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Lady Lions look ahead to softball campaign

The Rushville Lady Lions’ softball team lost a few key pieces from last year’s 9-14 squad that will need replaced. A battery that hasn’t changed for several seasons (Grace Muir and Kara Chandler) are graduated, and coach Amanda Norris replaced by Chrissy Tabeling.

Rushville will be returning sophomore Stacey Roberts, who spent time in the circle as a freshman. Roberts started eight games for the Lady Lions while filling in for Chandler, who missed time with an injury. She was 4-9 on the season in her 75.1 innings pitched with 51 strikeouts.

2021 All-EIAC shortstop Briley Munchel will lead Rushville’s infield, while CLASSMATE Belle Gossett will lead the outfield again from her center field position. Molly Zachery, along with Munchel and Gossett, are the three seniors for the Lady Lions this season. Munchel led the team in hits with 30 while hitting .333 with five extra base hits. Gossett was a .296 hitter a season ago and her two dingers tied with Zachery for the team lead. Zachery hit .300 with 12 RBIs while manning the hot corner for Rushville; she is also a candidate to take Muir’s spot behind the plate.

Layla Shepherdson was a sparkplug at second base for the Lady Lions in her freshman season and played gold glove caliber defense. She struck out 14 times as a rookie but still managed a .324 batting average.


Rushville Varsity

#            Name                                Gr.

2            Stacey Roberts               So.

3/13      Belle Gossett                  Sr.

7/00      Kylie Gray                         Jr.

10/24    Karma Wilson                  So.

11/38    Katelyn Asher                  Jr.

15/11    Molly Zachery                  Sr.

17          Layla Shepherdson         So.

18/32    Makenna Ripberger        Fr.

22          Ericka Kuhn                      Jr.

25/27    Briley Munchel                Sr.

70/36    Becca Tabeling                 Fr.

Head Coach Chrissy Tabeling

Can’t have an East/West game without a few EIAC players

NDIANAPOLIS – Four Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference basketball stars will team up at the annual All-Star Classic.

The Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association has named the 24 players that will make up the East and West teams on Sunday, April 16 at North Daviess High School.

Playing for the East Team will be Lawrenceburg guard Logan Rohrer, Greensburg guard Ki Dyer, Connersville guard Josh Williams, and Batesville forward Cole Pride.

On the girls side, East Central’s Josie Trabel was selected to be a member of the East team.


Rohrer: 12.1 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.2 APG, 1.6 SPG
Dyer: 18.4. PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.5 SPG
Williams: 15.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 4.6 APG, 1.9 SPG
Pride: 16.1 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.7 SPG, 3.1 BPG

All players selected to the All-Star Classic were voted upon by HBCA member coaches.


Wes Aigner — Castle High School
Peyton Bledsoe — Loogootee
Peter Combs — Bloomfield
Cale Donoho — South Spencer High School
Joey Hart — Linton-Stockton
Blake Herdes — Evansville Mater Dei
Colten Leach — Bedford North Lawrence
Jaylen Mullen — North Daviess HS
Tyler Myers — Evansville Day School
Brycen Neidigh — Washington
JaQualon “JQ” Roberts — Bloomington North
Logan Webb — Linton-Stockton


Josten Carter — New Albany High School
Jacob Cherry — Eastern
Ki Dyer– Greensburg
Cooper Horn — Columbus North
Casey Kaelin — Providence
Owen Law — Jennings County
Keegan  Manowitz — Jennings County
Kaden Oliver — Silver Creek
Cole Pride — Batesville
Logan Rohrer — Lawrenceburg

Caleb Washington — Floyd Central
Josh Williams — Connersville

EIAC Boys Basketball All-Conference Selections

Congratulations to the EIAC boys basketball All-Conference selections. Listed below are the MVp’s and players for the 2022-23 season as selected by the coaches.















EIAC indoor qualifier results

Six EIAC teams saw action this past weekend. The Whiteland Qualifier took place on Friday in Indianapolis and the Pike Championship’s took place on Saturday. EIAC teams that participated in the meets where, East Central, Batesville, and Franklin County at Whiteland and Greensburg, South Dearborn, and Lawrenceburg at Pike. listed below are the results of the EIAC teams.

Whiteland Girls Results

East Central Girls

1st – 4X200 ( Ferguson, Toney, Graf, Edwards) 1:50.79

1st – 4×400 (Ferguson, Wells, Bentley, Campbell) 4:10.88

2nd –  4×800 (Campbell, Brewer, Wells, Bentley) 9:54.67

2nd Ellie Hill Long Jump 16’6”

8th – Rylee Edwards Long Jump 15’4.5”

6th – Jorjia Ferguson 60M Hurdles 9.96

3rd Audrey Buesing Shot Put 32’2”

5th  400M DMR (Bender, Toney, Gindling, Brewer) 13:58.37

14th – Sarah Albrinck Pole Vault  7’0”

Batesville Girls

5th –  4×800 (Luers, Hanson, Myers, Dozier) 10:32.01

7th – 4×200 (Nobbe, Kuisel, Pohlman, Lipps) 1:54.94

7th–  400 DMR (Weiler, Luers, Raver, Allgeier) 14:07.71

8th – 4×400 ( Luers, Hanson, Myers, Dozier) 4:30.12

6th Ava Hanson High Jump  4’10”

12th Cora Deputy High Jump 4’7”

19th – Katherine Lipps Long Jump 14’1.5”  

10th – Nadine Davis Pole Vault 8’0”

14th – Elena Kuisel Pole Vault 7’0”

Franklin County Girls

4th –  4×200 (Harper, Merritt, Flannery, Brzezinski)  1:52.76

6th – Ella Flannery High Jump 4’10”

16th – Izzie Riffle Shot Put 27’4.75”

9th – Emma Rosenberger Long Jump  15’4”

12th – Daniella Balach Long Jump 14’11”

14th Emma Rosenberger and Keyona Madden Pole Vault 7’0”


Whiteland Boys Results

East Central Boys

6th – 4×200 (Bellman, Brotherton, Koelling, Ringer) 1:37.60

9th – 4×400 (Bellman, Ringer, Koelling, Schutte) 3:46.81

15th – 4X800 (Allison, Geisen, Hicks, Scudder) 9:32.93

10th – DMR (G. Hicks, L. Hicks, Curry, Hatton) 12:04.53

10th – Pole Vault Bowden Johnson 10’6”

9th – Long Jump Josh Ringer 19’5.5”

6th – Shot Put Will Kemper 48’2.25”

15th – Shot Put Remus Reatherford 42’9”

Batesville Boys

17th – 4×200 (Hornberger, Westerfeld, Davalos, Mahon) 1:42.19

8th – 4×800 (Clark, Basler, Trossman, Chapman) 9:12.37

8th– 400 DMR (Clark,Ranka, Trossman, Chapman) 11:46.91

9th – High Jump Cannon Clark and Hudson Kohlman 5’7”

27th – Long Jump Dylan Comer 17’3”

19th – Shot Put Brock Mahon 41’11”

30th Shot Put Carson Meyer 37’9”

Franklin County Boys

8th – 4×200 (Bowling, Stortz, Carr, Harvey) 1:38.99

12th – 4×400 (Harvey, Marshall, Carr, Stortz) 3:19.62

13th – 4X800 (Marshall, Carr, Perry, Martin) 9:27.89

16th – 400 DMR (Martin, McClure, Perry, Schwab) 13:03.93

14th – High Jump Dalton Ward and Wyatt Bowling 5’4”

23rd – Long Jump Phoenix Simmons 17’8”

31st – Shot Put Clayton Bolser 37’8”

35th – Shot Put Ian Flaspohler 34’3”


Pike Girls Results

South Dearborn Girls

6th – 60M Dash Natalie Cantrell 8.37

20th – 200M Kaileigh Harrison 29.39

9th – 400M Natalie Cantrell 1:08.34

15th – 400M Izabella Bear 1:11.04

9th – 1600M Ava Brandt 6:40.21

10th – 1600M Reva Geiser 6:40.32

11th – 1600M Sylvea Kraemer 6:44.58

13th – 1600M Shelby Rohe 6:55.38

14th – 1600M Emma Cesene 6:55.54

Lawrenceburg Girls

4th – 60M Lucy Thornton 8.27

8th – 400M Morgan Jackson 1:08.15

21st – 400M Reigha Ghiatis 1:15.10

6th – 800M Ellie Foz 2:49.02

19th – 800M Mia Davis 3:01.62

5th – 1600M Ellie Fox 6:13.66

2nd – Shot Put Molly Steuer 11.04m

3rd – Shot Put Alahna Beinkemper 10.56m

2nd – High Jump Ivy Hinkle 1.42m

1st – Pole Vault Mia Davis 2.43m

1st – Long Jump Lucy Thornton 5.16m

Greensburg Girls

1st – Shot Put Emarie Jackson 13.53m

5th – Shot Put Olivia Grimes 9.60m


Pike Boys Results

South Dearborn Boys

13th – 200M Blake Lagaly 25.12

24th – 200M Jacob Daugherty 25.71

7th – 400M Blake Lagaly 55.82

9th – 400M Corbin Cassidy

7th – 1600M Nakia Scruggs 5:07.25

12th – 1600M Jason Hail 5:18.08

14th – 1600M Adam Bruner 5:20.02

4th – Shot Put Brayden Johnson 13.89m

5th – Shot Put Blake Pruss 13.86

Lawrenceburg Boys

18th – 200M Dezmon Maloney 25.48

22nd – 200M AJ Nelson 25.60

20th – 400M Andrew Bosch 1:02.00

5th – 800M Andrew Bosch 2:15.98

18th – 800M Buddy Haase 2:33.54

22nd 1600M Buddy Haase 5:48.16

13th – Shot Put Bryson Henry 11.37m

14th – Shot Put Brayden Tudor 11.17m

1st – Long Jump Kasey Sharpshair 1.87m

8th – Long Jump Liam Mitchell 1.67m

19th – High Jump Keaton McGrath 5.37m

Greensburg Boys

4th – 3200M Jacob Hawkins 10:29.21

7th – 3200M Joseph Hawkins 10:37.76

8th – 3200M Zackery Blodgett 10:42.84

6th – Shot Put Eli Moore 13.84m

7th – Shot Put Elliott Weber 12.97m

Championship slips away from Pirates

WASHINGTON – The 3A Sectional 29 champion Greensburg Pirates took on the Scottsburg Warriors for the regional championship on Saturday afternoon. The Bucs hustled their way into the lead with under a minute left in the game, but Scottsburg took the lead on an old-fashioned three-point play. With Greensburg down by two points, Ki Dyer worked himself open for the final shot. Unable to get completely open, Dyer fired a jumper over two Warriors that hit the rim and bounced off. The game ended with a 48-46 loss for the Bucs, ending the season with a 20-7 record. Dyer led Greensburg in scoring with 18 points, 12 of those coming in the second half.

Jeter Edwards got the Pirates on the board with the first basket of the game. A run of six unanswered points from the Warriors was ended with a Justin Adkins layup to make it a 6-4 game. Scottsburg’s 6’9” center Wyatt Zellers got into the scoring column, but Dyer outran everyone down the court and scored to make it 10-8, still in the Warriors’ favor. Edwards got himself to the charity stripe and tied the game up with 2:50 left in the frame. Scottsburg’s Kody Clancy took the lead for his team by scoring the next  five points. Jack McKinsey scored for Greensburg with :30 remaining in the frame but Clancy put his team up 18-12 after draining a three-pointer at the buzzer to end the first period.

The Warriors scored first in the second quarter to go up by eight points. McKinsey added two freebies and baskets were traded over the next few possessions; the score was 23-18 with less than two minutes remaining in the half. Jack Miller scored for Scottsburg and Dyer for the Bucs, keeping it at a five-point lead for the Warriors. Holding for the last possession, the Bucs worked it around the arc and hit an open McKinsey who drained the deep ball to make it just a two-point affair at the half. The Warriors’ eight-point lead had been trimmed and the score was 25-23.

The third frame started with Clancy and Zellers scoring for the Warriors and Edwards and Adkins matching for the Bucs. With the game still at two points, Dyer drove to the basket and scored while drawing a foul. The senior netted the free throw and gave the Pirates the lead 30-29 midway through the third quarter. The lead didn’t last long. Scottsburg went on a 6-0 run over the next two minutes. Dyer ended the run with a three-point field goal and the Warriors’ lead was just three points. Clancy got to the line for the Warriors and hit both freebies. With :30 to go in the quarter, the Bucs held for the last shot and senior Grainger Maxwell was the recipient of the open three-pointer; he did not disappoint, netting the deep ball and making it a three-point game with the Warriors up 42-39 through three quarters.

The fourth period began with another Clancy basket. Then the Bucs got a McKinsey basket, followed by a quick turnover and two points for Dyer. The Pirates found themselves down by two points midway through the quarter when McKinsey drew a shooting foul to get to the line. The sophomore hit one of the freebies to tie the game at 44-44. Neither team was able to score a basket until Dyer scored with :41 seconds left in the contest, giving Greensburg the lead 46-44. Clancy’s three-point play with 23.3 seconds left put SHS up one. A Bucs’ turnover got Clancy the ball back with one second remaining, and he went back to the line hitting another freebie, giving the Warriors a narrow win.

Clancy led all scorers with 28 points; Zellers was the only other double-digit scorer for Scottsburg, finishing with 10. Dyer’s 18 was followed by McKinsey with 10, Edwards and Adkins 6, Maxwell 3, Bryce Stringer 2, Abe Tebbe 1.

EIAC boys basketball scoring leaders

Player (Team)                                PPG

Ryan Willoughby (SD)                  19.4

Ki Dyer (GCHS)                               18.4

Brandt Ertel (FCHS)                       16.4

Cole Pride (BHS)                            15.6

Josh Williams (CHS)                       15.4

Carson Pieczaonka (ECHS)           14.9

Cade Kaiser (BHS)                          13.0

Cooper Bobo (LHS)                        12.6

Logan Rohrer (LHS)                       12.1

Brodie Teke (SD)                            11.8

Ryan Willoughby – South Dearborn

Willoughby led the EIAC in scoring at nearly 20 a clip his senior season with the Knights. He averaged 10.3 ppg his junior season and finished with 15.0 ppg for his career. In 45 games over his two varsity seasons, he scored 673 points, this season he scored 447 in 23 games. Willoughby shot 52% from the field on the season and hit 32% from deep (25-78) with a 68% FT percentage this year.    

Ki Dyer – Greensburg

Dyer is currently 20-points shy 1,000 for his career, sitting at 980. He is putting up 18.4 this season while shooting; 48% FG, 45% 3PT, and 79% FT. The three-year starter has led the Bucs to highest scoring offense in the EIAC at 56.2 ppg.

Brant Ertel- Franklin County

Ertel had the Cats off to a 5-0 start while scoring 20-points in three of those games. The FC senior went down with a foot injury in early January but came back and dropped a career high 31-points against Talawanda (Oxford,OH) and finished the season scoring 263 in his 16 games.

Cole Pride – Batesville

Cole “Big Smooth” Pride used his size and shooting ability to lead the Dogs to their most wins (17) since the 2013-14 season (18) and first sectional championship game since 2019. Pride scored 374 points this season while shooting 56% (149-264) from the field, connecting on 38% (30-79) of his deep balls, and he hit 72% (46-62) from the charity stripe.

Josh Williams – Connersville

Williams led a talented senior class for the Spartans, scoring 355 points this season. Williams hit 56% (119-212) from the field and shot 40% (38-56) from three-point land, good for third in the EIAC among players with +50 attempts. He finished his career with 568 points in 73 games, good for 7.8 ppg.

East Central Indoor Invite results

ST.LEON- East Central Indoor Invite got several EAIC teams season started on Saturday. Listed below are the results of the meet.

One of the highlights was Connersville’s Ahniyah Bennett a freshman who set meet records in the 55-meter with a time of 7.23 and in the 200-meter with a time of 26.51.

Boys 55              

Carter DeBoard Connersville      6.94

Carson Koelling East Central       7.05

Charles Evans    South Dearborn 7.12

Boys 200                          

Micah Buchanan                          25.44

Carter DeBoard Connersville      25.76

Parker Sweet     Connersville      25.76

Boys 800                          

Ayden Potts       Milan    2:14:57

Jake Chapman   Batesville            2:14:96

Cannon Clark     Batesville            2:16:28

Boys 3200                        

Ayden Potts       Milan    10:49:77

Jake Hawkins     Greensburg       10:55:03

Bradyn Hatton   East Central       10:59:78

Boys 55 Hurdles             

Parker Sweet     Connersville      8.19

Trevor Perkins   East Central       9.14

Gage Pohlman  Batesville            9.31

Boys 4×400                      

Bellman,Koelling,Schutte,Geisen             East Central       3:56:21

Bopp,Campell,Henrdickson,Williamson  Indy Genesis      3:57:25

Pohlman,Davis,Ranka,Hornberger           Batesville            3:59:84

Boys 4×800                      

Hess,Hawkins,Gorman,Blodgett Greensburg       9:18:34

Lagaly,Hail,Schumann,Scruggs   South Dearborn 9:31:65

Clark,Ranka,Adams,Champman Batesville            9:32:61

Boys Sprint Medley(776meters)              

Bellman,Garrison,Roope,Koelling            East Central       1:42.09

Evans,Wickersham,Thompson,McClure  South Dearborn 1:44.45

Mahon,Westerfeld,Ranka,Hornberger    Batesville            1:44.76

Boys High Jump              

Trenton Dyer     Rushville             6’0″

Blake Collins      Greensburg       6’0″

Ayden Eckstein  Batesville            5’10”

Boys Pole Vault              

Bowden Johnson            East Central       10’0″

Lincoln Pflum    Connersville      10’0″

Hudson Knolman            Batesville            9’6″

Boys Long Jump             

Carter DeBoard Connersville      19’8.75″

Carson Koelling East Central       19’3″

Tristan Norris    Rushville             18’4.5″

Boys Shot Put                  

Tyler Biddinger  Greensburg       46’8.5″

Eli Moore           Greensburg       45’1″

Will Kemper       East Central       43’9″


Girls 55              

Ahniyah Bennett             Connersville      7.23

Anna Graf           East Central       7.85

Ellie Hill East Central       7.89

Girls 200                          

Ahniyah Bennett             Connersville      26.51

Erika Wells         East Central       28.22

Rachel Campbell             East Central       28.23

Girls 800                          

Callie Bentley     East Central       2:28.66

Ashtyn Gindling East Central       2:33.20

Macy Cline         Indy Genesis      2:47.28

Girls 3200                        

Adeline Brewer East Central       13:28.69

Abigail Struewing            Connersville      13:46.85

Faith Harmeyer East Central       13:57.45

Girls 55 Hurdles                            

Jorjia Ferguson  East Central       10.09

Lexi Barr             Connersville      10.61

Cora Deputy      Batesville            10.63

Girls 4×400                      

Ferguson,Bentley,Wells,Campbell           East Central       4:18.90

Allgeier,Hanson,Raver,Dozier     Batesville            4:27.67

Graf,Davis,Toney,Hill     East Central       4:30.62

Girls 4×800                      

Bentley,Gindling,Brewer,Campbell          East Central       10:22.78

Weiler,Bedel,Hanson,Allgeier     Batesville            10:38.94

Wells,Henderson,Bowling,Bender           East Central       11:07.43

Girls Sprint Medley (776 meters)                          

Dozier,Kuisel,Lipps,Pohlman       Batesville            1:57.10

Nobbe,Davis,Garcia-Villena,Luers            Batesville            2:00.65

Senour,Burnett,Morgan,Combs Rushville             2:02.93

Girls High Jump              

Ellie Hill East Central       5’2″

Leah West          Greensburg       4’8″

Ava Hanson       Batesville            4’8″

Girls Pole Vault              

Nadine Davis     Batesville            8’0″

Sarah Albrinck   East Central       7’6″

Gwynn Higbie    Connersville      7’0″

Girls Long Jump             

Ellie Hill East Central       16’4.5″

Rylee Edwards  East Central       15’9.25″

Carley Senour    Rushville             15’9″

Girls Shotput                  

Emarie Jackson Greensburg       42’5.25″

Jenna Lawler     Rushville             35’3.5″

Olivia Grimes     Greensburg       31’9″

EIAC gymnasts conclude season at regional

INDIANAPOLIS – The Rushville Lady Lions were one of six complete teams competing at Friday night’s Franklin Central gymnastics regional hoping to make it one step farther to the state finals. The Rush County girls gave it their best shot but came in sixth with a score of 93.675. Bloomington North won the meet with 108.625, followed by fellow state qualifiers Columbus North and New Palestine.

“RCHS is proud to have been represented by our Lady Lions,” said head coach Jenni Philpot. “Each of the girls had a great meet. Thank you to the huge group of fans at all our meets this year.”

Bell Westphal secured the highest score and finish for Rushville on the evening, her vault of 8.85 good for 11th on the apparatus. Westphal placed 12th in all-around with a total of 33.05; she was 18th on uneven bars (7.8), 22nd on balance beam (8.1) and the same on floor exercise (8.3).

Cora Emory and Cyndi Tush were among the top 20 girls competing in every rotation as Emory placed 17th (31.325 total) and Tush 19th (28.15).

Emory outscored her personal sectional scores on vault (23rd; 8.55), beam (20th; 8.3) and floor (21st; 8.375). Tush did so on bars (31st; 5.525). Emory’s bar routine netted 29th place (6.1). Tush added 27th on vault (8.3) and 30th on both beam (6.55) and floor (7.775).

Mallory McDaniel outperformed her sectional marks on bars (28th; 6.325), beam (29th; 6.65) and floor (28th; 8.025).

Karma Wilson competed on vault, scoring 31st with 7.75 or slightly better than her sectional tally. Gabby Pavey was also in attendance at Rushville’s first team trip to regionals since 1998.

Audrey Harper of Franklin County also competed at every regional rotation, claiming 18th in all around (30.675). The junior was 25th on bars (6.9), tied for 26th on floor (8.2), 27th on beam (7.675) and 30th on vault (7.9).

Pirates are Champs

GREENSBURG- The Greensburg Pirates took on the Batesville Bulldogs in the sectional 29 championship game Saturday evening and earned themselves a 58-47 victory.

The Bulldogs started hot with Cade Kaiser leading the charge and scoring six of the Dogs first eight-points as they jumped out to an early lead. Ki Dyer and Jeter Edwards got the Bucs right back in the game after hitting a three-pointer each. Cole Pride scored for Batesville and the game was tied at ten. Jack McKinsey hit the final shot of the period giving the Pirates a 12-10 lead after one quarter.

Dyer opened the second period hitting another long ball and Bradley Lutz followed with a corner three putting Greensburg up 18-10. A pair of Gus Prickel free throws got the Dogs on the board in the frame. Dyer and Lutz continued to score for the Bucs to increase thier lead, Kaiser scored again for BHS, and Dyer hit from deep again to give the Bucs a 13-point advantage with 1:30 to go in the half. Jack Grunkemeyer scored for the Dogs, then Grainger Maxwell for GCHS, and with a half court buzzer beater Prickel cut the gap to 10 to close out the second quarter with the score, Greensburg 29 Batesville 19.

The third quarter started with Kaiser and Grunkemeyer scoring for the Dogs and Justin Adkins and McKinsey keeping it a 10-point Greensburg advantage. Addison Barnes-Petitt hit a three-point basket for the Bucs putting them up by 11, then Batesville went on an 11-0 run tying the game up at 37-37. Prickel, Sam Johnson and Kaiser all connected from outside the arch, and Pride added a field goal. Barnes Petitt stopped the run with basket and Dyer hit a runner on the final possession of the period giving the Bucs a 41-37 lead.

Edwards and McKinsey both scored for the Bucs to start the fourth quarter. Prickel hit for BHS, but then Dyer scored six of Greensburg’s next eight-points giving the Pirates an 11-point lead with just two minutes remaining. Grunkmeyer picked up his fifth foul sending Dyer to the line where he hit both attempts, Kaiser scored for BHS, then Abe Tebbe went to the charity stripe and put the Bucs up by 13-points. Kaiser closed out the contest with another basket for BHS, but it was Greensburg who claimed the sectional title with a 58-47 win. Greensburg will face the winner of the Corydon Central vs Scottsburg matchup in a Regional Championship game at Washington High School on Saturday, March 11th, with a 4pm tip.

Dyer led all scorers with 23-pionts in the Bucs victory. Kaiser led Batesville with 18 and Prickel added 10 in the loss. Batesville’s season end with a record of 17-7

Pirates fend off Tigers to play in final

GREENSBURG- The Greensburg Pirates eliminated the Lawrenceburg Tigers in the semifinals of the sectionals with a 10-point win on Friday evening. They will face Batesville tonight when they look for their 45th sectional championship. The game was just a two-point affair at the half but a huge third quarter from the Bucs put them out front, where they cruised to a 54-44 win.

Jeter Edwards got Greensburg on the board first and Ben Cornett scored for the Tigers. The Pirates then went on a 5-0 run with a Ki Dyer three and another Edwards basket. Logan Rohrer and Cornett then scored back-to-back for LHS and it was 7-6, Greensburg. Another Edwards field goal and three-points from Addison Barnes-Petitt had the Bucs up by six. Rohrer finished off the first frame with a with a shot that made the score 12-8 after one quarter.


The second period started with Jack McKinsey for the Bucs and Rohrer for the Tigers exchanging deep balls. Grainger Maxwell scored four-points for Greensburg and Rohrer scored again for LHS, and the Bucs had a six-point lead with just 1:50 to go in the half. Lawrenceburg finished off the final two-minutes with a Cooper Bobo jumper and a Cornett field goal to cut the Pirates lead to two, with the score 19-17 at halftime.

The third quarter started with Bobo dropping in a three-point basket and giving the Tigers their first lead of the game. Greensburg responded by going on a 9-2 run over the next four minutes. A pair of McKinsey threes and a basket each for Dyer and Edwards put Greensburg back up by six. Bobo added a pair of freebies before the Bucs finished the frame on another 8-2 run that was capped off by a Dyer three pointer at the buzzer. The Pirates led after three quarters, 36-26.

The final frame started with the Tigers playing aggressive and getting a pair of Bobo free throws and Xavier Eads slashing the lane for a score, but Greensburg played their game and waited for open shots. The teams matched each other in the frame scoring 18-points each with half of the Bucs points coming from the charity stripe. Rohrer, Cornett, and Bobo each scored four-points for the Tigers in the frame but the Greensburg Pirates pulled out a 54-44 win the end the Tigers season with an impressive 19-7 record.

The Pirates, who are now 19-6 on the season, were led in scoring by Edwards who dropped 16-points on the evening. Dyer pitched in 12, McKinsey 11, Barnes-Petitt 10, and Maxwell 5. The Tigers were led by Rohrer’s 15-points, Bobo finished wiht 11, B. Cornett 10, and Noah Knigga, Eads, Charlie Meyer, and Sam Cornett each scored 2-points in the contest.