March 1, 2011
"wall to wall" basketball, what more could you ask?
The 2010-11 Ripley Publishing Co. Inc. traveling "Pride
Trophy" winning and Co-ORVC Conference Champion Jac-Cen-Del
Eagle boys varsity team pictured front from left include:
Student manager Brytton Rogers, Trent Smith, Trey Brown,
Derek Lunsford, Jayson Purdy, Brock Shadday, Dustin Wagner
and Tyler Reatherford, Standing: JCD Head Eagle Boys Coach
David Bradshaw, student manager Trey Bradshaw, Joe Abplanalp,
Matt Speer, Trevor Arnett, freshman and assistant boys
varsity coach Roy Thomas, Codey Martin, Andrew Snyder,
Eagle announcer Travis Rohrig, Cord Comer and JV boys
and assistant varsity team coach Steve Narwold. Not pictured,
volunteer team manager Adam Craig.
Franklin, Sports Editor
When neighboring high school sports rivals, the South Ripley
Raider and the Jac-Cen-Del Eagle coaches, athletes and fans
come face to face on any type of playing surface, intensity
is heightened and expectation levels are greatly increased.
Such was the case for the recent boys basketball regular season
finale played at JCDHS on Friday, Feb. 25.
This particular round of battles went to the Eagle JV and varsity
teams, but it didn't come easy, nor is it likely the next time
they meet down the road.
The Eagle JV boys basketball team coached by Steve Narwold's
three point victory over the Raiders by a final score of 32-29,
secured JCD the 2010-11 ORVC Championship Title.
JV Quarter scores
Eagles 9- 9 Raiders
Eagles 16-15 Raiders
Eagles 20-18 Raiders
Eagles 32-29 Raiders
Individual JV scoring
Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 32
Trent Smith 7
Dustin Wagner 6
Trey Brown 5
Codey Martin 4
Andrew Snyder 4
Adam Siebert 3
Tyler Reatherford 2
AJ Ertel 1
Cord Comer 0
John Fitzgerald 0
Joe Harlemert 0
Joe Wenning 0
Austin Harmeyer 0
Alex Rork 0
South Ripley Raiders 29
Levi Yocum 8
Austin Halcomb 7
Austin Grider 4
Joe Dicken 3
Jacob Mullins 2
Amos Taylor 2
Jason Dilk 2
Kyle Taylor 1
Tyler Rolf 0
Chad Anderson 0
David Mayes 0
Devon Tankersley 0
Gus Berry 0
Ryan Lengerich 0
SR/JCD JV "courtside action"
JV Quarter One
A South Ripley Raider controlled center court tip led to Raider
Austin Halcomb's first FG and a Raider 2-0 lead. Not to be taken
lightly, Eagle Dustin Wagner countered with a 3-pointer to give
JCD their first lead at 3-2.
After multiple fouls were called against the teams, Raider Jason
Dilk scored a FG to put the Raider's back on top, now at 4-3.
Eagle Andrew Snyder sank a FG and a pair of FT's to give JCD
a 7-4 lead. That was quickly coutered by a Raider Levi Yocum
Raider Kyle Taylor knotted the game for the first time at 7
with one for two FT shooting. Raider Yocum's FG gave SR the
9-7 lead with less than a minute remining in period one. JCD's
Tyler Reatherford knotted the game at nine before the clock
JV Quarter Two
Eagle Codey Martin nailed a pair of FT's early in second period
action, followed with his FG to give JCD the early 13-9 edge.
Teammate Wagner made one of two FT's offered, leading to a SR
Eagle Brown made one of a pair of FT 's offered, leading to
a Raider Jacob Mullins FG delivery. An all Raider scoring binge
for the rest of the period left JCD cold heading to the locker
room at half time, Eagles 16-15 Raiders, a mere one point seperated
the two teams.
JV Quarter Three
Raider Austin Halcomb opened third period scoring from the charity
stripe, where he sank three of four FT's to give SR the lead
at 18-16. Eagle Wagner netted one of two FT's offered, followed
by freshman teammate Adam Siefert's FG to gain the one point
edge and later added a one of two FT shots to put the Eagles
on top 20-18 heading for the fourth quarter.
JV Fourth Quarter
In the fourth period's opening segment, a medley of scores erupted.
Raider Halcomb connected for a FG, Eagle Trent Smith made a
downtown 3-pointer to which Raider Joe Dicken responded in kind
with his own long range trey, knotting the game at 23 with less
than five minutes remaining to be played.
Eagle Brown missed the front end of a one plus one opportunity
at the charity stripe. Raider Yocum scored a FG, followed by
a FG score by Eagle Brown. A Raider called time-out requested
by SR JV coach Brad Samples led to a Yocum FG to give SR the
Raider Amos Taylor's FG added pressure on the Eagles. Eagle
Smith's 3-pointer, a JCD time-out called by Eagle coach Steve
Narwold, Eagle Wagner's connecting on a FT of the two offered
led to a JCD two point lead at 31-29.
Eagle Snyder and Wagner each missed FT's down the stretch leading
to a coast to coast run and lay-up by Raider Dilk only to have
it reputed as a charging foul was assessed him. This voided
the tie and sent Eagle Smith to the charity stripe where he
made one of two offered FT's, taking the game's final score
to JCD 32-29 SR.
JCD's prevailing of the hard fought battle victory clinched
the 2010-11 ORVC Championship Title with a 5-1 conference win
Congratulations to both teams on a hard fought game and season!
Fans got no less than what has come to be an expectation from
an Eagle/Raider season ending sports match-up on Friday, February
On the line for the JCD Eagles was a share of the 2010-11 ORVC
conference title as the Shawe Hilltoppers' win over the Milan
Indians secured them at the least a piece of it. The JCD/SR
outcome would determine if it was outright or shared.
Coach David Bradshaw's Eagles legitimately earned their part
of it finishing their regular season schedule with a 5-1 ORVC
season record following the 85-81 overtime victory over coach
Travis Wrightsman's South Ripley Raiders.
Varsity Quarter One
An Eagle controlled center court tip-off followed by a turnover
by both JCD and SR resulted in a FG each by Eagle seniors Derek
Lunsford, Trevor Arnett and Joe Abplanalp for a 6-0 start. Raider
Brandon Sizemore scored SR's first basket at 4:58, leaving JCD
Eagle Arnett made one of two FT's offered, while Raider senior
Jerad Walters toed the charity stripe line to make a pair. Raider
Sizemore made one of two FT's offered before sinking a downtown
3-pointer to put SR in the lead for the first time in the game
Eagle Jayson Purdy responded with a FG to regain a one point
edge for JCD at 9-8. Eagles Arnett added a FG, Lunsford nailed
a 3-pointer and Arnett added one of two FT shots to advance
to a score of 15-8.
In the closing minutes of the opening period, Raider Trey Sparks
made a pair of FT's and senior Raider teammate Sam Stratton
closed the scoring with a FG. Teams headed for quarter two,
JCD 15-12 SR.
Varsity Quarter Two
Opening action in the second period became wild and furious.
Raider Sizemore drilled a 3-pointer. Eagle Joe Abplanalp countered
with his long range 3-pointer. Eagle Purdy scored a FG. Raider
Codey Federmann put his FG in the hoop. Raider Walters added
a FG for SR and Eagle Abplanalp hit one of two FT's
With the score JCD 21-19 over SR and 3:37 remaining in the first
half of play, Eagle Trent Smith added a 3- pointer and a FG
leading to an SR time-out. Returning, Raider Sparks sank a FG,
followed by an Eagle Purdy FG.
Raider Sparks added another FG, but Eagle Lunsford sank a pair
of FT's to negate the Raider gain. However, following a Raider
Sparks miss of the one plus one FT opportunity, teammate Walters
hit a floater at the horn to end the half at JCD 30-25 over
Varsity Quarter Three
Eagle Abplanalp opened the third quarter scoring with his long
range 3-point delivery. Teammate Arnett added a pair of FT's
from the charity stripe. Raider Sizemore scored a FG. Eagle
Purdy scored a FG plus the FT to convert an old fashioned three
point play. Raider Walters scored a FG, leading to a JCD called
Eagle scoring following the time-out came from a pair of Arnett
FT's, an Arnett FG and a Lunsford FG which led to a Raider called
time-out with JCD up 15 at 44-29.
Raider Blake Davis scored a FG following the time-out, but Eagle
Codey Martin countered with a FG for JCD.
The Eagles went on another scoring frenzy as Lunsford made a
FG/FT combination and teammate Smith nailed a 3-pointer to advance
to a 21 point lead at 52-31 lead. One possibly would consider
it curtain time in most games, but keep in mind this is a Jac-Cen-Del/South
Ripley contest. It's not over until the final "FINAL"
Raider Sparks connected on a pair of FT's. Teammate Sizemore
nets a FG, Eagle Abplanalp comes up empty on a pair of FT tries.
Raider Sizemore backs a 3-pointer up with a second consecutive
3-pointer and the Eagles' game lead had been reduced to 11 points
at 52-41. Eagle Arnett ended the third period scoring with a
FG but missed the FT.
Varsity Quarter Four
A Jac-Cen-Del called time out at 7:51 in the opening of the
fourth period led to ironic back to back fouls assessed to Eagle
Arnett, giving him #3 and #4, sidelining him from play.
Raider Sizemore opened scoring with a FG. Eagle Lunsford netted
a pair of FT's. Raider Walters scored a FG. Raider teammates
Sizemore and Stratton each added FG's, forcing a JCD time-out
to be taken. The Eagles now had had their 21 point lead diminished
to single digits at 56-49 with 6:37 remaining in the regular
Arnett's absence had greatly impacted the Eagle progress. Eagle
Martin connected on one of two FT's. Raider Walters scored a
FG. Eagle Martin missed the front side of a one plus one FT
opportunity. Raider Walters cut the SR deficit to four points
at 53-57 with a FG.
Eagle Abplanalp nailed a pair of FT's at the 5:03 mark and teammate
Arnett was reinserted into the JCD line-up. A mere fifteen seconds
later, Arnett was whistled for his fifth foul removing him from
the game. Raider Davis capitalized on the Arnett called foul,
sinking the pair. Ensuing Eagle free throw shooting included
one for two by Martin, a pair of makes by Lunsford and one for
two hit by Smith, while Matt Speer came up empty on his two
tries. Eagle Speer's miss was costly to JCD. However, more costly
was the Raider loss of Trey Sparks as he was whistled for his
fifth to send Speer to the line and retire Sparks.
Raider Walters scored a FG. Eagle Lunsford scored a FG but missed
his FT opportunity. Raider Davis added a FG followed by teammate
Walters' delivery on a pair of FT's to pull SR back to a five
point deficit at 61-66.
Eagle Lunsford connected on but one of two FT offerings followed
by a Raider Sizemore FG, leading to an SR called time-out at
1:42. On returning to action, Eagle Martin scored a FG but missed
the FT shot afforded him at the cost of Raider Blake Davis'
fifth assessed foul. Raider Walters scored a pair of FT's. Eagle
Martin scored a FG. Raider Sizemore drilled the 3-pointer. Eagle
Lunsford nailed a pair of FT's. Raider Walters sank the long
range 3-pointer. Eagle Abplanalp missed a pair of FT opportunities
but Raider Stratton came up short on the front side of his one
plus one FT offering, leading to a JCD called time-out with
less than 24 seconds remaining.
A fifth foul assessed to Raider senior Jon Grossman sent Eagle
Abplanalp to the charity stripe where he connected on one of
two tries. A third assessed foul on Raider Stratton sent Eagle
Abplanalp back to the foul line where he missed both shots,
leaving the game a three point lead for JCD at 74-71 with just
14.1 seconds remaining.
Raider Walters released the downtown 3-pointer to tie the game
at 74. From 21 down to a tie with the clock winding down. Where
else but southern Indiana? Don't count 'em til you own 'em!
An Eagle long range effort came up out of bounds under their
basket with 3/10th's of a second on the game clock, Raider ball,
Raider Sizemore attempted the full court pass from under the
Eagle basket to anyone on his end under the basket but while
in flight the ball caught the understructure of the roof, to
give JCD the ball back, under their basket, with the 3/10h's
of a second yet remaining. An Eagle lob to Martin timed perfectly
allowed for the 6'5" Martin tip toward the basket. However
just a little too hard as it hit the inside of the rim off the
back board and bounced out.
The Eagles less Arnett and the Raiders less Sparks, Davis and
Grossman headed to the four minute overtime where the center
court jump tip was controlled by JCD.
A foul whistled against Eagle Martin sent Raider Federmann to
the charity stripe where Codey made one of the two shots, giving
SR the 75-74 lead. A Federmann foul sent Eagle Abplanalp to
the charity stripe where he made the pair to give JCD the one
point, 76-75, edge. Eagle Martin came up with a monster block
against the Raiders, leading to an SR called time-out.
Eagle Abplanalp scored a FG off a teammate Speer assist. A foul
whistled on Eagle Lunsford sent Raider Walters to the charity
stripe where he connected on the first but missed the two following
FT tries of the three awarded him.
A foul on Raider Sizemore sent Eagle Lunsford to the line where
he made both FT's. Raider Walters answered with a downtown 3-pointer,
providing a mere one point Raider deficit at 79-80 JCD. A fourth
foul assessed to Raider Stratton sent Eagle Lunsford to the
line where he made both shots.
Raider Stratton followed with a FG. With just 10.4 seconds remaining
in the first overtime period, a foul on Raider Sizemore sent
Eagle Purdy to the line where he missed his first shot before
nailing the second, which solidified the Eagle four point 85-81
victory and allowed JCD to retain this year's Ripley Publishing
Co. Inc. sponsored traveling "Pride Trophy", while
locking themselves into a Co-ORVC Conference Championship Title
Congratulations to both JCD Eagles and SR Raiders on a super
game and best of luck in your extended season trials!
Varsity Quarter scores
Eagles 15-12 Raiders
Eagles 30-25 Raiders
Eagles 54-41 Raiders
Eagles 74-74 Raiders
OT Eagles 85-81 Raiders
Individual Varsity scoring
Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 85
Derek Lunsford 26
Joe Abplanalp 16
Trevor Arnett 14
Jayson Purdy 12
Trent Smith 9
Codey Martin 8
Matt Speer 0
Brock Shadday Inj
Andrew Snyder 0
Dustin Wagner 0
Tyler Reatherford 0
Cord Comer 0
Trey Brown 0
South Ripley Raiders 81
Jerad Walters 30
Brandon Sizemore 28
Trey Sparks 8
Sam Stratton 6
Blake Davis 6
Codey Federmann 3
Jon Grossman 0
Amos Taylor 0
Jason Dilk 0