Neukam

Southridge senior guard Kaden Neukam (5) hangs in the air for a shot. He finished with seven points and four assists in a 42-41 overtime loss against Washington on Friday at Huntingburg Memorial Gym.

HUNTINGBURG — Carter Whitehead didn’t collect the inbounds pass in front of his bench cleanly in the waning seconds, but with three smooth dribbles to his left he rose up and delivered the game-tying shot.

It came from the top of the arc to send the game to overtime.

Washington fended off Southridge from there for a 42-41 win on Friday at Huntingburg Memorial Gym.

Before Carter’s shot, freshman Tate Whitehead came off the bench for the first time to replace senior Kaden Neukam, who fouled out on a charge call under the rim.

Tate made the most of his cameo draining a right wing 3 off of solid ball movement in transition from junior forward Collin Tooley to cut it to 34-31 with 1:23 left.

A foul underneath as the ball simultaneously went through the hoop gave the Raiders possession on the baseline.

Then, Carter had a jump hook in the paint roll off the cylinder.

Junior forward Mick Uebelhor took the open lane to draw back within three points paving the way for Carter’s heroics after Washington’s miss on the front end of the bonus.

The shot brought the Raiders back from a 10-point deficit in the period.

Prior to Tate’s triple, Southridge couldn’t pull closer than four points after starting the game in a 12-3 hole.

A drive and kick from senior Kaden Neukam to junior Collin Tooley for another left wing 3-pointer ended the skid.

Southridge trailed by as many as 10 points in the second period. A baseline jumper from Kaden Neukam capped a 5-0 run to slice it to 16-11.

The team pulled within four once. The first basket from Carter came on a second-chance jumper below the foul line with 1:18 remaining in the half. Carter finished with 13 points to lead the team.

In the fourth quarter, the Raiders didn’t secure their first field goal until 3:30 remaining off a steal and layup from Neukam. He finished with seven points and four assists.

The Raiders were outscored 6-5 in the extra session.

The Raiders had a 61.8% winning clip in Huntingburg Memorial Gym at 144-89, coming into the contest.

The Raiders are back at 7:30 p.m today to host Evansville Mater Dei today.