Rushville Republican

Sports

January 8, 2013

Lions fall at JC; top Manual

RUSHVILLE — After a long layoff, the Lions jumped into 2013 with a double weekend. Rushville lost a close game at Jennings County 69-62 and came back to roll  over Indianapolis Manual 62-36. The Lions are 4-5 on the season.

Rushville had not played since Dec. 15, but the layoff didn’t seem to  shake the Lions at Jennings County (8-5 after loss Saturday to Columbus

North). The Lions led by as much as six points in the first quarter. Alex  Yurack led the Lions in the first eight minutes with five points. Nate Hoeing had a 3-pointer in the first and added five points in the second  quarter. John Riddell had a solid first half with eight points and Mitch Laird drained a pair from downtown in the first half en route to his eight points.

Laird’s second triple gave the Lions their largest lead at 28-21. Jennings  County fought back to grab the lead at 35-33 on a 3-pointer from Bailey Sanders.

Hoeing kept the hot hand for the Lions in the third quarter as he hit two bombs and a total of nine points to keep the Lions within striking distance of the Panthers.

Laird’s four-point play in the fourth quarter pulled the Lions within one, but two big plays by Sanders in the final three minutes allowed the Panthers to hold off the Lions 69-62. Sanders led the Panthers with 20 points. Hoeing led the Lions with 22. Laird finished with 12 and Yurack had nine.

The Panthers won the junior varsity contest 46-39 with Jennings County being led by Richard McNamee with 13 points.

Saturday, the Lions handed Indianapolis Manual (1-9) a 62-36 beating and improved to 4-5 on the season.

Rushville opened the game on a 10-3 run. Nate Niehoff started the scoring and Hunter Orme put in the next basket en route to his game-high 18 points. Manuel’s Burke hit from behind the arc to get the Redskins on the board. John Riddell’s bucket started another spurt for the Lions as Rushville pushed the lead to 10-3.

Manual came back with four straight points to cut the deficit to 10-7. With the lead at four, Nate Hoeing’s free throw was followed by a Burke bucket for the Redskins. Cameron Cox’s bucket off the assist from Mitch Laird ended the first quarter with the Lions leading 16-11.

Rushville outscored the Redskins 17-9 in the second quarter. The Lions looked to the paint to start the quarter as the Lions got five points from Orme and three from Niehoff to push the lead to 24-11. After a driving bucket by Manual’s Jaquelle Gist, Rushville scored the next five points - a bucket by Cameron and 3-pointer from Hoeing. Manual closed to within 11 before Hoeing ended the first half with two free throws to give the Lions a 33-20 advantage.

The third quarter doomed the Redskins of any chance of a second-half comeback. Rushville held Manual to just five points in the frame and none in the final 4:40 of the quarter. The Lions continued to look to the paint in the third quarter. Niehoff, Orme and Cox combined to score 12 of the 14 points in the quarter. Rushville led 47-25 after three quarters.

The Lions built their largest lead of the game at 30 points on a Laird 3-pointer with 3:32 to play in the game. The Redskins closed the game on a 6-2 run to make the final margin 62-36.

Orme led the way with 18 points followed by Niehoff with 12 and Cox with nine. Burke led the Redskins with 16 points.

Box score

Rushville 62, Manual 36

Scoring: Manual – Walker 2 0 0-0 4, Gist 2 0 0-0 4, Hedrick 4 1 5-5 16, Burke 3 1 0-0 9, Watkins 1 0 1-2 3. Totals 12 2 6-7 36. Rushville – Hoeing 0 1 3-4 6, Riddell 3 0 0-0 6, Thompson 1 0 0-0 2, Al. Yurack 1 0 0-0 2, Laird 1 1 2-2 7, Niehoff 3 0 6-8 12, Orme 7 0 4-6 18, Cox 4 0 1-1 9. Totals 20 2 16-21 62.

JV game

Scoring: Manuel (29) – Mounds 11, Breeding 2, Floyd 3, Twitty 13. Rushville (52) – Dye 10, Combs 4, Seals 6, Thompson 10, Al. Yurack 5, Hallgarth 4, Busald 7, Borders 4, Jones 2.

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

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • 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 Jenmarco.com 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
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.