Local Sports

February 14, 2014

Cass rocks Eastern for 11th straight win

WALTON — Class 2A No. 10-ranked Lewis Cass pounded Mid-Indiana Conference foe Eastern 82-54 in boys basketball action Thursday.

It was Cass’ 11th straight victory, and the Kings improved to 5-1 in the conference. They are tied with Western for second place behind league leader Hamilton Heights.

Owen Ohman led Cass with 18 points. Ryan Bixler added 15. Austin Keisling had 13 and Blake Hadley and Jacob Martin each had 11.

“We had five guys in double figures,” Cass coach Jon Kitchel said. “If we have five guys in double figures, then I like our chances of winning the ball game.”

Cass (13-2) and Eastern (2-11, 1-3 MIC) were close for the first four minutes of the game, but the Kings went on a 10-0 run to take a 20-8 lead with 2:38 left in the first quarter. The quarter ended with Cass up 22-10.

“Our full-court defense was able to turn the ball over,” Kitchel said. “We got some things that we need to work on our half-court defense and transition defense. Our half-court, they were running a wheel route as they were coming across the middle, and we were trailing them. They got to the bucket several times [early] in the first quarter. We made some adjustments in the second half and we did much better.”

Hadley had the hot hand in the first quarter for Cass with nine points.

In the second quarter, Cass outscored Eastern 20-6 for a 42-16 halftime lead. Martin led the scoring outbreak with eight points.

After halftime, Eastern tried to make a game of it by keeping up with Cass, but the Kings outscored the Comets 22-17 in the third quarter for a 64-33 lead.

“Our kids in the second half were focused,” Eastern coach Mike Springer said. “I told them at halftime to play it like it was 0-0 and they did. We really moved the ball offensively in the second half, and I was proud of that. Our kids didn’t back down, and Cass has a real good team. They were hitting on all cylinders in the first half.”

The fourth quarter was the same for the Comets. Eastern outscored Cass 21-18 for the final to be 82-54 in the Kings favor.

Jacob Kinder led Eastern with 17 points. Braden Gibson, Tristen Moyers and Braden Evans each had nine points.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • NWS-PT072514 Patacsil-kmv Logan coaching legend Patacsil dies at 86 Logansport and Purdue University lost a giant among sports leaders Wednesday. Former Purdue great and former Logansport High School wrestling coach and educator Joe Patacsil passed away in his home.When his sons were leading the Berries wrestling pro

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072414 - PT Colts - pic COLTS: Wayne arrives in IndyCar for camp Ed Carpenter woke up to rain Wednesday morning and briefly worried his big opportunity might be lost. But the two-time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter's fear proved to be unfounded. He delivered Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne safely to Anderson University at the wheel of a two-seat IndyCar.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072414 - PT Tom Lindley column - column sig LINDLEY: Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods Even when Tiger Woods finished 23 shots behind the winner and 69th overall at the British Open, he was one of the featured topics in stories coming out of Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • NEWCOM: State parks offer fun times at reasonable prices Summer is in full swing and many people are taking trips as part of their summer vacations. You can venture near to home or far away, but the trip is only as good as you and your family make it. The amusement parks and beaches in Florida are nice, but many of us cannot swing those trips these days. The good news is that there are many good state parks in Indiana to enjoy and they are affordable.

    July 24, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Thursday, July 24 The Logansport 11-year-old all-star team will play in the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional next week in Lexington, Kentucky. A fundraising carwash is planned to help the team offset the trip's expenses.

    July 24, 2014

  • SPL - PT072314 - PT Colts - pic COLTS: Let's go camping There's a different kind of buzz surrounding the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to report for training camp today at Anderson University.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT-PT072314 - Caston Burrus mug.jpg Caston tabs Burrus as girls hoops coach Caston hired Joel Burrus as its new girls basketball coach at Tuesday’s school board meeting.Burrus, 26, is a coach’s son and already has several years of experience in coaching, all on the boys side. He said he’s looking forward to coaching girls ba

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - PT072314 - PT Ken de la Bastide column - column sig DE LA BASTIDE: Brickyard has many contenders Before the winner of this Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway gets the chance to kiss the bricks, media members will be complaining about the race.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, July 23 Caston High School's athletic department will have sports tickets on sale starting Monday and continuing until Aug. 11. After that, tickets can be purchased in the bookstore or at the first home events.

    July 23, 2014

  • SPL - PT072214 - PT Tom Lindley column - pic LINDLEY: Posturing, predictions fly as SEC turns to a new season There’s plenty to enjoy about the Southeastern Conference’s annual cattle call in Hoover, Alabama, where media of every description join players and coaches from each of the league’s 14 football teams to discuss the coming season. The best aspect is that it serves as the official kickoff of the new season. The long wait is over.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires

The Pence administration continues to cut Indiana agency budgets despite a state surplus of $2 billion. Is this wise management of state funds?

Not sure
     View Results

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.