Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


February 23, 2013

Pirates seize outright EIAC crown

Greensburg — The Greensburg varsity basketball team has arrived at the end of another season with the outright Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference championship wrapped up, its second straight.

The Pirates enter the Greensburg Sectional 29 Tournament with a 39-1 mark in their last 40 regular-season games, and 42-2 in their past 44 overall.

Greensburg (19-1 overall and 9-1 in the EIAC) split the regular-season pair with Batesville, the team the Pirates would play if both teams advance past the first round.

Greensburg defeated visiting East Central 63-40 Friday to claim the outright EIAC crown. The hosts celebrated Senior Night, honoring Riley Billieu, Tyler Burcham and Shane Ploeger.

Greensburg jumped out to a 10-2 lead, thanks to 3-pointers from juniors Collin Rigney and Macy Holdsworth. The Pirates led 17-9 after the first eight minutes.

Junior Sean Sellers, on his way to a double-double, pleased the home crowd with a pump-fake for a 3-pointer, then sliced through defenders and across the baseline to throw down a two-handed slam dunk. The early second-quarter lead grew to 14 at 25-11 until the Trojans cut it to 10. Greensburg entered the break with a 30-17 edge on the strength of four straight points from junior Bryant McIntosh, who led everyone with 13 points.

Holdsworth opened the second-half scoring with another 3-ball, and McIntosh later added on that made it 36-18.

The Pirates enjoyed their first 20-point lead when Holdsworth went coast-to-coast to the basket, making it 43-22 with 2:20 left in the third. Greensburg led 45-26 at the third stop.

Sellers converted a 3-point play with 6:56 left, spreading it back to 20 points at 48-28. He later capped a 7-0 Greensburg run with a tip-in, increasing it to 52-28. Sellers scored seven points in the fourth, and senior Riley Billieu added two baskets for the final margin.

McIntosh led all scorers with 20 points. He shot 4-for-4 from the foul line and added a pair of treys. Sellers scored 16 (2-for-4 at the foul line). Holdsworth’s two treys contributed to his eight points, while sophomore Ryan Welage scored six points. Billieu and senior Shane Ploeger (2-for-4) each scored four, Rigney scored three and junior Tom Lawrence chipped in two.

Greensburg shot 8-for-12 from the foul line for 75 percent, while the Trojans shot 10-for-15 (67 percent).

The Pirates will play South Dearborn tomorrow night at 6 p.m. in the first round of the sectional tournament. The winner will advance to play Friday in the Semifinal against the winner of Wednesday’s second game between Batesville and Franklin County.

Text Only
  • Bucks' Miller injured again COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State will update the status of Braxton Miller following a report that the star quarterback reinjured his throwing shoulder during practice.The school had refused to comment on The Columbus Dispatch report but canceled schedule

    August 20, 2014

  • Shelbyville finds gold after sectional misfortune One might never consider a 42-7 loss as something that could be a true benefit for a high school football team. However, in the case of Shelbyville’s Pat Parks, being humbled by five touchdowns in last year’s Class 4A sectional championship game at C

    August 20, 2014

  • Clarification To further clarify the preview story about North Decatur volleyball, and first-year coach Mark Burry, the Chargers’ mentor hoped to reconstruct some of the wording. “The wording about my playing history could be misunderstood and become a distraction

    August 20, 2014

  • McAfee still wonders what might have been on FG try INDIANAPOLIS - Two days after the Indianapolis Colts punter, Pat McAfee, narrowly missed a 64-yard field goal that would have provided the winning points in a 27-26 National Football League pre-season loss to the New York Giants Saturday night, McAfe

    August 20, 2014

  • spt-gb082014 Golf picture Roundup: Greensburg golfers split pair of matches The Greensburg girls’ golf team stands 1-1 after splitting matches against Triton Central and East Central.In the opener against Triton Central, Greensburg was led by Bri Stagge’s medalist 42. In a 203-221 loss to East Central, Stagge again led the P

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Florida St. still No. 1 in college football Finish No. 1. Start No. 1. Even Bobby Bowden’s best Florida State teams never did that.Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles will. Jameis Winston and the defending national champions are preseason No. 1 for the sixth time.In two of the previous five seasons Flori

    August 19, 2014

  • spt-gb081914 Football picture County football teams pass step one After the dust had settled and they had time to digest what they had seen, the head football coaches in Decatur County all shared a like sentiment. Friday’s scrimmages not only were a success, they provided each of the three programs with a strong fo

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • spt-gb081914 Gordon picture Restart helps Gordon to victory at Michigan BROOKLYN, Mich.-- Jeff Gordon’s third Sprint Cup win of the season came down to one crucial restart.Gordon got the better of Joey Logano and led Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway with 16 laps remaining. After that, he had little troubl

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Area schedule Today4:30 Girls Golf: South Decatur at Southwestern (Shelby).4:30 Girls Golf: Jac-Cen-Del at North Decatur.5:00 Soccer: Greensburg at Rising Sun.6:00 Volleyball: North Decatur at Union County.Thursday4:30 Girls Golf: North Decatur at South Decatur.5:

    August 19, 2014

  • Education priority for Notre Dame SOUTH BEND, Ind.— Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months.“I t

    August 19, 2014

NCAA Photo Roundup
Twitter Updates
NCAA Top 25
AP Video
Manfred, Torre and MLB Take Ice Bucket Challenge Bank of America Reaches Record $17B Settlement Holder Reassures Ferguson Community With Visit GlobalPost CEO Remembers Foley As a Brave Man Seth Meyers Rolls Out Emmy Red Carpet Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape Texas Gov. Perry: Indictment 'a Political Act'

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.