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February 14, 2014

H.S. BOYS' BASKETBALL: Musketeers pull out to 22-2 lead in first to down Hornets, 65-52

Doebler scores 21 points in victory

HENRYVILLE — Sometimes the hole is too big to climb out of. And sometimes it’s so big that you still manage to come away with a victory.

Both of those scenarios took place at Henryville on Thursday where the visiting Eastern Musketeers ran off to a 22-2 lead on their way to a 65-52 victory.

From that point, Henryville (3-12) managed to play — and even at times — outplay its opponent. But as previously mentioned, the hole was too big and some of the credit for that goes to the Musketeers.

Henryville managed to pull to within 15 points at halftime, 33-18. But the Hornets would get no closer than the final score.

Eastern (5-11) came out firing as it hit 8-of-14 first-quarter shots, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range. The homestanding Hornets hit only 1-of-12 in the opening stanza.

“I thought in the second quarter that we showed less desire and less passion,” said Eastern coach Scott Newcomb. “But we haven’t been in this situation many times.

“The shots were falling for us in that first quarter and they were missing shots. Then their shots started to fall and they were rebounding. We have to learn that when you get a a lead like that you have to step on it and build it to 25-30 [points]. I thought that in the third quarter we got established again. But then in the fourth quarter, we stopped rebounding and they hit some shots.”

The Hornets did manage to hit as many shots in the third quarter (six) as they did in the entire first half. And for the game, they won the boards by a 41-32 advantage, including 17 on the offensive glass.

“We’ve had a few of these [games] this year,” said Henryville coach Dan Carmony. “Then in the second quarter, we outplayed them. I thought we came out after halftime and the effort was good, but we were just trading baskets and you have to get some stops. They shot the ball well, especially from the outside.”

Eastern placed three in double figures led by Alex Doebler with 21 points. Jude Olesh has 12 and Jessie Murphy had 11.

“I thought that Jessie Murphy had a good game tonight,” Newcomb said. “Really all of our guards played well. I thought Grant Newcomb hit a couple of big shots early that extended their defense. And Doebler coming off of a sprained ankle played well.”

Henryville also had three in double figures and was led by freshman Braxton Robertson with 14 points. Teammate Elijah Weeks finished with 13 points, while Emery Dieterlen had 10 points and 13 rebounds despite being in foul trouble most of the game.

“I thought Braxton and Emery really did a great job tonight, especially Emery with the foul trouble he was in,” Carmony said.  

Both teams will return to action on Saturday as Eastern hosts Charlestown and Henryville travels to Crothersville.

“This is the time of year [with sectionals upcoming] to be playing well,” Newcomb said.

“We’re making progress,” Carmony said. “We’re taking strides, it’s just that sometimes we’ll take them back as well.

“We’ve did some good things this year. We’ve won two in a row. We’ve won a [Southern Athletic] conference game. Now it’s time to win a conference game on the road. That would be another stride.”

 

EASTERN 65, HENRYVILLE 52

Eastern    22 11 21 11—65

Henryville     2 16 17 17—52

    Eastern (5-11): Jessie Murphy 11, Jude Olesh 12, Alex Doebler 21, Dakota Snider 6, Grant Newcomb 6, Dakota Jackson 0, Jacob Timmons 2, Dalton Jackson 2, Alex Hobson 4, Ethan Watson 1, Jordan Eberle 0, Hayden Wollsey 0.

    Henryville (3-12): Elijah Weeks 13, Jacob Janek 7, Bailey Reister 4, Emery Dieterlen 10, Braxton Robertson 14, Cody McAfee 0, Cole Hairston 4, Jordan Bailey 0.

    3-point field goals: Eastern 9 (Doebler 4, Newcomb 2, Olesh 2, Murphy); Henryville 4 (Janek, Hairston, Robertson, Weeks)

    Rebounds: Eastern 32 (Murphy, Snider 7); Henryville 41 (Dieterlen 13)

    Turnovers: Eastern 14, Henryville 16.

    Free throws: Eastern 6-13, Henryville 14-23.

    Fouled Out: Henryville — Dieterlen.

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