News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 28, 2012

Riverton Parke finishes strong to beat South Vermillion

Steve Fields
Tribune-Star Correspondent

TERRE HAUTE — Riverton Parke outscored South Vermillion 14-5 over the final 4:14 to win Game 7 of the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic by a score of 57-44.

Riverton Parke led 16-15, 29-22 35-34 at the three quarter breaks. South Vermillion’s Drue Strayer tied the score 39-39 with 4:14 left in the contest.

Riverton Parke’s Adam Wilson countered with a three-point play that allowed the Panthers to pull away. Daniel Organ scored two points then stole the ball and passed to Haltom for a bucket and Organ capped the 9-0 run with a basket off a feed from Haltom, giving the Panthers a 48-39 cushion with 1:58 left in the game.

Haltom led Riverton Parke with 19 points and Organ had 10. South Vermillion’s Kaden Lawson, Jordan Branz and Strayer led each scored seven points to lead the Wildcats.



SOUTH VERMILLION (44) — Waldrop 2-2 1-2 5, Hines 3-5 0-0 6, Lawson 3-16 0-0 7, Branz 2-6 3-4 7, Spivey 3-7 0-0 6, Luft 3-9 0-0 6, Strayer 3-8 1-2 7, Morgan 0-0 0-0 0, Weyrauch 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 FG, 5-8 FT, 44 TP.

RIVERTON PARKE (53) — Haltom 8-17 1-2 19, Wilson 3-5 2-3 8, Organ 4-4 1-4 10, Mathas 2-2 0-0 5, Bovair 3-7 2-2 8, Falls 0-2 0-0 0, Edge 0-2 1-4 1, Sanders 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 21-41 FG, 7-15 FT, 53 TP.

South Vermillion    15    7    12    10    --    44

Riverton Parke    16    13    6    18    --    53

3-point shooting — SV 1-14 (Lawson 1-8, Luft 0-1, Hines 0-1, Weyrauch 0-1, Strayer 0-2, Branz 0-3), RP 4-8 (Haltom 2-4, Organ 1-1, Mathas 1-1, Bovair 0-2). Total fouls — SV 17, RP 12. Fouled out — none. Turnovers — SV 8, RP 12. Rebounds — SV 34 (Strayer 9), RP 26 (Wilson and Organ 5). Steals — SV 6 (Lawson 3), RP 5 (Haltom 2).

Next — Today, South Vermillion will play the loser of the Linton-Sullivan game at 5:30 p.m. and Riverton Parke will play the winner of the Linton-Sullivan game at 8:30 at South.