Conference Preview

Posted On: 12/12/15 4:00 PM

Game Lineup:

Park Tudor vs. Tri-West – 11:30 AM
Warren Central vs. Crown Point – 1:15 PM
Brebeuf Jesuit vs. Fort Wayne Snider – 3:00 PM
Pike vs. New Albany – 5:00 PM
Lawrence Central vs. Catheral – 6:45 PM
Southport vs. East St. Louis (IL) – 8:30 PM

Update: Southport vs. East St. Louis (IL)

[FINAL, SOUTHPORT 64, EAST ST. LOUIS 67] Southport hung on as long as they could be East St. Louis’ guards were too active down the stretch and created turnovers that led to free throws.  They expanded the lead to 5 and Southport was unable to overcome it.

[THIRD QUARTER, SOUTHPORT 46, EAST ST. LOUIS 43] With Brunk out for the game, Eli Walton picking up his fourth wasn’t helpful.  Scruggs took over the reigns and kept them in the lead.  Paul Scruggs has 17 points to pace Southport.

[SECOND QUARTER, SOUTHPORT 37, EAST ST. LOUIS 34] Joey Brunk left early in the quarter with what looked like a rolled ankle.  Southport didn’t have the hop in their step after that.  Scruggs was getting triple teamed a few times. Mabok hit a nice turnaround elbow jumper.  They kept the lead but only just.

[FIRST QUARTER, SOUTHPORT 22, EAST ST. LOUIS 12] Southport has the clear size advantage in this one and Joey Brunk made that known early.  The 6’10 center had 6 points in the opening period of play.  East St. Louis has some quality guards but not enough to stop Paul Scruggs.

Update: Lawrence Central vs. Cathedral

[FINAL, LAWRENCE CENTRAL 74, CATHEDRAL 65] Tra Landers did his best job of the short season trying to keep Cathedral in this but Lawrence Central was too much down the stretch.  Kyle Guy made enough plays early on in the quarter to give them breathing room late.

[THIRD QUARTER, LAWRENCE CENTRAL 54, CATHEDRAL 50] Lawrence Central extended the lead to more than eight but Tra Landers was really good the last two minutes of the quarter.  He had a good steal in transition for a layup and a crazy no-look pass to Coleman for a layup.  He helped bring Cathedral back within 2 heading into the 4th.

[SECOND QUARTER, LAWRENCE CENTRAL 38, CATHEDRAL 37] The pace kept up high and Cathedral narrowed the game.  Cathedral is paced by Eron Gordon and Jordan Walker with 10 points each.  Kyle Guy is up to 11 points.

[FIRST QUARTER, LAWRENCE CENTRAL 19, CATHEDRAL 14] Kyle Guy got off to a hot start with 7 points in the first quarter.  A lot of three-point shots taken in the first eight minutes of the game.  Jarron Coleman had 5 points, Jordan Walker with 6.

Update: Indianapolis Pike vs. New Albany

[FINAL, INDIANAPOLIS PIKE 73, NEW ALBANY 68] Pike battled back and took their first lead with less than two minutes to play.  New Albany stuck around but Justin Thomas had a big and-one to go up three with 1:15 left.  Roberts backed it up with a steal.  Rondale Moore got an and-one as well.  Some free throws in the final minute put Pike up by 5.  New Albany couldn’t get a clean look at Pike was able to keep the lead.

[THIRD QUARTER, INDIANAPOLIS PIKE 43, NEW ALBANY 47] Pike was finally able to slow them down but they struggled to hit shots as well.  This was a little sloppy but Pike won the quarter narrowing the lead down to just four.  Langford has 18 so far.

[SECOND QUARTER, INDIANAPOLIS PIKE 31, NEW ALBANY 39] Pike heated up from three and kept the game close.  Langford proving he can do quite a bit for New Albany with a few blocks and tough rebounds.  Justin Thomas and Justin Roberts turned up the press a bit and they got some turnovers to get easy points.  14 points for Josh Jefferson and Romeo Langford.

[FIRST QUARTER, INDIANAPOLIS PIKE 16, NEW ALBANY 20] Romeo Langford was hot to start the game.  He, along with Jefferson and Hibbard put New Albany up early.  Langford had 10 in the quarter.  Justin Roberts hit back-to-back threes to end the quarter, had 10 in the quarter.

Update: Brebeuf Jesuit vs. Fort Wayne Snider

[FINAL, FORT WAYNE SNIDER 36, BREBEUF JESUIT 47] Brebeuf kept things going into the fourth quarter and continually pulled away.  Broderick got a couple big rebounds and they knocked down some big free throws at the end to keep Snider at bay.

[THIRD QUARTER, FORT WAYNE SNIDER 29, BREBEUF JESUIT 33] Kobie McNeal took over the third quarter.  Scored about 6 points in the quarter but ran the offense and allowed Brebeuf to succeed.  Tennant was more active in the post for Snider but had a tough time getting them to fall.

[SECOND QUARTER, FORT WAYNE SNIDER 20, BREBEUF JESUIT 20] Brebeuf was finally able to get things going again on offense.  Simon Banks came in and hit back to back jump shots.  Kobie McNeal got a late three to get the tie right at the buzzer.  Malik struggled to finish a bit that quarter and Snider let Brebeuf right back in it.

[FIRST QUARTER, FORT WAYNE SNIDER 9, BREBEUF JESUIT 2] Brebeuf struggled to get much going against Snider’s size.  Tried driving but didn’t end well.  Snider slow to get going as well but Malik Williams and Devin Tennant made some plays in the post.

Update: Crown Point vs. Warren Central

[FINAL, WARREN CENTRAL 47, CROWN POINT 45]  Bishop Smith was big in the fourth gettin the tough points.  They stalled Crown Point and they didn’t score at all.  It was just enough as they got the win on one of the better defensive quarters this year.  Sasha missed a three at the end that would have won it.

[THIRD QUARTER, WARREN CENTRAL 36, CROWN POINT 45]  Crown Point kept their distance.  Sasha upped his point total to 17 but Warren Central started heating up.  Smith and Spivey got going and cut the lead down to 9.

[SECOND QUARTER, WARREN CENTRAL 21, CROWN POINT 34] Sasha Stefanovic happened in the second quarter.  The 6’4 shooter was active and made plays on the defensive end that helped get their offense going a bit.  He has 12 so far in the game and looks great. Gelon picked up 2 early fouls and sat some.  WC struggled to get much going offensively.

[FIRST QUARTER, WARREN CENTRAL 11, CROWN POINT 13]  A healthy dose of Blake Bonin and Dominic Tomich around the rim from Crown Point got things going early but a pair of threes by Paul Minor and Bishop Smith and Trequan Spivey’s driving ability kept them close.

Update: Park Tudor vs. Tri-West

[FINAL, PARK TUDOR 48, TRI-WEST 46] Park Tudor went on a 20-0 run to get up 38-30 before Tri-West stopped the bleeding.  Tyler Watson was huge in the 4th as he willed them back into the game and got within 43-42 before some clutch free throws by Isiah Rice.  A long heave three pointer at the buzzer by Tyler Watson wasn’t enough to close the gap at the end.

[THIRD QUARTER, PARK TUDOR 34, TRI-WEST 30] Watson and Hendershot stayed steady and kept Tri-West in the lead heading into the 4th.  Jaren Jackson picked up his fourth foul but PT was able to go on a 10-0 run to get within two before a Webster three-pointer got them the lead. Hendershot and Rice trade threes to end the quarter.

[SECOND QUARTER, PARK TUDOR 17, TRI-WEST 23] Jaren Jackson made a nice run in the second with a transition dunk and a scrap on the ground for a loose ball.  Park Tudor got back into it and found a way to get into the pain, tacked on a few threes from Rice and Webster.  Hendershot with a near double-double in the first half with 13 and 9.

[FIRST QUARTER, PARK TUDOR 5, TRI-WEST 15]  Peyton Hendershot and Tri-West looked great to start the game.  Had 9 points and just missed a tip dunk. Park Tudor settled for perimeter shots and got into a hole.

-About 30 minutes from tip here at Southport.  Wifi is setup so look for updates on here all day.  Twitter will be a bit limited with low cell signal.