Cade Kaiser

Cade Kaiser led the Bulldogs in scoring with 17 points in Saturday’s regional game.

SEYMOUR – It was apparent early on that Saturday was not going to be Batesville’s day at the IHSAA boys basketball regional at Seymour. And things never turned around to the Bulldogs’ favor as No. 4 Scottsburg won the Class 3A regional title 84-46.

Batesville ends the season at 20-6. Scottsburg improves to 22-5 and will face Evansville Bosse (15-10) in the Seymour Semistate.

The Warriors opened the game with the first seven points. Two Jack Grunkemeyer free throws got the Bulldogs on the board. Buckets by Caden Richardson and Kody Clancy pushed Scottsburg’s lead to 11-2. Cade Kaiser got into the scoring column for Batesville before Scottsburg’s Wyatt Zellers scored in the paint.

After a Gus Prickel 3-pointer for Batesville cut the deficit to 13-7, Scottsburg scored the next 10 points. Clancy’s 3-pointer made it 23-7. Kaiser’s bucket stopped the run and closed the first quarter with Batesville trailing 23-9.

Scottsburg opened the second quarter on a 12-0 run with Clancy’s bucket pushing the lead to 35-9. Kaiser’s bucket stopped the run by the Warriors. Sam Johnson hit a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 37-14, but Zellers answered with four straight to extend Scottsburg’s lead.

With Batesville trailing 46-16, Braden Maple scored for the Bulldogs. Scottsburg then scored the final eight points of the second quarter. Garrett Boling’s bucket closed the half with the Warriors in control, up 54-18.

A Johnson free throw opened the third quarter for the Bulldogs. Scottsburg countered with 3-pointers from Dare Bowles and Clancy to extend the lead.

Batesville’s Kaiser scored the final six points of the third quarter for the Bulldogs to make it 69-32 after three quarters.

Scottsburg won the third quarter 15-14 and the Warriors matched that in the fourth quarter 15-14. The big first half deficit was too much to overcome for Batesville.

For the Bulldogs, Kaiser led the Bulldogs in scoring with 17 points. Johnson added seven points. Prickel scored six points. Grunkemeyer and Maple both scored four points. Trenten Luers added three points. James Hughes and Cayden Drake both had two points. Braydin Hughes hit a free throw for one point.

Johnson and Drake both had three rebounds. Luers, Maple, Kaiser, Carson Hartley and Grunkemeyer all grabbed two rebounds. Grunkemeyer dished out a team-high five assists. Prickel added four assists.


MARTINSVILLE – Greenwood Christian led at every break in the IHSAA regional at Martinsville Saturday en route to knocking off Oldenburg Academy 49-42.

Oldenburg ends the season at 13-12. Greenwood Christian (18-7) will face Bethesda Christian (21-7) in the Washington Regional.

Oldenburg had the lead on four occasions in the opening eight minutes. The Twisters led 4-2, 8-5, 10-8 and 13-11. Greenwood Christian scored the final five points of the quarter to lead 16-13 after the first quarter.

Oldenburg fought back to take a 19-18 lead midway through the second quarter. Greenwood Christian again scored the final five points of the quarter to hold a 27-22 advantage at the half.

The Cougars extended the lead to as much as 12 points in the third quarter, but Oldenburg scored the final six points of the third quarter to close the deficit to 37-32 heading to the fourth quarter.

The Twisters cut the deficit to three points twice, at 37-34 and 42-39. Oldenburg just couldn’t get over the hump and fell to the Cougars 49-42.

Connor Miles and Jacob Stenger led the way for the Twisters with 13 points each. Henry Wanstrath finished with 12 points and seven rebounds.

Greenwood Christian’s Max Booher led all scorers with 26 points.

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