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South Ripley Raiders win sectional
Hoosier Hysteria swept over Class 2A Boys #45 Sectional

Gary Franklin

The 2017 IHSAA Class 2A #45 Boys Basketball Sectional held at South Ripley High School had fans on the edge of their seats. Battle after battle, consisted of down to the wire decisions. In the final game, the South Ripley Raiders were the victors in a close game over Milan Indians, 47-42. The South Ripley Raiders will continue onto the Class 2A Regionals that will be held at Paoli High School on Saturday, March 11. They will battle against the South Knox Spartans at 10 a.m. Opening night of the Class 2A #45 Sectional battle found the Raiders and Milan Indians advancing to round two seating after both teams won by four-point margins. The Raiders defeated the Austin Eagles, 52-48, and in the second game of opening night the Milan Indians posted a victory over the Switzerland County Pacers 47-43.

Friday battle decision even tighter!
Raiders by 1, Indians by 2
Opening round two action at South Ripley High School hosted Sectional #45 on Friday evening March 3 were the Raiders facing off against the Southwestern Hanover Rebels. In ORVC conference action at South Ripley on February 2, South Ripley had earned a 57-47 victory over the then visiting Rebels.

Sectional Action
Sectional action between Southwestern Hanover and South Ripley resulted in a Raiders one-point victory by the final count of SR 40-39 SwH. Knotted at 39 with 1:25 remaining, SwH called time-out upon returning to the court resulted in Raider senior Derek Turner collecting his fifth and final foul. Totally astonished, Rebel senior Tryson Wheatley missed the front end of the one plus one offering, leading to a Raider time-out with just 21 seconds remaining. Action continuing, Rebel senior Alex Bell (30) collected his fourth foul at 2.3 seconds remaining, sending Raiders senior Cory Walker (5) to the charity stripe where he connected on one of the two offered free throws, breaking the tie and giving SR the one-point, 40-39 edge. This would prove to be all that was needed, as determined in the final two and a half or so ticks of the clock when a pair of Rebels going up for the football pass from out of bounds under the Raiders basket and found themselves crashing into each other, with the ball bounding away into Raider junior Luke Welch (32) hands as the buzzer sounded.

Pictured left, South Ripley Raider Derek Turner (33) rises to connect on a FG, while collecting one of the five assessed fouls on Southwestern Hanover Rebel senior Derrick Bell.

South Ripley Raiders
10 18 28 40
4 20 34 39

S’western Hanover Rebels
Individual Scoring

South Ripley Raiders 40
Coach Travis Wrightsman
5 Sr Cory Walker 17
34 Jr Avery Halcomb 12
20 Jr Zach Pickett 4
35 Jr Dillan McQueen 4
33 Sr Derek Turner 3
32 Jr Luke Welch 0

S’w Hanover Rebels 39
Coach Jerry Bomholt
12 So Tyler Kramer 15
20 Jr Coleman Jones 12
23 Sr Tryston Wheatley 6
1 Jr Christian Balboa 2
5 So Hunter Mefford 2
33 Sr Derreick Bell 2

Friday night game 2 - Milan Indians win by 2!
The Chargers opened scoring with a three-point delivery by sophomore Garrett Metz (15); however, Milan’s junior Jed Minnich quickly countered with his three-point delivery to knot the game at 3. A North Decatur FG led to a FG by Jed Minnich for the 5-5 tie. Both Jed and brother Zac Minnich received fouls within seconds of one another, with Jed delivering the next FG score for the first Milan lead at 7-5. A pair of FT scores by the Chargers for the 7-7 tie led to consecutive Indian senior Jordan Burton, junior Jacob Burton, and junior Zac Minnich FG scores to grasp a six-point advantage at 13-7. Final scoring in the first would come in the form of a FG score by the Chargers, ending the quarter with Milan holding a four-point edge at 13-9.

Second Quarter
Indian senior Nate Davis opened second period scoring with a nothing but net downtown ripper for three; however, the Chargers connected on four consecutive FG’s to take the 17-16 one-point edge by the 2:38 mark. Indian senior Blane Beck connected on a pair of FT offerings followed by teammates Jacob Burton and Zac Minnich FG scores to take the 22-17, five-point lead to the locker room for the halftime break.

Third Quarter
The third quarter action found the Indians maintaining pace, out-scoring the Chargers 11-9 to advance to a seven point advantage at 33-26 heading to the fourth and final stanza.

Fourth Quarter
The fourth quarter action quickly resulted in a pair of assessed fouls against the tribe leading to a Charger FG score countered by Blane Beck. Another Milan foul, another Charger FG score, and another Milan foul assessed a pair of Charger FT scores to a Milan called time-out at 4:41, yet leading by three at 35-32. Returning to action, Zac Minnich connected on a pair of FT shots only to have them countered by a Charger FG score. Tribesman Jordan Burton made one of two FT offerings, but his foul assessed on a Charger FG score sent them to the line where the Indians came out with just a one point edge at 38-37 over the Chargers. Indian senior Blane Beck added a FG score. To it, teammate Zac Minnich connected on a pair of FT offerings for the five-point edge at 42-37 over ND. With the clock seemingly stuck in eternity at 2:08, ND added a FT connection. Indian junior Austin King delivered a much needed FG score only to have it countered at the 1:29 mark, resulting in a Milan 44-40 score.

A Milan time-out and almost instantly ND added a FG score. Indian Jed Minnich came through with a FG score only to have Charger Metz deliver a three-pointer to cut their deficit to one at 45-46 Milan. A couple of Milan turnovers later, ND called for a time-out with 12.1 seconds remaining. Unable to score, the Indians collection of the ball resulted in a forced fouling of Jed Minnich, who trekked to the charity stripe where he made one of the two shots taken to grasp the two point Milan win 47-45 over the Chargers.

Milan Indians
13 22 33 47
9 17 26 45

North Decatur Chargers
Individual Scoring

Milan Indians 47
Coach Josh Blankinship
13 Jr Zac Minnich 11
14 Jr Jed Minnich 10
4 Sr Jordan Burton 9
3 Sr Blane Beck 6
2 Sr Nate Davis 5
22 Jr Jacob Burton 4
11 Jr Austin King 2
33 Jr Blake Beck 0

No. Decatur Chargers 45
Coach Kyle Nobbe
15 So Garrett Metz 16
23 Sr Dillon Merritt 10
43 Fr Alex Stern 8
41 Jr Evan Smith 5
31 Sr Kyle Kramer 4
45 Jr Cole Parmer 2

Almost as if an outside source had resolved the meeting between the two Ripley County teams, the South Ripley Raiders — a four-point victor over the Austin Eagles and a one-point victor over the Southwestern Hanover Rebels — and the Milan Indians — a four-point victor over the Switzerland County Pacers and the two-point victor over the North Decatur Chargers — would meet in the Sectional championship battle of 2017. Sectional #45 Championship game summary to be posted in the Thursday, March 9 issue of The Versailles Republican.


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