Pharos-Tribune

Local Sports

January 19, 2014

Blackmon, Giants way too much for Berries

MARION — If Friday night was a night to showcase two of the state’s brightest stars — Logansport’s Whitney Jennings and Marion’s James Blackmon Jr. — it certainly could have been deemed a success.

But after his Logansport Berries boys team was demolished by Blackmon’s Marion Giants 98-64, LHS coach Pat Skaggs was in no mood to look at the bright side of things. He expected his squad to compete much better than it did and was certainly not pleased with the final result.

“They’re a great team, but I don’t think they’re 40 points better than us,” Skaggs said. “Obviously I was looking for a better performance from our guys. The effort wasn’t there, the intensity wasn’t there, you name it. We looked timid and scared.”

Skaggs even wished he could give the many Berry fans that made the trip over to Marion a rebate.

“We had such a great fan section and crowd come over here tonight. I’d like to thank them. Unfortunately they had to watch that. I guess I’m thankful that Marion let our season ticket holders get in for free or I feel like I’d have to give them $5 each for driving over here,” he said.

At least the Berries (8-2, 0-2 North Central Conference) will be able to tell their grandkids that they played against Blackmon in front of a packed house at Bill Green Arena. There were 6,000 to 7,000 fans in attendance, with at least a couple grand from Logansport.

Blackmon has IU fans abuzz with how well he can shoot the ball. Many consider him the top player in the state. He missed the Giants’ previous game with a knee injury and it showed, as they had a hard-fought win over Class 2A Oak Hill.

But he was back Friday night and didn’t disappoint, as he shot 14 of 21 from the field including 5 of 9 from 3-point range en route to a game-high 40 points. He entered averaging 35.6 ppg.

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
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane 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
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.