Rushville Republican

November 22, 2013

sports briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — BRMS basketball teams roundup

The BRMS seventh-grade boys Black basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 47-31 win over Greensburg. Jordan Smith led a well-balanced scoring attack with 12 points and five assists, followed by Cameron Craig’s 10 points and four rebounds. Tyler Wilson had eight points. Duncan Draper added six points and eight rebounds. Next was Mason Springman with five points and three rebounds, and Gage Rosenfeld had four points and led the team with three steals. The team got quality minutes off the bench from Trey Cain, Aaron and Austin Trebley to help secure the win.

The Cubs fell to 2-1 with a 48-24 loss to New Castle. Draper and Wilson led the Cubs with six points each. Rosenfeld and Springman both had five points.

The eighth-grade boys Black was edged by Greensburg 34-32 in overtime. BRMS led 19-13 at the half before falling in OT by two.

Owen Wiles led the Cubs with 10 points. Zach Hoeing had seven points. Landis Gettinger and Rufus Noe both had six points.

Rusville boys 3rdin conference

The Rushville Bowl girls and boys high school teams are currently participating in the Mid Indiana Bowling Conference. The boys team is currently in third place out of 13 teams with a 3-2 record. The girls are also in third with a 2-2 record. The boys team is averaging 180 per man while the girls team is averaging 140 per girl. J.T. Ephlin rolled a 2-game set last week in New Castle of 288 (first 10 in a row) and 242 for a 530 series. That series currently ranks No. 1 in the entire state bowling program. The boys and girls teams will be on the lanes this Saturday in New Castle.

Purdue rolls over Eastern Illinois

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — Purdue coach Matt Painter keeps preaching old-style defense.

On Wednesday night, his team finally delivered with a more traditional response.

While freshmen Bryson Scott and Kendall Stephens combined for 25 points, the Boilermakers’ explosive offense finally got some help from a suddenly suffocating defense and easily blew past Eastern Illinois 83-55.

“I thought we did a better job tonight,” Painter explained. “We’re still not doing a great job containing the dribble, but I thought our guys stuck with it and did a better job.”

It was a complete role reversal from the way the Boilermakers (4-0) had played through its first three games.

They entered Wednesday third in the Big Ten in scoring at 89.0 points and last in the league in points allowed (75.3). They had allowed each of the first three opponents to score at least 73, something that hadn’t happened since 1974-75.

Summit Lake SP passes available

Annual entrance permits for Indiana State Parks & Reservoirs for 2014 are now available at the Summit Lake State Park office.

Also available are the 2014 Golden Hoosier Passport and boat lake permits.

The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. State Parks & Reservoirs entrance permits cost $40 for Indiana residents.

Golden Hoosier Permits, which are entrance permits for Hoosiers age 65 or older, cost $20. Motorized lake permits cost $22 and non-motorized lake permits cost $5.

Permits and passes for 2014 are valid from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

Annual entrance permits make great Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers because they allow entrance into all of the Indiana state parks and reservoirs.

Summit Lake State Park is at 5993 N. Messick Road, New Castle, 47362.