The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

High School Sports

December 28, 2013

Indians romp past Rebels in second half

MUNCIE — The Anderson Indians used a 25-6 advantage in the third quarter to score a 72-50 road win over host Muncie Southside Saturday night.

Anderson, making their final trip to Southside, trailed 35-31 early in the third when they went on a 25-3 run to close out the quarter.

The two teams had not met each other since March of 2007 when the Indians won a 61-54 sectional contest over the Rebels. Muncie Southside will close at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

The Rebels, led by former Highland coach Jeff Howard, made it a game in the first half but could not keep up with the Indians in the third.

The Indians built an early lead thanks to a quick start by guard Kenya Wilkerson and their pressure defense. Wilkerson scored the first five Indian points while Southside turned the ball over four times as Anderson led 5-0 early.

The Indians held the lead throughout the first half until Darcel Hunt scored with 12 seconds left to give Muncie a 32-31 lead. The Rebels scored the first three points of the second half to lead 35-31 when Wilkerson took over again.

Wilkerson stole the ball at midcourt and hit a lay up to give Anderson the lead again, 38-37. Wilkerson hit two more shots and Grant Bennett swished a 3-pointer to make it 45-37 with 3:30 left in the third and the Indians were not challenged again.

Anderson took a 56-38 lead into the fourth quarter and continued to edge the lead up, gaining a 24-point bulge twice on their way to win number three on the season against four losses.

The game was rugged with 19 fouls called on Southside and 19 on Anderson, including a technical foul on each side. The teams combined to shoot 50 free throws, Anderson hit 17 of 22 while Southside struggled, hitting 16 of 28 free tosses.

The Indians were led in scoring by Wilkerson, who had a game-high 23 points. Bennett finished in double figures with 10, while Greg Dixon added nine. Southside, who dropped its sixth straight game, was led by Isom’s 15 points. The Rebels are now 1-8 on the season.

Anderson will be in action next on Friday against Yorktown. Anderson’s JV squad defeated Muncie Southside 50-40.

Text Only
High School Sports
  • Riddle again steps down as Frankton coach

    For the second time in a storied coaching career at Frankton High School, Dean Riddle has resigned his post as the girls varsity basketball coach.

    July 26, 2014

  • Pay for South Madison soccer coaches under review An ad hoc parent group wants the South Madison Community Schools board to consider raising the stipend for Pendleton Heights High School soccer coaches.

    July 21, 2014

  • SPT - HB0720 - Mireles art Mireles looks toward future after all-star finale Surrounded by his friends and family near midfield under the lights of Friday night, Elwood’s Sammy Mireles did something he’s never done in his career. The state’s all-time leading rusher freely absorbed a hit.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0715 - Mireles art Mireles leaning toward joining Ravens The next big play record-setting running back Sammy Mireles makes could be at Anderson University.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0712 - Morgan Nadaline art Nadaline's storied junior career concludes Morgan Nadaline's junior golf career came to an end Friday when Rachel Johnson sank a birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole to win the Indiana Section Junior PGA Championship at Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0710 - Brady Cherry art THB Baseball Player of the Year: Lapel's Brady Cherry The hardest part of the 2014 season for Brady Cherry might have been living up to his own legend.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0709 - Weins art Weins aids Eagles' bonding process

    Contrary to popular belief, sometimes numbers do lie. Logan Weins surrendered nine hits and seven runs in the final start of his high school career — a sectional championship loss against Class 2A state champion Wapahani — and nobody argues those figures. But they don't tell the whole story.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - AOTY - softball - Benefiel 3 Repeat for Benefiel

    It might not have been the season that she envisioned, but it was a mark worth honoring.Pendleton Heights’ Bailey Benefiel put up some spectacular numbers and earned the nod as The Herald Bulletin’s Softball Pitcher of the Year — repeating the award she also won a season ago.

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - AOTY - softball - Noone 2 Noone as in No-one better It is hard to imagine how Elwood's Jessie Noone could have had a better senior season individually than the one she posted this past spring.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - AOTY - boys track - Zack Taylor Pendleton Heights' Taylor wins Track Athlete of Year

    This past season, the Pendleton Heights boys track team was saddled with replacing several graduated seniors. Junior Zach Taylor was among the leaders who filled the roles and as a result, Zach is the 2014 Herald Bulletin Boys Track Athlete of the Year.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

Latest Sports Photos

Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin