Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

January 11, 2014

Pirate boys shoot 10 treys over Golden Bears

Nick Gonnella
Greensburg Daily News

Shelbyville — The Greensburg boys basketball team overcame a slow start on the road and beat Shelbyville 69-43 Friday night.

The Pirates, who improve to 11-0 overall, got started from long range as senior Sean Sellers shot three consecutive 3-pointers to pull ahead in the first quarter. Greensburg led 17-7 after the first eight minutes.

The Golden Bears (3-5) tried to slow the tempo down, but Greensburg was too much in the second half. The Pirate defense was up to the task, holding Shelbyville to 13 first-half points.

Junior Ryan Welage led all scorers with 20 points, a career-high, shooting 8-for-12 from the foul line.

Sellers followed with 17 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers. Senior Macy Holdsworth followed with 13 points, while senior Bryant McIntosh scored eight. Senior Collin Rigney scored five, including a triple. Senior Tye Fleetwood followed with a 4-for-6 effort at the foul line and senior Brad Wilson chipped in two points.

The Pirates shot 10 triples and went 19-for-27 (70 percent) from the foul line.

The Greensburg junior varsity team improved to 8-0 with a 32-29 win.

A full story and more statistics will be published in Tuesday’s print edition.

Greensburg visits Connersville tonight.

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