Batesville 44, Franklin County 15The young Bulldogs raced to a 10-0 lead over the Wildcats Tuesday night in game one at St. Anthony’s Gym in Morris. The squad played an aggressive man to man defense, forcing several fast break opportunities to lead 21-6 at half time. The second half saw more of the same as the youngsters from Franklin County were playing their first contest of the campaign together.Chris Lewis led the team in scoring with 9, followed by Sam Johnson and Conner Drake with 7. Jack Grunkemeyer and Lewis each had 6 rebounds. Lewis also added 5 assists. Impressively the youngsters tallied 15 assists as a team and only committed 11 turnovers. The Bulldogs won the rebound battle 28-10.Batesville 36, Franklin County 21A much closer contest at the start of game two as the Wildcats were able to handle the Bulldog full court pressure and keep the game close at half time with the Bulldogs up 21-14. The Bulldogs turned up the man to man defensive pressure in half #2 and pulled away to win comfortably.Gus Prickle led the squad with 8 points, followed by Johnson and Grunkemeyer with 6 each. Grunkemeyer was a workhorse on the boards with 8 rebounds, while Prickle was a solid floor general with 5 assists. The team was impressive again with 12 assists and outrebounded the Wildcats 30-19.The 5th Graders (18-5) are in action this Saturday in the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association Southeastern Regional Tournament in Milan. At 3:00 pm the squad will play in Pool “A” vs Milan in the Milan High School Gym and at 5:00 vs. Franklin County Silver in the Milan Middle School Gym. Saturday’s pool play will determine seeding for Sunday’s bracket play, also in Milan.Good luck Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.
TagsCommercial Real EstateCoronavirusoffice marketWeWork Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed across the country, but won’t be an instant panacea for office landlords. (iStock)It’s been a rough year for the office market — and it’s unlikely that the first half of next year will be much better.Even though Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed across the country, public health and real estate experts believe that a return to the office likely will not happen until late spring or early summer, the Wall Street Journal reports.Experts say that it will take months for the vaccine rollout to become effective and for employees to reach herd immunity, meaning remote work will continue in the next year and office rents will continue to drop.The real estate firm CBRE projects that office rents could fall by as much as 8 percent in 2021.ADVERTISEMENTIn the meantime, landlords are dealing with mostly empty offices. An average of about 23 percent of workers in 10 cities had returned to the office the week of Dec. 16, according to Kastle Systems, which tracks access-card swipes. The highest rate since the pandemic was 27.4 percent in mid-October, Kastle said.Some companies are planning their return to the office in light of the promising vaccine news. In New York, 25 new tenants per week were searching for office space in the first two weeks of December, up from 20 per week in November, according to the data firm VTS.Many of these companies are considering leasing space from co-working operators such as WeWork and Industrious, according to the Journal.[WSJ] — Keith Larsen