News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 27, 2012

METRO ROUNDUP: Rose romps over Wabash


The Tribune-Star

---- — Rose-Hulman broke open a tight men’s college basketball game with a 12-2 second-half run Monday night and turned up its defense the rest of the way, downing host Wabash 61-37.

The Little Giants, who had won four straight in the series between the two nonconference rivals, were within 28-26 with a little over 16 minutes left, but the Engineers quickly pulled ahead 40-28 and held their hosts to just nine more points the rest of the way.

Now 3-1 for the season, Rose-Hulman has held three opponents to less than 45 points so far. Monday was the first time since 1942 that Rose had held Wabash under 40 points.

James Pillischafske led the Rose-Hulman attack with 14 points including four 3-pointers. Nate Gissentanner came off the bench for 11 points and Julian Strickland added nine.

Brenton Balsbaugh contributed eight points and five rebounds, Jon Gerken added eight points, four rebounds and three assists and Austin Weatherford provided seven points and team-high totals of nine rebounds and four assists.

South Vermillion graduate Andy Walsh had five points for Wabash, including the team’s only 3-pointer. Terre Haute North freshman Ross Sponsler, who had started the Little Giants’ first two games, was unavailable.



ROSE-HULMAN (61) — Pillischafske 4-9 2-2 14, Gissentanner 4-7 2-4 11, Strickland 4-11 0-0 9, Balsbaugh 3-4 2-4 8, Gerken 3-5 1-3 8, Weatherford 2-7 2-3 7, Miller 1-2 0-0 2, Martin 1-2 0-3 2, Houpt 0-0 0-0 0, Dodd 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-49 FG, 9-19 FT, 61 TP.

WABASH (37) — Purvlicis 4-9 0-0 8, Nicksix 3-8 1-3 7, Oetting 2-9 2-2 6, Burton 2-3 1-2 5, Walsh 2-4 0-0 5, Hodges 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Surenkamp 0-0 2-3 2, Craigin 0-1 0-0 0, Jarrett 0-0 0-0 0, Hawn 0-1 0-0 0, Wagner 0-0 0-0 0, Sanford 0-0 0-0 0, Kammrath 0-2 0-1 0. Totals 15-42 FG, 6-11 FT, 37 TP.

Halftime score — RH 22, Wabash 21. 3-point shooting — RH 8-21 (Pillischafske 4-8, Gissentanner 1-2, Strickland 1-2, Gerken 1-3, Weatherford 1-4, Dodd 0-1, Martin 0-1), Wabash 1-11 (Walsh 1-2, Burton 0-1, Hodges 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Hawn 0-1, Purvlicis 0-1, Oetting 0-4). Total fouls — RH 12, Wabash 20. Fouled out — none. Rebounds — RH 32 (Weatherford 9), Wabash 29 (Nicksic 7). Assists — RH 13 (Weatherford 4), Wabash 3 (Hodges, Oetting, Purvlicis). Att — 793.

Next — Rose-Hulman (3-1) has its home opener at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday against Fontbonne. Wabash is 1-3.



In girls high school basketball Monday:

• White River Valley 31, Clay City 26 — At Clay City, a 13-point second quarter for the visitors was the difference in a SouthWestern Indiana Athletic Conference game.

Allison Wininger led the Wolverines with eight points, while Alex Wolfe had eight, Logan Ellinger seven and Alisha Steward six for the Eels.



WHITE RIVER VALLEY (31) — Bria.George 0 2-3 2, Lemmons 0 0-0 0, Wininger 3 1-1 8, Hockman 1 2-4 4, Ragle 0 0-0 0, Pittmann 2 2-2 6, Graves 1 0-0 2, Dyer 3 0-0 6, Resler 1 0-0 2, Pearson 0 1-2 1, Brit.George 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 FG, 8-12 FT, 31 TP.

CLAY CITY (26) — Steward 2 2-3 6, Dayhuff 0 2-2 2, Wolfe 4 0-2 8, Truax 1 0-0 3, Ellinger 3 0-0 7, Decker 0 0-0 0, Miller 0 0-0 0, Durga 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 FG, 4-7 FT, 26 TP.

White River Valley    6    13    4    8    —    31

Clay City    8    6    4    8    —    26

3-point goals — Wininger, Truax, Ellinger. Total fouls — WRV 10, CC 13. Fouled out — none.

JV — White River Valley won.

Next — Clay City (2-3, 0-2 SWIAC) plays Thursday at Riverton Parke. White River Valley (4-1, 3-0) hosts Union that night.

Auto racing

•  Stockon to be honored — U.S. Auto Club drivers will be honored Friday at the Indiana Roof Ballroom at Indianapolis.

Sullivan native Chase Stockon has been named Most Improved Driver. He finished seventh in the sprint car totals and recorded back-to-back victories at Lawrenceburg and Terre Haute.

Bryan Clauson is the sprint car champ and driver of the year. Darren Hagen is the midget titlist and Bobby East is the Silver Crown champ.