Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Sports

February 7, 2013

Lady Pirates advance by Lady Wildcats

Rushville — It doesn’t have to be pretty and it sure wasn’t Wednesday in Memorial Gym in Rushville. Pretty doesn’t matter, only advancing matters and that is what the Lady Pirates were able to do against conference rival Franklin County. A low scoring game saw the Lady Pirates shut out the Lady Wildcats in the third quarter and hold on for the 30-24 victory in the Rushville Sectional 29.

Franklin County ends its season at 2-19 and Greensburg moves to 12-9 and on to the sectional semifinal Friday at Rushville.

Franklin County opened the game with buckets by Taylor Kocker and Cara Maples. Greensburg came back with four straight – buckets by seniors Hayley Williams and Heidi Dance. The Lady Wildcats closed the first quarter with five straight points, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Carly Bentz to grab the 9-4 lead after one quarter.

The Lady Wildcats scored just one point in the first five-plus minutes of the second quarter. During that stretch, the Lady Pirates pulled even at 10-10. Sophomore Jessica Banaschak had four of the Lady Pirates six points. Franklin County’s Maples had a put-back bucket and Autumn Koors hit a free throw to put the Lady Wildcats in front 13-10 at the half.

The third quarter belonged to the Lady Pirates. Franklin County could not buy a bucket and went 0-for-2 at the charity stripe. An Abbey Denton 3-pointer tied the game early in the quarter and then buckets by Banaschak and freshman guard Taylor McIntosh put the Lady Pirates in front for good at 17-13 heading to the fourth quarter.

Both teams had their best offensive output in the final quarter. The Lady Pirates scored 13 and the Lady Wildcats scored 11. A Banaschak bucket pushed the lead to six, but Franklin County’s Koors hit from beyond the arc to cut the deficit to 19-16. After the Lady Pirates rebuilt the lead to six, Maples hit a 2-pointer to cut the deficit to 25-22. Highlighting the home stretch was a bucket by freshman Keauna Schultz and a rebound basket by Dance. Providing cushion were two Denton free throws and a McIntosh jumper, while Dance came up with a steal and Clare Owens grabbed two more to preserve the lead.

The Lady Pirates closed out the game on a 5-2 run to earn a berth in the sectional semifinal Friday.

Banaschak led the Lady Pirates with 10 points. Sophomore Abbey Denton and McIntosh both had six. Dance scored four, while senior Hayley Williams and Schultz each added two.

Maples led the Lady Wildcats with 11 points.

The Lady Pirates will play Madison (17-4), the 77-44 winner of Wednesday’s second game over South Dearborn.

Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222 ext. 114.

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • No Headline Provided Football Camp for 7th, 8th gradersNorth Decatur Chargers Football are having a Junior High (7th & 8th grade) Football Mini Camp on July 28 and 29 at the high school practice field. The camp will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Players need to arrive at 5:30

    July 24, 2014

  • spt-gb072414 Colts arrive pic 'Full speed ahead:' Colts arrive ANDERSON, Ind. — Pat McAfee promised Wednesday morning that Reggie Wayne’s arrival at Anderson University would be memorable.As usual, the veteran wide receiver delivered.The Indianapolis Colts officially kicked off their 20th training camp on campus

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • North Decatur Youth Football begins 2014-2015 Season Youth Football 2014-2015 season begins The North Decatur Youth Football League will begin practices for the 2014 – 2015 season on July 24, 2014. Practice will begin at 6 p.m. All registered players should plan to attend. Further, any children in grad

    July 24, 2014

  • spt-gb072414-cougar archers pic 3 South Decatur archery teams compete at World Tournament MADISON, WISCONSIN – Members of the South Decatur elementary and middle school archery teams traveled to Wisconsin for the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Tournament July 11 through 13.The Cougar students were among 2,425 student

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • McIlroy emerging stronger than ever HOYLAKE, England (AP) — The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.McIlroy was upstairs in the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool for the traditional toast with the R&A, unable to ignore the chants below from

    July 23, 2014

  • spt-gb072214 MTQRL jpg Matt Arrington wins at Montpelier On Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway, the Midwest TQ Racing League presented by Jenmarco.com had another first time winner when Matt Arrington of Columbus, Ind. became the twentieth different feature winner in MTQRL history.Arrington, d

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • North Decatur Chargers Football Mini Camp for 7th and 8th graders North Decatur Chargers Football are having a Junior High (7th & 8th grade) Football Mini Camp on July 28 and 29. The camp will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Players need to arrive at 5:30. All participants need to bring athletic shoes, shorts, t-shirts, a

    July 22, 2014

  • 6 refuse to return to soccer club MOSCOW (AP) — Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract.The players remai

    July 22, 2014

  • Big 12's dire warning about pending change DALLAS (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.“You’re going to hate it going forward,” Bowlsby said. “There’s a lot of change coming.”During his opening add

    July 22, 2014

  • Broncos primed for another super run ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos general manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks.Cornerback Champ Bailey, a perennial Pro Bowler and potential Hall of Famer, was sent pack

    July 22, 2014

NCAA Photo Roundup
Twitter Updates
NCAA Top 25
AP Video
Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast
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.