News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 30, 2012

Wolfe pours in 37 to lead Casey past Linton

Steve Fields
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Casey’s Brandon Wolfe delivered one of the best shooting performances in the history of the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic on Saturday to overcome one of the most potent one-two combinations this boys high school basketball tournament has seen.

Wolfe scored 37 points to lead the Warriors to a 70-64 victory over Linton in the semifinals of the consolation bracket at Terre Haute South High School.

Casey (8-2) plays tourney host Terre Haute South (5-6) in the championship game of the consolation bracket at 2 p.m. Monday. Linton takes a 6-2 record into the Greene County Invitational next week.

“You want to make it to day four. Anytime you can make it to day four over here you’ve had a good draw. We got a tough draw in the first round, but we got a chance to leave here 3-1 and we’re happy about it,” Casey coach Steve Hawkins said.

Wolfe hit 10 of 19 shots from the floor, including 7 of 14 from 3-point range, and was a perfect 10 of 10 at the free-throw line for the fourth-best scoring game in the Classic history.

The 6-foot-3 junior also topped the 1,000-point mark for his high school career.

“It felt great to get [the 1,000th point] here, especially in this atmosphere. There are always good fans here and I love playing against Linton. We played against them the last two years, had some really good games against them. I just love playing against those guys,” Wolfe said.

Casey needed every one of Wolfe’s points too. Linton’s Dess Fougerousse and Austin Karazsia combined for 48 points on 22-of-34 shooting from the floor and amassed 28 rebounds. Fougerousse had 25 points on 11-of-19 shooting and 14 rebounds and Karazsia had 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting and 14 rebounds.

With Wolfe scoring 25 points in the first half, Casey led 38-32 at halftime. The Warriors took a 53-45 lead into the fourth quarter.

Linton got within two, 62-60, with 2:11 to play. But Casey’s Trivette Scales, who netted 15 points, hit a three to extend the margin. The Warriors hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 52 seconds.



CASEY (70) — Wolfe 10-19 10-10 37, McCown 0-1 0-0 0, Scales 5-12 2-2 15, Murphy 3-10 2-3 9, McNeil 0-2 2-2 2, Huisinga 2-5 3-3 7, Fisher 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-50 FG, 19-20 FT, 70 TP.

LINTON (64) — Fougerousse 11-19 2-5 25, Bohnert 3-4 0-1 6, Karazsia 11-15 1-2 23, Flk 3-12 0-0 8, Jackson 0-1 0-0 0, Riddell 0-0 0-0 0, Woodward 0-0 0-0 0, Dieball 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 29-52 FG, 3-8 FT, 64 TP.

Casey    19    19    15    17    —    70

Linton    20    12    13    19    —    64

3-point goals — CW 11-23 (Wolfe 7-14, Scales 3-4, Murphy 1-3, Huisinga 0-2), LS 3-12 (Fulk 2-7, Fougerousse 1-4, Karazsia 0-1). Total fouls — CW 12, LS 16. Fouled out — none. Turnovers — CW 15, LS 23. Rebounds — CW 21 (McCown 6), LS 36 (Karazsia 14, Fougerousse 14). Steals — CW 10 (McNeil and Murphy 3), LS 3 (Fulk 2).

Next — On Monday, Casey (8-2) plays Terre Haute South (5-6) in the final game of the consolation bracket at 2 p.m. at South.

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In other Classic action Saturday:

n Marshall 67, Riverton Parke 46 — When shots fall, basketball is a simple game.

So it was for Marshall against Riverton Parke. Marshall shot 20-of-36 overall, was 8-of-16 from 3-point range and 19-of-23 at the free-throw line. The Lions rolled to a victory over the Panthers.

Walker Berner led Marshall with 14 points as four Lions reached double-figure scoring. Matt Haltom led Riverton Parke with 14. Tanner Edge provided a bright spot off the bench for the Panthers with 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting.

Marshall’s barrage was immediate and took Riverton Parke out of the game. Berner, who was 4 of 8 from 3-point range overall, drained his first two threes in the first three minutes as Marshall led 6-0.

The Lions would drain two more threes and converted a traditional three-point play before the quarter was over as Marshall led 18-10.

The second quarter proved decisive. Riverton Parke had five of its 12 turnovers in the period and Marshall was able to get easy scoring chances in the lane. The Lions ended the quarter on an 11-2 run and led 44-19 at halftime. Berner scored all of his team-high 14 points in the first half.

Riverton Parke outscored Marshall 27-23 in the second half, but the Lions’ lead was too much to overcome.

Marshall (9-4) will play Terre Haute North on Monday in the fifth-place game. Riverton Parke (4-5) plays at West Vigo on Friday.



MARSHALL (67) — Bloodworth 2-4 2-2 6, T.Sisson 4-5 1-2 10, Berner 5-9 0-0 14, Maurer 4-6 3-4 12, Morris 0-0 2-2 2, Steele 3-4 5-5 12, Rice 1-2 2-2 4, Lindsey 0-3 1-2 1, J.Sisson 0-1 0-0 0, Newbold 0-0 3-4 3, Hefner 1-1 0-0 3, Clark 0-1 0-0 0, Thompson 0-0-0 0, Hibschman 0-0 0-0 0. 20-36 FG, 19-23 FT, 67 TP.

RIVERTON PARKE (46) — Sanders 0-7 0-0 0, Bovair 2-5 0-0 5, Wilson 1-3 0-0 3, Haltom 2-6 8-14 14, Organ 2-4 0-0 4, Mathas 0-1 0-0 0, Edge 6-7 1-2 13, Falls 1-3 2-3 4, Myers 1-3 0-0 2, Thomas 0-1 1-2 1. 15-40 FG, 12-21 FT, 46 TP.

Marshall    18    26    15    8    --    67

Riverton Parke    10    9    12    15    --    46

3-point shooting — M 8-16 (Berner 4-8, Steele 1-2, T.Sisson 1-1, Maurer 1-1, Hefner 1-1, Lindsey 0-1, J.Sisson 0-1, Clark 0-1), RP 4-18 (Haltom 2-3, Bovair 1-4, Wilson 1-2, Sanders 0-5, Myers 0-2, Mathas 0-1, Falls 0-1). Rebounds — M 28 (Maurer 10), RP 15 (Wilson 3, Haltom 3), Steals — M 10 (Berner 2, Maurer 2, Steele 2, Rice 2), RP 7 (Sanders 2, Wilson 2), Blocks — M 1 (T.Sisson), RP 0, Turnovers — M 15, RP 12, Total fouls — M 21, RP 19. Fouled out — Sanders, Organ.

Next — Marshall (9-4) will play Terre Haute North at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the fifth-place game. Riverton Parke (4-5) plays at West Vigo on Jan. 4.

— Todd Golden



n Owen Valley 62, Turkey Run 51 — The Patriots won their third game of the season in Saturday’s opening clash in the Pizza Hut Wabash Valley Classic.

The Patriots led all the way, scoring the first nine points of the contest and holding an 11-4 lead at the first stop and fronting 31-23 at halftime.

The winless Warriors got within six points to open the third canto but the Patriots had a 35-25 lead going into the final quarter and never led by less than nine points the rest of the game.

Evan Wood led the new-look OV lineup with 15 points and had four steals. Dillan Hege had 13 points. Owen Valley shot 50 percent from the field and hit 14 of 24 free throws.

Riley Sunderman had 28 of Turkey Run’s points, cashing 12 of 17 free throws, and pulled down six rebounds, while Jeff Woods was back in the lineup and scored 11 points, hitting three 3-pointers.



OWEN VALLEY (62) — Hege 5-6 3-3 13, Wood 5-9 4-6 15, Parker 2-5 0-1 4, M.Mahoney 2-7 1-2 6, Daffron 1-1 3-4 5, C.King 4-8 1-1 9, B.Mahoney 0-1 0-0 0, N.King 1-3 1-3 3, Hunter 1-1 0-2 2, Roberts 2-5 1-2 5. Totals 23-46 FG, 14-24 FT, 62 TP.

TURKEY RUN (51) — Amstutz 3-9 0-1 8, Thomas 0-5 2-4 2, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Russell 0-1 0-0 0, Sunderman 8-19 12-17 28, Woods 4-10 0-0 11, Nevins 0-0 0-0 0, Budd 0-0 1-2 1, Ferguson 0-0 0-0 0, Hunt 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 15-39 FG, 16-26 FT, 51 TP.

Owen Valley    11    20    14    17    —    62

Turkey Run    4    19    12    16    —    51

3-point goals — OV 2-9 (Wood 1-2, M.Mahoney 1-2, Hege 0-1, C.King 0-1, B.Mahoney 0-1, N.King 0-1), TR 5-16 (Woods 3-6, Amstutz 2-2, Jones 0-1, Russell 0-1, Sunderman 0-1). Total fouls — OV 23, TR 23. Fouled out — Amstutz, Woods. Rebounds — OV 32 (Parker 6, Roberts 5, Wood, Daffron and Hunter 4, Hege, M.Mahoney, C.King, B.Mahoney and N,King 1). Steals — OV 13 (Wood 4, C.King 3, Hege and Parker 2, N.King and Hunter 1), TR 2 (Sunderman and Woods 1). Turnovers — OV 20, TR 23.

Next — Both teams have home games Jan. 4. Owen Valley (3-7) plays Northview and Turkey Run (0-9) meets North Putnam.

— Tom Reck