News From Terre Haute, Indiana


January 5, 2014

Metro: Saint Mary-of-the-Woods can’t hold second-half lead; Marshall and Rockville girls win

CLINTON — Despite leading by seven points early in the second half, the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods was unable to maintain its lead in a 106-96 loss to USCAA foe Robert Morris-Springfield on Saturday afternoon.

SMWC had six players score in double figures, led by Na-Shaunda Rayford who poured in a team-high 22 points. Hailee Rittinger and Madeline Pea each scored 15 points, Sierra Lopez finished with 14, Chelsea Weaver had 12 and Alaura McKemie chipped in 11.

ROBERT MORRIS-SPRINGFIELD (106) — Abu-Tayeh 4-11 1-2 12, Baker 10-22 4-4 27, Krone 1-2 0-0 2, Porter 3-9 0-0 8, Burns 8-15 0-0 18, Bradley 3-9 0-0 7, Osby 12-17 5-6 29, Van Winkle 1-1 0-0 3, Merano 0-1 0-0 0, Harden 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-87 FG, 10-12 FT, 106 TP.

SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS (96) — Rayford 9-18 0-0 22, Lopez 6-9 2-2 14, Gardner 2-11 0-0 4, McKemie 4-9 1-2 11, Rittinger 5-10 0-0 15, Kinneer 1-6 0-0 3, Pea 6 17 0-1 15, Weaver 5-10 2-3 12, Gill 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-91 FG, 5-8 FT, 96 TP.

Halftime — RMS 52, SMWC 49. 3-point shooting — RMS 12-31 (Baker 3-7, Abu-Tayeh 3-9, Burns 2-3, Porter 2-4, Van Winkle 1-1, Bradley 1-6, Krone 0-1), SMWC 15-45 (Rittinger 5-8, Rayford 4-8, Pea 3-11, McKemie 2-6, Kinneer 1-5, Weaver 0-1, Gardner 0-6). Total fouls — RMS 15, SMWC 11. Fouled out — Gardner. Rebounds — RMS 57 (Burns 13, Osby 11, Baker 10), SMWC 45 (Pea 8). Assists — RMS 10 (Burns 3), SMWC 12 (McKemie 3, Pea 3).

Next — Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (6-8) hosts Brescia at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Robert Morris-Springfield is 9-5.

Girls basketball

• Marshall 44, Arcola 41
— At Marshall, Ill., the Lions outscored the visiting Purple Riders 24-14 in the second half Saturday for a come-from-behind win that kept them unbeaten for the season.

Kaydie Grooms had 24 points and six rebounds for Marshall, with Breah Keim and Cheyenne Thompson scoring eight each and Tonia Bishop getting seven assists.

ARCOLA (41) — Karmazinas 1 0-0 2, Reece 2 2-3 6, Fishel 2 0-0 4, Montgomery 1 1-2 3, Conlin 1 0-0 2, Edwards 9 1-1 24. Totals 16 FG, 4-6 FT, 41 TP.

MARSHALL (44) — Switzer 0 0-0 0, Bishop 0 0-1 0, Burdick 1 2-4 4, Keim 3 0-1 8, Thompson 3 0-0 8, Grooms 10 4-6 24. Totals 17 FG, 6-12 FT, 44 TP.

Arcola    13    14    9    5    —    41

Marshall    11    9    14    10    —    44

3-point goals — Edwards 5, Keim 2, Thompson 2. Total fouls — Arcola 14, Marshall 10. Fouled out — Montgomery.

JV — Marshall 29 (Demi Burdick 12), Arcola 23.

Next — Marshall (12-0) is scheduled to play at Charleston at 6:15 p.m. today.

• Rox win tourney — At Putnamville, Rockville defeated Eminence 50-21, then avenged an earlier loss to host South Putnam by a 45-30 score Saturday to win the Eagle Classic.

Turkey Run placed third, beating Eminence 48-19 after losing 47-40 to South Putnam.

Now 3-8, Rockville’s scheduled game today at West Vigo has been postponed and the Rox will play at Turkey Run, 2-10, on Thursday. South Putnam, 2-9, plays at 0-11 Eminence that night.

Boys basketball

• Clovers win
— At Cloverdale, the host team defeated Seymour and Mitchell on Saturday to win the Cloverdale Holiday Classic, an annual rotating tournament featuring a team from each of the four classes.

The Class 2A Clovers outscored the Class 4A Owls 22-9 in the fourth quarter of the first game for a 61-54 win as Cooper Neese scored 23 points, Marquise Moore 21 and Kedrick 11. Class 3A Mitchell edged Class A Eminence 76-67 in overtime in the other first-round game.

The Clovers also came from behind in the title game, outscoring Mitchell 22-9 in the third quarter this time for a 61-56 decision. Neese had 21 points and Moore 17. Now 9-1 for the season, Cloverdale plays Friday at Covenant Christian.

• Crawfordsville 69, Rockville 48 — At Crawfordsville, the host Athenians turned turnovers into points in Friday's game.

John Brown had 18 points for the Rox and Dalton Laney grabbed six rebounds.


Rockville    20    4    9    15    —    48

Crawfordsville    15    19    23    12    —    69

JV — Crawfordsville 40, Rockville 24

Next — Rockville (5-5) plays host to Greencastle on Tuesday. Crawfordsville (4-5) plays North Montgomery in the Sugar Creek Classic at Western Boone on Friday.

 • Bloomfield 57, Shakamak 28 — At Jasonville, the Cardinals dominated second-half action in Saturday's SouthWestern Indiana Athletic Conference contest.

BLOOMFIELD (57) — Robinson 5 4-5 14, Combs 5 0-0 10, Myers 1 8-11 11, Dowden 1 0-4 3, Gilmore 2 1-6 7, Bond 3 0-0 6, VanSant 1 0-0 2, T.Skinner 0 0-0 0, Vandeventer 0 0-0 0, Frederick 0 0-0 0, Burch 0 2-2 2, Z.Skinner 0 0-0 0, McKinney 0 0-0 0, Kingsley 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 FG, 15-28 FT, 57 TP.

SHAKAMAK (28) — Morin 3 5-6 11, Green 0 1-2 1, West 2 0-0 4, Walters 0 1-2 1, Collins 1 0-0 3, Burris 0 0-0 0, Terrell 1 0-0 2, Bessling 0 5-8 5, Scott 0 1-2 1, Morrow 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 FG, 13-20 FT, 28 TP.

Bloomfield    8    7    23    19    —    58

Shakamak    5    8    7    8    —    28

3-point goals — Gilmore 2, Myers, Dowden, Collins. Total fouls — Bloomfield 16, Shakamak 16. Fouled out — Collins.

Next — Shakamak (2-6, 1-2 SWIAC) plays Clay City and Bloomfield (5-3, 3-1 SWIAC) meets Union in the Greene County Invitational on Wednesday.


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