News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 27, 2012

Sullivan holds off Linton's rallies to avenge loss to Miners

Golden Arrows advance to second round of Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic

Andy Amey
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — In the final game of the first day, Sullivan scored the first nine points of the game and the first 10 of the second half and wound up needing every one to hand the Miners their first loss of the season, 58-51.

Less than three minutes into the game, the Miners trailed 9-0 and had lost two-year starting guard Sam Dyar to a knee injury that sidelined him for the rest of the game.

The Miners rallied to within 31-25 at intermission, but then seemed to be out of the game after three minutes of the third quarter when the Golden Arrows pulled ahead 41-25.

Linton responded with a 17-3 run, however, getting the first basket of the fourth quarter to come within 44-42. Dess Fougerousse had a 3-pointer for the lead that missed, and a basket and 3-pointer by Michael Hutchcraft gave Sullivan some needed breathing room.

Brooks Weszely led the winners with 15 points, four assists and solid floor leadership. Hutchcraft added 11 points, Michael Willis came off the bench for 10 and Max Gregory was the spark in both half-opening runs with four steals and three assists.

Austin Karazsia led the Miners with 20 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots and Fougerousse came back from a 1-for-9 first half to finish with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Keith Fulk took up some of the slack for Dyar's absence with 10 points.

 

LINTON (51) — Fougerousse 5-17 4-7 16, Bohnert 1-4 0-2 2, Karazsia 7-12 6-7 20, Dyar 0-0 0-0 0, Fulk 3-4 2-2 10, Jackson 1-7 0-0 2, Woodward 0-4 0-0 0, Riddell 0-1 1-2 1, Dieball 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-49 FG, 13-20 FT, 51 TP.

SULLIVAN (58) — Hutchcraft 4-6 0-0 11, Gregory 3-6 0-0 7, Kinnaman 3-8 2-2 8, Weszely 4-9 4-4 15, N.Pirtle 1-8 3-7 5, Willis 4-9 1-2 10, McPhail 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 20-48 FG, 10-15 FT, 58 TP.

Linton    13    12    15    11    —    51    

Sullivan    20    11    13    14    —    58

3-point shooting — Linton 4-18 (Fulk 2-3, Fougerousse 2-7, Bohnert 0-1, Karazsia 0-1, Jackson 0-3, Woodward 0-3), Sullivan 8-20 (Hutchcraft 3-4, Weszely 3-6, Willis 1-2, Gregory 1-3, McPhail 0-1, N.Pirtle 0-4). Total fouls — Linton 14, Sullivan 17. Fouled out — none. Turnovers — Linton 14, Sullivan 13. Rebounds — Linton 39 (Fougerousse 11, Karazsia 10, Bohnert 6), Sullivan 33 (Kinnaman 9, Willis 5, Hutchcraft 4). Assists — Linton 10 (Fougerousse 3, Jackson 2, Riddell 2), Sullivan 11 (Weszely 4, Gregory 3, McPhail 2). Steals — Linton 8 (Bohnert 2, Jackson 2), Sullivan 11 (Gregory 4, Hutchcraft 2, Weszely 2). Blocks — Linton 6 (Karazsia 5), Sullivan 3 (Hutchcraft 2). Technical foul — Fougerousse.

Next — Sullivan (6-2) plays Riverton Parke at 8:30 p.m. today. Linton (5-1) plays South Vermillion at 5:30.