HUNTINGBURG — A slow start Friday night quickly saw Southridge (5-5, 2-1) turn-up the heat inside Huntingburg Memorial Gymnasium for a convincing Pocket Conference win against the visiting Tecumseh Braves (3-6,1-3), 62-48.

The two teams struggled to find the twine in the opening frame, as the Braves closed out the first eight minutes of play with a 5-4 edge. A big second quarter from Southridge sophomore Brock Thacker featured the forward scoring 10 of the Raiders’ 18 points in the frame to capture a 22-20 halftime lead. A three from Thacker tied the game at 10-10 at the 4:40 mark, before a pair of drives to the basket and another trey gave Southridge a 19-11 lead with 2:11 to go in the first half. The Braves, though, wouldn’t go quietly, mounting a comeback to enter the break down just two, 22-20.