October 3, 2010
Week two scores and highlights from the HoosierHillsHoops.com Sunday Fall League Boys’ Middle School Division at Nolan Fieldhouse:
Pacers 42, Mavericks 38: Austin’s Markus Fleenor totaled a game-high 17 points to lead the Pacers to victory; Lanesville’s Anthony Stilger led the Mavericks in defeat with nine.
Lakers 38, Magic 28: Madison’s Nick Macon finished with 17 points, and the Lakers held off the Magic. Silver Creek’s Nick Tinsley led the Magic with 11.
Mavericks 39, Heat 34: Silver Creek’s Gabe Bauer netted 14 points and Scribner’s Zach Landrum added 11 as to help the Mavericks hold off the Heat. Nicholas Kratholm, of East Oldham (Ky.), led the Heat in defeat with nine, and Borden’s Jacob Schafer chipped in eight.
Nuggets 39, Magic 21: Crawford County’s Ethan McMonigle racked up 14 points and Madison’s Bryce Harmon added nine as the Nuggets rolled over the Magic. Tinsley scored seven to lead the Magic.
Lakers 45, Pacers 32: Macon finished with 10 and his Madison teammate James Frazier added seven as the Lakers got past the Pacers. Fleenor again led the Pacers, scoring 14 points, and Corydon’s Jay Brent added 10 in the loss.
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October 3, 2010
Week two scores and highlights from the HoosierHillsHoops.com Sunday Fall League Boys’ High School Division at Nolan Fieldhouse:
Clippers 54, Nuggets 49: Rock Creek’s Korey Gilbert scored 14 points and Crawford County’s Alex Baker added 11 as the Clippers edged the Nuggets. Clarksville’s Cory Brown led the Nuggets in defeat with 17, and Jeffersonville’s V.J. Billups chipped in 12.
Mavericks 54, Pacers 43: Corydon’s Ryan Coffman totaled 15 points and New Albany’s Morgan Toliver chipped in eight as the Mavericks got past the Pacers. Switzerland County’s Keegan Kincaid and Silver Creek’s Grant Meyer led the Pacers with 15 and 13, respectively.
Lakers 38, Pistons 35: New Albany’s Jermaine Parrish finished with 11 points and Austin’s Kameron Draper added seven to lead the Lakers to the victory. Eastern Pekin’s Todd Albertson and Silver Creek’s Zach Davidson each scored nine in the loss for the Pistons.
Cavaliers 56, Jazz 55: Brownstown’s Spencer Allman totaled 18 points and Crawford County’s Parker Hudson added 14 as the Cavaliers squeezed past the Jazz in overtime. The Rock Creek duo of Keontez Malone and De’Jan Garner finished with 23 and 15 points in the loss.
Celtics 54, Suns 46: Taylor Banks and Matt Bolin, both of Salem, finished with 17 and 15 points to lead the Celtics past the Suns. Floyd Central’s Connor Schellenberg and Borden’s Cody Bachman paced the Suns in defeat with 12 each.
Spurs 53, Heat 50: Crawford County’s Jordan Newkirk racked up a game-high 24 points and Charlestown’s Kyle Hayes chipped in 12 , and the Spurs edged the Heat. Heritage Hills’ Devon Merder and Northeast Dubois’ Bryce Huebner scored 13 and 12, respectively, for the Heat.
Mavericks 46, Pistons 37: Corydon’s Tyler Ross dropped 154 points and Toliver added 11 as the Mavericks got past the Pistons. Albertson led the Pistons with 10.
Trail Blazers 72, Bucks 59: Columbus East’s Josh Williams scored 17, Greensburg’s Macy Holdsworth added 15 and Bedford North Lawrence’s Morgan Cummings 14 as the Trail Blazers had no problem with the Bucks. Jeffersonville’s Trice Whaley and Scottsburg’s Jeremy Ohanis paced the Bucks with 13 each.
Clippers 66, Lakers 57: The Rock Creek duo of Shaquille Wilson and Korey Gilbert netted 14 and 13 points, respectively, and the Clippers beat the Lakers. New Albany’s Parker Henes racked up 18 points in the loss for the Lakers.
Nuggets 56, Pacers 47: Billups poured in 19 points and Borden’s Garrett Ellis contributed 18 as the Nuggets defeated the Pacers. Kincaid netted 22 points in the loss for the Pacers.
Magic 53, Bulls 49: Jeffersonville’s Darryl Baker totaled 20 points and Silver Creek’s Jacob Brooks got 11 as the Magic beat the Bulls. Henryville’s Andrew Jones and Jennings County’s Brad Hunt scored 14 and 11 in defeat.
Celtics 51, Heat 43: Seymour’s Matthew Lucas netted 19 points and Banks and Bolin each added 15 as the Celtics upended the Heat. Bedford North Lawrence’s Matt Garrison and Cummings scored nine a piece in the defeat.
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September 29, 2010
Donnie Hale, a Class of 2011 New Albany graduate and Purdue recruit, relocated last month to North Bridgton, Maine, for a season of prep school basketball at Bridgton Academy.
Hale, who says he is “beginning to get comfortable to the prep school routine,” is focused on two things: his academics and preparing himself to play at Purdue.
“Being out here with minimum distractions and at an all-guy school, there’s not much to distract you from your focus,” he said. “Things here are very organized; we’re always in study hall and working on study habits to prepare us for college.”
Bridgton, which is renowned for its top-flight basketball program, can begin team practices Oct. 1.
“We have a lot of talent,” Hale said. “We have a few guards that really know what they’re doing, some shooters that can flat knock it down from everywhere and a big buy from Brazil with great footwork. I’m not the only big guy, so I’m excited about the chance to play out on the floor a bit more.”
Purdue assistant coach Paul Lusk visited the Bridgton last week, Hale said.
“We had a good time, good conversation. I setup another official visit to Purdue on Oct. 15, so I get to enjoy another one of those. The reason I’m up here is to prepare myself for Purdue; I’m here for them and that’s who I’m sticking with.”
August 19, 2010
Aiden and Calvin McEwen will continue to attend Clarksville High School, according to their father, Brian McEwen.
After the recent departure of Clarksville coach Scott Matthews, rumors began about possible transfers.
“Both boys have been at school, in class, since the first day of this school year,” Brian said. “Aiden has been playing football and is looking forward to his game Friday.”
August 10, 2010
Spencer Turner abruptly ended his college recruitment on Sunday, giving a verbal commitment to Belmont, an NCAA Division I program located in Nashville, Tenn., after finding what the Bloomington South senior described as “the perfect fit.”
“I hadn’t heard much from Belmont until recently,” Turner explained. “I got a (scholarship) offer the day before I took a (campus) visit there. I saw the facilities, met their guys and coaches, and fell in love with the place. I absolutely fell in love with the place.”
Turner, recognized as one of the top — if not the best — three-pointer shooter in Southern Indiana, also had offers from Coastal Carolina, Gardner Webb and IPFW, and he was hearing from a host of additional Division I schools — Boston College, Butler, Davidson, Indiana, Penn State and Purdue.
“I don’t think Belmont even saw me play until our very last tournament in Orlando,” he said. They didn’t recruit me at all last year; they didn’t come to any of my games. They were watching someone on another court and saw the second half of my game. It all just fell right into place, and it happened so fast.”
With his college destination set, Turner is now focused on the upcoming high school season.
“My role is going to be a lot bigger this year. At Bloomington South, everyone has high expectations of our program. I’ve got to step up this year and show the younger players how to play hard, work hard.”
August 10, 2010
Bedford North Lawrence senior Alex Pritchett gave an oral commitment Tuesday during a visit with the coaching staff at Wright State, the first school to heavily recruit the 6-foot-8 forward.
“They were the first school that showed a lot of interest in me,” Pritchett said. “As I started getting letters from others schools, I kept thinking that ‘I like Wright State better than this school or that school.’ They have a nice facility and I like the coaches a lot.”
Pritchett, who has visited the Raiders’ campus three times, chose Wright State over scholarship offers from Evansville and IPFW. He also had interest from Ball State, Creighton, Duquesne, Eastern Kentucky and IUPUI, among other schools.
“It really came down to Wright State and Evansville,” he added. “They were my top two for a long time.”
Along with his Bedford teammates, Pritchett is ready for the upcoming season, and he’s “glad to get the recruiting process over” before the start of high school basketball.
“It was pretty important for me to get (the recruiting process) over (before high school basketball) so I can focus on the team. I’m pretty excited about our team this year. I expect to win sectionals; I really think we can go pretty far.”