The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Sports

January 5, 2013

Madison County Tournament: Liberty outruns Elwood for third

Lions dominate Panthers in 82-59 victory

ANDERSON, Ind. — A page was turned Friday night as Liberty Christian went where no Lions team had ever gone in the Madison County Boys Basketball Tournament.

Liberty streaked out to a 21-4 lead after one quarter and went on to an 82-59 victory over Elwood and third place in the week-long tournament.

“We had only won one game in this tournament,” said Lions head coach Jason Chappell. “That year we finished fourth. I don’t even remember what year it was. So for us to win two games (over Alexandria and Elwood) is a big deal for us.”

Liberty had plenty of people to thank for the quick start. Six different players scored in the period with Austin Castor scoring six and Ben Bowen five.

“We were very focused in this game,” said Chappell. “We knew after Wednesday’s game that we let an opportunity get away. We knocked down some shots and were disciplined in our offense.”

For the next two quarters, the two teams battled evenly, so the lead was still 17 going into the fourth quarter at 57-40.

Liberty’s Preston Quinn topped the winners in scoring with 15 points, followed by Franklin Nunn with 13 and Bowen with 12.

Panthers’ junior Jared Bourff topped both teams with 19 points. Elwood took 16 shots from 3-point range in the game, but Bourff’s three were the only ones that went in.

Another Bennett was next with 14. “We knew we’d have trouble defending Bennett’s size inside,” said Chappell.

Liberty Christian won the rebound battle 36-24 with three players, Quinn, Castor and Remington Emery each pulling down five. Bourff topped Elwood with seven.

There is an area for improvement for the 7-3 Lions.

“We’ve got to make bigger strides in our defense,” said Chappell. “But it’s hard to do much in practice when you’re playing games all week. Now we have a week off before we play again and we can address some things.”

The Lions host International on Friday.

Elwood drops to 6-4 and visits Alexandria on Friday.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Arabians win third straight County softball title It was a scenario Pendleton Heights had seen before. The game was scoreless late into the championship game of the Madison County softball tournament.

    April 19, 2014

  • Bulldogs rally past Eagles at Muller Kallen Brooks went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, including a walk-off double in the eighth inning, and Lapel rallied to defeat rival Frankton 3-2 on Saturday at Memorial Field.

    April 19, 2014

  • Eagles stop Lions to claim third place Frankton's Tia Sharp drove in three runs including the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth as the Eagles defeated Liberty Christian 11-1 here Saturday.

    April 19, 2014

  • PH pushes across only run in 7th

    After Frankton's Kyleigh Garner and Pendleton Heights' Bailey Benefiel battled one another to a standstill from the pitcher's circle for six innings, it took one mistake in the seventh to decide the outcome.

    April 19, 2014

  • SPT - HB0419 - County track - 116 Arabians sweep track titles again Beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures greeted the competitors at the Madison County track meet Friday at Madison-Grant. The Pendleton Heights boys and girls teams were looking to take the county for the third year in a row, but Anderson and Lapel had other ideas. It started off as a record-setting meet and finished with a bang as Pendleton was able to wrap up both titles. The girls held off a stiff challenge from Lapel to win 167.5-147, and the boys took the final event of the night to squeak out a 156.5-148.5 win over Lapel.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Arabians clip Eagles, go for Muller repeat The competitive feeling at Pendleton Height’s Bill Stoudt Field quickly faded Friday during the semifinals of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament. The Arabians once again took advantage of the opposing team’s generosity as Frankton pitchers gave up six walks and hit five batters, and Pendleton Heights took the 14-3 victory.

    April 18, 2014

  • Arabians win County net title with 5-0 shutout

    An intriguing battle awaited and there was no indication what the team scores would be. Considering the Frankton Eagles had home court advantage, the Pendleton Heights Lady Arabians came hungry for the Madison County tennis title. Pendleton aced a 5-0 win and came away with the crown.

    April 18, 2014

  • Indians scratch back into Muller final A young and inexperienced Anderson team again proved its mettle Friday in the semifinals of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament. The Indians (2-3), playing without several expected starters to open the season, clawed out a 10-6 victory against Lapel (2-2) at Memorial Field to advance to the championship game for the 10th time.

    April 18, 2014

  • Elwood rolls past Liberty Christian While most people were aware that Elwood had 22 hits, 19 runs, 11 extra base hits and four home runs, most failed to notice that pitcher Tenasha Stephens tossed a no-hitter in the process.

    April 18, 2014

  • Pendleton Heights, Frankton to meet for net title

    Pendleton Heights and Frankton advanced to today's Madison County Championship title match after posting very different victories. The Lady Arabian tennis team advanced after defeating the Alexandria Tigers 4-1. For Frankton, it came down to a No. 1 singles tie-breaker to put away Lapel.

    April 18, 2014