Pharos-Tribune

Local Sports

March 1, 2014

Warriors beat Bombers on senior night

WINAMAC — After dropping a close one at Logansport on Thursday night, the Winamac Warriors bounced back at home on senior night with an impressive win against the visiting Rensselaer Bombers, 56-45.

Winamac (12-8) may possibly face the Bombers (12-9) in their next game at the Class 2A Rensselaer Sectional. A win by the Bombers in their opening game against Delphi (9-11) would set up a rematch with the Warriors.

Emotions ran high Friday night as the senior players, cheerleaders, managers and statisticians were honored before the game. Those emotions carried over into the game as Winamac battled toe-to-toe with the talented Bombers. Rensselaer had speed and tried to force the pace of the game but every time they tried to dictate the pace the Warriors turned it up a notch themselves and simply outhustled the Bombers.

The opening quarter was fast paced and physical. Neither team made a cut or got to the basket without serious contact. By the end of the quarter nothing had been decided yet as both squads were looking at a 15-15 score.

The second frame saw the Warriors start to dictate the pace of the game and also a defense not wanting to surrender easy buckets. Back-to-back 3-pointers by the Warriors sharpshooter Adam Gruenig at the start of the quarter put some distance between the two squads. Also, Jeremy Bentle continued his improved play and proved to be a thorn in the Bombers’ side throughout the game. With Winamac playing a sticky man-to-man defense points were few for Rensselaer as Winamac took a 29-23 lead into the break.

After the intermission the Warriors slowly started to pull away from Rensselaer. A bomb from senior J.T. Garnett at the 3:40 mark gave Winamac their largest lead at that point at 36-27.

Parker Fox was able to break down the Bombers defenders and slash his was to the basket for some easy looks. When he drove the lane at the 1:41 mark his bucket gave Winamac a 41-31 lead. However, the Bombers were able to make a short 5-0 run to end the quarter and after three it stood at 41-36.

The 5-0 run that ended the third quarter seemed to have angered the Warriors defense. Nearly every shot was contested and when they tried getting the ball inside it was met by a host of Warriors. Points again became few for the visitors. With Fox continuing to get to the basket and Bentle continuing his inside play Rensselaer could get no closer than seven points in the final quarter as Winamac pulled away for the 56-45 win.

“It seems like it’s been game after game without any practice time in there but that’s kind of way the whole season’s been,” Garnett said. “Tonight was really big. It was a very meaningful win for us. We didn’t have a lot of time to focus on these guys. We played Logan last night and coach had us come in early to get plenty of shots and to talk about there personnel. It was just a huge team win.”

Bentle led the Winamac attack with a game-high 17 points. Gruenig added 12 points by nailing four from behind the arc. Fox chipped in nine of his own.

Rensselaer was led by Joey Claussen with 15 while Bryce Deno added 10.

“These guys just came ready to play tonight. They all came in and just wanted to show support for their seniors,” Winamac coach Kyle Johnson said, “J.T., Levi [Schultz] and Jeremy are everything I want this program to be about. Jeremy came in and had another big game for us. Just a great group of kids. Now I’m excited because the kids can get a little rest before sectional starts next week.”

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • Penny to play at D-II Stillman College After a year of playing junior college basketball, Antonio Penny has decided to go the Division-II route to continue his career.Penny has chosen to play at Stillman College, a historically black college located in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The former Loganspo

    July 31, 2014

  • Sports briefs, July 31 Sports BriefsLogan bowlingclub raising moneyThe Logansport High School Bowling Club is seeking donations and sponsors for its upcoming season.The club consists of LHS students but is not otherwise affiliated with the school. It is a non-profit club t

    July 31, 2014

  • SPL - PT073114 - PT Colts - pic Situational football One year ago, the focus in Indianapolis Colts training camp was on turnovers. The team had committed far too many in 2012 and was determined not to repeat its mistakes.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colts notebook After a physical practice Wednesday afternoon at Anderson University, the Indianapolis Colts are hoping they have not lost another starter.

    July 31, 2014

  • SPT-PT073014 - lhs Colt World Series.jpg Logan’s Ward, Young ready for Colt World Series

    John Ward and Baylee Young represent part of the future of Logansport baseball. The pitching duo represent the present for the Hoosier North baseball team in the Colt World Series.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs, July 30 Sports BriefsLogan 11s raisingmoney for OVRThe Logansport 11-year-old all-star baseball team plays in the Ohio Valley Regional this week in Lexington, Ky.The Logan squad opens pool play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday versus Henderson, Ky. Logan plays Elletsvi

    July 30, 2014

  • 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

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
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
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.