Rushville looks to improve on five-win season
Last Season Ryan Ehm took over a one-win Lions basketball team and won five games. This season he returns two key pieces any coach would be glad to have, a point guard and a center. Junior Quentin Cain will be running the offense, back for his second season as a starter. Cain will be the leading scorer amount returning players from last year’s team with an average of 7.1 points per game. Cain was also the team leader in assists with 55 in his first season as a starter.
Ehm will also be returning 6’5 senior Dylan Thompson who shot 56% from the field last season while averaging 6.5 rebounds per game, a team high. Thompson was just behind Cain in scoring, averaging 6.3 per contest. Thompson was a solid defender in the EIAC last season being among the league leaders in rebounds and blocked shots (16) he should provide the Lions with very solid post play this year.
Another senior with playing time that returns for the Lions is Kameron Morton who saw his playing time last season increase over the second half. He averaged 5.2 points per game and led the Lions defensively with 23 steals. Morton was third in rebounding for Rushville with an average of 2.4 boards per game. Junior Chase Woolf saw a few games of varsity action last year while leading the JV team for most of the season, he will be counted on for solid minutes as a guard. Woolf will be one of the quickest players on the court, weather starting or coming off the bench he should provide solid defense for coach Ehm. The Lions will just have two seniors this season, Thompson and Morton. Juniors suiting up for the Red and Black are Cain, Woolf, Danny Corn, and Kane Thompson. Seven sophomores are listed on the Lions roster, Nick Jarman, Braydon Wilson, XxZavien Jenkins, Isaac Schelle, Jackson Owen, Zach Tressler, and Adrian Apodaca. Freshman Clayton Chase rounds out the Lions roster. Coaches are Ehm and his assistants are Shawn Adkins and Nate Niehoff. Rushville begins their season Wednesday evening when the host Shelbyville, Varsity tips off at 7:30pm in Memorial Gym.