Tough start for Lions with an 0-2 weekend
A tough start for Lions to the season is something that fans might be getting familiar with. For the third season in a row, Rushville has now started the season 0-3. The Lions saw an 0-12 start in 2020 and went on a six-game skid to begin last season, before finally getting a win over Centerville on Dec. 18. This season started with a 10-point loss to a good Shelbyville that showed promise. The Lions unfortunately couldn’t hang with the Spartans on Friday losing by 25, and a 37-point loss on Saturday has the Lions giving up an average of 63 points per game. Rushville will look for their first win this Friday when they travel to Brookville to take on Franklin County (3-0) at 7:30pm.
RUSHVILLE- The Rushville Lions hosted the New Palestine Dragons in a non-conference match up on Saturday. The Lions fell behind early with the score 22-6 after the first period. 10 more second quarter points for the Lions still had them down 33-16 at the half. The Dragons ran away with the game in the third frame, adding 26 points to their tally. The Lions only managed five points in the period and went into the final frame down 59-21. The Lions held the New Pal reserves to just 11 fourth quarter points while adding 12 to their total. Senior Dylan Thompson picked up five blocks protecting the rim for the RCHS defense. The 70-33 loss drops coach Ryan Ehm’s squad to 0-3 on the young season. Quentin Cain led the way for RCHS with 14 points going 2-4 from three-point range. Thompson finished with 7 points and 8 rebounds, Kam Morton 6, X. Jenkins 3, Nick Jarman 1, Kane Thompson 1.