Rushville Republican

April 22, 2014

Sports Briefs

Rushville Republican

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Track: Shelbyville at Rushville, 5 p.m.

Baseball: Rushville at Centerville, 5 p.m.

Tennis: Rushville at Mt. Vernon, 5 p.m.


Softball: Knightstown at Rushville, 5 p.m.

Baseball: Rushville at Greensburg, 5 p.m.

Golf: Shenandoah at Rushville, 5 p.m.


Track: Rushville, Hauser at Waldron, 5 p.m.

Softball: Rushville at Greenfield-Central, 5:30 p.m.

Baseball: Richmond at Rushville, 5:30 p.m.

Tennis: Lawrenceburg at Rushville, 5:30 p.m.

Lion QB school

It is less then a week away from the first Rushville Lions Father/Son QB Camp. The camp is open to all 5th through 8th graders. Cost for your student is FREE, but you must sign up on the homepage of Registering is easy and takes less then a minute. Don’t miss out on the first camp of the season.

Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

The Hawks ended an eight-game road losing streak in the playoffs, which dated to May 2011. Game 2 is today in Indianapolis.

Indiana, which spent the whole season working to get home-court advantage in the playoffs, wasted no time in giving it right back with a dismal third quarter. Paul George finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Atlanta opened the third quarter on an 8-0 run, breaking a 50-50 tie, then pulled away when Teague scored nine points in a 14-0 run that made it 74-58 with 4:08 left in the quarter.

Indiana couldn’t get closer than eight the rest of the way.

James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

MIAMI (AP) — Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark.

James Jones got his turn Sunday.

And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and running in these playoffs.

James scored 27 points, Wade added 23 and the Heat rode two big runs — one late in the first half, the other down the stretch — to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Miami trailed for much of the first half, but rallied and has now topped Charlotte 17 straight times.

“We were flat to start,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “I think our guys were just anxious.”

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday. Al Jefferson will be getting plenty of treatment until then.

Kemba Walker scored 20 points for the Bobcats, who started fast behind Jefferson — who was diagnosed with a strained left plantar fascia after a misstep in the first quarter, and got a pair of injections just to continue playing.

Jefferson still finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds — yet in what can’t be a real exciting sign for Charlotte, he left the arena in a walking boot.

Gary Neal scored 17 and Josh McRoberts added 15 for Charlotte, which shot only 12 free throws compared to 26 by Miami, and allowed the Heat to turn their 15 turnovers into 20 points.