News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 24, 2013

METRO ROUNDUP: Rose women rally for win

The Tribune-Star

NORTH MANCHESTER — Rose-Hulman rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to defeat Manchester 39-34 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s basketball Wednesday night.

The Engineers outscored Manchester 17-4 over the final 7:57 of the game and held the Spartans without a field goal for over seven minutes to earn the victory.

Freshman Addie Johnson led all scorers with 12 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Sheree Williams pitched in with nine points.

Junior Kelsey Ploof contributed six points and 16 rebounds to the effort. Freshman Cassidy Cain and sophomore Gracie Gibbs also scored six points each.

Rose (8-10 overall, 4-7 HCAC) will play host to Mount St. Joseph in the annual “Breast Cancer Awareness Day Game” at 1 p.m. Saturday in Hulbert Arena. Manchester dropped to 7-11 and 6-5 respectively.

ROSE-HULMAN (39) — Johnson 3-10 6-9 12, Williams 4-8 1-2 9, Gibbs 2-3 2-2 6, Cain 0-3 6-8 6, Ploof 2-6 2-2 6, Fuhs 0-0 0-0 0, Morris 0-6 0-0 0, Gilliam 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 11-40 FG, 17-23 FT, 39 TP.

MANCHESTER (34) — Field 1-2 5-7 8, Moss 4-9 0-0 8, Arterburn 2-6 0-1 5, Lang 2-4 0-0 4, Rettig 1-2 0-0 3, Meiklejohn 1-13 1-2 3, Hamilton 0-1 2-2 2, Childress 0-5 1-2 1, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Ailor 0-1 0-0 0, Hammond 0-4 0-0 0, Kruger 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 11-48 FG, 9-14 FT, 34 TP.

Halftime score — RH 15, MU 14. 3-point shooting — RH 0-6 (Cain 0-1, Johnson 0-2, Morris 0-3), MU 3-10 (Rettig 1-1, Field 1-1, Arterburn 1-3, Childress 0-1, Smith 0-1, Meiklejohn 0-3). Fouled out — none. Rebounds — RH 42 (Ploof 16), MU 30 (Lang 8). Assists — RH 10 (Ploof 4), MU 8 (Hamilton and Childress 2). Total fouls — RH 13, MU 18. Att. —150.

In other basketball news:

County tournament — Semifinal winners were determined Wednesday in the Vigo County boys and girls eighth-grade tournaments.

At Otter Creek, Woodrow Wilson’s boys defeated the Otters 48-30. Ty Lautenschlager tallied 16 points and Jalen Owens added 15 for the victorious Warriors. Otter Creek got 10 points from David Long.

At Honey Creek, the Honey Creek boys knocked off West Vigo 50-37 as Landen Pettijohn, Kavan Crowell and Brandon Peck fired in 16, 13 and 11 points respectively for the winners. West Vigo’s top scorers were Tyler Kernstein with 14 points and Kyle Marshall with 10.

In the girls semifinal between the same two schools, Honey Creek won 27-7. Pam Dorman pumped in 12 points for the triumphant Bees and Destiny Mundell had three points for West Vigo.

The girls semifinal winner at Otter Creek was not reported before the Tribune-Star’s news deadline.

Today’s championship games — girls at 6 p.m. and boys at approximately 7:30 — will take place in Terre Haute South High School’s gym.


In eighth-grade quarterfinal action at Honey Creek, West Vigo’s girls edged Sarah Scott 30-29 and West Vigo’s boys knocked off the Scotties 56-43.

West Vigo’s girls were led by Lyndsay Garrett with 13 points, while Geryana Johnson had 18 for Sarah Scott.

In the boys game, Austin Sappinfield pumped in 21 points and Tyler Kernstein added 20 points for West Vigo. Sarah Scott got 14 points from Josiah Wallace.


Swift, Wise named MVC Athletes Of The Week — Indiana State junior hurdler Greggmar Swift was honored for the second straight week and Sycamore freshman Katie Wise earned her first recognition as each was recognized as a Missouri Valley Conference Track & Field Athlete of the Week, according to an announcement Wednesday by the league office.

Swift was named the Men’s Track Athlete of the Week for the second straight week of the 2013 Indoor season, while Wise received her first recognition as Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.

Wise remained undefeated on the season in the 60-meter dash and won for the second time in three meets in the 200 at the Gene Edmonds Cup, a dual meet between Indiana State and Purdue conducted in West Lafayette on Saturday for the 18th straight year.

Swift remained undefeated on the season and lowered his time in the 60 hurdles with a winning effort of 7.72 in the finals of the event at the Gene Edmonds Cup. Swift had the top time in the preliminaries of 7.85, then soared past the field in the finals to win in a personal-best 7.72.

Swift’s time of 7.72 broke the Edmonds Cup record held by former Sycamore Aubrey Herring, who ran 7.79 in 2000, and also broke the Lambert Fieldhouse record of 7.75 set by Richardo Melbourne of Central State in 2003.

The Sycamore junior leads the Valley in the event and ranks third in the nation. The Sycamore junior also leads the Valley and ranks 54th in the nation for the 60 with a time of 6.81 that he ran at the EIU Early Bird in December.

Also receiving recognition as notable performers from Indiana State were junior Robert Webb and senior Shalesa Smith.

Indiana State will compete at two venues this weekend with a select number of athletes competing in the Jack Jennett Invite at the University of Northern Iowa, while the rest of the team will be in the Indiana Relays at Indiana University. Both competitions will take place Friday and Saturday.