AURORA – Lane Sparks dropped 35 points on Lawrenceburg, helping lift Greensburg to a 78-72 overtime win Saturday at South Dearborn.
Brenden Stanley, Colin Comer and Ki Dyer also hit double figures in scoring for the Pirates, who earned their second Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference victory in three days.
Greensburg outscored the Tigers 19-13 in the extra session.
The Pirates improved to 8-2 overall and 2-1 in the EIAC, while the Tigers fell to 6-5 and 0-2.
Sparks did his damage inside the arc and at the free-throw line. He took only one 3-pointer, which he missed, but made 11-of-16 shots otherwise. He knocked down 13-of-14 shots at the charity stripe.
It was Sparks’ fourth 30-point game this season, but first in nearly a month. The senior is averaging 26.4 points per game.
Stanley scored 12 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.
Comer was only 1-for-5 from deep, but went 3-for-3 from inside the arc, and scored 11 points.
Dyer scored 11 and grabbed seven boards.
Greensburg nearly had all five starters hit double figures in scoring, with Dakota Walters notching eight.
Addison Barnes-Pettit was the only player to see action off the bench. The freshman made his only shot and scored two.
Shoot for the win
It was another crisp shooting effort on the road for the Pirates. They finished 61 percent from the floor, after shooting 66 percent two days earlier in a win at Batesville.
Field goal shooting percentage has had a direct correlation this season to the outcome of games. Greensburg has shot over 60 percent in all of its wins, while shooting under 44 percent in both losses.
The Pirates relied heavily on free throws to beat Lawrenceburg. They took a whopping 42 attempts, sinking 30.
Greensburg returns home Tuesday to host Franklin County in another EIAC battle. The Wildcats are 5-6 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
The Pirates won last year’s meeting 50-39.