Braves advance to Lucas Oil Stadium

Last weekend started off with the Brebeuf Braves traveling to Mishawaka to face the Marian Knights. I’ll let Tad Williams take it from here:

“Derrick Ozobu connected with Gabe Wright for two scoring passes to lead Brebeuf to a 17-0 victory over Mishawaka Marian in the 3A semistate round, sending Mic Roessler’s Braves to their second state finals appearance in five years. The game featured a two-hour weather delay for thunderstorms, and the 2nd half was played on a sloppy field which led to numerous fumbles by both teams.

Brebeuf’s defense continued its playoff dominance, turning the Knights over four times and holding them to 155 yards and 4-for-15 third-down conversions. James Kroot had two interceptions and a fumble recovery, and Jay Higgins had 14 tackles to lead a Braves defensive unit.which has helped Roessler’s team outscore its five playoff opponents 131-34.

Charlie Dapp was Brebeuf’s leading rusher, with 43 yards on 6 carries, most of them on a six-minute fourth-quarter drive that culminated on Wright’s second TD reception to put the game away.

The Braves will try to win their first state title on November 24th in Lucas Oil Stadium.”

Brebeuf will face Evansville Memorial at 3:30 on Friday.

Girls Basketball

Guerin Catholic and Heritage Christian faced off in conference action on Saturday. The game was originally to be held in Noblesville, but a structural problem led to a last minute change of venue. Both teams started off hot, hitting a combined 5 three-pointers. After trailing 6-3 early, the Eagles went on a 20-0 run. Heritage Christian led 46-18 at the half and held on to win 74-38. Sophomore Nicole Cunningham led Guerin Catholic with 9 points and 8 rebounds. No stats were made available for Heritage Christian. HCS improves to 1-0, tied with Roncalli for the conference lead. GCHS falls to 0-2 in conference play.

The Brebeuf Braves earned their first victory of the year on Saturday. They defeated Providence Cristo Rey 35-26 at home. No stats were available for the home team They moved to 1-3 on the season. Bishop Chatard lost to a 5-1 Martinsville squad at home 68-48. Freshman Moira McGinley put in a team leading 19 points while also leading the team in rebounds and assists.
The loss dropped the Trojans to 1-2. Roncalli traveled to Cathedral where they were defeated 49-46. The Rebels were lead in scoring by sophomore Alana Vinson (18). Amanda Bauer had 11 boards. The tight loss brought the Rebels record to 3-2.

Swimming and Diving

The Roncalli Girls Swimming and Diving Team placed 4th out of 6 teams at the Westfield Invitational with a team score of 328. This was a good finish for the Rebels with 19 swimmers at NCYC. The athlete of the meet for the Rebels and winner of the coveted team parka to wear at the next meet is Faith Fries for increasing her 6 dive score by 28.90 points.