March 8, 2011
defend home turf as visitors in IHSAA Class 2A Basketball Sectional
after the Hauser Jets defeat the Milan Indians
The South Ripley Raider bench begins to celebrate with
their first round IHSAA Class 2A Sectional #44 victory
only a few ticks of the clock away. The Raiders defeated
the S'western Hanover Rebels 68-53.
Franklin, Sports Editor
Wednesday evening boys' basketball sectional action at SRHS
resulted in the Hauser Jets and the South Ripley Raiders earning
the opportunity to keep extended season hopes moving forward.
In the night's opening game the Hauser Jets claimed a victory
over the Milan Indians by a final score of 57-44. Second game
action resulted in the South Ripley Raiders closing the door
on the Southwestern Hanover Rebels by a final score of 68-53.
As it turned out, both teams wearing their traveling jerseys
as the visitors on the scoreboard were the teams to advance.
With their victories, Hauser and South Ripley will compete against
each other on Friday night, following a game between the bye
receiving North Decatur Chargers and the opening night victors,
the Switzerland County Pacers after they eliminated the Lawrenceburg
Tigers 59-46 on Tuesday, March 1, opening night. (FYI) SC won
as the home representative team on the scoreboard.
Raiders over Rebels
Rebels 18-14 Raiders
Raiders 29-29 Rebels
Raiders 45-36 Rebels
Raiders 68-53 Rebels
South Ripley Raiders 68
Coach: Travis Wrightsman
3 Sr. Jon Grossman 17
15 Jr. Brandon Sizemore 12
20 So. Trey Sparks 12
5 Sr. Jerad Walters 9
52 So. Codey Federmann 8
10 Sr. Sam Stratton 4
25 So. Levi Yocum 4
33 Jr. Blake Davis 2
40 Sr. Patrick Scott Inj
32 Jr. Amos Taylor 0
34 So. Jason Dilk 0
11 Fr. Joe Dicken 0
44 Fr. Austin Halcomb 0
S'western Hanover Rebels 53
Coach: Andy Firth
22 Sr. Hunter Means 19
5 Sr. Caleb Jones 9
4 Jr. Trace Taylor 8
50 Jr. Jordan Perry 6
24 Jr. Logan Hamilton 6
1 Jr. LaMarkus Jenkins 5
3 Sr. Zach Hubbard 0
55 Sr. Steven Adams 0
10 Jr. Joel Smith 0
2 So. Zac Westerfield 0
21 So. Gunnar Henry 0
33 Fr. Michael Perry 0
40 Fr. Tyler Jones 0
Raiders vs Rebels action
With no way of knowing what kind of game a player will have
prior to the game, Raider senior Jon Grossman stole the show.
No win earned by himself, but obviously one of the best of his
Grossman controlled the opening tip, sending the ball to senior
teammate Jerad Walters. An empty trip allowed the Rebels the
opportunity to score first. They too failed in their first attempt,
however as time ticked away, Rebel senior Hunter Means made
up for some lost time with a 3-pointer, adding a FT to take
a 4-0 lead over SR. Rebel senior Caleb Jones joined Means on
the score book with a FG before Raider Grossman made one of
two from the charity stripe.
Rebel junior Trace Taylor joined his teammates with a FG before
Raider Grossman put SR's first FG on the book. Jones and Rebel
junior teammate Jordan Perry each added FG's to claim a 12-3
early lead. With just over three minutes remaining in the opening
period, it had been all Rebels and Grossman. Raider junior Brandon
Sizemore would change that dramatically with his long range
3-pointer, leading to a SwH called time-out.
In proceeding, the worm turned. Raider senior Sam Stratton and
Grossman each netted FG's off assists by Walters, followed by
junior teammate Blake Davis delivery of a FG to knot the game
at 12 with 2:05 yet on the clock. About a 10 second major let
down in Raider defense allowed Rebel junior Logan Hamilton to
connect on his first FG, followed by a FG each by teammates
Perry and junior LaMarkus Jenkins. Raider sophomore Trey Sparks
closed first quarter scoring with a FG, Raiders trailing 14-16.
Two Raider fouls into the second period action, Rebel Taylor
made one of two from the charity stripe, followed by a Walters
assist to teammate Grossman for the FG. Rebel Jones FG was countered
by Raider Stratton. Raider Sparks connected for a FG only to
have Rebel Means sank a 3-pointer. Means added another FG before
Raiders Sizemore and Walters netted a FG each, leading to sophomore
teammate Codey Federmann's FG/FT combination to put SR in the
lead for the first time in the game at 27-26.
Rebel Means knotted the score with one of two FT connections,
then regained the lead for SwH with one of two shooting at the
charity stripe. Rebel teammate Hamilton added another point
with one of two FT shooting before Raider Sizemore ended the
period with a shot at the horn for the 29-29 halftime tie.
A flurry of Raider scoring engulfed the first two minutes of
third period action as Sparks and Sizemore put down FG's, Walters
added a pair of FT's and Sparks ran the floor wall to wall for
another FG, earning an eight point, 37-29 lead. At 6:02, the
Rebels called a time-out.
Rebel Means scored a FG only to have Raider Grossman regain
the points connecting on a pair of FT's. Raider Walters scored
one of two FT tries before teammate Sizemore drilled a 3-pointer
off the Walters assist. Rebel Perry scored a FG and teammate
Jones made the combo with his FG/FT addition before Raider Sparks
closed scoring for the third with a FG. South Ripley held a
nine point lead at 45-36 heading to the final quarter.
Rebel Jenkins opened scoring in the fourth period with a 3-pointer.
Raider Walters sank a pair of FT's leading to a teammate Sparks
FG. Rebel Taylor added a FG leading to a Raider called time-out.
On return, Raider Grossman claimed back to back old fashioned
three point plays. A FG/FT combo, a steal and wall to wall drive
for the FG and the following FT to give SR a 14 point, 55-41
lead with 4:38 remaining.
Raider Federmann missed on the front side of an offered one
plus one opportunity, then sank a FG. Rebel Means scored a FG
only to have Raider Federmann score a FG and convert the three
point play with his sinking of a FT. Rebel Taylor missed on
a pair of FT shots taken, Raider Grossman made a pair. Rebel
Means scored a FG, followed it with a second FG but missed his
FT that followed.
Holding a 12 point lead at 62-50, Raider Walters scored a pair
of FT's. Rebel Hamilton converted the old fashioned three point
play with a FG/FT combination. With Raider bench inserted into
the game, SR sophomore Levi Yocum took over the game's scoring
with a pair of FT's and a FG, ending the contest with a final
score of SR 68-53 SwH.
The Rebels' season concluded and the Raiders looking forward
to at the least one more game and anything else they can earn
Congratulations to coach Wrightsman and the South Ripley Raiders!
The opening contest of the second night of IHSAA Class 2A Boys
Basketball Sectional #44 action at SRHS slated the Milan Indians
as the home team against the Hauser Jets as visitors on the
scoreboard. The South Ripley HS choir sang The National Anthem
prior to introduction of cheerleaders, players and coaches of
the two teams.
Indians 10- 7 Jets
Indians 16-16 Jets
Jets 36-28 Indians
Jets 57-44 Indians
Milan Indians 44
Coach: Josh Blankinship
22 Jr. Nick Ryan 13
11 Jr. Braden Voss 9
20 Jr. John Herzog 8
23 Jr. Kurtis Kimla 6
13/33 Sr. Zach Lewis 5
12 Sr. Ethan Voss 2
10 Sr. Alex Layden 1
34 Jr. Nick Walter 0
24 Jr. Jake White 0
30 Jr. Ben Lawhorn 0
50 So. Patrick Baker 0
42 So. Russell Pitts 0
11 So. Joey Davis 0
3 Fr. Logan Alloway 0
Hauser Jets 53
Coach: Bob Nobbe
20 Jr. Adam Miller 21
44 Sr. Silas Sims 17
10 Jr. Reid Thayer 7
40 So. Nick Johnson 5
24 Jr. Justin Wallace 3
30 Fr. Dai'von Coram 2
34 Fr. Trey Shipley 2
42 Sr. Mac Trotter 0
54 Sr. Zach Johnson 0
12 Jr. Lucas Stiening 0
32 Jr. Kyle Johns 0
14 So. Nick Landis 0
Indians vs Jets action
The Indians controlled the opening center court tip with no
initial score. Hauser likewise came up empty on their first
and second possession, sending Milan Indian junior John Herzog
to the charity stripe where he came up empty in his efforts.
However, junior Indian teammate Kurtis Kimla secured a Milan
2-0 lead with his first FG of the game. Hauser junior Adam Miller
quickly responded with a FG for the first game tie at two.
Indian junior Nick Ryan sank his first FG, quickly countered
by Jet Miller to tie the score at four. An Indian junior John
Herzog assist led to a second FG by Ryan. Again Jet Miller responded
with a FG but added a FT to give the Jets their first lead in
the contest at 7-6. A reverse lay-up by Indian Herzog recaptured
the lead for the tribe at 8-7. Herzog's second Fg ended the
first period scoring to give Milan the 10-7 lead.
Indian Ryan added a FG to open second period scoring, leading
to a Milan called time-out. In following action senior Indian
Alex Layden was drilled on a drive with no call, teammate Herzog
driven to floor on his attempted drive, again with no call leading
to a Milan called time-out.
Jet Miller scored a pair of FT's followed by a FG from freshman
teammate Trey Shipley. Indian junior Braden Voss delivered his
first FG at 2:05, followed by another teammate Herzog FG to
move Milan in the lead by five points at 16-11.
Jet senior Sims nailed a pair of FT's before skinning the net
from downtown for a 3-pointer to knot the game at 16 before
time expired in the second period.
Returning to action in the third period, Hauser added a FG by
sophomore Nick Johnson and a 3-pointer to take a five point
edge on the Indians. Indian Braden Voss countered with the delivery
of a long range 3-pointer before the tribe called a time-out.
Jets Miller scored a FG countered by Indian Ryan's FG off a
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Jet Sims FG/FT combo led to another Indian Braden Voss FG off
the Herzog assist. Jet Sims countered at the three minute mark
to give Hauser a five point edge at 28-23 over the Indians.
Jet Miller added a pair of FT's from the charity stripe. Indian
senior Ethan Voss scored a FG followed by a FG by junior teammate
Kurtis Kimla, leading to a Hauser called time-out near the 1:30
Ensuing play found the Jets adding a pair of FG's. One by Miller,
the second by junior Reid Thayer. Indian senior Alex Layden
made one of two offered FT''s, however Jet Thayer netted both
FT tries to end the quarter with Hauser leading by eight at
A Milan ball to start the fourth period led to Jet Thayer attempting
a pair of FT's for Hauser of which he connected on the second.
Indian Ryan missed a pair of FT shots, followed by a Hauser
freshman Dai'von Coram FG and an Indian Kimla FG. Indian Braden
Voss delivered a FG, Jet Miller made one of two FT's and Indian
Herzog put another FG in the score book.
With approximately six minutes remaining in regulation, the
Indians were hanging within six points at 34-40. Miller put
a pair of FT's down, teammate Wallace missed the front end of
his one plus one opportunity, however teammate Johnson connected
on his two offered FT shots extending the Jet lead to 10 at
Indian senior Zack Lewis scored a FG off an assist by teammate
Herzog leading to a time-out called by coach Blankinship. On
returning to action, Jet scoring continued with a FG by Thayer
and a FG/FT combination by Wallace. Jet Miller added one of
two FT shots followed by a FG/FT combination by Indian Ryan.
Jet Johnson scored one of two attempts from the charity stripe
before Indian Herzog came up short on the front end of a one
plus one opportunity. Hauser called a time-out followed quickly
by an Indian time-out near the two minute mark.
Indian Lewis scored a 3-pointer to get Milan to within nine
at 42-51 and the tribe took another time-out. A FG by Jet Sims
led to a turnover on the end line by the Indians. Jet Miller
added a pair of FT scores. Indian Ryan missed his two tries,
but added a FG. Jet Sims ended game scoring with a FG to give
Hauser the 13 point 57-44 win over the Milan Indians and advance
the Jets to second round action against the hosting South Ripley
Raiders following Friday nights opener between the North Decatur
Chargers and the Switzerland County Pacers.