Rushville Republican

Sports

March 1, 2013

Lions advance with win over Tigers

RUSHVILLE — Survive and advance, the objective at tourney time. That is exactly what the Lions did in the first game of the Greensburg Sectional Tuesday. Despite missing seven free throws down the stretch, the Lions made some key defensive stops to hold off Lawrenceburg 67-64 and advance to the sectional semifinal tonight against Madison.

With the game tied at 60-60, Rushville’s Cameron Cox scored to break the tie and put the Lions in front. Rushville called time-out with 2:34 to play and out of the break, Hunter Orme completed a traditional three-point play to push the Lion lead to five.

Following two free throws by Lawrenceburg’s Chad Banschbach, Rushville missed on the front end of a one-and-one. Lawrenceburg’s Jalen Obertate scored only to be followed by another Cox bucket. Both had chances for three-point plays but were unable to convert.

Cox’s bucket gave the Lions a 67-64 lead with :57.9 on the clock. On the Tigers’ next possession, John Riddell came up with a huge defensive play by getting a jump ball call and possession back to the Lions.

The Lions then went to the charity stripe at the :39.3 mark, 16.8 mark and :02.9 mark, but could not get the ball to go through the net.

Fortunately for the Lions, solid defense and a couple missed 3-pointers by the Tigers allowed the Lions to escape with the 3-point victory.

Both offenses came out ready to play to start the game as the Tigers led 19-17 after the first quarter. Mitch Laird had two bombs for the Lions in the frame.

Rushville outscored the Tigers 15-10 in the second quarter to grab a 15-10 lead at the half. Cox had eight of his team-high 24 in the second quarter.

Another big offensive quarter came after the break as the Lions out-scored the Tigers 20-19 to led 52-48 heading to the fourth quarter.

Lawrenceburg’s Obertate had 11 in the quarter. The Tigers grabbed a 48-47 lead late in the frame, but Rushville’s Nate Niehoff hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key and his put back at the horn had the Lions on top with eight minutes to play.

Following Cox’s 24 for the Lions was Orme and Laird with 12, Nate Hoeing with nine, Niehoff with five, Alex Yurack with three and Riddell with two.

The Lions take on the Cubs at 6 p.m. tonight followed by Greensburg and Batesville.

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

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Fishermen… How dedicated are they? I have heard a few fishing friends describe themselves as “avid” anglers. Knowing my self-descriptive fishing addicts friends, I am tempted to insert the word crazy rather than avid.Backing up my claim of anglers being deeply devoted to the sport, a

    August 15, 2014

  • Sports Briefs RCHS EventsTodayGirls golf: Greenfield, Centerville at Rushville, 5 p.m.SaturdayGirls golf: Rushville at New Palestine Inv., 9 a.m.MondayBoys tennis: East Central at Rushville, 5:30 p.m. Oden faces October trial on battery chargesINDIANAPOLIS (AP) —

    August 15, 2014

  • spt-rv081514-meyer feature pic Meyer figuring out life in pro baseball INDIANAPOLIS – Alex Meyer said last Friday afternoon that his goal as a first-year, Triple-A baseball player was to become a more consistent pitcher. “I’m not there, yet,” Meyer said moments before his Rochester Red Wings faced the Indianapolis India

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • spt-rv081514-wayne feature pic Wayne making most of every moment in comeback ANDERSON — Reggie Wayne had a surprise visitor during his media session Tuesday at Anderson University.And Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano just couldn’t resist asking his wide receiver a few questions.For starters, “Have you forgot how to

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Awards from boys hoops camp The Rushville boys’ basketball program completed the elementary and middle school summer camps. According to Coach Brian Bowen, the young Lion hoopsters worked hard all week to improve their fundamentals, while also competing in skill contests. A tot

    August 12, 2014

  • spt-rv081214-MTQRL pic Arrington wins at Montpelier Columbus’s Matt Arrington became the sixth driver in MTQRL history to score back-to-back feature wins when the Midwest TQ Racing League presented by Jenmarco.com competed at the Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier.Arrington, driving Terry Minor’s

    August 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • spt-rv081214-golf pic Lady Bull Dogs win Greensburg Invitational title After a tough opening tournament at Forest Hills in Richmond, the Lady Lion golf team traveled to the Greensburg Country Club for the annual Greensburg Invitational. Rushville improved their team score by 71 strokes, even on a course that the greens

    August 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Briefs Notre Dame looking for more from receiving corpsSOUTH BEND (AP) — Notre Dame will be without receiver Torii Hunter Jr. to start the football season.Coach Brian Kelly announced Saturday that Hunter is expected to be out four to six weeks after tearing

    August 12, 2014

  • spt-rv080814-spaulding outdoor pic Whitetail deer in velvet Antlers have fascinated man since the beginning of time. Going back thousands of years, mans’ fascination for “animals with antlers” are found etched and painted on the walls of caves. Before modern civilization, antlers were used to make tools, cere

    August 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs RCHS ticket salesRushville Lions All Sports and Golden Lion Tickets will be on sale at the RCHS Athletic Office beginning Wednesday.Ticket prices are:• Adult All Sport - $50• Student All Sport - $40• Golden Lion - $60• Family Plan - $180The RCHS Athl

    August 5, 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
Parade
Magazine

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.