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Eagles’ win basketball sectional opener
Updated on: 02.27.13

 

GREENCASTLE — Brown County got all the little things done and as a reward will move on to the sectional semifinals with a 55-42 victory against South Vermillion on Tuesday night in a Class 3A postseason tournament game.

“We really played hard,” Eagles coach Roger Fleetwood said. “We got every loose ball and a dozen offensive rebounds. I’m really proud of our effort and happy for the guys on this team. We’ve been pointing to the sectional since the start of the season.”

Brown County employed a zone defense for most of the game that made the Wildcats’ offense struggle.

“We wanted to make them shoot from outside but really had to keep them from getting inside,” Fleetwood said. “Our defense did that and they didn’t get many second chances. We just fought and fought and fought all night long.”

The Eagles offense didn’t get on track until the second quarter, when they opened a five-point lead at halftime.

Extending the lead in the third, Brown County was up 37-28 with three minutes left when South Vermillion found its touch.

An eight-point run closed the gap, and two quick baskets to start the fourth saw the Wildcats leading 40-39.

It was all Brown County from that point.

The Eagles responded with an 8-0 run of their own, followed by an 8-2 run to close out the game, moving Brown County into Friday’s semifinal match-up against Owen Valley. The win puts them at 6-15 for the season, but most importantly, 1-0 in the tournament.

“We didn’t make any changes when they got ahead,” Fleetwood said. “Our guys just had to be mentally tough. I’ve been on these guys all season about that very thing, and they didn’t fold at all.”

The toughest Eagle was Luke Huls, who came off the bench to lead his squad with a season-high 21 points, all coming in the last three quarters. The junior hit all three of his shots in the fourth quarter.

“Luke’s a streak shooter.” Fleetwood noted. “It was great for him to come up so big in a big game.”

Also in double figures for the Eagles were Steven Norman with 13 and Tony Goral, who had 11 points to go with his eight rebounds and eight assists.

“He (Goral) came to win tonight,” Fleetwood said of his senior guard, who also hit two end-of-quarter shots.

The leading rebounder for Brown County was Dillion Boknecht with 11, as the Eagles won the battle on the boards 38-26. They were 22-of-46 shooting from the field and 2 for 5 from 3-point range, 9 for 12 from the stripe and had 15 turnovers.

The Wildcats, who finish their season 4-18, were led in scoring by Kaden Lawson with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Branz had 12 points.

South Vermillion was 17 for 50 from the field, 2 for 16 from long range and 6 for 10 from the line. They had 11 turnovers.

The Eagles lost a last-second, 48-46 home contest to Owen Valley in the regular season. That’s the team they play in the semifinals Friday at 6 p.m.

 

Obituaries
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Joel 'Joe' F. White, 81, Brown County
  Husband of Barbara (Lotshaw) White; stepfather of Dana Steele of Brown County

Anne Marie “Annie” (Beeson) Endris, 43, Nashville
  

Brian L. Lawalin, 56, Indianapolis
  Son of Rosie Lawalin of Brown County; father of Daven Lawalin and Jamie Rainwater, both of Trafalgar

  • May 24
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    10 a.m. to noon Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 24
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    Noon to 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • May 26
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 26
    BC Area Plan Commission CANCELED
    County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 26
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • May 27
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 27
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • May 27
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 28
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 29
    Farmers market reopens in Bean Bean Blossom
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 29
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 29
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road off 46 East
  • May 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 30
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 30
    Comedy tour at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    10 a.m. to noon Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • June 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • June 2
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • June 2
    Bean Blossom Sewer Board
    6:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • June 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • June 4
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 4
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 4
    Gospel jam & sing first Thursday in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • June 5
    Strawberry fest during farmers market
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 5
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 5
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road, off 46 East
  • June 6
    Shrine parade celebrates summer
    11 a.m. downtown Nashville
  • June 7
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 11
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • June 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • June 13
    Open house conducted at New Song
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    Essential oil class at tea shop
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  • June 17
    Hamblen Fire District
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  • June 20
    Rock & mineral club
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  • June 20
    Pollinator Awareness Day at state park Nature Center
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • July 11
    Health fair at the YMCA
    8 a.m. to noon YMCA, 105 Willow St.