November 29, 2011

SR Lady Raiders claim round one win of the 2011-12 battles with rival JCD Eagles

Gary Franklin, Sports Editor

The healthy sports rivalry between the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles and the neighboring South Ripley Raiders is at the least, alive and well.
The 2011-12 boys basketball season opened for the two teams on Tuesday evening, November 22, at JCDHS in the annual "Turkey Shootout".
Fans of high school roundball action on the hardwood got a solid return of exciting basketball entertainment for their buck in this match up, with the visiting Raiders pulling off a non-conference game victory by a final count of 62-58. The four point edge for the Raiders was only acquired as the result of a fourth quarter buzzer beater lay up scored by Raider senior, Brandon Sizemore.
Opportunities for an Eagle victory availed itself multiple times from the charity stripe and point blank bunnies gone awry under the basket throughout the final 30 seconds of the regulation fourth period game action.
Jac-Cen-Del senior Jayson Purdy delivered 16 points toward the Eagle total of 58.
Varsity Quarter Scores
SR 18 26 46 62
JCD 14 27 45 58
Individual Varsity Scoring
South Ripley Raiders 62
Sr. Brandon Sizemore 25
Jr. Trey Sparks 9
Sr. Blake Davis 8
So. Austin Halcomb 7
Jr. Cody Federmann 6
So. Joe Dicken 5
Jr. Levi Yocum 2
Sr. Kyle Taylor 0
Sr. Amos Taylor 0
Jr. Jacob Mullins 0
Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 58
Sr. Jayson Purdy 16
Sr. Codey Martin 10
Jr. Trent Smith 10
Sr. Andrew Snyder 9
Sr. Dustin Wagner 8
So. Trey Brown 2
So. Adam Siebert 2
Jr. Cord Comer 1
So. Austin Harmeyer 0
Jr. Chad Anderson 0
Sr. AJ Ertel 0
Varsity game action -from the center court tip
A foul assessed to Raider center Cody Federmann, sent Eagle senior Codey Martin to the charity stripe where he connected on one of two shots for the first score of the game. Raider senior Brandon Sizemore knotted the score at one with one of two free throw connections, Eagle Martin's FG put JCD up 3-1.
Eagle Andrew Snyder drilled the first three-pointer of the game, giving JCD a 6-1 lead. Raider Trey Sparks answered quickly with his own downtown three-point delivery. Eagle Jayson Purdy delivered a FG, followed by a Raider Federmann FG . Purdy delivered a reverse lay up to put JCD on top, 10-6.
Raider Federmann missed on a pair of free throws and Eagle Purdy scored again to put JCD up 12-6. Raider Sizemore quickly responded with a three-pointer and a FG, closing the Eagle edge to one at 11-12.
Raider Sparks connected on two of three FT's to give SR their first lead at 13-12. Teammate Dicken followed with a three pointer. Eagle Martin netted a FG under the basket only to have Raider Dicken score another FG and miss the FT before the period ended at SR 18-14 JCD.
Quarter Two
Eagle Adam Siebert opened scoring in the second period with a FG. Teammate Dustin Wagner added a FG to knot the score at 18. Short lived as Raider Sizemore nailed a long range three-pointer to regain a lead for SR.
A pair of Eagle Wagner back to back FG's followed by a pair of teammate Snyder back to back FG scores gave JCD their largest lead of the game at 26-21.
Raider Blake Davis and Eagle Martin each connected on one of two FT opportunities before Raider Sizemore added back to back FG scores. Raider Davis missed the front end of his one plus one FT opportunity with the first half score ending with JCD holding a one point edge, 27-26.
Quarter Three
With battle lines drawn, the "Turkey Shootout" was playing out to be the traditional competitive battle expected when the two rival schools face each other.
Back to back Raider Federmann FG's, followed by a teammate Davis FG, quickly gave SR their largest lead of the game at 32-27. Eagle Purdy and Raider Sizemore traded FG scores. Eagle Purdy added a FG only to have Raider Austin Halcomb respond with a FG, which led to an Eagle Trent Smith three-pointer to tie the game at 36.
A Raider Sparks FG was followed by an Eagle Purdy FG, knotting the game at 38. A pair of FT connections by Eagle Smith was quickly answered by Raider Sparks FT makes, tied again at 40. Eagle Martin put JCD up with a FG only to have the score tied again at 42 after a pair of FT makes by Raider Sizemore. Raider Sizemore's scoring of a FG and a pair of FT's put SR up by four, but an Eagle Smith three-pointer connection at the horn drew the game to a one point lead for SR at 46-45 at the end of three quarters play.
Quarter Four
Early in fourth period action, Raider Levi Yocum and Eagle Smith traded FG baskets. Near the seven minute mark, Raider Sparks missed a pair of FT attempts, with teammate Federmann missing the front end of his one plus one opportunity.
Eagle Purdy delivered a pair of FG connections to put the Eagles up by three at 51-48 followed by one of three FT makes by teammate Cord Comer near the five minute mark. Raider Halcomb scored a FG and made one of two FT's followed by teammate Davis FG to give SR a one point lead at 53-52.
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Turkey Shootout" cont...
With just four minutes remaining in the game, Raider Halcomb missed two FT shots. Eagle Wagner toed the line and connected on one of two shots to knot the score at 53. Eagle Purdy missed a pair of FT's followed by a pair of Raider Halcomb FT connections that gave SR the two point edge at 55-53 with a minute and 20 seconds remaining in the game.
Raider Davis scored a pair of FT's, answered by a FG by Eagle Martin. Eagle Brown's FG tied the game at 57 with 43 seconds left.
Raider Sizemore delivered a FG to gain the lead followed by one of two FT makes by Eagle Wagner. With 8.2 seconds remaining, Raider Davis edged the SR lead to two with one of two FT makes. Missed Eagle shots led to a Sizemore layup at the horn for a Raider four point win, 62-58 over JCD.
JV action
The JCD Eagle JV behind coach Steve Narwold captured their season opener win over the SR Raiders coached by Brad Samples by a final score of 45-29.
JV Quarter Scores
JCD 9 22 32 45
SR 2 8 17 29
Individual Scoring
Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 45
So. Austin Harmeyer 15
So. Adam Siebert 11
So. Alex Schoettmer 6
Jr. Brytton Rogers 5
So. Trey Brown 2
Jr. Chad Anderson 2
So. Derek Powers 1
So. Tommy Tunny 1
So. Austin Wagner 0
So. Dakota Ebbing 0
So. Blake McConnell 0
South Ripley Raiders 29
So. Logan Linkmeyer 10
Fr. Tyler Gabbard 6
Jr. Devin Tankersley 3
So. Austin Grider 3
So. Ryan Lengerich 2
So. Jason Bodenburg 2
So. Caleb Huntington 2
Fr. Chase Samples 1
So. Gus Berry 0
Jr. Tyler Rolf 0
Fr. Alex Dagley 0

JCD Eagle center Codey Martin (54) scored the first three points of the new season, however a short time later, a quick step and lay up by Raider junior center Cody Federmann (41) drew SR to a two point deficit at 6-8.