Spartans stay undefeated in EIAC games, SD falls to 0-2
CONNERSVILLE- The Spartan Dome claimed another victim last evening when Kerry Brown’s Spartans handed South Dearborn an 18-point loss. The Knights ended a five-game win streak and are now 0-2 in EIAC games. The Spartans face off against rival Richmond (4-2) this evening on the road.
Connersville pulled away early in game and then midway through the third quarter Braxton Meyers and Lucas Barron got hot and the Spartans went up by 20. The pair of senior big’s also shut down the EIAC’s leading scorer Ryan Willoughby, holding him to just three-points until the fourth period. Willoughby tacked on 10 more in the final frame to finish with 13 on the night. Meyers led the way for Connersville with 17 points. The loss drops the Knights to 6-2 on the season, their next contest will be on Thursday when they host South Decatur.
The first period was even for the first six minutes, then Connersville went on a 5-0 run to go up 11-6. Brodie Teke then hit his first of four three pointers on the night. Brayden Pearson closed the frame with a half court shot as the buzzer went off giving the Spartans a 14-8 lead through one quarter.
The second period was low scoring with the Knights getting Teke’s second long ball and another from Zander Schwab, Barron scored four of the Spartans seven points in the period and went to halftime up 22-14. The third period saw the Spartans start out on a 6-0 run before Teke hit back-to-back three’s and pulled the Knights back to within eight of the hosts. Connersville finished the third quarter on another 6-0 run. Barron started the final frame scoring the first four points for Connersville and Meyers scored the next eight, including two three pointers. South Dearborn finally saw Willoughby get on the board in the final frame scoring 10 of the Knights 18 points in the period. Connersville finished the game going four-for-four from the charity stripe in the frame and pulled ahead of SD to win the game 56-38.
CHS- Meyers 17, Barron 11, Josh Williams 10, Gavin Pearson 7, Blaine Hornsby 6, B. Pearson 3, James Williams 2.
SDHS- Teke 15, Willoughby 13, Adam Kunkel 3, Schwab 3, Adam Gainor 4.