CHS hopes to corral Cougars in non-conference clash

CHS hopes to corral Cougars in non-conference clash

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Defending the 3-point shot likely will be high on the agenda for the Connersville Spartans tonight when they challenge host Greenfield-Central in non-conference play. 

Connersville is seeking its 7th-consecutive win. The Cougars, a potential Sectional 9 opponent in March, are 3-3. 

The game is part of a boys-girls doubleheader. Head coach Michael Thompson’s Lady Spartans (7-6) will try to make it 5 straight wins when they go against the Lady Cougars (5-6). The girls’ game begins at 6 p.m., the boys’ game is slated to start at 7:30. 

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A night before CHS defeated Richmond, Greenfield-Central edged host Yorktown, 50-44, in overtime. The Cougars outscored Yorktown, 9-3, in the extra session.

Four players combined to score 45 of the Cougars’ 50 points. Matt Turner, a 6-1 junior, made five 3-pointers and tallied a team-high 15, 6-6 junior Will O’Conner canned four 3s and scored 13, Brian Long, a 6-7 junior had 9 points and 6-0 guard Drey Jameson added 8.

“O’Conner can really shoot it. He’s a really good player, similar to Jaret Sons (a 2016 Rushville graduate now playing at Grace College),” said Spartans head coach Kerry Brown. “And Long has improved a lot. They’re a good team and they’ve got some size.”

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Connersville needs another big game from senior Beau Isaacs against Greenfield-Central tonight. (Photo by Doug Jordan)

An early Christmas wish by the Spartans would be continuing momentum from their 54-49 victory over Richmond, Connersville’s second consecutive win over the Red Devils.

Encore performances by Beau Isaacs, Garrett Silcott and Noah Belt wouldn’t hurt the Spartans’ cause.

Isaacs scored 10 of his team-high 17 points in the fouth quarter against Richmond, and grabbed 6 rebounds, Silcott totaled 15 points and 4 assists and Belt made three straight 3-pointers in the third quarter and finished with 10 points.

Sticky Red Devils defense helped hold leading scorer Grant Smith to 5 points, Dalton Huffman scored 4 points and snatched 5 rebounds. 

CHS averages 50.3 points a contest and gives up 35.5. The Cougars score 47.5 a game but surrender 47.0.

“We need to play defense the way we did in the second half against Richmond,” said Brown. “Greenfield-Central is a solid team so we have to be ready.”

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If you can’t make it to the game, you can listen to the action on Kmix 106.9 fm featuring announcers Sam Harvey and Dave Pollard. Kmix 106.9 can be accessed via the iTunes media player. 

 

Connersville statistics (6-0)

Grant Smith: 14.3 p, 8 r, 2.5 a, 1.7 bks, 1.3 st

Garrett Silcott: 11.3 p, 4.7 a, 2.7 r, 1.7 st

Beau Isaacs: 10.2 p, 6.5 r, 0.8 st, 0.5 a

Noah Belt: 5.2 p, 1.3 r, 0.7 a, 0.3 st, 0.2 bks

Dalton Huffman: 3.8 p, 2.7 r, 0.7 st, 0.3 bks, 0.3 a

Hunter Sullenbarger: 1.8 p, 1.3 r, 0.5 a

Dalton Lee: 1.8 p, 1.3 r, 0.3 a, 0.2 st

Braxton Revalee: 1.8 p, 1.3 r, 0.8 a, 0.3 st

Wes Smith: 1 p, 1 r, 0.3 st (4 gms)

Gavin Wickes: 1.7 p, 0.3 r (3 gms) 

 

Tonight’s games

Area / of interest

Connersville (6-0) at Greenfield-Central (3-3)

Union County (2-3) at Batesville (3-3)

Hagerstown (5-0, 2A No. 19) at Monroe Central (6-1)

Taylor (Cleves, Ohio) (1-4) at Lawrenceburg (3-1)

Muncie Central (1-4) at Fishers (2-3) 

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