Rushville Republican

Sports

December 10, 2013

Lady Cougars upset No. 1 Lady Lions

A young Greenfield-Central Lady Cougar basketball team (no seniors) grew up a little on Saturday, coming into Memorial Gym and pressuring the Class 3A No. 1 Rushville into its first loss of the season, 48-41.

The Lady Lions fall to 4-1 and the Lady Cougars improve to 3-3.

“We got out-played in all facets of the game today. Our biggest problem was a lack of aggressiveness on both ends. We got out-worked, but it’s a loss that we can learn from,” head coach Melissa Marlow said.

Greenfield standout freshman Madison Wise opened the scoring in the game after both offenses struggled to get to the basket in the first two minutes. Keragan Niehoff answered on the other end to tie the game. After Greenfield took an 8-3 lead on a Wise score on the break, Niehoff and Casey Yager each had a bucket to get the Lady Lions within one at 8-7 at the end of the first quarter.

The Lady Lions took their first and only lead as Niehoff scored in the lane to open the second quarter. An answer by Greenfield’s junior Regan Lewis ignited the Lady Cougars, starting a 22-7 run in the second quarter. A 3-pointer by sophomore Paige Conley had the Lady Cougar lead at 21-9 before a Brooke Ash bucket stopped the bleeding.

The Lady Cougars closed the quarter on a 9-4 run and led 30-16 at the half.

The Lady Lions made their run in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Cougars 14-2 in the frame. A bucket by Kelsi Ash and free throws by Mackenzie Campbell opened the quarter. Greenfield’s lone score came from sophomore Savannah Girolami. The Lady Lions closed the quarter on a 10-0 run, highlighted by the banked-in 3-pointer at the buzzer by Lilly Cramer. After three quarter, the Lady Lions trailed 32-30.

Greenfield’s Girolami hit a 3-pointer to open the fourth quarter. Rushville was able to cut the deficit to 35-32 on a bucket by Niehoff. Over the next five minutes of action, the Lady Cougars outscored the Lady Lions 9-3 behind scoring from Shelby Oldham, Wise, Lewis and Girolami to lead 44-35. The Lady Lions could only close to within seven the rest of the way as the Lady Cougars celebrated the victory.

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.