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Ramblin' Reck

April 16, 2013

RAMBLIN’ RECK: Pacers closing out a nice season

TERRE HAUTE — In case you hadn’t noticed, the final games of the regular season will be played this week in the National Basketball Association.

Lots of story lines have prevailed in the league during the season and several teams have had long streaks, most notably Miami and the New York Knicks.

The Heat, Oklahoma City, Knicks, Indiana Pacers, San Antonio and Denver take top marks into the postseason.

The Pacers have had a nice season after getting off to a slow start and playing without Danny Granger, but are now a question mark winding up the season.

They recently won all four games on a road trip and have locked up the No. 3 seed in the East. In their latest games, though, they have not looked like the team that handed Miami two defeats and won those games on the road. They wind up the season against Boston and Philadelphia, and their fans will be looking for the mid-season team to surface again.

They’ll face either Chicago or Atlanta in the first round of the playoffs.

• On the links — High school boys golf teams and individuals from the area had a good weekend.

Greencastle shot 322 to win the Edgewood Invitational, finishing eight shots ahead of Mitchell. Junior Luke Brotherton and a Mitchell player had the low score of 74.

Brownsburg won the Danville Invitational. Terre Haute North and two other teams had 324 for second-low score, and Terre Haute South took fifth with 333 in the 17-team field.

North junior Adam LaGrange was medalist with 73.

Linton and Sullivan tied for third in a tournament played at Country Oaks, each shooting 334. Bloomington South won with 330 and Washington took second with 333.

Vigo County teams will meet at Hulman Links today, weather permitting, and the Terre Haute South Invitational is Saturday at Rea Park.

For various reasons, a regional will not be played at Hulman Links as hoped, but most teams in the area will be in the sectional at Linton.

As Linton coach Derek Bradbury said after the Miners nipped North by a shot to win the Northview Invitational, “The competition was really close. That’s the way it’s going to be in the sectional.”

• Tom-Cattin’ It — Indiana sophomore guard Remy Abell says he will transfer. IU now has 13 players for 13 scholarships for next season but those figures still could change.

• Jordon McFall of Rockville says he will play basketball for Lincoln Land College. He is the seventh Rockville player to announce college plans.

• Darius Carter of Vincennes University will go to Wichita State. He averaged 15.8 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Trailblazers.

• Indiana University recently posted its first shutout in 12 years in softball.

• Two Missouri Valley Conference teams were in the Top 25 of the final men’s college basketball rankings. Wichita State was fourth and Creighton 21st.

In an early 2013-14 poll, Wichita State ranked 11th. Kentucky and Duke were 1-2 in it while Michigan State was fourth, Louisville 10th, Ohio State 13th, Iowa 16th, IU 22nd and Michigan 24th.

• Trey Burke of Michigan announced over the weekend he will go pro.

• Eric Kriebel, who was a standout in high school and college wrestling and as a coach, died last week. He came to Indiana State from Mooresville High School and had coached at Anderson, Delta and Pendleton Heights while running his own business.

• Ariana Kuhn of Marshall will play volleyball and compete in track at Vincennes University.

Tom Reck can be contacted by telephone at 812-232-3231, by email at or by mail at 4284 S. Fifth St. Apt. 3, Terre Haute, IN, 47802.


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