Pharos-Tribune

Local Sports

January 5, 2013

Short-handed Western knocks off Logansport

Panthers have defeated Berries 6 times in 7 tries.

Western simply has Logansport’s number in boys basketball.

Even after falling in a quick hole with a short-handed squad, the Panthers found a way to win on the road against the Berries Friday night.

Western pulled out a 54-52 win over Logansport, its sixth win in the seven tries since the series was started up.

The Berries (6-4) had three players in double figures, shot 52.4 percent from the field and outrebounded the Panthers 30-27, but they still came up short.

“The difference was they got to the line,” Logan coach Mark Victor said. “They got to the line 20 times, and we got there four times and all of those were in the fourth quarter.”

Western (7-3) shot 14 of 20 from the foul line for the game to Logan’s 1 of 4.

The Berries were outscored 13-9 in the decisive fourth quarter.

“They just outplayed us in the fourth quarter,” Victor said. “We just couldn’t get stops when we needed to get stops.”

After leading most of the game, including 43-41 after three quarters, the Berries didn’t score in the fourth quarter until a Bo Bullard free throw with 3:48 left to play. But a Jayson Higgins 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining knotted the score at 47-all.

Western hurt Logan in the fourth quarter with dribble penetration, but an Antonio Penny tip-in and then a 3-pointer brought the Berries to within 54-52 with 25 seconds left, and they still had a chance. Western’s Austin Weaver missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with :15 remaining, setting up a wild finish.

Penny got a good look on a drive as time was winding down but was long with his shot. Nate Bullard rebounded but missed a tip-in attempt, and Penny then missed his tip-in, and Western was able to hold on.

“The one Nate had, if he could have gathered himself, he shot it kind of quick. Then Antonio tried to flip it right there at the end,” Victor said.

Penny finished with 19 points, nine assists and five rebounds to lead the Berries. Higgins had 16 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range. Bo Bullard added 15 points, and Nate Bullard had 12 rebounds.

What made the loss more frustrating for the Berries was that Western played the game short-handed due to suspensions handed out by coach Bart Miller. Ronnie Smith, a 6-7 senior, sat out the entire game, and junior guard Evan Warden sat out the first half.

Warden entered the game to start the second half and quickly made his presence felt, scoring 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range. Austin Townsend finished with a double-double of 16 points and 11 boards for the Panthers. Des Balentine scored 12 points, and Weaver added eight.

The Berries' lone win against Western was three years ago during Nate Champion's and Jared Jennings' senior seasons when they won 80-61 in Russiaville.

The Berries’ two-game winning streak was ended. They travel to Harrison tonight.

“This game, it tests us, but the good thing is it wasn’t a conference game and we’ve got to get ready for Harrison tomorrow night,” Victor said

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • SPL - PT080114 - PT Colts - pic Colts practice under the lights Early in Thursday night's practice at Anderson University, Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener found himself running free behind the defense in 11-on-11 drills.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Intensity at training camp stands out As I headed to Anderson to the Colts training camp this past weekend, I was thinking, it’s hard to believe that football season is quickly approaching us. Training camp is now in its second week and the ball is rolling.As I got to camp there were a c

    August 1, 2014

  • Sports briefs, Aug. 1 Logan 11s win Ohio Valley openerLEXINGTON, Ky. — The Logansport 11-year-old All-Star baseball team opened Ohio Valley Regional play with an 11-5 win over Henderson, Ky., on Thursday.Logan scored five runs in the first inning to take an early 5-0 lead

    August 1, 2014

  • 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

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
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden 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.