Rushville Republican

March 4, 2014

Sports Briefs

Rushville Republican

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Basketball: Rushville vs Lawrenceburg at Greensburg Sectional, 7:30 p.m.

BRMS girls basketball

The BRMS Lady Cubs seventh-grade Red fell to Doe Creek 32-18. Olivia Vance tallied eight points, six rebounds and one steal. Breanna Carpenter added six points and six rebounds. Marissa Sullivan had three points and Emma Lux added one point. Madison Hinshaw pulled down four rebounds. Hallie Fenimore had five rebounds. Caitlin Philpot contributed one steal.

The Lady Cubs seventh-grade Black (8-2) defeated Knightstown 50-13. For the Lady Cubs, Taylor Browning had 17 points followed by Allie Smith 15, Dru Niedenthal six, Hinshaw four, Karley Yager four, Betsy Muir two and Sullivan two.

At St. Louis school in Batesville, the eighth-grade Black dropped a pair of games in the 4-team tournament, 33-29 and 42-22.

In the opener, River Paddack had 11 points. Emily Duncan added six and Becky Muir had five. Alexis Thompson scored three points. Brianna Smith and Carolanna Jessup both had two points.

In the second game, Paddack scored eight points followed by Alexis Branson four, Duncan four, Thompson two, Smith two and Jessup two.

Boys basketball sectional tickets

Boys basketball sectional tickets will be on sale in the RCHS athletic office through noon today. Season tickets are $10.

Winter awards program

RCHS will hold the winter sports awards program at 7 p.m., March 17, in the high school cafeteria.

IHSAA girls state finals

The field is set for the 39th Annual IHSAA Girls Basketball State Finals to be held Saturday at the Hulman Center in Terre Haute.

In the Class A final, Vincennes Rivet (22-4) takes on Oregon-Davis (22-2) at 10:30 a.m.

Heritage Christian (26-1) faces Ft. Wayne Canterbury (20-4) in the Class2A title game following the first game.

Evansville Mater Dei (26-1) faces Western (22-3) for the Class 3A title at 6 p.m.

The night cap is the Class 4A game between Bedford North Lawrence (26-1) and Penn (25-1) following the 3A game.

Pacers beat Jazz 94-91

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers played just well enough to beat an inferior opponent, which has been the way most of their five-game win streak has gone.

David West scored 25 points, Paul George added 22, and the Pacers beat the Utah Jazz 94-91 on Sunday night.

Indianapolis native Gordon Hayward had 21 points and Derrick Favors scored 17 for the Jazz, nine of them in the first eight minutes as Utah opened a 14-4 lead.

A dunk from Favors cut the Pacers’ lead to 89-86 with a minute left to play, and West missed a jumper to give Utah a chance to tie with 35 seconds remaining. Hayward cut the Indiana lead to one, but Lance Stephenson sank two free throws to seal the win.

“This was a mental toughness win,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. “I thought we played with extraordinary effort for four quarters.”

The Jazz made things interesting in the game’s fourth period thanks to Hayward, who had 10 of his 21 points in the final 15 minutes. His final five points came in the final minutes.

Ian Mahinmi came off the bench to score nine points for the Pacers and provide key minutes, as Roy Hibbert struggled to contain Favors.

Utah came out of halftime to score eight unanswered points and force Indiana to call an early timeout. The Pacers retook the lead when Mahinmi was fouled on a layup. Mahinmi made the free throw to put Indiana up 60-58.

“I’ve pretty solid on defense all season long,” Mahinmi said. “My shot blocking has been up. My timing is good.”