Rushville Republican


December 10, 2013

Lions drop home opener to Dragons


A Cox traditional three-point play early in the fourth quarter had the deficit down to seven, but the Dragons pushed the lead back to double figures and kept it there, winning 72-62.

Cox led the Lions with 18 points, eight rebounds and two steals. Yurack (12 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and one block), Combs (11 points) and Thompson (10 points) were also in double figures. Curry led the Dragons with 22 points. Jonas added 20.

In the opening game of the night, New Palestine jumped out to a 14-5 lead in the first quarter. The Lions fought back to cut the deficit to 25-21 at the half, but a 12-5 run in the third enabled the Dragons to hold off the Lions 49-37.

Keith Yager led the Lions with 11 points. Jaret Sons finished with nine. Logan Duffy led the Dragons with 10 points.

Box score

New Palestine 72, Rushville 62

Scoring: New Palestine – Jonas 9 0 2-4 20, Haynes 0 0 1-3 1, Curry 2 4 6-7 22, Riley 1 1 0-1 5, Long 2 0 0-1 4, Roach 3 1 2-3 11, Cox 3 0 3-3 9. Totals 20 6 14-21 72. Rushville – Dye 1 2 0-0 8, Combs 3 1 2-4 11, Thompson 0 2 4-5 10, Al. Yurack 4 0 4-4 12, Niehoff 0 1 0-0 3, Cox 7 0 4-6 18. Totals 15 6 14-19 62.

JV game

Scoring: New Palestine (49) – Vanderwal 3, Farley 8, Cook 7, Duffy 10, T. Woodall 2, Rightley 6, McKay 6, M. Woodall 7. Rushville (37) – Yager 11, Seals 7, Green 3, Sons 9, Hallgarth 3, Busald 4.

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



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