Tigers pull away from Rushville in fourth quarter for the win
An EIAC matchup took place Thursday evening when the Rushville Lions traveled to take on Lawrenceburg. A low scoring first quarter kept the Lions in the game, but the Tigers pushed ahead in the second period. Rushville held the Tigers to just eight-points in the third period and it was a one-point contest going into the final quarter. Lawrenceburg doubled up the Lions in the fourth frame and secured the win to improve to 16-4 on the season and 3-2 in EIAC games. The Lions now losers of three straight fall to 4-15 on the season and 0-6 in EIAC games. Rushville will play their final conference game tonight on the road in Batesville (12-6) at 7:30pm. The Tigers host Rising Sun (9-10) on Saturday night.
Sam Cornet got the Tigers on the board first with a turnaround jumper, Nick Jarman tied it up 30 seconds later for Rushville. Cooper Bobo scored for Lawrenceburg then a scoreless streak started for both teams over the next 2:30. Ben Cornett went to the line for the Tigers and hit both freebies putting LHS up 6-2. Dylan Thompson got a basket to fall for the Lions with two minutes to go in the period, and that was the final score in the frame. Lawrenceburg led after one quarter 6-4, then they went on a 7-0 run to start the second quarter, and two minutes later they were up 13-4, with Logan Rohrer and Bobo scoring for the Tigers on the run. Rushville’s point guard Quentin Cain, in his first game back got his first points of the game after driving to the lane and making a shot while getting hacked. He completed the three-point play, then Cornett scored again, and Charlie Meyer hit a basket for Lawrenceburg, Rohrer hit a pair of free throws and the Tigers were up 19-8 with under three minutes to go in the half. The Lions finished the second quarter strong, Thompson scored back-to-back, and Chase Woolf drained a three-pointer to pull Rushville within four-points of the hosts. Meyer got Lawrenceburg back up by six before the half with two points from the charity stripe, and the Tigers led at the half 21-15.
The second half started with the Lions getting a three from Cain, Ben Cornett scored for LHS, and Rushville got a basket from Jarman and another from Kam Morton. Midway through the frame Rushville had pulled to within one-point of the Tigers, the score was Lawrenceburg 23 Rushville 22. After swapping baskets Rushville scored again at 1:45 remaining when Thompson hit a mid-range jump shot and tied the game up at 26-26. Lawrenceburg went back up by three after Bobo collected an old fashioned three-point play, and Thompson responded when he collected a pair of free throws, making the score Lawrenceburg 29 Rushville 28, through three quarters played. Noah Knigga scored the first basket in the final period for the Tigers, and B. Cornett scored from under the rim, then again on a jumper to put Lawrenceburg up 35-28. Knigga scored again and the Tigers were on an 8-0 run. Thompson scored for RCHS to stop the Lawrenceburg run. Bobo added four more points for the Tigers and B. Cornett scored three times from the foul line. Rushville got a basket from Morton and two more from Thompson that made it an eight-point game in Lawrenceburg s favor with just one minute remaining in the contest. The Lions collected two more points in the contest on a pair of XxZavien Jenkins free throws. But the Tigers got four-points from Bobo and Rohrer scored at the buzzer giving the Tigers a 50-38 conference win.
1 2 3 4 F
LHS 6 15 8 21 50
RCHS 4 11 13 10 38
LHS- Bobo 15, B. Cornett 14, Rohrer 9, S. Cornett 4, Knigga 4, Meyer 4
RCHS- Thompson 18, Cain 6, Jarman 4, Morton 4, Woolf 3, Jenkins 3