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January 10, 2014

Indians romp past rival PH

ANDERSON — The 2014 Madison County basketball tournament was well worth the wait for Anderson High School.

The Indians boys and girls teams swept a doubleheader against rival Pendleton Heights at the Tepee on Friday night, four days after it was originally scheduled.

The Lady Tribe (7-3) got things started with a 71-40 rout — ensuring the girls tournament will have a new champion — and the boys team (4-5) followed with a hard-fought 61-48 decision to open defense of their 2013 title.

"This is always a big game every year," Anderson boys coach Joe Nadaline said of the showdown with the Arabians (5-3). "I thought we played with composure for the most part. Against a very, very good shooting team, the defense kept its focus the whole game, whoever came into the game."

The Indians held Pendleton Heights to 36.1 percent shooting overall (13-for-36) and 23.1 percent from 3-point range (3-for-13). The Arabians were held without a field goal from beyond the arc in the second half and took the lead just once, at 15-14 in the second quarter.

On the offensive end, Anderson was patient and efficient. The Tribe shot 51.2 percent overall (22-for-43) and was judicious with its 3-point attempts. For the second consecutive game, senior Grant Bennett proved to be a dangerous weapon from the perimeter. He scored a game-high 20 points, sinking 4 of 5 attempts from 3-point range.

His 3-pointer to open the fourth quarter snapped a 7-0 Pendleton Heights run, and the Arabians never got within six points again.

"I thought his shots came within the offense tonight," Nadaline said. "He took the ball to the basket tonight when he needed to, and he was aggressive a little bit. He's a very good free-throw shooter, and he should be getting to the line more than he has been."

Bennett also made 4 of 5 attempts from the free-throw line, part of a 13-for-19 night by the Indians overall.

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