---- — Girls basketball sectional
IHSAA announced girls basketball sectional draw. The Lady Lions host Sectional 29. Rushville drew a bye and will take on the winner of Lawrenceburg (which the Lady Lions beat by 49 points during the regular season) and Franklin County (only one win on the season). In the other side of the bracket, South Dearborn drew the bye and will face the winner of Greensburg and Batesville.
Tickets for the IHSAA girls basketball sectional at Rushville will be sold on the following schedule in the Memorial Gym Athletic Office. There is no reserved seating.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – varsity girls players, managers and cheerleaders families, Golden Lion ticket holders and RCS faculty and staff that worked girls games.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Student and adult all-sport ticket holders and season ticket holders.
Monday (Feb. 10): 8 a.m. to noon – open sale in athletic office.
Season tickets are $10 and single session tickets (sold only at gate) are $6.
Pre-sale tickets for Friday
Rushville will be pre-selling tickets for the Lions’ Feb. 7 home game against Class 3A No. 1 Greensburg (15-1). Tickets went on sale Monday and will remain on sale through noon Friday. There will be 1,000 tickets available. For more information, contact the RCHS Athletic Office at 932-2984.
BRMS boys basketball
The BRMS seventh-grade boys Black defeated Brookville 41-17 to improve to 12-3 on the season. Duncan Draper led the team with 13 points and four rebounds. Jordan Smith added 12 points and Mason Springman had four blocks and three steals. Gage Rosenfeld also had three steals and Tyler Wilson pitched in with six points.
At Greenfield, the Cubs defeated Greenfield 31-30 in the first round of the tournament. Wilson scored 12 points to lead the Cubs. Draper added eight points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Cameron Craig had five points. Springman finished with four points and five boards. Smith had three steals.
The eighth-grade boys Black defeated Franklin County 45-42. Landis Gettinger led the Cubs with 17 points. Rufus Noe had five offensive rebounds, that were big in the win for the Cubs.
Lady Lion frosh
The Lady Lion freshman suffered their first loss of the season with a 41-34 defeat at the hands of Franklin County.
Alisha Markley had nine points and one rebound. Casey Chabre added nine points. Madison Owen finished with seven points and two rebounds. Kayla Aldridge had five points and two rebounds. Brandi Adkins had four points and five rebounds.
The freshman Lady Lions are 6-1.
Penn State beats Purdue 79-68
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Patrick Chambers credits his Penn State basketball team with staying the course — getting three straight Big Ten wins after a six-game losing streak.
A combined 52 points and 20 rebounds from D.J. Newbill, Tim Frazier and Brandon Taylor enabled the Nittany Lions to defeat Purdue 79-68 on Sunday.
It marked the first time since the 2008-09 season Penn State has reeled off three in a row in Big Ten play.
The Nittany Lions (12-10, 3-6 Big Ten) got 19 points from Newbill, 18 from Frazier and 15 from Taylor.
Taylor scored nine points down the stretch, enough to keep Purdue at arm’s length.
The Boilermakers (13-9, 3-6) defeated Penn State 65-64 on Jan. 18 but have lost four straight since then.
“That Purdue loss was devastating,” Chambers said. “I give these kids a lot of credit for staying the course. It could have been ugly; it could have been perfect storm.”
Despite committing some late turnovers that allowed the Boilermakers to remain in the hunt, Penn State went 11 for 12 from the free-throw line in the final 1:07. The Boilermakers missed shots underneath the basket and were forced to foul.
Purdue was paced by 18 points from A.J. Hammons and 12 from Ronnie Johnson.