IU upsets second ranked team in a week PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 February 2011 00:00

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Led by a season-high 12 points from junior Tom Pritchard, including a thunderous put-back dunk that brought the crowd of 16,168 to its feet, Indiana posted its third-straight home victory and its second victory of the season over a ranked opponent with a 60-57 win over No. 18 Minnesota (16-6, 5-5 Big Ten) Wednesday night at Assembly Hall.

It is the first time since 2007-08 that the Hoosiers have defeated ranked teams in back-to-back games at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (12-11, 3-7 Big Ten) are 12-2 overall at home this season.

"We have a lot of individual performances but this was a complete team effort again," said head coach Tom Crean. "The players that came in really made things happen. They are really believing in one another and they don't want to let each other down. I am really proud to be coaching them."

The game also marked the return of junior Verdell Jones III, who scored 12 points in 17 minutes off the bench in his first appearance since Jan. 20. Jones' biggest bucket of the game came with 2:02 remaining as his three-point shot gave IU a 60-54 lead. That capped a five-point run by the Hoosiers, all from Jones III, after Minnesota had cut the Indiana lead to one, 55-54.

Colton Iverson had a chance to make it a four-point game with 1:31 to play but he made just one of two free throws. Indiana ran the clock down on its next possession, but a steal by Austin Hollins led to a Chip Armelin jumper and the Hoosier lead was 60-57 with 43 seconds to play.

Indiana again ran an extensive offensive set, but Armelin rebounded Jordan Hulls' missed jumper with 14 seconds to play. With time winding down Minnesota tried to get the ball into Blake Hoffarber's hands, but the senior's three-point effort fell short.

It was a wild ending to a game that saw Indiana lead from start to finish. A pair of layups from Pritchard along with buckets from Derek Elston, Will Sheehey, Jeremiah Rivers and Jordan Hulls gave IU a 14-6 lead with 13:38 to play in the first half. The Golden Gophers continued to struggle offensively and back-to-back three-pointers from Matt Roth gave IU its largest lead of the game at 24-10.

Minnesota shot just 27 percent (7-26) from the field in the first half and IU went into the lockerroom with a 21-16 rebounding advantage.

Hoffarber, who led Minnesota with 15 points, found a rhythm including one of his three long-range buckets on the night and helped bring the Golden Gophers to within seven at 26-19 with 4:31 to play. The Hoosiers would end the half on a 7-2 run to take a 33-21 lead.

Hollins opened the second half hot from three-point range, and seven points in a three-minutes span from Hoffarber had the Indiana lead back in single digits at 39-34.

An 11-0 IU run, which included a pair of Pritchard free throws and a one-handed dunk from Victor Oladipo, seemed to put the team in control with a 50-34 lead at 9:49 to play.

Indiana went cold from the field, missing six of its next seven field goals and a 20-5 run by Minnesota made it a one-point game at 55-54.

Pritchard's 12-point effort came on a perfect 5-for-5 night from the field. He also had a team-high seven rebounds and was 2-for-2 from the charity stripe. Jones III was 4-of-7 from the field, including 2-for-3 from three-point range. It was a scoring-by-committee evening for the Hoosiers with Pritchard and Jones III the only players in double figures.

Elston added eight points and six rebounds in 23 minutes of action, with Roth putting up nine points off the bench.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 February 2011 10:16
 
Death Investigation in Harrison County PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 February 2011 00:00

Detectives from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg are on the scene of a death investigation in rural Harrison County. In the evening hours of today’s date, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department contacted Indiana State Police Detectives and Crime Scene Technicians after the body of a white male subject was located in an open field off of Depauw Church Road near Elizabeth.

No other information, including the identification of the white male will be released until an autopsy is completed in the morning hours of tomorrow’s date at the Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 February 2011 10:13
 
Emmaus gathering Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 February 2011 00:00

The Southern Indiana Dayspring Emmaus Community will have a gathering Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Southern Hills Church.

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Girls' basketball pairings announced PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 31 January 2011 00:00

The Indiana High School Athletic Association announced parings for the 36th annual state tournament.

The following is a list of the pairings of all the teams in Green Banner Publishing companies coverage area.

Class 4A at Bedford

The pairings in the Class 4A Sectional 15 at Bedford North Lawrence are divided in the north and the south.

Jennings County and the host Lady Stars of Bedford North Lawrence will square off in the first game of the tournament.

In the second game, last year's championship finalists Jeffersonville and Floyd Central will square off.

The winner of the BNL-Jennings County game will play in the first semi-final game and New Albany will play the winner of the Jeff-FC contest in the second semi-final.

Class 3A at Charlestown

Corydon Central was fortunate to get the by in the Class 3A Sectional at Charlestown.

With the bye, the Lady Panthers are in the semi-finals and will await the winner of the Silver Creek-Mitchell game.

In the other first round games Salem and Crawford County will square off and Charlestown and North Harrison will take on one another.

The winners of those games will face each other in the second semi-final.

Class 2A at Clarksville

West Washington, playing their final season in Class 2A will open against defending champion Austin.

The winner of that contest will advance to the semi-finals where they will face Providence.

Clarksville will play Brownstown Central and Paoli will take on Eastern.

The winner of the Clarksville and Brownstown game will play the winner of the Paoli-Eastern contest in the second semi-final.

Class A at Borden

Two Southern Athletic Conference rivals will open play in the Class A Sectional 62 at Borden.

The host Lady Braves will face Lanesville. The winner of that game will advance to the sectional semi-finals to take on struggling Rock Creek Academy.

In the lower half of the bracket, Christian Academy will play New Washington and Henryville will take on South Central. The winners of those games will play one another in the second sectional semi-final.

 

A total of 397 schools and 5,284 student-athletes will be participating in the tourney which begins in eight days.

Sectional games are scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 7, and run through Saturday, Feb. 12, with the regional round slated for Feb. 19 and semi-states on Feb. 26. The state finals will be played Saturday, March 5, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne for the second straight year.

In Class 4A, two-time defending state champion and top-ranked Ben Davis drew a bye and will face the Pike-Indianapolis Manual winner in Sectional 12 at Indianapolis Arsenal Technical. The Giants have won a state record 78 consecutive games over the last three seasons including 14 straight tournament victories.

In Class A, three-time defending state champion Fort Wayne Canterbury will take on home-standing Fort Wayne Blackhawk in Sectional 51. The Cavaliers, ranked third in the most recent coaches poll, have won 20 straight tournament games which is tied for the fifth-longest string in tournament history. Only two schools – Fort Wayne Bishop Luers and Heritage Christian – have gone on to win four straight state titles.

In 3A, top-ranked Mt. Vernon (Fortville) meets Rushville in Sectional 27 at Hamilton Heights. Class 2A No. 1 Wabash will face host Northfield in the Sectional 39. Vincennes Rivet, No. 1 in Class A, will meet Loogootee in Sectional 63 at Barr-Reeve.  The Patriots have played in the state championship game each of the last two seasons but have fallen to Canterbury both times.

Among the other defending state champions, Class3A’s Fort Wayne Concordia will take on New Haven in the Sectional 23 opener at Bishop Dwenger and Class 2A’s Austin drew West Washington in the first game of Sectional 47 at Clarksvile.

Two schools will be competing in the state tournament for the first time. Herron is assigned to Class 2A, Sectional 43 at Triton Central and Baptist Academy will compete in Class A, Sectional 58 at Southwestern (Shelbyville).

Two other schools are returning to the state tournament festivities after many years. Indianapolis Marshall, playing in Class 2A, Sectional 43 at Triton Central, last entered a team in 1986. Indianapolis Shortridge, assigned to Class A, Sectional 59 at Indianapolis Crispus Attucks, last appeared in the 1981 tournament.

Heritage Christian (Class 2A) and Northeast Dubois (Class A) continue to lead the state with eight consecutive sectional championships.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 31 January 2011 09:43
 
Six local scouts inducted as Eagle Scouts Jan. 16 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 January 2011 00:00

Six local Boys Scouts were inducted as Eagle Scouts at Northside Christian Church recently (Sunday, January 16) with a pinning ceremony of their medals.
Becoming an Eagle Scout is not an easy task. Only approximately 2 percent of beginning Cub Scouts ever become Eagle Scouts, the highest ranking in scouting. The Eagle Scout designation is for life.
The six Eagle Scouts inducted were: Thomas Cullen, Joshua Harris, Taylor Lessig, Houston Mills III, Cory Owen Neel, and Levi Speth.
Thomas Cullen has been a member of Troop 4734 at Northside Christian Church since 2001, and became a Boy Scout in 2004.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 14:14
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