-8, 5-6 Big Ten), who lost to Nebraska, Northwestern and Purdue over the last two weeks by a total of eight points. The Northwestern game at home hurt the most. After Mathieu’s miss, Walker overshot a put-back at the buzzer. Then came the three-overtime loss at Purdue.