News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 2, 2012

BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Rockville wins Banks of Wabash Classic

Todd Golden
The Tribune-Star

ROCKVILLE — The Banks of the Wabash overflowed with a blue wave of Rockville ball defenders on Saturday night.

Riverton Parke was swept up in the tide.

Relentless Rox pressure was too much for the Panthers to overcome. A 20-3 second quarter, in which Riverton Parke had 11 turnovers, was the difference as Rockville cruised to a 66-33 in the championship game of the Banks of the Wabash Tournament.

Riverton Parke committed 24 turnovers overall against Rockville’s trapping defense. It’s nothing new for the Class A No. 2 Rox.

“That’s our calling card. We try to guard people and make it difficult by sustaining pressure throughout the game,” Rockville coach Dave Mahurin said. “We’re pretty good at it right now, but we’ve got a long way to go.”

Lane Mahurin led Rockville (4-0) with 20 points. Jordon McFall was 5 of 7 from 3-point range and chipped in 16 points. Gary Ulrich had 15.

Riverton Parke did a good job controlling tempo in the opening period. The Panthers were patient on offense and made Rockville work for shots. Rockville led 15-12 at the end of the period and it looked as though the Rox were going to get a title game challenge.

“I didn’t think we were sharp in the first quarter. We tried to perform instead of play. We’ve got so many people patting us on the back right now we forget that any team can beat us on any night,” Mahurin said.

Riverton Parke’s resistance subsided in a dominant Rockville second quarter. Mahurin scored the first five points of the quarter to give Rockville a 20-12 lead, but it was the Rox’ ball pressure that bothered Riverton Parke the most. Swarming traps and Rockville’s ability to force turnovers turned the game on its head. When the Panthers got the ball into a half-court situation, they couldn’t do much with it. Riverton Parke was 1 of 7 from the field in the period.

“We’ve played them five times in the last two years and it’s the exact same thing every single game. We freak out and start playing like chickens with our heads cut off,” Riverton Parke coach Charlie Martin said.

Mahurin had 16 points by halftime with two dunks accounting for part of the tally. Keiontre Wilkey, Nick Waltz and John Brown each had at least two steals by halftime as the Rox pushed their advantage to 35-15.

Riverton Parke (1-3) was led by Luther Mathas with eight points. Kole Sanders had seven.

“We got a win in the tournament. We’ve got a long season ahead of us. We’ll keep working hard,” Martin said.

North Vermillion (1-1) defeated Turkey Run 62-41 in the third place game. Brayden Woodard led the Falcons with 22 points and Jacob Earl added 18. Riley Sunderman paced the Warriors (0-3) with 17 points.



ROCKVILLE (66) – Mahurin 8-12 4-7 20, Wilkey 2-6 4-4 8, Ulrich 7-13 1-3 15, McFall 5-7 1-2 16, Waltz 2-8 0-0 4, Baysinger 0-1 0-0 0, J. Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Thurman 1-6 0-0 2, R. Brown 0-4 0-0 0, Griffin 0-1 0-0 0, Weisheit 0-1 0-0 0, Eldridge 0-0 0-0 0. 25-59 FG, 10-16 FT, 66 TP.

RIVERTON PARKE (33) – Sanders 3-8 0-0 7, Bovair 1-4 2-2 5, Haltom 2-9 2-2 6, Edge 0-5 0-0 0, Organ 0-2 0-0 0, Falls 3-4 0-0 6, Mathas 3-6 0-0 0, Myers 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 0-0 1-2 1. 12-38 FG, 5-7 FT, 33 TP.

Rockville    15    20    20    11    —    66

Riverton Parke    12    3    6    12    —    33

3-point shooting — Rox 6-18 (McFall 5-7, Waltz 1-4, Mahurin 0-2, Ulrich 0-2, Wilkey 0-1, Griffin 0-1, Weisheit 0-1), RP 4-14 (Mathas 2-3, Sanders 1-5, Bovair 1-4, Haltom 0-1, Organ 0-1). Rebounds — Rox 39 (Mahurin 7), RP 20 (Edge 4, Falls 4). Steals — Rox 16 (Wilkey 5), RP 9 (Haltom 3). Blocks — Rox 1 (Mahurin), RP 2 (Falls 2). Turnovers — Rox 17, RP 24, Total fouls – Rox 11, RP 13.

Next — Riverton Parke (1-3) plays at Turkey Run on Friday. Rockville (4-0) plays host to South Vermillion on Saturday.



TURKEY RUN (41) – Nevins 1 0-0 2, Amstutz 2 3-3 7, Thomas 1 0-1 2, Hunt 1 0-0 2, Ferguson 1 0-2 3, Jones 2 0-0 5, Sunderman 7 3-4 17, Budd 0 3-4 3. 15 FG, 9-13 FT, 41 TP.

NORTH VERMILLION (62) – Zumwalt 3 3-4 11, Lee 1 1-1 3, Hollowell 0 0-0 0, Wright 3 2-5 8, Woodard 6 9-10 22, Earl 8 2-4 18, Sams 0 0-0 0. 21 FG, 17-24 FT, 62 TP.

Turkey Run    8    13    9    11    —    41

North Vermillion    15    11    15    19    —    62

3-point goals — Budd, Ferguson; Zumwalt 2, Woodard. Total fouls — TR 21, NV 13. Technical foul — Turkey Run bench.

Next — Turkey Run (0-3) plays at Notre Dame de la Salette on Tuesday. North Vermillion (1-1) plays at Georgetown Ridge Farm on Dec. 14.



In other boys basketball Saturday:

• Sullivan 68, Shakamak 54 — At Jasonville, Class 2A’s 10th-ranked visitors pulled away in the second half behind five double-figure scorers.

Jake Kinnaman led Sullivan with 14 points, while Nathan Pirtle added 12, Mike Willis and Max Gregory 11 each and Michael Hutchcraft 10. Brodie Crowe had a game-high 20 points and Brandon Morin 13 for the Lakers.



SULLIVAN (68) — Weszely 1 2-4 4, Willis 5 1-4 11, Pirtle 4 0-1 12, King 2 0-0 6, Gregory 2 7-8 11, Kinnaman 6 2-3 14, Hutchcraft 5 0-0 10, Perkinson 0 0-0 0, McPhail 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 FG, 12-20 FT, 68 TP.

SHAKAMAK (54) — Walters 0 0-0 0, West 0 5-6 5, Crowe 8 1-2 20, Schubla 1 1-4 3, Cox 0 0-0 0, Collins 0 0-0 0, Green 3 2-2 9, Mescher 0 0-0 0, McDonald 0 0-0 0, Morin 3 7-13 13, Burris 0 0-0 0, Bessling 2 0-0 4. Totals 17 FG, 16-27 FT, 54 TP.

Sullivan    15    14    19    20    —    68

Shakamak    18    10    13    13    —    54

3-point goals — Pirtle 4, King 2, Crowe 3, Green. Total fouls — Sullivan 22, Shakamak 19. Fouled out — Crowe.

JV — Sullivan 36, Shakamak 29.

Next — Sullivan (3-0) plays Friday at Evansville North. Shakamak is 0-2.



• White River Valley 54, North Central 43 — At Farmersburg, Cade Hill had a game-high 14 points to lead the Wolverines to a SouthWestern Indiana Athletic Conference win.

Gavin Stanifer had 12 points and Austin Jewell 11 for the Thunderbirds.



WHITE RIVER VALLEY (54) — Fisher 2 0-0 5, Ingram 4 0-0 10, Gamble 4 1-4 9, Ca.Hill 4 5-6 14, English 1 1-2 4, Mowery 4 0-0 8, Barnett 2 0-1 4. Totals 21 FG, 7-13 FT, 54 TP.

NORTH CENTRAL (43) — Greene 2 2-2 6, Stanifer 3 4-7 12, Jewell 4 2-3 11, Drake 3 2-4 8, Stucker 1 0-0 3, Peterson 0 1-2 1, Nikirk 1 0-0 2, Lebeda 0 0-2 0. Totals 14 FG, 11-20 FT, 43 TP.

White River Valley    19    16    7    12    —    54

North Central    12    9    4    18    —    43

3-point goals — Ingram 2, Fisher, Ca.Hill, English, Stanifer 2, Jewell, Stucker. Total fouls — WRV 20, NC 15. Fouled out — Ingram, Lebeda.

JV — White River Valley won.

Next — North Central (1-3, 0-2 SWIAC) hosts North Daviess on Friday.



n Northview 46, Brown County 44 — At Nashville, the visiting Knights picked up a Western Indiana Conference win.

No further details were available at press time.



In Illinois games Friday:

• Marshall 71, Hutsonville-Palestine 61 — At Hutsonville, Ill., four players scored in double digits for the Lions as they improved to 4-1.

Keegan Steele led the winners with 23 points. Taylor Maurer had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Cray Bloodworth had 10 boards.

Marshall plays its first home game Tuesday against Casey.



• Salem 59, Paris 45 — At Salem, Ill., Zack Lueken had 17 points for 2-3 Paris in Friday's game.

Paris will be host to Mount Zion next Friday.