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Senior Spotlight: Bedford North Lawrence’s Braden Knight

December 31, 2010

Braden KnightBedford North Lawrence is expected to challenge Jeffersonville this season for top honors in the Hoosier Hills Conference. The play of senior Braden Knight, alongside noted players Ryan Burton and Alex Pritchett, will likely be key to the Stars’ success.

HoosierHillsHoops.com: Bedford North Lawrence is expected to challenge for a conference and sectional title. Compared to recent seasons, is there a different feeling in the air this year about the Stars’ opportunity to succeed?

Knight: There’s a huge swirl going on. We have opened the season very well this year. It’s our best start since coach Hudson has been here, and we are all working hard day-in and day-out to get better.

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Graber Post Buildings Classic: Barr-Reeve, North Daviess steal the show

December 29, 2010

ELNORA — Barr-Reeve rallied in the waning seconds of the game to upend host North Daviess 38-37, rounding out a solid day of Southern Indiana hoops Tuesday at the Graber Post Buildings Holiday Classic.

Local Class 2-A powers, Brownstown and Forest Park, also were first-round winners, as was Springs Valley.

Top players

  • Brownstown senior Spencer Allman, a 6-foot-3 guard, managed to score 20 points despite great defensive attention throughout the game from South Knox. Allman, who told us his recruitment is “wide open,” listed Southern Indiana and IU Southeast as his main suitors. “I visited IUS for a game and to tour the campus,” he said. “I’ve had calls from Southern Indiana recently, but that’s a wait-and-see situation.”
  • Evan Eggersman, a 6-1 guard and Allman’s senior running mate, connected on 10-of-11 free throws and totaled 17 points.

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Senior Spotlight: New Albany’s Adam Stotts

December 23, 2010

Adam StottsNew Albany’s Adam Stotts developed his identity last season as a solid three-point marksman coming off the bench for the Bulldogs. This season, Stotts, now a starter, is adjusting to an added role — senior leader.

HoosierHillsHoops.com: It’s your senior year, and your final go-around at New Albany. Besides being in the starting lineup, how has your role  changed from last season?

Stotts: I feel more like a go-to guy. Last year I came in and was expected to hit a few three-pointers, but now I feel like I can really help dictate the game along with my other teammates. Last year was also my first year on varsity, so this season I know what to expect every game and what I need to provide for us to be successful.

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Sunday Fall League: MVPs, All-League Teams announced

November 4, 2010

Boys’ High School Division

  • MVP: Matthew Lucas, Seymour
  • All-League Team: Spencer Allman, Brownstown; Grant Meyer, Silver Creek; Jordan Newkirk, Crawford County; Sean Sellers, Greensburg; Morgan Toliver, New Albany

Girls’ High School Division

  • MVP: Alexis McFarland, Silver Creek
  • All-League Team: Shelby Miller, South Central; Mandi Martin, Silver Creek; Brandi Ponder, Southwestern;  Heather Uhl, Corydon; Emily Ziegler, Floyd Central.

Boys’ Middle School Division

  • MVP: Isaiah Hickman, Scribner
  • All-League Team: Gabe Bauer, Silver Creek; Markus Fleenor, Austin; Zach Goodwin, South Central; Bryce Harmon, Madison; Nick Macon, Madison

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Sunday Fall League: Boys’ High School Division – Week 5

October 24, 2010

Week five scores and highlights from the HoosierHillsHoops.com Sunday Fall League Boys’ High School Division at Nolan Fieldhouse:

First round

Cavaliers 67, Magic 42: Brownstown’s Spencer Allman totaled 21 points Crawford County’s Parker Hudson added 16 as the Cavaliers got past the Magic. The Silver Creek duo of Zach Ricketts and Kole Kemmer scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, in the loss for the Magic.

Jazz 65, Clippers 46: Rock Creek’s De’Jan Garner poured in a game-high 30 points and South Ripley’s Jerad Walters chipped in 11 as the Jazz cruised by the Clippers. Crawford County’s Alex Baker paced the Clippers in defeat with 17 points, and Rock Creek’s Corey Gilbert finished with 15.

Spurs 59, Suns 56: Charlestown’s Kyle Hayes netted 22 points and Crawford County’s Jordan Newkirk chipped in 17, leading the Spurs to the quarterfinals. Clarksville’s D.J. Coleman finished with 12 points to lead the Suns, and Floyd Central’s Nick Bomerbach contributed 11.

Pacers 50, Bulls 44: Silver Creek’s Grant Meyer netted 14 points, Switzerland County’s Keegan Kincaid added 11 and Silver Creek’s Zach McCall 10 as the Pacers held off the Bulls. Henryville’s Joey Martin and Jennings County’s Brad Hunt paced the Bulls in defeat with 11 and nine, respectively.

Heat 72, Mavericks 64: Northeast Dubois’ Bryce Huebner racked up 23 points and Heritage Hills’ Devon Murder added 16 as the Heat upset the Mavericks in first-round play. New Albany teammates Jalen McCoy and Morgan Tolliver scored 16 a piece in defeat for the Mavericks.

Trail Blazers 78, Pistons 70: Greensburg’s Sean Sellers poured in 22 points and Columbus East’s Bryce Lienhoop contributed 13 points, and the Trail Blazers advanced over the Pistons. Silver Creek’s Caleb Sprigler and Eastern Pekin’s Phillip Boudreaux scored 17 and 12, respectively, to lead the Pistons in the loss.

Nuggets 59, Bucks 54: Borden’s Brandon Beam and Jeffersonville’s V.J. Billups each scored 17 a piece, and the Nuggets held off a late run by the Bucks. Jennings County’s Justin Webster and Nick Taulbee paced the Bucks in defeat with 18 and 10 points, respectively.

Celtics 59, Lakers 54: Seymour’s Matthew Lucas racked up 25 points and Brownstown’s Tanner Payton chipped in 12, leading the Celtics to a first-round victory. The Lakers were led by Austin’s Andrew Clark and New Albany’s Jermaine Parrish; each scored 17 in the loss.

Quarterfinals

Trail Blazers 57, Cavaliers 40: Sellers netted 25 points to lead the Trail Blazers into the semifinals. The Cavaliers got 17 points from Allman and 11 from Hudson.

Spurs 60, Jazz 56: Hayes went off for 26 points and Newkirk added 21 to propel the Spurs into the semifinal round. The Jazz were led by Rock Creek’s Keontez Malone (19), Providence’s Colin Daly (11), and De’Jan Garner (11).

Celtics 63, Nuggets 57: Lucas got 25 and Payton added 19 as to Celtics held off the Nuggets to move on. Clarksville’s Cory Brown paced the Nuggets in defeat with a league-high 37 points.

Pacers 69, Heat 58: Meyer and Kincaid netted 23 and 12 points, respectively, and the Pacers rolled into the semifinals. Browntown’s Brett McCory totaled 16 and Murder added 14 in the Heat loss.

Semifinals

Celtics 67, Pacers 63: Salem’s Taylor Banks poured in 23 points and Payton contributed 22 as the Celtics held off a late surge from the Pacers. Meyer and Kincaid netted 22 and 18, respectively, to lead the Pacers in their season-ending defeat.

Trail Blazer 81, Spurs 78: Greensburg’s Maci Holdsworth racked up 27 points and his Pirate teammate Sellers posted 26 as the Trail Blazers advanced in overtime. The Spurs were paced by Newkirk (26) and Hayes (19).

Championship

Celtics 76: Trail Blazers 69: Lucas poured in 22 points — all in the first half — and the Celtics held off the Trail Blazers in the waning minute of the game to win the boys’ high school division of the first annual HoosierHillsHoops.com Sunday Fall League. Payton added 19 for the Celtics.

Sellers paced the Trail Blazers in defeat with 19, and Holdsworth contributed 16.

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Sunday Fall League: Girls’ High School Division – Week 5

October 24, 2010

Week five scores and highlights from the HoosierHillsHoops.com Sunday Fall League Girls’ High School Division at Nolan Fieldhouse:

Quarterfinals

Stars 38, Fever 29: South Central’s Shelby Miller netted 13 and Brownstown’s Kaley Wilkerson added 10 as the Stars got past the Fever. Southwestern’s Brandi Ponder and Madison’s Kelsey Block finished with 11 and 1 for the Fever.

Mercury 27, Dream 16: Silver Creek’s Carissa Brown totaled eight points to lead the Mercury to victory. The Dream were led in defeat by Jennings County’s Summer Sanders (six).

Semifinals

Sparks 48, Stars 40: Silver Creek’s Alexis McFarland finished with 16 points and Corydon’s Heather Uhl added 14 to lead the Sparks past the Stars. Shelby Miller led the Stars in defeat with 16, and Wilkerson chipped in 10.

Storm 45, Mercury 44: Scottsburg’s Kelsey Smith totaled 13 points and Clarksville’s Tionna Peters chipped in 10 as the Storm edged out the Mercury. Floyd Central’s Emily Ziegler led the Mercury in defeat with 12, and Brown finished with nine.

Championship

Sparks 47, Storm 44: McFarland got 17 and Uhl added 16 to lead the Sparks over the Storm to win the girls’ high school division title of the first annual HoosierHillsHoops.com Sunday Fall League.

The Storm were led in defeat by Silver Creek’s Mandi Martin (13).

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