December 3, 2009
Milan Indian boys basketball season opens on road at Hauser
with game two at North Decatur
Gary Franklin, Sports
The Milan Indian boys basketball teams opened their 09-10
Hoops-a Mania journey on the road at
Hauser High School on Tuesday night, November 24, against
the Jets. A report from new Head Basketball Coach Josh
Blankinship outlining his team's opening night performance
and production disclosed the following.
Varsity Indians @ Hauser
"The Indian boys varsity team had a great all around
effort, trailing at halftime 29-33, stated Coach Josh
Blankinship, We came out strong in the third quarter
and cut their lead to two points, but with three minutes
to go in the third, the Jets mounted a 15-0 run.
At the game's conclusion, the tribe came out short to
the final score of Milan 54-74 Hauser.
Scoring for the Indian varsity were: Grayson Miller and
Brandon Withers with 15 points each, Ethan Voss added
seven and Sean Laub five. Sophomores John Herzog and Kurtis
Kimla each chipped in four points, while seniors Alex
Walter and Michael Brandes added two apiece for Milans
game total of 54 points.
JV Indians vs Hauser
The Indian boys JV team, behind the direction of Coach
Mike Myers also fell just shy in their opener against
the Hauser Jets. Coach Myers reports, This team
battled all night, led at halftime, but came up short
at game's end, falling to Hauser 35-40.
Jake White led the JV teams scoring with 12 points. Zack
Lewis effort added nine. Nick Walter scored six
and Braden Voss added four while Nick Ryan and Derek Hornberger
each scored a deuce leading to the JVs 35 point
scoring total in their season opener.
Milan Indian JV
vs ND Chargers
The Milan Indian boys JV team fell short in their Saturday
November 28, game played against the Chargers at North
Decatur HS. Not short on guts and desire, but on the scoreboards
final tally as ND led concluding a second overtime period
JV First Quarter,
Milan 16-8 ND
"Putting you courtside"
As JV play unfolded, Zach Lewis (12) opened the game's
scoring with back to back downtown 3's to give Milan a
quick 6-0 lead. ND's John Hammersmith responded with a
trey, followed by a 3 point delivery from Indian Jake
John Kirchoff delivered a FG for the Chargers, answered
by an Indian Nick Walter (34) FG. ND's Kirchoff made one
of two FT attempts followed by Indian Braden Voss (10)
delivery of a three pointer.
Charger Paul Badgley sank a pair of FT's from the charity
stripe, followed by Indian Nick Ryan's (20) pair of FT
makes to end the first quarter scoring, Milan 16-8 over
JV Second Quarter, Milan 22-22 ND
The Chargers opened second quarter action scoring the
first six points off a FT by Jesse Elsner, an old fashioned
three point play conversion by Andrew Means and a FG by
Kevin Geis.. Indian Derek Hornberger (44) netted a FG
for the tribe that was quickly capped by the FG of Charger
Indian Hornberger (44) added yet another FG coupled with
a teammate Joey Davis (14) FG. ND's Badgley answered with
a FG. Chargers Ben Harrison added a pair of FT's and teammate
Means closed the quarter's scoring at the halftime break
with the game knotted at 22.
JV Third Quarter, Milan 28-26 ND
The Chargers took the lead with a FG by Hammersmith but
a Indian Braden Voss (10) FG knotted the game at 24. Indian
teammate Nick Walter (34) added a FG followed by another
Voss (10) FG to go up 28-24. Charger Badgley scored a
FG at the horn to end the third with the Indians leading
28-26 over the Chargers.
JV Fourth Quarter, Milan 41-41 ND
Indian scores back to back by Voss (10) and White (32)
moved them to a six point edge. Charger Badgley delivered
a three pointer, followed by a FG by Indian Ryan (20)
and another by ND's Badgley.
Charger Elsner cut into the tribe's lead with his connection
on two FT offerings followed by a FG by teammate Means.
Indian White (32) made one of his two charity stripe offerings
and Charger Badgley connected on a pair of FT's to knot
the game at 37.
Indian White (32) regained the lead for the tribe with
a pair of FT makes but Charger Badgley again knotted the
game with his FG at 39.
Indian Voss (10) capitolized on a pair of FT offerings
with just over seven seconds remaining in regulation but
Charger Means managed to draw a foul to go to the charity
stripe where he tied the game with his two FT makes at
the end of regulation play at 41.
JV Overtime Period One, Milan 50-50 ND
The Indians found their first fatality falling via the
whistle at the 2:18 mark in the first overtime period
as Derek Hornberger (44) was assessed his fifth foul.
Charger Ben Harrison scored both FT shots for the lead.
Charger Elsner drew his fifth foul of the game at 2:04.
Indian White (32) renewed the tribe's hopes with a trey
and the lead at 44-43.
Charger Means scored a pair of FT's to put ND back on
top. By way of the whistle, Milan lost a second player,
Jake White (32) to a called fifth foul, which left the
Indians with only a four man team to wage the rest of
Charger Badgley added a point via the charity stripe offering.
Badgley added another FT of two offerings to give ND a
three point lead of 47-44.
With less than 16 seconds remaining in the first overtime
period, Charger Means added a pair of FT's to advance
their edge to five points and a seemingly "lights
out" situation for the tribe, especially operating
with a four man team.
At just under 10 seconds, Indian Voss (10) nailed a long
range trey followed by a quick Indian foul to send Charger
Means to the line where he made one of two shots.
With just under a second remaining in the overtime period,
trailing by three points, Indian Voss (10) provided the
special delivery of a three pointer to knot the game 50-50,
thus forcing a second overtime period.
JV Overtime Period One, Milan 50-50 ND
Indians Ethan Voss, Joey Davis, Zack Lewis and Nick Ryan
hit the floor with eagerness and desire, but quickly found
their four man rotation unable to hold off the full Charger
team for another three minute overtime period.
Charger scoring during the second overtime period came
from a Badgley FG and FT, a Hammersmith FG and FT and
a pair of FT's by Means for a total of 58 points, while
Indian Lewis (12) managed to score one of two awarded
FT's for the tribe, ending the game at Milan 51-58 North
Milan JV scoring 51
Braden Voss 17
Jake White 11
Zack Lewis 9
Nick Ryan 4
Nick Walter 4
Derek Hornberger 4
Joey Davis 2
Milan Indian Varsity
vs ND Chargers
The Milan Indian boys varsity team fell short in their
Saturday November 28, game played against the Chargers
at NDHS by a final count of ND 78-55.
Varsity Quarter One, Milan 13-13 ND
A Sean Laub (30) trey gave Milan their first lead in the
game at 10-9 at the 2:30 mark of the first quarter. Indian
Alex Walter (32) tied the game at 11 with his FG followed
by teammate Michael Brandes (52) sinking of a FG to again
put the Indians up two at 13-11. ND scored to end first
quarter action in a tie at 13 apiece.
Varsity Quarter Two, Milan 28-44 ND
With the second period's opening, the Indians took a three
point edge off a Ethan Voss (12) bomb from downtown. A
Brandon Withers (24) trey kept the tribe close at 19-20,
but the Chargers mounted a huge arsenal through the rest
of the period to lead the Indians 44-28 at the halftime
Varsity Quarter Three, Milan 40-55 ND
The Indians drew to within 12 points during the third
period of play at 40-52, but found ND adding three more
to end the period down 15 points, trailing 40-55.
Varsity Quarter Four, Milan 55-78 ND
As the fourth quarter played out, the tribe would not
find the answer to cut into the Charger momentum, falling
by the final score of 55-78.
Indian varsity scoring 55
Brandon Withers 10
Grayson Miller 8
John Herzog 8
Alex Walter 7
Zach Elza 7
Ethan Voss 6
Sean Laub 5
Michael Brandes 1
The Milan Indian boys JV and varsity teams will host the
Lawrenceburg Tigers on Saturday night, December 5, with
JV action scheduled to get underway at 6pm.