News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 17, 2012

Boys basketball teams hit court for jamboree

Tom Reck
Tribune-Star Correspondent

TERRE HAUTE — Fans and coaches got a preview look at this year’s boys high school basketball teams Friday night in jamboree action at Terre Haute North.

South and South Vermillion were paired in the four quarters of play and were 63-54 winners over North and West Vigo.

South bested West Vigo in the first quarter 23-10. Gregory Newton had six points for the winners and Aaron Kirby had the same total for the Vikings.

North was a 17-5 winner over South Vermillion in the second period. Calvin Blank led the Patriots with seven points while Nathan Luft had three for the Wildcats.

South was an 18-13 winner against North in the third quarter. Jeffrey Turner tallied 10 for the Braves, giving him 12 for the night, and Austin Lewis led the Patriots with five points.

Officials called 21 personal fouls in the action between North and South.

South Vermillion warmed up in the last quarter of the night to defeat West Vigo 17-14. Kaden Lawson led the Wildcats nine points. Kyle Stewart had six for the Vikings.

Terre Haute North and South and South Vermillion will open the season Wednesday. North is at home against Evansville Central while South Vermillion is at Clay City and South goes to Bloomington North.

West Vigo tips off the season Nov. 30 at South Vermillion. Its game with North Vermillion has been postponed due to the Falcons’ football tournament play.

SOUTH VERMILLION (22) — Lawson 9, Morgan 2, Luft 5, Waldrop 2, Strayer 2, Weyrach 2, Totals 9 FG 1 FT 22 TP

TERRE HAUTE NORTH (30) — Jahn 2, Davis 2, Grady 1, Blank 7, Lewis 5, Dillahunt 4, Vickers 1, Hart 2, Low 3, Totals 10 FG, 9 FT, 30 TP

TERRE HAUTE SOUTH (41) — Shipley 4, Gregory 7, S Tofaute 5, P Tofaute 1, Turner 12, Herrin 6, Newton 6, Totals 13 FG, 13 FT, 41 TP

WEST VIGO (24) — Cardinal 2, Stewart 6, Kirby 8, Lindsey 6, Stonebarger 2. Totals 8 FG, 3 FT, 22 TP

WV-THN    10 17 13 14 — 54

THS-SV     23 5 18 17 — 63

3-point goals: WV-THN 6 (Low, Kirby 2, Stewart), THS-SV 5 (Turner, S Tofaute, Luft, Lawson 2) Turnovers: THS-SV 20, THN-WV 17.

Next — Terre Haute North, Terre Haute South and South Vermillion will open the regular season Wednesday: South at Bloomington North, Evansville Central at North, South Vermillion at Clay City. West Vigo opens the regular season Nov. 30 at South Vermillion.