The Versailles Republican Sports

February 10, 2011

Jac-Cen-Del Eagle boys split weekend double bill home stand

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

The South Decatur Cougars provided the basketball competition that the Jac-Cen-Del high school boys teams would face on JCD's annual homecoming festivities night, Friday, February 4.
JCD vs SD Varsity action
The Eagle varsity got out to a 5-0 run off a FG by senior Eagle Trevor Arnett and an added 3 pointer released by senior teammate Derek Lunsford. The Eagles connecting on every cylinder ran the score to 13-2 before the undoing began to unfold. That undoing, 10 points later, resulted in a mere one point JCD lead at 13-12, heading for quarter two.
Early in the second quarter, the Cougars struck out for the lead. They surmounted an 18-13 lead before being curtailed by a JCD FG. A tie at 18 was grasped following Eagle seniors Matt Speer's release of a 3 pointer followed by teammate Lunsford's FG.
Back and forth, the lead would change its status, and at the halftime break, the game score was knotted at 23 apiece.
The Cougars bolted to another five point edge at 28-23 early in third period action, before seniors Lunsford and Arnett and underclassman Tyler Smith combined scoring to answer for another tie, this time at 30. SD managed to grab a 38-34 lead by the end of the third.
With just two and a half minutes remaining in the fourth, JCD's senior Arnett scored a FG that brought the game to a tie at 47, even though the team had trailed by as many as nine points in the process of getting there at 36-45.
A South Decatur time-out led to senior Eagle Lunsford's connecting on a pair of FT's to put JCD up for the first time since the end of period one. Seniors Arnett and Speer followed with huge FG's to spread the JCD lead to six points at 53-47 with 43.8 seconds remaining.
A pair of FT's by Eagle Speer and 4/4 underclassman Jayson Purdy clutch FT's solidified the JCD win at 59-51 by games end.
Quarter Scores
JCD 13-12 S. Decatur
JCD 23-23 S. Decatur
S. Decatur 38-34 JCD
JCD 59-51 S. Decatur
Individual scoring
Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 59
Trevor Arnett 16
Derek Lunsford 14
Matt Speer 11
Jayson Purdy 8
Joe Abplanalp 4
Codey Martin 3
Trent Smith 3
Brock Shadday 0
Andrew Snyder 0
Dustin Wagner 0
South Decatur Cougars 51
Grant Niese 15
Michael England 14
Tyler Ewing 8
Jordan AmRhien 6
Dustin Huff 5
Nolan Allen 2
Alex Helms 1
Kyle Cunningham 0
Devon Hudson 0
Sam Johnson 0
Josh Schwering 0
The Greensburg Pirates provided the second half of the twin bill weekend basketball competition that the Jac-Cen-Del high school boys would face at JCDHS on Saturday night, February 5.
JCD vs Greensburg Varsity action
The Eagle varsity was not so lucky against the visiting Pirates as they had been the night before against South Decatur, as they fell to the Pirates 52-68 by games end.
A mere three point deficit after one period of play at 13-16, and a single point edge for Greensburg at the halftime horn at 32-31 made for an interesting start to the contest, but the hump was too large for the Eagles to overcome by games close.
Quarter Scores
Greensburg 16-13 JCD
Greensburg 32-31 JCD
Greensburg 50-41 JCD
Greensburg 68-52 JCD
Individual scoring
Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 52
Trevor Arnett 13
Jayson Purdy 10
Matt Speer 10
Derek Lunsford 9
Codey Martin 4
Joe Abplanalp 3
Trent Smith 3
Brock Shadday 0
Andrew Snyder 0
Dustin Wagner 0
Greensburg Pirates 68
Stewart 18
Sellers 17
Holdsworth 10
Tressler 9
Barker 8
E. Meyer 4
Lee 2
Bailey 0
K. Meyer 0
Rigney 0
Burcham 0
Schultz 0

Coach David Bradshaw gathers his JCD Eagle team on the sideline to set the next series of plays before the final quarter gets underway. Seniors pictured at left include Brock Shadday and at center Joe Abplanalp #44.