Rushville Republican

January 17, 2014

Sports Briefs


Rushville Republican

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Today

Boys basketball: Rushville at Mt. Vernon, 6 p.m. (JV)

Saturday

Girls basketball: Pendleton Hts. at Rushville, noon (JV)

Boys basketball: Rushville at Muncie South, 6 p.m. (JV)

Lady Lion frosh stay undefeated

The Lady Lion freshman basketball team improved to 5-0 with a 36-26 victory over Batesville.

Alisha Markley led the Lady Lions with 15 points and eight rebounds. Madison Owen added 11 points and four rebounds. Kayla Aldridge had six points and four rebounds. Brandi Adkins added four points and two rebounds. Payton Brower had one rebound.

BRMS 7th grade wins two

The BRMS seventh-grade boys Black improved to 10-3 on the season with a 43-32 victory over visiting Batesville. The Cubs had a balanced offensive attack led by Mason Springman (five rebounds) and Cameron Craig with 12 points each. Duncan Draper added eight points, five blocked shots and four rebounds. Jordan Smith had seven points, five steals and five assists.

The Cubs then defeated Doe Creek 35-33 to improve to 11-3. Craig’s bucket on an out-of-bounds plays at the buzzer sealed the victory for the young Cubs.

Draper (six boards) and Tyler Wilson (3 assists) led the way for the Cubs with nine points each. Springman and Craig both finished with six points.

Lion JV wrestling travels to Jennings County

The junior varsity Lion wrestling team traveled to Jennings County Wednesday. Patrick Friedl and Gunner Yurack both finished the night at 3-0 to lead the way for the Lions. Preston Bowling picked up two wins on the night. Randy Collyer, Jaykeb Thorp, Satchel Kuhn, Walker Meckes and Christian Emerson all had one win.

The junior varsity team will be at Connersville Monday and the varsity will host Triton Central at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Ohio stifles Ball State in 71-51 rout

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Maurice Ndour scored 16 points and T.J. Hall added 13 as Ohio routed Ball State 71-51 on Wednesday night.

Ohio (12-4, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) converted 21 Ball State turnovers into 19 points and outscored the Cardinals 44-30 in the second half. The Bobcats have won five of their past six.

Ball State (3-11, 0-3) shot just 32.6 percent from the field and was 3 of 18 from beyond the arc.

The Cardinals have now lost 10 of their last 11 and have scored less than 60 points six times this season.

Travis Wilkins had 10 points for Ohio, while Chris Bond led Ball State with 14.

Purdue adds 3 early enrollees to football roster

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — The Boilermakers have another highly-touted quarterback already on campus.

David Blough graduated early from high school and has enrolled at Purdue. Offensive lineman Kirk Baron also entered college early, along with defensive lineman Langston Newton, a transfer from Kentucky.

All three can participate in spring practice.

Blough threw for more than 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns last season at Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas. He jumped up the recruiting charts after a strong performance at the Elite 11 Camp in Portland, Ore., and will now compete with incumbent Danny Etling for playing time.

Baron played at Mishawaka Marian and was the Lineman MVP at a camp in Chicago last year.

Newton did not play in two seasons at Kentucky after helping Carmel win Indiana’s Class 5A title in 2011.