December 30, 2013
Ali Patberg scored 22 points to lead three players in double figures Saturday evening, leading the Class 4-A No. 5 Columbus North girls’ basketball team to a 66-56 victory over Class 4-A No. 9 Indianapolis Roncalli for the championship of the Subway/Columbus North Invitational.
Paige Littrell chipped in 15 points and Tayler Goodall netted 14 points for the Bull Dogs (11-1), who claimed the championship of the eight-team girls basketball event for the second consecutive season. Kelsey Cunningham contributed six points, while Debbie Gedeon had five points.
Lindsey Corsaro tossed in a game-high 23 points for the Rebels (10-2). Corsaro received support from seniors Kellie Kirkhoff and Elizabeth Bowers, who provided 16 points and 10 points, respectively.
Corsaro scored seven points and Kirkhoff had five in the first quarter as Roncalli took a 15-9 lead in the title game. However, Littrell countered with 10 second-quarter points and Goodall added five as the Bull Dogs rallied for a 29-25 edge at the half.
Patberg and Goodall each tallied five points in the third quarter, and Maliah Howard-Bass punctuated the period with a last-second 3-pointer for a 49-41 advantage at the third stop. Patberg then produced 10 fourth-quarter points and Goodall added four as Columbus North held off Roncalli’s comeback attempt.
In earlier placement-round games, Mishawaka edged Park Hills (Ky.) Notre Dame Academy 61-58 for third place and Milwaukee (Wis.) Rufus King defeated Richmond 88-57 in the consolation final. Evansville Mater Dei and Dayton (Ohio) Chaminade-Julienne did not play a game in the placement round because of schedule restrictions limiting each to just two games in the event.
Taylor Parmley scored 14 points and Tagin Schultheis and Paige Avery each tallied 12 points to propel Mishawaka (11-3) to third place. Parmley scored 12 of her team-high in the first half as the Cavemen took a 31-27 lead, then held on with Avery notching eight points and Kaitlin Elsasser adding six in the fourth quarter.
Paige Kellam notched a game-high 17 points for Notre Dame (6-4). Sydney Stallman added 15 points and Hillary Hellman had 10 points.
In the consolation final, Shakeela Fowler dropped in 19 points to pace four players in double figures as Rufus King prevailed to improve to 3-5. Brooksie McWilliams chipped in 14 points, while Alaylah Hayes notched 12 points and Ashley Sally had 11 points for the Generals.
Bailey Hillard scored 17 points and Destiny Perkins netted 15 points for Richmond (7-5), which played more than half the game without Mackenzie Taylor after Taylor was injured during the second quarter.
Other notable moments in first- and second-round games included:
- Columbus North’s Goodall reached 1,000 points for her career in the Bull Dogs’ 78-33 first-round win over Chaminade-Julienne. She scored 14 in the game and finished the weekend with 1,040 career points. Goodall has signed to attend Florida Gulf Coast University.
- Richmond’s Taylor reached 1,000 points for her career in the Red Devils’ 64-61 consolation-round win over Chaminade-Julienne. Taylor scored a tournament-record 37 points in the game and finished the weekend with 1,034 points. Taylor, who also scored 24 points in a first-round loss to Notre Dame Academy, is headed to Wright State University.
- Columbus North’s Patberg reached 1,000 points for her career in the Bull Dogs’ 76-37 semifinal victory over Notre Dame Academy. Patberg scored 13 points in that game completed her weekend with 1,024 points. She has committed to Notre Dame.
- Corsaro scored 24 points, Kirkhoff added 20 and Bowers had 16 as Roncalli defeated Class 3A No. 1 and previously unbeaten Mater Dei 71-59 in a first-round game. The Wildcats’ Tori Schickel and Maura Muensterman countered with respective outputs of 22 points and 17 points in that game.
- Muensterman poured in 34 points and Schickel netted 30 points as Mater Dei beat Rufus King 84-61 in a consolation game. Fowler paced the Lady Generals with 17 points in that contest.
- Corsaro scored 27 points and Kirkhoff tossed in 18 points as Roncalli knocked off Mishawaka 71-55 in the semifinal round. Parmley paced the Cavemen with 16 points in that game.
2013 All-Tournament Team
- Lindsey Corsaro, Roncalli
- Kelsey Cunningham, Columbus North
- Shakeela Fowler, Rufus King
- Tayler Goodall, Columbus North
- Kellie Kirkhoff, Roncalli
- Maura Muensterman, Evansville Mater Dei
- Taylor Parmley, Mishawaka
- Ali Patberg, Columbus North
- Tori Schickel, Evansville Mater Dei
- Mackenzie Taylor, Richmond
Tags: Subway/Columbus North Invitational
November 12, 2013
The membership of Conference Indiana will expand to include Terre Haute North and South high schools schools next year, it was announced Wednesday evening.
The principals of the current member schools, which includes Southern Indiana representatives Bloomington North, Bloomington South and Columbus North, voted unanimously to admit both schools into full membership effective for the 2014-15 school year.
“This action further enhances the academic, extracurricular and athletic excellence for which Conference Indiana is known,” a release from the conference stated. “All schools in the new Conference Indiana are excited about the future of the conference and what this action means for the students of Conference Indiana.”
Other current Conference Indiana members include Franklin Central, Perry Meridian and Southport.
Tags: Conference Indiana
September 17, 2013
Charlestown native Michael Prichard was approved Tuesday night as Charlestown High School’s girls’ varsity basketball coach during a Greater Clark County Schools board meeting.
Prichard, a 1997 graduate of Charlestown, replaces Scott Matthews, who resigned last week before ever coaching a game.
“I understand where Coach Matthews is coming from,” Charlestown athletic director Chad Gilbert said of the former coaches’ surprising decision. “Spending time with his family is part of the reason I got out of coaching (at Jeffersonville). The timing wasn’t good for us, but we moved fast and got a great candidate.”
Prichard was captain of the school’s last single-class sectional champion team in 1997. He coached freshmen boys’ basketball at Charlestown from 2005-2008.
“It means a lot (to return to Charlestown) because I put in lots of hard work when I was there,” said Prichard, who was junior varsity girls’ coach at Eastern Pekin from 2009-2011. “To be able to get back to a community and school that I’m so passionate about is really exciting. (Charlestown) is something that’s never left me. No matter where I’ve been as a teacher and coach, something about Charlestown always stuck with me.”
The new Lady Pirates’ boss also had a brief stint in small-college basketball, serving as an assistant men’s coach at Spalding University in Louisville from 2008-2009.
Prichard has heard expectations about this year’s girls’ basketball team, and is ready to get the season underway. He will hold a team meeting Thursday.
“A lot of these girls have put in lots of time over the years to get where they’re at and I hope they continue to grow as players and student-athletes here at Charlestown,” he said. “I’m thankful for Chad (Gilbert) and the committee for this opportunity to give back.”
Tags: Chad Gilbert, Charlestown, Michael Prichard, Scott Matthews
September 17, 2013
Here’s a look at Michael Prichard, who was named Charlestown girls’ basketball coach on Tuesday night.
- Junior varsity girls’ basketball coach at Eastern Pekin from 2009-2011.
- Assistant men’s basketball coach at Spalding University, a NCAA Division III school in Louisville from 2008-09.
- Freshmen boys’ basketball coach at Charlestown from 2005-2008.
- Was captain of last single-class sectional championship team at Charlestown in 1997.
- All-conference, sectional and regional player for Charlestown during th 1997 season.
- Played NCAA Division II basketball at Ohio Valley in Parkersburg, West Virginia.
Tags: Charlestown, Michael Pritchard
August 11, 2013
Former Eastern Pekin standout Jocelyn Mousty has left the Indiana University women’s basketball program and will transfer to a junior college in Florida.
Mousty, a redshirt freshman for the Hoosiers, did not leave IU for disciplinary reasons, a school spokesperson said Thursday.
The 6-foot-3 forward announced Friday on Facebook that she will continue her collegiate hoops career at Santa Fe College in Gainesville.
“I have chosen to transfer to a school called Santa Fe in Florida to get a few things under wraps before I go back to Division I,” she wrote.
Mousty, an Indiana All-Star, averaged 19.2 points and 11 rebounds per game as a senior for the Musketeers.
Tags: Eastern Pekin, Jocelyn Mousty, Santa Fe College
August 8, 2013
Clarksville senior Andrew Jones knew after one campus visit that Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Ind., was the right fit.
“I’ve been thinking about (the school) ever since I took my first visit up there,” said Jones, who gave a verbal pledge Thursday afternoon to Holy Cross, a NAIA Division II program that competes in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. “It’s a smaller college and you get a lot more attention in the classroom. That stuff was attractive to me.
Jones received interest from an array of area small-colleges, and had recently been contacted by NCAA Division II powerhouse Bellarmine.
“I wanted to get far enough away but not too far so parents and family could be there to support me,” Jones said.
Jones, a 6-foot-2 guard for the Generals, expects to “mainly be a playmaker” at Holy Cross, he said.
“It’s a big relief to have (the recruiting process) over. We want to win another sectional and (advance) as far as we can in the tournament this year.”
HOLY CROSS COLLEGE AT A GLANCE
About: Holy Cross College is a Catholic, co-ed, residential college offering Bachelor or Arts degrees.
Location: A 150-acre wooded campus in Notre Dame, Ind., which is situated just north South Bend. Notre Dame is the home to three colleges: Notre Dame, St. Mary’s and Holy Cross.
Undergraduate enrollment: 450-500.
Athletics affiliation: NAIA Division II.
Conference: Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
2012-13 record: 14-18 overall; 9-15 in conference play.
Head coach: Mike McBride, who is entering his first season at the school. McBride, a former associate head coach at IU Southeast from 2004-2007, comes to Holy Cross after five seasons as associate head coach as Tusculum College in Greenville, Tenn.
Tags: Andrew Jones, Clarksville, Holy Cross College
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