Pharos-Tribune

Local Sports

December 20, 2012

No. 4 Logansport girls host Carmel for showdown

A year ago Logansport’s girls basketball team downed visiting Carmel by 22 points, and the Greyhounds have graduated two Division-I guards from last year’s team.

But Logan coach Jerry Hoover knows that any time a team faces Carmel in sports, it’s going to be a big challenge.

“The trouble with this matchup is Carmel plays No. 1s, No. 2s, No. 3s every game. This is no big deal for them,” Hoover said. “This is new territory for us.”

The Class A No. 4-ranked Berries (10-0) host the Greyhounds (6-4) tonight for a 7:30 p.m. varsity tipoff.

Carmel is the state’s biggest school with an enrollment of 4,770 located in one of the most affluent areas in the Midwest. And the Greyhounds have won over 100 state championships in all sports.

Hoover said there’s no secret to the Greyhounds’ huge amount of success.

“Shoot, they’ve got 4,000 kids down there and all of them running around with more money than they know what to do with, and they spend it on private lessons and individual this and individual that,” he said. “So they’ve got a nice team, they really do.”

In their last two games the Greyhounds have a 13-point win over Kokomo and a 3-point loss to defending Class 4A state champion North Central. Three weeks ago they had an 8-point loss to Class 4A No. 1 Hamilton Southeastern, a possible opponent for Logan in next week’s Hall of Fame Classic in New Castle.

J.J. Williams averages 15.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game to lead Carmel. She’s followed in scoring by Emily Kmec (8.9 ppg), Katelyn Nordhoff (8.3), Kyree Freeman (8.3) and Amanda Shaw (7.0).

“They’ve got a point guard [Williams] that I’ve seen her play twice and she got 20 points both games,” Hoover said. “They’ve got a freshman [Kmec] that’s kind of a rangy girl that is probably 6-1. She just shoots lights-out 3s. They’ve got a senior [Nordhoff] that shoots really nice from 3. They’ll probably play us a 2-3 zone. Our girls are looking forward to it. This is what we play for. I tell them, there’s going to be a good crowd here [tonight]. That’s what you play for.”

The Berries are coming off their biggest win of the season, a 61-48 win at Anderson in what was a key victory in the defense of their North Central Conference title.

Whitney Jennings scored 14 of her game-high 24 points in the final nine minutes of the contest, outscoring Anderson 14-6 by herself during that time. The Berries outscored the Indians 15-0 over the final 4:40 of the game.

Jennings is averaging 25.5 points, 8.8 assists, 4.6 steals and 3.8 rebounds to lead Logan. Rachel Jennings averages 16.4 ppg,  Nakeya Penny averages 15.6 ppg and 6.2 rpg and Kiley Victor adds 4.5 ppg and 7.6 rpg.

Logan lost starter Seanna Redman to a torn ACL injury in the Anderson game. Hoover said the plan now is for Redman to undergo physical therapy and delay surgery until after graduation. He said doctors think she can possibly return before the end of the basketball season.

He added 6-foot-1 Krista Kyyroenen will be inserted into the starting lineup and that Madyson Price will remain in her super sub role off the bench. Sydney Bullard and Samantha Kain are in the mix for varsity time in the main rotation.

Berries to play in Region Roundball Rumble

Also, Logansport’s girls basketball team has been selected to play in the Region Roundball Rumble. The Berries will face East Chicago Central at 5:30 p.m. (EST) on Jan. 1 at the Hammond Civic Center. East Chicago Central (5-5) was a regional finalist in Class 4A a year ago.

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
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Poll

Should the U.S. impose a travel ban on three West African nations in response to a growing Ebola virus outbreak?

Yes
No
Not sure
     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.