Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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December 28, 2013

Pirates take semifinal in Hall of Fame Classic

New Castle — The Greensburg boys basketball team opened the 2013 City Securities Hall of Fame Classic with a 48-37 win over Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Saturday at New Castle’s Chrysler Fieldhouse.

The game matched the Pirates up against the Marauders (now in Class 4A), nine months after Greensburg beat Mt. Vernon by 25 in the Semi-State.

The Marauders (2-5) were unable to slow the Pirates (8-0) with their methodical, half-court tempo in March, but they limited the state champions to 24 halftime points Saturday. Senior Sean Sellers, though, stepped up in the second half and led Greensburg to a win and the Classic Championship against Class 4A Columbus North. The seventh-ranked Bulldogs beat Evansville Harrison 82-64 in the second semifinal game.

“Teams take away our strengths,” said Sellers of the first-half lull. “I was trying not to force anything, just trying to stay patient and get into a rhythm.”

Sellers’ perseverance paid off as he scored the first five points of the second half, and nine in the third quarter. His 3-pointer, then a slam dunk, gave Greensburg a 10-point lead at 29-19 with 6:17 left in the third. He added a rebound basket before the Marauders ever got into the second-half scoring ledger.

Two quick fouls by senior CJ Coleman, who missed the first five games with a suspension, sent Sellers to the foul line. Following Sellers’ pair of free throws, Welage hit a layup to make it 35-20 with 1:51 left in the third.

The Marauders climbed to within four points on seven straight by Coleman, a run that spanned the third-quarter stop. Senior Collin Rigney, though, hit a big pair of triples and Welage added a 3-point play to make it a double-digit margin again.

Greensburg had trailed 11-10 after the first quarter. Senior Macy Holdsworth put the Pirates up for good with a triple, making it 13-11 with 5:50 left in the half. Rigney then scored off a steal, and Sellers answered a Mt. Vernon trey with an alley-oop slam.

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