Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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February 19, 2013

Two Cougars combine for 56 against North

Greensburg — It typically takes a team effort when a basketball team wins, but the South Decatur boys basketball squad beat host North Decatur 71-55 Saturday on the strength of two hot-shooting players.

Senior Cameron Agnew scored 31 points and junior Taylor Kopplin added 25 in a Mid-Hoosier Conference matchup. Kopplin’s contributions included a school record.

North led 13-11 after the first quarter in a back-and-forth first half. South went into the half with a 29-28 lead when Agnew hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, on his way to 17 first-half points. North freshman Zach Johnson led North with 10 at the break.

Kopplin took over in the third quarter. The Cougars jumped out and took a 47-35 advantage and began to pull away thanks to four triples from Kopplin. The lead grew to 51-35 under the three-minute mark of the third. Kopplin matched Agnew’s first-half production in the third with 17 points in the period alone, and South led 56-39 after the third stop. The Cougars had outscored the Chargers 27-11 in the decisive third quarter.

North Decatur went on a 16-7 run to pull to within 12 at 63-51, just past the halfway mark of the final quarter.

The Cougars improved to 12-5 overall and 4-4 in the MHC, while North falls to 4-15 and 3-5 in the MHC.

Agnew’s career-high 31 points also represent a season-high among the three teams in Decatur County. Kopplin’s 25 signals a new career-high for him, and head coach Tom Black said Kopplin set a school record for 3-point baskets in a game.

Senior Byron Balser added nine points, senior Josh Miller scored four and junior Andrew Wullenweber chipped in two. Miller grabbed nine rebounds on the night.

Three scorers for North each led the Chargers with 16 points. Senior John Hammersmith scored 16, including 8-for-10 from the foul line. Johnson’s 16 including a pair of triples and a 2-for-3 effort at the foul line. Senior Jason Kirchhoff added a pair of triples and shot 2-for-2 at the line. Freshman Dayne Lecher chipped in seven points to round out the scoring for North. He shot 3-for-5 at the stripe.

North shot 15-for-20 (75 percent) from the line overall.

The Chargers next will host Edinburgh Friday on Senior Night, as North with honor the four players who have played for head coach Kyle Nobbe’s program the longest.

The Cougars have two games remaining, both on the road Tuesday against Medora then Friday in the season finale against Knightstown.

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