Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


December 15, 2013

Greensburg outshines Panthers 77-72 in Tip-Off

Pirates hit 27-for-30 from foul line


Gordon scored all 11 of his points in the second quarter. Holdsworth, McIntosh and Rigney each had seven at the break.

The Pirates shot just 8-for-28 (29 percent) in the first half, but improved it to 50 percent (18-for-36) in the second half.

Greensburg scored in three’s to begin the second half. Welage converted a 3-point play, and Holdsworth hit a triple for a 15-point edge (40-25). Twice in a short time frame, McIntosh gave Greensburg a 17-point lead – its biggest of the game. He hit a pair at the stripe, then scored after Welage grabbed a defensive rebound (44-27).

The tempo quickened to its fastest pace of the night, with teams alternating scores three times. Sellers scored another four points, while Wes Stowers and Holdsworth each hit a triple as the third quarter wound down. A free throw by McIntosh gave the Pirates a 52-40 to end the third quarter.

The Pirates expanded their lead to 14 at 56-42 to begin the final period, and Welage scored a quick seven points to put them up 63-50. However, the Panthers compiled a 12-2 run to climb to within three with less than three minutes left. Gordon poured in 10 points during the rally. The margin stayed within five until Sellers went back to work at the foul line. Sellers went 8-for-8 in the fourth quarter and 14-for-14 overall to hold off the Panthers.

Welage, McIntosh and Sellers scored 18 points apiece to lead Greensburg. Holdsworth scored a season-high 13 points, Rigney added seven and Lawrence chipped in three.

Welage added 12 rebounds for a double-double. Sellers posted nine rebounds and added two assists.

McIntosh led his team with five assists, while Holdsworth added four.

Greensburg out-rebounded North Central 42-30 and outscored the Panthers 20-16 in the paint.

Rebounds (42):  McIntosh 4, Lawrence 3, Holdsworth 2, Rigney 2.

Blocks (5):  Welage 3, Sellers 1, McIntosh 1.

Steals (2):  Rigney 1, Holdsworth 1.

North Central scoring:  Gordon 33, Jordan Walker 11, Stowers 7, Micheal Logan 6, Kris Wilkes 6, Antonio Singleton 3, Jeff Harris 3, Keldrick Lesure 3.

North Central shot 33 percent (9-for-27) on the night and 11-for-17 (64.7 percent) from the stripe.

The Pirates return to Decatur County this Friday for their second home game of the season, hosting Class 4A Jennings County.

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


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