Commodores fall to Heritage Hills

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Heritage Hills winning streak continues

by: zane clodfelter
Journal Democrat
LINCOLN CITY – Heritage Hills entered Friday’s season finale with just one loss and throughout the 32 minutes of game action that followed, it was pretty clear why as the Patriots cruised to a 68-39 victory over Perry Central in boys basketball.
Heritage Hills improved to 22-1 on the season to enter its Class 3A sectional on a 19-game winning streak. The Patriots’ lone regular season loss came against Washington Dec. 8.
The Patriots started the game with all five seniors—including Cade Jones, who had missed time with a torn meniscus earlier in the season.
Midway through the first quarter, regular starters Blake Sisley, Murray Becher, Simon Scherry and Cole Sigler joined Jones with Heritage Hills leading 3-0 after a Grant Lashley 3-pointer.
The Patriots quickly went to work with their regular rotation, jumping out to a 12-3 lead with 1:39 left in the first quarter and forcing Perry Central coach Matt Carter to call a timeout. In the run, four different players scored for Heritage Hills.
After the timeout, Scherry hit a 3-pointer to push the advantage to 12 points at 15-3 and by the end of the period, Heritage Hills enjoyed a 20-5 lead with the Commodores lone field goal coming from a Cameron Bland 3-pointer.
The second quarter was more of the same. Becher began the period by hitting a 3-pointer and Sisley later scored in the lane to give Heritage Hills a 25-5 advantage less than two minutes in.
By halftime, Heritage Hills had a 39-17 advantage with Becher and Sisley combining for 25 first half points.
After the break, the Commodores got the deficit under 20 points at 45-26 when Tate Mullins hit a 3-pointer with 3:03 left in the period.
Becher led the Patriots in scoring with 15 points while Sisley had 12. Scherry and Sigler each contributed 11 points.
For Perry Central, Patrick Mitchell and Mullis scored 10 points apiece.
With the loss, Perry Central fell to 8-15 on the season. The Commodores will open sectional play Wednesday in Huntingburg against Forest Park at 7 p.m.