Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


December 31, 2013

Pirates capture first Hall Classic title


Sellers, who will be playing for Ball State University, said the Pirates played as if they wanted it more.

“Definitely, down the stretch, we did what we needed to do to win,” he said. “We played pretty well.”

Sellers was selected to the All-Classic team, voted by media members in attendance. Also selected All-Classic were Evansville Harrison’s Ernie Duncan, Mt. Vernon Fortville’s CJ Coleman, along with Welmer and Speidel.

McIntosh led all scorers with a season high 27 points on 10-for-18 shooting and 6-for-7 from the foul line. He added three assists. Welage followed with 13 points and six rebounds. Holdsworth scored 10 points and tallied two assists, while Sellers added eight points and six rebounds. Rigney chipped in seven points.

Senior Tom Lawrence contributed three rebounds, two shot blocks and a recovery of a loose ball that saved a late Pirate possession. The hustle play led to a pair of Welage free throws to help seal the win.

Greensburg shot 10-for-15 (75 percent) from the foul line, while Columbus North shot 9-for-16 (56.3 percent). The Pirates shot 24-for-47 (51 percent) from the floor, while the Bull Dogs shot 45 percent.

Welmer finished with 19 points to lead the Bull Dogs. Speidel scored 15. Senior Christian Glass scored 10 points.

McIntosh said he was proud of his team’s performance in the final.

“We played a phenomenal game,” he said.

After defeating five straight Class 4A teams, Greensburg will host Class 3A Indian Creek (1-5) this Friday.

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.

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