Rushville Republican

December 24, 2013

Sports Briefs


Rushville Republican

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The Lady Lions will compete in the 2013 City Securities Hall of Fame Classic tournaments Friday at the New Castle Fieldhouse

Rushville will face Homestead at 11 a.m. Bedford North Lawrence will then face Pike. The losers of the first two games will play at 6 p.m. in the consolation game and the winners play following that game.

On Saturday, the Lions will host the Lion Classic at Memorial Gym. Rushville faces Centerville at 10:30 a.m. Heritage Christian faces Franklin at noon. The consolation game is set for 6 p.m. with the championship at 7:30 p.m.

Junior varsity wrestling

The junior varsity wrestling team finished fourth in the 9-team field at Winchester.

Rushville’s Gunner Yurack was 3-0 to take first place honors in his weight division.

Preston Bowling, Satchel Kuhn, Walker Meckes and Christian Emerson all finished 2-1 on the day and took second place honors. Jaykeb Thorp finished third. Zach Roszell and Dillon Fowler both finished fourth.

Pacers run away from Celtics with 106-79 rout

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George scored 24 points and Lance Stephenson recorded his third triple-double of the season, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 106-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Stephenson had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as Indiana (22-5) won its second straight and maintained its grip on the Eastern Conference’s best record. He’s the only player in the league with more than one triple-double this season.

Avery Bradley scored 13 points for Boston. Courtney Lee and Jeff Green each had 11 in coach Brad Stevens’ return to his hometown. Stevens grew up in Zionsville, an Indy suburb, and led nearby Butler to back-to-back national championship games as the Bulldogs’ coach.

But there was no magic for the Celtics, who lost their third in a row.

Purdue sneaks past West Virginia 73-70

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Purdue’s Terone Johnson scored 20 points and made a couple of key free throws late to lead his Boilermakers to a key non-conference victory over West Virginia, 73-70, Saturday.

Johnson connected on 5-of-16 field goals and 8-of-12 free throws, including three inside the last 36 seconds of the game.

He got support from his brother Ronnie, who chipped in 14 points, and Basil Smotherman came through with 11 digits for coach Matt Painter, who saw his team’s record climb to 10-3. This was Purdue’s first true road conference game in non-conference play.

West Virginia, which dropped to 7-5, saw freshman center Devin Williams connect for a career-high 20 points and record his fourth double-double of his young career. He brought down a game-tying high of rebounds (12).

Williams received support from teammates Eron Harris (24) and Juwan Staten 14.