The Batesville Bulldogs suffered a 60-51 loss in boys’ varsity basketball action to the Beech Grove Hornets.
The Bulldogs overcame as four-point first quarter deficit to lead 27-18 at halftime. Batesville outscored their opponents 20-7 in the second quarter.
The Hornets bounced back in the third quarter. Beech Grove’s pressure defense and timely shooting led to a 41-36 advantage by the end of the third quarter.
The Bulldogs were led in scoring by senior Blake Walsman with 18 points and senior Matt Dennis with 13. Dennis led the team in rebounding with seven boards. Walsman and Jacob Vogelsang were each credited with four assists.
The Bulldogs are now 12-10 on the season.