TERRE HAUTE —
Senior guard Anna Munn has been named this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
Munn was honored for her performances in the Sycamores’ wins over Evansville and Southern Illinois in women’s basketball.
ISU’s leading scorer showed her versatility over the weekend as she helped her team improve to 5-0 in Valley play with the pair of road wins. Against Evansville, the Indianapolis native dropped a game-high 20 points, including 14 in the first half, and grabbed five rebounds as ISU posted its largest win of the season, 67-46.
Munn, a two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete selection this season, went 7 for 14 from the field, 4 for 4 from 3-point range and 2 for 2 from the free-throw line against the Purple Aces. In addition, she tied for a team-high four assists and recorded two steals.
On Sunday vs. Southern Illinois, Munn picked up a team-high nine rebounds while also chipping in with seven points and four assists in 27 minutes of action. For the week, the senior guard went .429 from the field and 1.000 percent from the line. She also recorded 14 total rebounds and eight assists.
Munn continues to lead ISU for the season, averaging 13.9 points per game. She owns a 3.80 grade-point average while majoring in physical education and exercise science.
Munn and Indiana State (10-6, 5-0 MVC) will be back in action Saturday against Missouri State, starting at 2:05 p.m. ET. The game will air live on ESPN3.
High school basketball
• Marshall 45, Newton 32 — At Flora, Ill., Kaydie Grooms had 20 points, 13 rebounds, four steals and three assists to lead Marshall over Newton in the semifinals of the Little Illini Conference tournament Tuesday.
NEWTON (32) — Davidson 0 0-0 0, Kerner 3 2-2 8, Richards 3 1-2 9, Koebele 2 2-4 6, Ma. Probst 1 0-0 3, Kline 0 0-0 0, Cartright 2 1-4 5, Will 0 1-2 1, Hartrich 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 FG, 7-14 FT, 32 TP.
MARSHALL (45) — Switzer 1 1-1 3, Bishop 2 0-0 4, Burdick 2 0-0 4, Keim 3 0-1 8, Thompson 2 1-1 6, Grooms 6 8-11 20. Totals 16 FG, 10-14 FT, 45 TP.
Newton 2 8 10 10 — 32
Marshall 15 8 10 12 — 45
3-point goals — Richards 2, Ma.Probst, Keim 2, Thompson. Total fouls — Newton 15, Marshall 12. Fouled out — Koebele.
Next — Marshall (16-0, 5-0 LIC) plays the winner of Flora/Olney in the championship game of the LIC Tournament at 8 p.m. today at Flora.
• Lawrenceville 81, Marshall 73, OT — At Marshall, Ill., Keegan Steele had 19 points and Chazz Lindsey and Drew Morris 14 but the Lions lost a LIC home game Tuesday.
LAWRENCEVILLE (81) — Winningham 4 5-5 15, Cochrane 6 3-4 15, Loeb 2 3-4 7, Barnes 5 6-6 16, Schick 9 3-7 21, Steffy 1 0-0 3, Volcom 1 0-0 3, Benson 0 0-0 0, Thompson 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 FG, 20-26 FT, 81 TP.
MARSHALL (73) — Steele 7 0-0 19, Finkbiner 0 2-2 2, Lindsey 7 3-4 14, Davidson 3 1-1 7, Shafner 8 1-5 17, Morris 5 3-3 14, Thompson 0 0-0 0. Totals 27 FG, 10-15 FT, 73 TP.
Lawrenceville 13 17 18 16 17 — 81
Marshall 16 19 21 8 9 — 73
Total fouls — L 17, M 20. Fouled out — Shafner, Lindsey.
Next — Marshall (8-7, 3-3 Little Illini Conference) plays Saturday in the LIC Tournament at Olney.
• Casey 75, Oblong 48 — At Casey, Ill., Brandon Wolfe poured in 26 points in the first three quarters to lift the Warriors to a Little Illini Conference victory Tuesday.
Zack Murphy had 18 points and Sam Huisinga 16 for the Warriors.
OBLONG (48) — Mars 0 2-3 2, Spaeth 1 1-1 3, Brown 3 1-1 7, Allen 3 0-0 6, Jacobs 1 0-0 2, Goodwyn 0 1-2 1, Mayhew 3 7-8 13, Mehler 6 0-0 13, Fear 0 1-4 1, Portis 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 FG, 13-19 FT, 48 TP.
CASEY (75) — Thompson 3 2-6 8, Lawrence 0 0-2 0, Huisinga 6 1-2 16, Hollensbe 0 0-0 0, Murphy 6 5-7 18, Wolfe 8 8-10 26, McNeil 1 2-2 4, Fisher 0 1-2 1, Yocom 0 0-0 0, Elkins 1 0-0 2. Totals 25 FG, 19-31 FT, 75 TP.
3-point goals — Mehler, Huisinga 3, Murphy, Wolfe 2. Total fouls — O 22, C 19. Fouled out — none.
• Robinson 66, Edwards County 43 — At Robinson, Ill., Connor Griffin had 20 points and three steals, while Michael Akande added 13 points and Parker Bopp 11 for the Maroons on Tuesday..
EDWARDS COUNTY (43) — Potter 4-13 0-0 12, Borowski 2-5 7-8 11, Schuh 4-12 0-0 9, Metcalf 1-4 1-4 3, Mosson 1-1 0-0 2, Schmittler 1-1 0-0 2, Jorton 1-3 0-0 2, Compton 1-1 0-0 2, Grimes 0-1 0-0 0, Troyer 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 0-1 0-0 0l, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 10-24 FG, 8-12 FT, 43 TP.
ROBINSON (66) — Griffin 8-15 2-5 20, Akande 5-8 3-4 13, Bopp 5-7 0-0 11, Hoagland 1-4 4-4 6, Dirks 2-4 0-0 5, Hamilton 2-2 0-0 4, Brown 2-2 0-0 4, White 1-2 0-0 2, Wright 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 22-29 FG, 10-15 FT, 66 TP.
Edwards County 7 8 15 13 — 43
Robinson 19 6 22 19 — 66
3-point goals — Potter 4, Schuh, Griffin 2, Bopp, Dirks. Total fouls — O 16, R 14. Fouled out — none.
Record — Robinson improved to 7-8 overall and 5-2 in the LIC.
Middle school basketball
• Championship games set — The championship games for today’s eighth-grade tournaments at West Vigo High School’s gym were set Wednesday.
At Otter Creek, the Otters’ boys defeated Sarah Scott 41-31 behind 13 points from Shaun Hapenny and 12 from Andrew Morgan. Sarah Scott’s top scorers were De’Avion Washington with 13 points and Richard Suggs with 12.
In the girls game at Otter Creek, the host school routed Sarah Scott 34-9. The Otters got eight points from Kaitlyn Hankins, while the Scotties got four points from Brewer.
At Honey Creek on Wednesday, the host Bees overpowered West Vigo 42-13 in boys action as Ty’re Hutchins tallied 12 points. West Vigo’s top scorer was Sean Beaver with four points.
In the girls game, Honey Creek edged West Vigo 33-30 in overtime. High scorers were Taylor Pepperworth for Honey Creek with 13 points and Morgan Weir for West Vigo with 18 points.
Championship times today are 6 p.m. for the girls game and approximately 7:30 for the boys game.
High school wrestling
• South Vermillion 48, North Putnam 36 — At Clinton, the host Wildcats picked up a victory on their Senior Night. They improved their record to 15-6.
South Vermillion 48, North Putnam 36
106 — Trey Clodfelter (NP) won by forfeit.
113 — Tanner Bishop (SV) pin. Damon Attkisson 0:56.
120 — Josh Coulter (NP) won by forfeit.
126 — Ethan Winings (NP) won by forfeit.
132 — Ricky Kelly (SV) pin. Caleb Winings 2:17.
138 — Tanner Waldrop (SV) won by forfeit.
145 — David Holt (SV) pin. Zach Dixon 0:19.
152 — Zach Dixon (NP) pin. Nik Oliveri 1:21.
160 — Daniel Shew (SV) pin. Shawn Miller 0:48.
170 — Justin Scobee (NP) pin. Marvin Eldridge 4:49.
182 — Aeron Goodman (SV) pin. Ben Wiatt 3:16.
195 — Austin Eup (SV) won by forfeit.
220 — Grant Bryan (NP) pin. Evan Piper 5:01.
285 — Gavin Clark (SV) pin. Alan Alynes (NP) 2:52.
Next — South Vermillion (15-6) will host Turkey Run tonight.
TERRE HAUTE —
Senior guard Anna Munn has been named this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
- High School
Clay City wins regional title game thriller
Clay City rallied to nip Greenwood Christian Academy 66-65 and win the Class A boys high school basketball regional championship game at Martinsville High School on Saturday night.
Linton falls in OT to Clarksville in Southridge title clash
Linton falls in overtime to No. 2 Clarksville in Class 2A Southridge Regional championship game.
Eels' semifinal win is cause for celebration
Clay City fans celebrated the Eels’ 64-46 win over Oldenburg Academy like a championship early Saturday afternoon in the Class A Martinsville Regional for boys high school basketball.
Linton knocks off Perry Central in regional semi
Sensational shooting carries Miners past Perry Central
WIC principals approve expansion
Principals in the Western Indiana Conference approved a five-team expansion last week.
Linton, Clay City coaches pulling for each other Saturday in IHSAA basketball regionals
The only Wabash Valley boys basketball teams remaining in the IHSAA state tournament are the two that tied for first place in the SouthWestern Indiana Athletic Conference.
Linton (Class 2A) and Clay City (Class A) each finished 7-1 in the SWIAC. Clay City handed Linton its only conference loss Feb. 18, a 58-50 decision, while Clay City’s only SWIAC setback was by a 62-51 score at Eastern Greene on Jan. 17.
Paris rally falls short in Super Sectional
When Petersburg (PORTA) finally showed it was possible to hit a free throw on the west end of the Illinois-Springfield gym Tuesday night — after 12 misses in a row — it spelled the end of a high school comeback by Paris that looked for awhile like it would be one for the ages.
“I thought we had ‘em,” Tiger coach Shawn Nugent said after the Class 2A Super Sectional game won by the Bluejays 58-49.
Paris seeking finals berth tonight
The Paris Tigers may be the underdogs again tonight when they play at the Class 2A Springfield Super Sectional, or they may be the favorites. What’s already clear as the Illinois boys basketball tournaments for the smaller schools enter their final week is that rankings and reputation don’t matter, particularly to the Tigers.
Class 2A girls: Rick Risinger coaches Heritage to fifth state title
Rick Risinger spoke this past week about defense being the key to securing a win against a talented Fort Wayne Canterbury girls basketball squad in the Class 2A state championship game.
Coach Risinger’s Heritage Christian squad rose to the occasion Saturday in Hulman Center, holding the Cavaliers to 33-percent shooting to claim the school’s fifth state title since joining the IHSAA in 2003.
The Eagles won their first title since 2009 by a score of 64-61.
Class A girls: Oregon-Davis holds off Vincennes Rivet
Oregon-Davis jumped out to a 15-2 lead when senior Alicia McIntosh drilled a 3-pointer in Saturday’s Class A state championship for girls high school basketball.
The Bobcats stretched that lead to as large as 17 before halftime, and still led by double figures with three minutes remaining.
Class 3A girls: Western over Evansville Mater Dei 38-35
Like Fort Wayne Canterbury in the Class 2A championship, two-time defending Class 2A champion Evansville Mater Dei found the going much more tough when moving up one class due to the IHSAA’s “Team Success Factor” legislation.
Mater Dei (26-2), which had an average margin of victory of 27 points throughout the season, struggled against Western’s 2-3 zone all night long in falling to the Panthers 38-35.
Class 4A girls: Bedford North Lawrence wins second straight title
Damon Bailey guided Bedford North Lawrence to a second straight state championship in his first year as head coach.
Bailey, an assistant on the Stars’ unbeaten Class 4A champions in 2013, watched his team hold off a scrappy Penn squad for a 51-41 victory Saturday night.
Central Catholic rallies to defeat Rockville
It was an old story in a new location Saturday for the boys basketball team from Lafayette Central Catholic High School.
Clay City wins third straight sectional
Clay City, the two-time defending champion of the IHSAA Class A Sectional No. 57, took the floor at White River Valley High School with a chip on its shoulder Saturday night.
Linton pulls away late to win at North Knox
Defending smartly and playing the offensive tempo like a finely tuned violin, Linton’s Miners dominated the fourth quarter of a previously air-tight high school basketball game to defeat South Knox 57-45 and repeat as Class 2A Sectional 47 champions.
Damon Bailey among coaches directing daughters at Hulman Center on Saturday
Father-daughter bonding was among the themes Saturday at Hulman Center as Terre Haute played host to the IHSAA girls basketball state finals for a third straight year.
Class 4A title favorite Bedford North Lawrence looked to repeat as champions late Saturday night. Former BNL state champion and Indiana Hoosier great Damon Bailey led his Stars into the game with a pair of daughters on the court. Junior Alexa Bailey, wearing No. 22 of course, is a Butler recruit and sophomore Loren is a reserve for the Stars.
Owen Valley, Edgewood in sectional final again
Things haven’t changed that much in the Class 3A boys basketball sectional. Northview was in the field for the first time and hosted the semifinals Friday night. But for the second year in a row, Edgewood and Owen Valley will play for the Sectional 28 championship tonight.
Temples’ 3-pointers help Paris advance
The prudent thing would have been to pull the basketball out, wait for an opponent to foul and run as much clock as possible in the final minute of the Illinois Class 2A Westville Sectional on Friday night. Audie Temples was thinking dagger.
Ailing Wilkey helps Rockville advance to title game
For part of Friday, doubt existed about whether flu-stricken Rockville standout Keiontre’ Wilkey would be able to play in the first semifinal game of the Class A North Vermillion Sectional for boys basketball. The junior guard gutted it out, however, and tallied 17 points to help lead the Rox over the host high school 61-53. That sent them into tonight’s sectional championship game against No. 7-ranked Lafayette Central Catholic.
Preps: Late free throws help Linton beat North Knox
Linton hit 4 of 5 free throws in the final minute and hung on to defeat streaking North Knox 47-46 in the semifinals of the Class 2A North Knox Sectional for boys high school basketball.
Former Terre Haute resident Rick Risinger looking for fifth state title in Hulman Center
An accomplished group of girls basketball coaches will make their way into Hulman Center on Saturday for the IHSAA state finals.
Damon Bailey, 1990 Mr. Basketball for state champion Bedford North Lawrence and former Indiana University great, is the most familiar name to Hoosier basketball fanatics. In his first year as a girls varsity coach, Bailey leads BNL into action in the 4A state championship game.
With 590 career wins, Fort Wayne Canterbury coach Wayne Kreiger is already a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Behind senior Miss Basketball candidate Maura Muensterman, Steve Goans leads Evansville Mater Dei into the Class 3A title game on the heels of consecutive 2A titles.
No answer: Spears scores 30 as Martinsvlle ends TH South’s season
Terre Haute South ran into a championship performance Wednesday night in Game 2 of the Class 4A Avon Sectional for boys high school basketball. Martinsville’s Troy Spears scored 30 points while leading the Artesians to a 65-44 victory that ended South’s season.
North falls to No. 5 Brownsburg in Class 4A Avon Sectional
Terre Haute North did not bow out of the boys high school basketball tournament Tuesday night like a team on a seven-game losing streak.
The Patriots executed their gameplan, battled back from a double-digit deficit and forced Class 4A No. 5-ranked Brownsburg to hit free throws to win the opener of the Class 4A Avon Sectional.
Brownsburg (19-2) hit six straight free throws in the final 1 minute, 15 seconds to hold off the Patriots 51-47.
Two sets of Eels win at WRV Sectional
There’ll be no Cinderella story in Dugger to end this boys high school basketball season, and a spirited upset bid also fell short Tuesday night at the Class A White River Valley Sectional.
Defensive pressure and depth made the difference in both games, as Eminence ended the Union season — perhaps its last, at least as a public school — by a 59-46 score and Clay City pulled away in the second half for a 53-44 win over Shakamak.
Paris knocks off 23-2 Clinton Central in overtime sectional thriller
Paris’ boys basketball team has learned a lot in a late-season run of success, but the one thing that set the Tigers apart on Tuesday in Class 2A Westville Sectional semifinal game was composure.
The Tigers never got rattled, never flinched and got the ultimate reward.
BOYS SECTIONAL ROUNDUP: Linton holds off Sullivan at North Knox
Linton and Eastern posted victories in the opening round of the North Knox Class 2A Sectional on Tuesday.
Linton led most of the way to defeat Sullivan 51-43 in the first game. Eastern Greene bested North Central 62-42 in the nightcap.
Linton is 16-6 and will take on North Knox and Eastern Greene faces South Knox in the semifinals on Friday. North Knox takes an 11-game winning streak into the action.
Tough roads ahead: Terre Haute North faces big challenges in its sectional
With the hope that the obligatory snow is already on the ground, high school boys basketball sectionals begin today in Indiana, and for one Wabash Valley team in Illinois.
South swimmers fall short of lofty goals at state finals
Sometimes the journey is more rewarding than the destination.
That would best describe Terre Haute South’s performances Saturday in the 77th annual IHSAA boys swimming and diving state championships at the IU Natatorium.
Center Grove deals Terre Haute North 7th loss in row
Terre Haute North and Center Grove – two teams that haven’t won much lately – struggled to put the finishing touch against the other on Friday at North.
Prep roundup: Casey falls at Robinson Regional; Paris posts upset win at home
Teutopolis finished strong Friday night to defeat Casey 47-36 and win the Robinson Class 2A Regional for boys basketball teams.
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