Rushville Republican


December 24, 2013

Lions get weekend split on hardwood

Defeat Tigers, fall to Arabians

Memorial Gym was a busy place for the Lions Friday and Saturday. Rushville hosted conference foe Lawrenceburg Friday and former conference foe Pendleton Heights Saturday.

The Lions earned a split on the weekend with a 59-47 victory over Lawrenceburg before being edged by Pendleton 65-58.

On Friday, Lawrenceburg jumped out to the early lead and led as by as much as five points. An Alex Yurack 3-pointer got the Lions even and Rushville took its first lead as Nate Niehoff scored off the Ricky Thompson assist.

Trailing by two, the Lions got a bucket by Cameron Cox off the Austin Yurack feed to tie the game at 18-18 after the first quarter.

The Lions took the lead on a Niehoff bucket to start the second quarter. The Lions never trailed again in the ball game. Alex Yurack’s third 3-pointer gave the Lions a 27-21 lead before a bucket by Lawrenceburg’s Jordan Kauffman made it 27-23 at the half.

Rushville outscored the Tigers 18-13 in the third quarter. Rushville extended the lead to 10 points (35-25) on a 3-pointer from Mitch Laird. Later in the quarter, a Bryce Dye triple had the lead at 11 points. After three quarters, the Lions led 45-36.

Rushville pushed the lead back to double figures on free throws by Cox and Alex Yurack and the Tigers could not get the deficit back to single digits the rest of the way.

Cox led the Lions with 18 points. Alex Yurack had 15 and Niehoff finished with 13.

Lawrenceburg rallied to knock off the junior varsity Lions 46-43. Rushville was led by Jaret Sons with 20 points.

Pendleton came to town Saturday and had to fight to the final minute to put away the Lions.

Pendleton led at the end of the first quarter 15-14 and a good second quarter for the Arabians pushed the lead to 36-27 at the half.

Rushville started to claw back in the game in the third, cutting the deficit to four at 50-46. Cox, who led the Lions with 24 points, had 11 in the third quarter.

Text Only
  • Sports Briefs Throwback Basketball TourneyThe Milroy Alumni Association decided to bring it back the Throwback Basketball Tourney in honor of the 20th anniversary. The difference this time around is that in the last one, the teams were made up of former student wh

    July 25, 2014

  • spt-rv072514-gsoccer camp pic Lady Lions attend soccer camp The Lady Lion soccer team was the recipient of two grants from the Rush County Community Foundation to assist with expenses for attending Anderson University Soccer Team Camp. The grants were from the Shane Young Memorial Soccer Fund and the Rush Cou

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Early migratory bird 2014 season dates The 2014 early migratory bird season dates have been submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the Indiana DNR as listed below. The dates are not final until the USFWS approves them, which typically happens by the end of August. The season d

    July 25, 2014

  • spt-rv072514-wayne arrives pic Full speed ahead: Wayne arrives in IndyCar for Colts Camp ANDERSON — Ed Carpenter woke up to rain Wednesday morning and briefly worried his big opportunity might be lost.But the two-time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter’s fear proved to be unfounded. He delivered Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne sa

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vikings suspend Priefer for 3 games MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —- The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluw

    July 22, 2014

  • Sports Briefs RCHS fall practicesRCHS practice for fall sports begins the first of August. Athletes must have a physical on file in the athletic office prior to practicing.Practices begin on the following schedule:Aug. 1Golf – 9 a.m. at Antler PointeAug. 4Volleyba

    July 22, 2014

  • spt-rv072214-mtqrl pic Matt Arrington wins at the Montpelier On Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway, the Midwest TQ Racing League presented by had another first time winner when Matt Arrington of Columbus became the 20th different feature winner in MTQRL history.Arrington, driving Terr

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Popup drops and Reds get swept by Yankees NEW YORK (AP) — A miserable weekend for the Cincinnati Reds ended with an embarrassing gaffe.Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped near three Reds in shallow right f

    July 22, 2014

  • Stewart back racing Sprint cars after wreck Tony Stewart was back in a sprint car on Friday night, winning a race in the same series he raced in when he broke two bones in his right leg.It was unknown if this is Stewart’s first sprint car race this season because he didn’t announce when he’d c

    July 22, 2014

  • Woods says Watson should pick him for Ryder Cup HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team.His first major of the year, and second tournament since March 31 back surgery, wasn’t much of an audition for U.S.

    July 22, 2014

NCAA Photo Roundup
NCAA Top 25
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.