Lawrenceville Daily Record

Salukis drop regular season finale to Mt. Carmel, 61-48


BRIDGEPORT –– A strong start was not enough for Red Hill High School’s boys’ basketball team to get back in the win column Thursday night.

The Salukis held an early lead, but could not make it stand up in a 61-48 loss to Mt. Carmel in a non-conference contest to close out the regular season.

Red Hill held an 18-14 advantage after one quarter and still led 27-25 at halftime, but the Salukis were outscored 20-10 in the third quarter, resulting in a 45-38 deficit heading into the fourth quarter. Red Hill was then outscored 16-11 in the fourth quarter to reach the final totals.

Hayden Arbuckle led RHHS with 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists and one steal, while Avery Arbuckle posted 11 points, two steals, one rebound and one assist. Lance Moore contributed 10 points, five rebounds and one blocked shot, Ozzy Ash recorded nine points, four assists and one steal, Reece Ralston collected two points, two assists and one rebound, Colin Laakman totaled two points, one rebound, one steal, one assist and one blocked shot and Abram Clark added two points and two rebounds.

Levi Beesley led Mt. Carmel with 23 points, while Jack Webb was also in double figures with 11.

Red Hill also lost the junior varsity contest, 39-34.

Elijah Stitt and Levi McCullough led RHHS with eight points apiece, while Clark scored seven and Keegan Liston contributed six.

Red Hill (10-19) is scheduled to play at Grayville in the first round of the IHSA Class 1A Edwards County Regional Monday at 7 p.m.

At Bridgeport

Mt. Carmel 14 11 20 16 – 61

Red Hill 18 9 10 11 – 48

MT. CARMEL (61)

Andrew Militoni 1 0-0 2, Levi Beesley 8 2-2 23, Jaxon Browning 2 0-0 5, Andrew Gillihan 1 6-6 8, Elliott Acree 1 0-0 2, Shade Loudermilk 0 0-0 0, Connor Shelby 3 0-0 6, Rhett Andrews 0 0-2 0, Jack Webb 3 5-8 11, Asher Coston 0 0-0 0, Brendan Bowser 0 0-0 0, Shain Meador 2 0-0 4, TOTALS 15 2FG, 6 3FG, 13-18 FT, 61 TP.

RED HILL (48)

Hayden Arbuckle 3 6-8 12, Avery Arbuckle 3 2-2 11, Ozzy Ash 4 0-0 9, Colin Laakman 1 0-0 2, Lance Moore 3 4-9 10, Isaiah Stitt 0 0-0 0, Payton Seaney 0 0-0 0, Reece Ralston 0 2-2 2, Abram Clark 1 0-0 2, Elijah Stitt 0 0-0 0, Brody Wattles 0 0-0 0, TOTALS 11 2FG, 4 3FG, 14-21 FT, 48 TP.

3-point goals – Beesley 5, Browning, A. Arbuckle 3, Ash.

Turnovers – MCHS 10, RHHS 14. Team fouls – MCHS 20, RHHS 19. Fouled out – none. Technical foul – none. Rebounds – (RHHS 19) H. Arbuckle 8, Moore 5, Clark 2, A. Arbuckle, Ralston, Seaney, Laakman. Steals – (RHHS 5) A. Arbuckle 2, Ash, H. Arbuckle, Laakman. Assists – (RHHS 12) H. Arbuckle 4, Ash 4, Ralston 2, A. Arbuckle, Laakman. Blocked shots – (RHHS 2) Moore, Laakman.

Junior Varsity

Mt. Carmel 13 8 4 14 – 39

Red Hill 11 9 8 6 – 34

Highlights – (RHHS) Abram Clark 7 points; Brody Wattles 1 point; Elijah Stitt 8 points; Levi McCullough 8 points; Layton Moore 4 points; Keegan Liston 6 points.