Pharos-Tribune

Breaking News

Local Sports

February 28, 2014

Caston takes down Culver on senior night

(Continued)

The Comets found their range from outside and began clicking in the third. Douglass opened the period with a 3, followed by Jake Kingery and Brayton Jellison hitting from deep. Rattled and clearly uncomfortable with Caston’s physicality, Elliott picked up his fourth foul with three seconds left in the period, and went to the bench. Like the end of the prior two periods, Caston got timely baskets with the clock winding down as Rentschler connected from 3 as time expired and held a 38-32 lead going into the final quarter.

Caston took its largest lead of the game at 11 with 2:19 left, behind a 6-0 run fueled by Jellison, Douglass and Rentschler. Elliott re-entered at the 3:55 mark but never got on track. He finished with just six points in the game. The Cavaliers were led by Krueger with a game-high 24 points, including four 3s.

The Comets were led by Offenberger with 15, followed by Douglass scoring 14.

“We looked at this game as if it were a sectional matchup. Culver is the type of team we will face in the tournament,” Howell said. “We tried to limit Elliott’s touches, and I thought we did an excellent job on him with several different players.”

Howell also commented on his seniors, adding “Nate [Cousins] comes in and works hard everyday and is a real asset to our team. I know I’m always going to get effort from him.”

Said Cousins: “Its been awesome playing with this group this year, especially after not playing last season. Coach Howell cares about his players and is always interacting with us.”

There are only three players in Caston history that have played in more games than Quentin Douglass’ current mark of 87. There are also only three players that have scored more points than his current 1,181. A starter since his freshman year, the senior slasher has won 57 games as a Comet. His journey to capture his first sectional title begins next Friday against the winner of West Central and Tri-County.

“It feels great to win our last home game. I can’t describe the way my teammates played tonight,” he said.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • NCAA Concussion Lawsuit-9 [Duplicate] [Duplicate] NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, socce

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colts adapt to new arsenal

    ANDERSON — Dwayne Allen didn’t often recognize the Indianapolis Colts offense he was watching from the sideline last season.The third-year tight end suffered a season-opening hip injury in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, then watched as left guar

    July 28, 2014

  • 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