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February 21, 2014

Sports Briefs

RCHS events

Today

Boys basketball: Greenfield-Central at Rushville, 6 p.m. (JV)

Saturday

Swimming: Sectional finals at New Palestine, 1 p.m.

Girls basketball regional: Evansville Mater Dei vs Rushville, noon

Youth basketball

Sign-ups for the Boys & Girls Club of Rush County boys and girls age 5 through second grade basketball will run through Feb. 28. For more information, contact William Walker at 932-2765.

BRMS girls basketball

The BRMS seventh-grade Black defeated Richmond Dennis 48-12. Taylor Browning led the Lady Cubs with 15 points followed by Allie Smith 12, Marissa Sullivan six, Dru Niedenthal six, Karley Yager six, Becky Muir two and Madison Hinshaw one.

The eighth-grade Black defeated Richmond Dennis 39-19. River Paddock led the Lady Cubs with 20 points followed by Alexis Thompson with 10, Emily Duncan five, Alexis Branson two and Becky Muir two. Ainsley Flannery, Brianna Smith and Peyton Simpkins also contributed for the Lady Cubs.

The eighth-graders fell to Sunman-Dearborn 28-12. Thompson scored six points. Paddack had four points and Flannery had two.

Odum leads Indiana St. past Evansville 59-54

TERRE HAUTE (AP) — Jake Odum scored 22 points as Indiana State held off Evansville for a 59-54 win Wednesday night.

Indiana State (21-6, 12-2 Missouri Valley) scored the game’s first 10 points and held onto the lead until an Egidiju Mockevicius layup gave Evansville a 47-46 advantage with 9:29 left in the game.

After a Manny Arop layup — his only points of the game — with 2:27 remaining pushed the Sycamores’ lead to 55-52, Mockevicius made a layup of his own.

Dawson Cummings hit a pair of free throw to make it 57-54 before Arop blocked a Mockevicius shot 47 seconds to play.

ISU then turned the ball over, but D.J. Balentine missed two 3s on the ensuing possession, with Arop corralling the second, before Odum sealed the win with two free throws.

Balentine led Evansville (11-17, 4-11) with 19 points. Mockevicius added 17 and 12 rebounds.

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