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December 21, 2013

Prep roundup: Rox boys need 2 OT to get past South Putnam

ROCKVILLE — Rockville will head into next week’s Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic with a 3-2 record after surviving a double-overtime thriller against to defeat South Putnam (1-5) on Friday night by a score of 56-50 in boys high school basketball.

Cole Griffin connected on four of Rockville’s nine 3-pointers on the night to lead the Rox with 15 points.

South Putnam’s Trey Moore poured in 15 of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Eagles’ rally.

Keiontre’ Wilkey added 12 points for the Rox, while Lance Hopkins chipped in 11.

SOUTH PUTNAM (50) — Rutter 1 1-3 3, Mitchell 1 0-0 2, Lorian 0 0-0 0, Schroer 0 0-0 0, Long 2 0-2 4, Vittetow 1 0-0 2, Arnold 1 2-2 5, Carmichael 0 0-0 0, Moore 12 5-9 29, Chestnut 0 0-0 0, Masters 2 1-2 5. Totals 20 FG, 9-18 FT, 50 TP.

ROCKVILLE (56) — Hopkins 3 3-6 11, Wilkey 4 2-2 12, Griffin 4 3-4 15, Paddock 2 1-2 5, Leach 1 2-2 4, Brown 0 0-0 0, Laney 2 0-0 4, Thurman 2 1-2 5. Totals 18 FG, 11-17, 56 TP.

South Putnam    11    6    10    17    4    2    —    50

Rockville    16    10    9    9    4    8    —    56

3-point goals —  Hopkins 2, Wilkey 2, Griffin 4, Arnold. Total fouls — SP 16, R 17. Fouled out — Mitchell, Rutter, Laney.

JV — South Putnam 37, Rockville 30.

Next — Rockville (3-2) plays Robinson in a 8:30 p.m. game Dec. 26 against Robinson in the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic. South Putnam falls to 1-5 on the season.

In other boys high school basketball Friday:

Sullivan 77, North Central 26 — At Sullivan, the host Golden Arrows remained undefeated by knocking off North Central.

The 3-0 Golden Arrows will be on the road tonight, taking on the undefeated Linton Miners in Greene County.

Nate Pirtle had 11 points for the winners, getting all of them in the first period, connecting on three 3-pointers to pace the Arrows to a 21-10 lead after eight minutes.

Ian Perkinson led Sullivan with 17 points and had nine of them in the second stanza with his team holding a 45-13 lead at the intermission.

Two other players who scored in twin digits for Sullivan were Hunter King with 12 points and Jake Kinnaman with 10, while Michael Hutchcraft had eight.

Loren Drake had seven points for the 0-4 Thunderbirds.

North Central will be idle until Jan. 7 — barring a makeup game — when the Thunderbirds face Eastern Greene in the Greene County Invitational.


NORTH CENTRAL (26) — Stanifer 1 1-2 3, Jewell 1 2-2 5, L.Drake 3 1-4 7, Stucker 0 0-0 0, Nikirk 2 1-2 6, Peterson 1 3-3 5, P.Drake 0 0-0 0, Vire 0 0-0 0, Adams 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 FG, 8-13 FT, 26 TP.

SULLIVAN (77) — Weszely 0 1-2 1, McPhail 4 0-0 9, Pirtle 4 0-0 11, Perkinson 6 5-7 17, Kinnaman 5 0-0 10, King 5 0-0 12, Willis 2 0-0 4, Gregory 1 1-1 3, Hutchcraft 4 0-0 8, Santus 1 0-0 2. Totals 32 FG, 7-10 FT, 77 TP.

North Central    10    3    7    6    —    26

Sullivan    21    24    19    13    —    77

3-point goals — Jewell, Nikirk, Pirtle 3, King 2, McPhail. Total fouls — NC 8, S 14. Fouled out — none.

JV -- Sullivan 60, North Central 26.

Next -- Sullivan (3-0) is at Linton tonight. North Central (0-4) meets Eastern in the Greene County Invitational on Jan. 7.

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