Rushville Republican


January 14, 2014

Lady Lions rally to top EC


East Central’s offense in the first quarter attacked the basket. The Lady Trojans were aggressive and it paid off as they shot 12 free throws in the quarter, making 10.

The Lady Lions got five points each from Campbell and Niehoff and two from Herbert as the Lady Lions led 12-10 after one quarter.

Both offenses woke up in the second quarter. The Lady Lions poured in 18 points. East Central surged ahead with a 23-point quarter. Brooke Packer led the way for the Lady Trojans with 12 points in the frame. Kelsey Tippitt added seven, including a 3-pointer to give East Central the lead a 26-25.

Rushville got 11 points in the quarter from Campbell.

The Lady Lions only managed six points in the third, but outscored the Lady Trojans 18-6 in the decisive fourth quarter.

Campbell led all scorers with 31 points. Packer had 20 for East Central.

In the opening game, the Rushville junior varsity squad knocked off East Central 35-18. Brooke Ash led the Lady Lions with nine points. Brooklyn Herbert had six.

Box score

Rushville 54, East Central 48

Scoring: East Central – Sandmann 1 0 1-2 3, Packer 5 0 10-15 20, Volpenhein 1 1 6-6 11, Tippitt 2 1 0-0 7, Andres 1 0 0-2 2, Turner 1 0 0-2 2, Bedel 0 1 0-2 3. Totals 11 3 17-29 48. Rushville – Campbell 6 2 13-15 31, Niehoff 2 0 5-6 9, Herbert 1 0 6-8 8, K. Ash 1 0 0-0 2, Cramer 2 0 0-3 4. Totals 12 2 24-32 54.

JV game

Scoring: East Central (18) – Weber 4, Howard 1, schloemer 4, Preston 1, Wiedeman 3, Burress 2, Caudy 3. Rushville (35) – Markley 5, Sammons 4, B. Ash 9, Adkins 1, B. Niehoff 2, Fogg 4, B. Herbert 6, Woolston 3, Owen 4.

Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222, ext. 114

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