Huge 4th quarter lifts CHS past Bearcats; Lady Spartans beat Guerin Catholic

Huge 4th quarter lifts CHS past Bearcats; Lady Spartans beat Guerin Catholic

Dalton Lee v Muncie Central - Jan. 6, 2018 - Doug J
CHS senior Dalton Lee makes a move to the basket against Muncie Central on Jan. 6 at Spartan Bowl. Lee had 10 points and 3 assists in Connersville’s 63-36 win. (Photo by Doug Jordan)

A 29-point 4th-quarter by the Connersville Spartans turned a close game into a 63-36 victory over Muncie Central on Jan. 6 at Spartan Bowl. 

CHS improves to 12-3, the Bearcats dropped to 3-8. 

In the opening game of a doubleheader, Connersville’s Lady Spartans improved to 8-11 with a 47-38 victory over Guerin Catholic. 

The Spartan boys led 34-28 after three quarters before exploding in the final 8 minutes. The 29-point outburst is the most points CHS has scored during a period this season. 

Eleven Spartans put points on the scoreboard, as the team shot 20-for-38 from the floor — 14-of-20 2-point shots and 6-of-18 3s. 

Noah Belt tallied 13 to lead the way, Dalton Lee and 6-6 sophomore Jacob Brown also reached double figures, scoring 10 apiece.

Brown was 5-for-5 from the floor. 

Braxton Revalee made 3-of-4 treys to score 9 points, Garrett Silcott notched 7, Clay Garrison 4, Dalton Ailes 3, Drew Sherck, Ethan Smith and Tyler Combs had 2 each and Dylan Logan tallied 1 point on a free throw. CHS was 17-of-21 from the foul line. 

Brown grabbed 7 rebounds and blocked 1 shot, Silcott had 5 rebounds, 3 assists and a pair of steals, Belt had 4 assists, Lee had 3, Sherck had 2 rebounds and a steal. 

Jacob Brown CHS vs Muncie Central - Jan. 6, 2018 - Doug J
Center Jacob Brown scores 2 of his 10 points against Muncie Central on Jan. 6 at Spartan Bowl. The 6-6 sophomore made all 5 of his field goal attempts in Connersville’s win. (Photo by Doug Jordan)

Freshman Jonah Graham saw his first varsity action for CHS. Graham did not score but grabbed a rebound, dished an assist and drew 1 of 3 charging fouls the Spartans recorded. 

The Jr. Spartans defeated Muncie Central’s JV, 48-30. 

Head coach Kerry Brown’s Spartans are idle Friday but travel to Batesville Saturday to challenge the Bulldogs (6-5) in Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference action. 

Connersville has won 23 consecutive EIAC games. Batesville, 0-2 in conference play so far, plays at Franklin County (4-8, 2-2) Friday in an EIAC matchup. 


After overcoming a first-quarter deficit, head coach Michael Thompson’s Lady Spartans led the rest of the way in their 9-point win over Guerin Catholic. 

Marley Smith CHS vs Guerin Catholic Jan. 6, 2018 - Doug J
Junior guard Marley Smith launches a jump shot against Guerin Catholic. Smith scored 15 points in the Lady Spartans 47-38 victory. (Photo by Doug Jordan)

Marley Smith scored 15 points to top Connersville, Jessica Beckman also reached double digits, finishing with 14. 

Lauren Thompson had 9 points, Elise Bottomley added 4, Sarah Griffin had 3 and Tori Bostwick scored 2. 


The Lady Spartans play at Pendleton Heights (12-7) Friday night in non-conference play. PH plays at New Palestine Thursday night. 

(Stats via MaxPreps) 


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