Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Sports

December 24, 2013

Pirates subdue tall Panthers 76-52

The Greensburg boys basketball team improved to 7-0 with another blowout win, 76-52 over Jennings County Friday at home.

The Pirates won on the strength of five different scorers in double figures.

Greensburg led 20-9 after the first quarter, and extended the lead with a 24-9 second-quarter edge to make it 44-18 at the half.

Three Pirates were already in double figures at the half for head coach Stacy Meyer’s squad.

Greensburg overcame a tall force for the Panthers, 6-foot-9 senior center Brad Hunt. Second-year Panther coach Joe Hartwell, the former South Decatur coach, saw Hunt take over and close the gap for his team. Hunt ended the night with a game-high 28 points, and two second-half dunks.

Greensburg, though, went on a 6-0 run led by senior Bryant McIntosh, closing out the third quarter 14-13.

Greensburg’s own tall man, 6-foot-8 junior Ryan Welage, exchanged two baskets apiece with Hunt to begin the fourth quarter. The Pirates went up by 30, at 74-44, on consecutive baskets by Welage and senior Sean Sellers. The Panthers (3-2) closed the gap somewhat by outscoring the Pirates 21-18 in the final eight minutes.

Senior Bryant McIntosh scored a team-high 21 points. Sellers followed with 20, while senior Collin Rigney scored 12. Greensburg’s top three scorers each hit a pair of 3-pointers. Welage added 11 points. Senior Tom Lawrence, making his first varsity start, scored 10 (including a triple). Sophomore Drew Foster chipped in two.

Greensburg shot 11-for-15 from the foul line and made seven triples. Sellers shot 4-for-4 from the stripe.

The Pirate junior varsity team also won, 41-32. Greensburg led 11-5 after the first quarter and 15-6 at the half.

Peyton Buening led Greensburg with 13 points, including a 3-pointer. Foster scored eight, while Keegan McCullough (2 triples) and Tommy Carey each added six. Kevin Beaver scored four. Rounding out the scoring for the JV Pirates were Alex Pokrzywinksi and Chandler Deaton with two points apiece.

The Pirates head to New Castle next, for the Hall of Fame Classic this Saturday at New Castle Chrysler Field House. The Pirates will play Class 4A Mt. Vernon (Fortville) at 11 a.m. in the first game. Columbus East will play Evansville Harrison next. The consolation game is at 6 p.m., with the championship game to follow.

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

1
Text Only
Sports
  • spt-gb-041714 GB baseball preview PIC 2 Pirate leadership strong on diamond For another season, the Greensburg baseball team returns its core to the diamond. The Pirates, now 4-0 going into tonight's conference game against Franklin County, look to continue a successful season despite seven seniors graduating. Greensburg fin

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • spt-gb-041714 GB softball PIC Lady Pirates power past Columbus East The Greensburg varsity softball team swept a double-header Saturday against Columbus East. The Lady Pirates won the first game 5-1, highlighted by sophomore Keauna Schultz's double and two runs batted in. Greensburg scored three runs in the bottom of

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • COUNTY DIGEST SCHEDULE Thursday, April 17 GB baseball vs Franklin County, 5 p.m. GB softball at Jennings County, 5 p.m. ND baseball vs Batesville, 5:30 ND softball at Indian Creek, 5 p.m. ND boys golf vs Lawrenceburg, 4:30 SD boys golf at Milan, 4:30 SD track vs

    April 17, 2014

  • spt-gb-041614 SD softball PIC Lady Cougars host Raiders in double-header The South Decatur varsity softball team captured an early lead against South Ripley Saturday, but the visiting Raiders rallied back to win 10-2 at the Decatur County Softball Complex. After two scoreless innings, South Ripley broke through with a run

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • COUNTY DIGEST SCHEDULE Wednesday, April 16 SD softball at South Dearborn, 5:30 SD boys golf at Edinburgh, 4:30 Thursday, April 17 GB baseball vs Franklin County, 5 p.m. GB softball at Jennings County, 5 p.m. ND baseball vs Batesville, 5:30 ND softball at Indian C

    April 16, 2014

  • spt-gb-041514 GB girls tennis PIC Lady Pirate netters blank Knights in opener The Greensburg girls varsity tennis team opened the season Monday with a conference win over South Dearborn. The Lady Pirates were able to finish four of five matches before the rain forced the conclusion of the meet. Greensburg (1-0) beat the visiti

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • spt-gb-041514 GB track relays PIC Several Pirates victorious in Crossbones Relays The Greensburg track and field teams hosted the Crossbone Carnival Relays Saturday morning against Columbus North, Connersville, East Central, Madison, Oldenburg, and Pendleton Heights. The non-scoring event was an opportunity for relay teams to comp

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • COUNTY DIGEST SCHEDULE Tuesday, April 15 GB girls tennis at Oldenburg, 5 p.m. GB track at S Dearborn vs Jenn Co, 5:30 GB boys golf at Lawrenceburg, 5 p.m. ND baseball at Brown County, 5 p.m. ND track vs Oldenburg/Morristown, 4:30 ND softball at Rushville, 4:30 SD

    April 15, 2014

  • JV Pirates thump Raiders 30-5 Although it was only the first game of the season, the Greensburg junior varsity baseball team did not play like it. The JV Pirates traveled to South Ripley to take on the JV Raiders, winning 30-5. The game was never much of a contest, as the Pirates

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Pirate JV beats Batesville The Greensburg junior varsity softball team split its first two games, winning its most recent. The Lady Pirates fell to South Dearborn and beat Batesville by double digits. Head coach Russell Wilhoit said it was nice starting the season with one of

    April 15, 2014

NCAA Photo Roundup
Twitter Updates
NCAA Top 25
AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.