Pharos-Tribune

Local Sports

December 16, 2012

Kings run past Zebras in 2nd half

ROCHESTER — Lewis Cass’ boys basketball team completed a weekend sweep while on the road by downing the Rochester Zebras 67-48 Saturday evening.

The Kings and Zebras both started off slowly in the contest following a triple over-time JV game. Cass struggled hitting shots on offense while Rochester started piling up the foul count. By the 1:14 mark of the quarter Lewis Cass was already in the bonus at the free throw line. Unfortunately for the Kings, bad free throw shooting continues to follow them and the bonus proved not to be much of an advantage for the rest of the half.

A 3-pointer by Owen Ohman shortly before the buzzer gave the Kings a 11-10 lead after one quarter of play.

Rochester finally got on track early in the second quarter behind some hot shooting from Jonathan O’Dell. The Cass defenders were having troubles following O’Dell and the senior made them pay. By the 6:23 mark of the second the Zebras had gone on a 10-2 run forcing the Kings to take a short timeout. When O’Dell hit his second 3-pointer of the quarter at the 5:51 mark he had at that time outscored the Kings 17-15.

The Kings turned up the pressure after that, and when freshman Ryan Bixler completed a traditional three-point play at 4:15 the scored was tied at 21-21. Both squads traded jabs for the rest of the quarter and a Ryan Aldridge putback with :09 left gave the Kings a 30-29 lead going into the break. Of the 30 Zebra points, 19 belonged to O’Dell.

When play resumed in the second half, O’Dell and company found themselves going against a more intense Cass team. The senior was finding someone on him every time he touched the ball and the defender was taking away any chance of a shot. Offensively, the Kings spread the floor and used Blake Hadley and Austin Keisling to penetrate the Zebra defense. The duo worked it well and were able to dish on inside to an open Aldridge or Jordan Miller for easy baskets.

Fouls continued to mount for Rochester in the third with starters having to rest on the bench for long spurts. A desperation heave from Hadley from half-court at the buzzer gave the Kings a 48-36 lead going into the final quarter.

The final quarter was much of the same as the third was. Fouls continued to add up against Rochester and the Kings continued spreading the floor for Keisling to penetrate. The junior drew several fouls from the Zebras and hit five free throws in the quarter and repeatedly found Aldridge and Miller for open baskets.

The Kings had their biggest lead of the night at the 3:12 mark following a steal and traditional three from Hadley before going on for the win. 

“Austin does such a great job of breaking defenses down,” Cass mentor Jon Kitchel said. “He has good judgment once he gets in the paint. He can either pull up and hit the shot or he can dish to the open guys and they did a good job of finishing.

“We were afraid we were going to have a slow start after the JV game, and we did. In the second half though we spread the floor like we did against Taylor [Friday] night and had some success with it. Plus, in the second half we were more aware of their shooters were and that really helped us.”

Aldridge led the Cass attack with 22 points and eight rebounds. Miller had a big night finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the double-double. Keisling chipped in 17 points of his own. The Kings out-rebounded Rochester 30-24 in the game.

O’Dell finished with a game-high 23 points for Rochester, just four of them coming in the second half.

“We came out in the second half and we started doing the things that we do well. We were able to expose some things that they have trouble with,” said Kitchel. “I think we have a team that’s really starting to gel right now.”

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • 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

  • 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

Featured Ads
More pharostribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground
Poll

Should grocery and convenience stores be allowed to sell cold beer?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
Parade
Magazine

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.