Greensburg — Posted below are the Decatur County sports digest announcements for Dec. 4.
North 7th boys top Batesville
The North Decatur seventh grade boys basketball team mounted a furious comeback to defeat Batesville 33-29 last week.
The Chargers trailed 12-2 in the first quarter, which ended 12-4 in favor of the Bulldogs. North, though, outscored Batesville 8-3 to close the gap at 15-12 at halftime. The Chargers ran off an 11-8 run to tie the score at 23-all after three, and 10-6 for the final four-point margin.
“Great team win!” said coach Mark Mohr. “After being down 12-2, we didn’t pack our bags and throw in the towel.” Mohr did point out the 18 turnovers his team committed.
“We have to take better care of the ball,” he said.
Leading North, which improves to 3-2, was Evan Smith with 12 points. Cole Parmer scored six points, while Caleb Stapp scored seven. Sidney Ricke added three, Brandon Becker scored two, and Luke Kinker chipped in one.
Pirate boys freshmen beat Waldron
The Greensburg boys freshman basketball team traveled to Waldron Saturday and came away with a 50-21 win. Keegan McCullough led all scorers with 12 points, Chandler Deaton added 11, Alex Pokrzywinski put in 9 points, Peyton Buening and Jaden Smith each had 4, Christian Dance and Spencer Burkert added 3 points each, and Devon Brown and Matt Navarra rounded it out with 2 points each.
Pirate 8th boys fall to Sunman-Dearborn
The Greensburg eighth grade boys basketball team traveled to Sunman-Dearborn Thursday and came out with a 47-24 loss.
The Pirates came out with good energy and worked hard,” said coach Andrew Ruble, “but could not get baskets to fall in the first quarter trailing 13-4.
Ruble said the Pirates executed “much better and attacked the rim which allowed us to get into the bonus.” If it was not for missing three open layups and 4 missed free throws, “we could have been tied or a one possession game,” he added, but instead halftime score was 21-11.
Sunman-Dearborn came out strong in the 3rd and began a 16-0 run to put the game out of reach.
“I was proud of how we did not give up and outscored Sunman 13-9 in the fourth quarter,” said Ruble.
Leading the Pirate scoring was Greg Schroader with 6, Louis Moore 5, Dillon Merritt 4, Chancey Holdsworth 3 on a triple, Harlan Dolan, Trevor Reynolds, and Brent Bowling with 2 apiece. Trevor Reynolds and Dillon Merritt each recorded 5 rebounds, while Brent Bowling led the team with 3 steals. Greensburg is now (0-5) on the year and will host Columbus Central Tuesday Dec. 4 tip-off set for 5:30 p.m.
Pirate 7A boys fall to Sunman-Dearborn
The Greensburg 7A boys basketball team lost to Sunman-Dearborn 42-31 on the road.
Sunman-Dearborn jumped out early in the opening quarter with a 12-4 margin. The Pirates then closed the gap 16-12 as the half ended.
“Our passing was not good tonight, but on a positive note, I thought the effort to block out the bigger Sunman-Dearborn team was better,” said coach Bob Barker.
Luke Lozier and Kyle Sellers led in scoring with ten and nine points, respectively. Ty Hall, Brayton Owens and Tucker Bailey rounded out the scoring with 4 each. Lozier also led the team in rebounding with six followed by Owens with four and Sellers with three. Lozier had a season high six steals on defense. Bailey picked off four steals and dished out two assists.
Pirate 7B boys fall by five
The Greensburg boys 7B basketball team fell to St. Nicholas at home, 22-17, in their second game of the season.
Although the Pirates trailed 13-2 after two quarters, a total team effort led to making the game much closer. Greensburg again had a tough night getting the rock to fall, shooting only 18 percent from the floor. Ten players scored for the Pirates, with Kevin Smith and Taylon Hogg tallying three points each, while Joshua Ankney had five rebounds. The boys are now 0-2 on the season.
Hauser edges North 8th boys
The North Decatur boys eighth grade basketball team fell to Hauser by three points in recent action, 40-37.
Hauser’s 9-2 lead after the first quarter proved to be the difference in the game. North outscored the Jets in the second and fourth quarters.
Ben Kinker led North with 20 points, Nick Moorman scored 12 and Ian Schmid chipped in five.
St. Nicholas tops Pirate 8B boys
In its second game of the season, the Greensburg 8B boys basketball team fell to visiting St. Nicholas 34-30. After trailing 30-15 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Pirates fought back to make it a competitive ending.
“In each of our first two games, we have been down,” said head coach Justin Tucker. “It’s nice to see us have the ability to fight back the way we do.”
Cory Adams led the team in scoring with 13 points. Zach Pokrzywinski added 7 points to the total, while point guard Keaton Atchley and Dylan Barber each chipped in four. James Scudder also scored one point. Barber also led the team in rebounds with 4.
The Pirates, now 0-2, will face off against St. Bartholomew School on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
South hosts Hoopin’ for Heroes Dec. 13
The South Decatur girls basketball team will host a Hoopin’ For Heroes game against Morristown Thursday, Dec. 13. The evening will start at 5 p.m. with a dinner catered by Texas Roadhouse (cost is $10). A silent auction will begin at that time as well. The Lady Cougars will battle with Morristown at 6:30 p.m. South hopes to have military personnel at the game to be honored as well.
All donations and proceeds from silent auction will be for the USO OF INDIANA. South head coach Amy Macy said she hopes for a good turnout for the event. Tickets can be purchased through Kelly Fox at SDHS, or email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Ed Volleyball League offered
The Decatur County Parks and Recreation Department is offering a co-ed volleyball league set to begin on Monday, Jan. 6, 2013.
Rosters and the team entry fee of $185 must be turned in to the Parks Department office no later than Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Player fees of $10 for in-county players, and $15 for out-of-county players, must be paid prior to the first match. Rosters are limited to 12 players.
For more information, please contact Carol Koester at 662-6484 or Teresa Kovacich at 663-8284.
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