Posted below are the Decatur County sports digest announcements for Friday, Nov. 30.
Friday, Nov. 30
(JV games at 6 p.m.)
GB boys at Lawrenceburg
SD boys host ND boys, Civil War
Saturday, Dec. 1
GB girls vs Lawrenceburg, noon JV
GB boys vs Batesville, 6 p.m. JV
SD boys at Rising Sun, 6 p.m. JV
Tuesday, Dec. 4
SD girls at South Ripley
ND girls vs Eastern Hancock
JV Pirate boys beat Knights
The Greensburg junior varsity basketball team defeated the South Dearborn Knights 40-22 Saturday. The Pirates led 14-0 after the first quarter and 25-7 at the half. Greensburg carried a 33-12 edge into the fourth quarter.
Tye Fleetwood led the Pirates with 15 points. Riley Burkert followed with seven, while Drew Foster scored six. Josiah Buell and Cody Bausback each scored five, while Kevin Beaver added two.
All statistics are unofficial.
Pirate 7A boys fall to Greendale
The Greensburg boys 7A basketball team lost 44-38 on a road trip to Greendale. The young Pirates trailed the entire game, down 25-21 at the half. Greendale pulled away 35-26 as the third period ended. Greensburg, now 3-1, made a late run to cut the lead to three with a minute to play. The Pirates then had to foul and Greendale made their foul shots for the win.
“We need to do a better job in rebounding the ball,” said coach Bob Barker. “Greendale was much better tonight.”
Luke Lozier led all scorers with 21 points, followed by Kyle Sellers with 11. Nick Heil and Brayton Owens scored three apiece. Owens had a nice game to lead the Pirates in rebounding with five, followed by Tucker Bailey with 3, Cody Bischoff with 2, Lozier with 2 and Sellers and Heil with one each. Bailey led in assists with three.
Pirate 8A boys fall to Greendale
The Greensburg 8A team traveled to Greendale Tuesday and suffered a tough 25-20 loss. Greensburg started the game with a 4-0 lead and took a 10-8 deficit into half. Greensburg then built a lead of 20-12 with three minutes left into the fourth quarter, but could not weather the storm of a Greendale rally.
According to coach Andrew Ruble, the kids fought very hard and had a stretch in the second half, only letting up two points in 11 minutes of game play.
Ruble pointed out that excessive turnovers resulted in Greendale taking a 21-20 lead with 48 seconds left.
Greensburg then could not get a shot to win, and started to foul which resulted in a 25-20 loss. Greg Schroeder and Trevor Reynolds each led their team with five points; Dillon Merritt and Harlan Dolan each with four, and Louis Moore with 2. Chase Hogg led the team with two steals and Louis Moore recorded seven rebounds.
North eighth boys fall to Bulldogs
The North Decatur eighth grade boys basketball team fell to Batesville in its most recent action, 44-22. Batesville took an 11-4 lead after the first quarter and 17-12 at the half, on its way to doubling up the Chargers on the night.
Ben Kinker led North with 11 points. Kyle Kramer scored eight, while Nick Moorman chipped in three.
Co-Ed Volleyball League offered
The Decatur County Parks and Recreation Department is offering a co-ed volleyball league set to begin on Monday, Jan. 6, 2013.
Rosters and the team entry fee of $185 must be turned in to the Parks Department office no later than Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Player fees of $10 for in-county players, and $15 for out-of-county players, must be paid prior to the first match. Rosters are limited to 12 players.
For more information, please contact Carol Koester at 662-6484 or Teresa Kovacich at 663-8284.
South hosts Hoopin’ for Heroes Dec. 13
The South Decatur girls basketball team will host a Hoopin' For Heroes game against Morristown Thursday, Dec. 13. The evening will start at 5 p.m. with a dinner catered by Texas Roadhouse (cost is $10). A silent auction will begin at that time as well. The Lady Cougars will battle with Morristown at 6:30 p.m. South hopes to have military personnel at the game to be honored as well.
All donations and proceeds from silent auction will be for the USO OF INDIANA. South head coach Amy Macy said she hopes for a good turnout for the event. Tickets can be purchased through Kelly Fox at SDHS, email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org, or purchase at the boys’ South vs North game on Friday.