The Loogootee Lions opened the calendar year with a 51-42 win over Vincennes Rivet on Friday, Jan. 4. Loogootee (5-9, 1-3 in BCC) took an early 11-9 lead after one, but the Patriots outscored the Lions by seven in the second period to garner a 23-18 halftime lead. LHS regained control during the third to grab a 37-36 lead, then leaned on its defense to hold Rivet (6-6, 2-1 in BCC) to just six fourth-quarter points, securing the 51-42 victory. Loogootee currently has a 43-7 lead in the all-time series versus the Pats.
> Points – Bailey Dearwester (14), Landon Harder (13), Silas Bauer (9)
> Rebounds – Silas Bauer (10), Bailey Dearwester (4), Landon Harder (3)
> Assists – Silas Bauer (4), Cade Chezem (3)
> Steals – Bailey Dearwester (2), Nathaniel Hart (2)
> Blocks – Silas Bauer (2)