Versailles Republican Sports

February 8, 2007

Shiners host Freshman ORVC Tourney
Gary Franklin, Sports Editor

The ORVC's seven team freshman tourney venue got underway Monday night, February 5, at Rising Sun High School. The opening game pitted the Milan Indians against the Switzerland County Pacers.
Switz. vs Milan
The Pacers managed to control the opening tip at center court, and steadily gained control of the game, ending with a final score of SC 49-28 Milan.
Brennan Bragg opened the scoring for the Pacers with a FG, and quickly followed with his second for a 4-0 Pacer lead. A steal and basket by Pacer Tray Meyer set them up 6-0. 6'1" Indian Zach Elza got into the scoring column with a FG for 6-2. Pacer Travis Tackett answered with back to back treys for 12-2. Indian Bryan Peters connected on 1 of 2 FT's and a FG , and teammate Grayson Miller added a pair of points from the FT line. Pacer Meyer closed the first quarter action with a FG and a score of SC 14-7 Milan.
Indian Zach Turner led the way in the second quarter with a FG. Pacers Bragg and Kendall Otter each scored FG's. Indian Elza connected on 1 of 2 FT's. Pacer Travis Tackett's 2 FT shots took the Pacers to a 20-10 lead at 2:02 remaining in the half.
Indian Coach John Prifogle called for the time out. Luke May of the Pacers scored a FG to end the half with a 12 point edge over the Indians.
In the third quarter, Pacers Tackett, May, Bragg and Corey McFarland each added FG's. Indian scoring was by Derek Walker with 2 FG's.
The fourth quarter opened with a score of SC 30-14 over Milan. The Indians rallied for 7 straight points, 4 off 2 FG's by Peters, and 3 the old fashioned way by Walker with a FG and ensuing FT.
The Indian momentum was short lived as the Pacers answered with a 9 point run of their own. Scoring for the Pacers were 2 FT's and a FG and a 3 pointer by Josh Hon, and a FG by Pacer Bragg. Milan managed 1 of 2 FT makes by Peters and a FG from Walker, who missed his chance for a 3 point play. Pacer Hon drained his second 3 of the game to set the Pacers up at 42-24 with 2:21 remaining.
Following the Milan timeout, Miller connected with 1 of 2 FT's. The Pacers scored with a 6 point run. Bragg and Noah Hughes each scored both end of 1 and 1 FT attempts, and Tanner Ross netted his first FG of the game.
In the remaining minute of play, Milan's Tackett scored 1 of 2 FT's and Tyler Allen flushed the FG. Pacer Kendall Oliver finished the game's scoring with his making of 1 of 2 FT attempts. The final score, SC 49-28 Milan.
S. Ripley vs JCD
The second game of the night slated the South Ripley Raiders against the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles. The Raiders handily took the match from the Eagles by a score of SR 45-22 JCD.
The Eagles came out of the gate with a 3 pointer by Daniel Harlemert, but failed to add another score in the first quarter.
Raiders Kile Huss and Abel Everage each nailed a FG and Brian Thomas added a 3 pointer and connected on 1 of 2 FT tries, for a Raider lead of 8-3 at the end of the first quarter.
The Raiders took control in the second quarter, going into halftime with a 21-5 lead. Huss captured 4 of 4 at the FT line. Chase Grider connected on 2 FG's and 2 of 4 FT's. Jimmy Hartman made 1 of his 2 FT shots, and Thad Fleming took advantage of his 2 FT opportunities. The only Eagle score in the second quarter came off an Ethan Harmeyer FG.
Opening the third quarter, Raider Grider drained a 3 pointer, Eagle Harlemert made 1 of 4 FT attempts, and Grider connected for a Raider FG. Continuing the third quarter's play, Eagles Spencer Purdy and Harmeyer added FG's and a 3 pointer. Raider Huss scored 2 FG's and Thomas put in one for a 19 point SR lead at 32-13.
The fourth quarter found the Eagles scoring 9, but the Raiders managed to add 13.
Scoring for the Eagles came from a Donnie Lows 3 pointer, Shane Adams and Purdy FG's, and 1 of 2 FT attempts made by Lows and Harlemert.
Raider scoring in the fourth was result of 5 for 6 FT shooting by Grider, and a pair of FG's each by Huss and Hartman.
The final score, SR 45-22 JCD.
Tournament action
The ensuing tournament scheduling places the Switzerland County Pacers in the first game against bye recipient, Southwestern Hanover. The second game of the night slates bye recipient Rising Sun against South Ripley.
Weather permitting, these games were to resume on Wednesday night, February 7. with the championship game set for 6 PM on Monday, February 12.

Freshman Raider Jimmy Hartman (52) rises above Eagle defenders to score a
FG in the paint during the Raider ORVC freshman tournament victory at RSHS. Eagles are from left Ethan Harmeyer (42) and on the far right, Daniel Harlemert (22).

Raider Brian Thomas drives to the fore court as JCD Eagle Shane Adams (24) defends, in their ORVC Freshman Tournament game at Rising Sun High School on Monday, February 5. The Raider win slates them against the host Rising Sun Shiners in second game action on Wednesday, February 7.

Jac-Cen-Del Eagle freshman Spencer Purdy (32) calls for the ball. In background in the white jersey is South Ripley Raider freshman, Thad Fleming.