The Seventh Grade Batesville Bulldogs Basketball team won their first round of the SEI Tournament Monday night against the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles by a score of 38-29. The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Chris Lewis with 17, followed by Sam Johnson with 7, and Jack Grunkemeyer with 6. Also scoring for Batesville were Gus Prickel with 5 and Conner Drake with 3. The Bulldogs will be playing round 2 Tuesday night at South Ripley against St. Louis. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.Batesville’s 8th Grade Boys Basketball team dropped their final game of the season to Jac-Cen-Del by a final score of 38-28. The two traded baskets back and forth in the 1st quarter, highlighted by a buzzer beating 3 by Lyle Oesterling to put Batesville up 13-12 after 1. Despite shooting struggles most of the night, the Bulldogs were up 1 going into half with a score of 16-15. A Jac-Cen-Del 3rd Quarter that included three 3 pointers was the difference in the game. Bryson Bonelli led Batesville offensively with 10 points, followed by Jackson Renck (8), Lyle Oesterling (5), Grant Peters (3), and Cole Pride (2). The 8th grade team battled all night, but just fell short as they end the season at 3-13. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.The 7th Grade Cardinals defeated South Ripley in the first round of the Southeast Indiana tourney 35 to 25. Connor Miles scored 16, Carson Meyer had 6 points and 7 rebounds, Eli Weiler had 5 points, Hank Ritter had 3 points and 7 steals, Thomas Lohmueller and Preston Conway each had a pair and Evan Flaspohler had 1. The Cardinals advance to the semi final round playing Batesville at South Ripley Tuesday at 5:30. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Chad Miles.The St. Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Boys Basketball team defeated the South Ripley Raiders tonight in the first round of the SEI tournament by a score of 35-22. The Cardinals will be back in action tomorrow night in the second round of the SEI tournament facing the Jac Cen Del Eagles at the conclusion of the 7th grade game which begins at 5:30 pm at South Ripley. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.
“I am very motivated to become the first boxer to defeat Fijabi. It will be a great thing to do. I have watched him fight many opponents, who clearly did not know what to do to defeat him. This time, there is no chance of him escaping defeat,” boasted Murphy.He added that he is not a novice and he is training very well to ensure he realizes his dream.The odds are against Murphy, who is facing an opponent that has won all of his 11 fights and is known for his savage punching power, which has brought his many knockouts.The eight-fight show will also feature musical performances by Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni Da Entertainer and Daddy Showkey. The event’s headline fight is the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental super featherweight title between Seun Wahab of Nigeria and Issa Nampepeche of Tanzania.Next to it is the international middleweight challenge contest between Oluwafemi Oyeleye and Tanzania’s Meshack Mwankemwa.Similarly on the card are national lightweight challenge duel featuring Rilwan Oladosu vs Mubarak Hamzat and national featherweight challenge bout, which pitches Ridwan Oyekola against Nurudeen Fatai.The bantamweight division will see Opeyemi Adeyemi take on Saheed Ahmed, while Femi Akintayo will swap punches with Ebubechukwu Edeh in the middleweight class.The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1.5million attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Fast rising light welterweight boxer, Yusuf Muftau, has declared that he will be the first opponent to defeat former West African Boxing Union title champion, Olaide Fijabi. Both boxers are scheduled to clash at GOtv Boxing Night 17, holding on December 28, at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.In an interview after a training session yesterday, Murphy said he is undaunted by his more celebrated opponent’s unbeaten record.He explained that the fact that Fijabi is yet to taste defeat as a professional boxer is a motivation for him.