News and Tribune


February 19, 2014

BOYS' BASKETBALL: Pioneers stop Rock Creek, 48-42

Providence improves to 10-5 with defense, free throw shooting

SELLERSBURG —  With the game tied at 26 midway through the third quarter Tuesday at Rock Creek, Providence turned up its patented defense and came away with a 48-42 victory.

With just under four minutes to play in the third, the Pioneers forced four straight Rock Creek turnovers and took advantage on three of them to push the lead to 32-26 with 2:10 left in the period. An offensive putback by Daniel Schuler and two free throws by Juston Betz pushed the margin to 36-26 with 1:06 remaining in the third.

“We had that stretch there in the third where we didn’t give them anything easy,” Providence coach Lou Lefevre said. “We had some really good defensive stops.”

Lefevre also praised his team’s works on the boards in the second half, led by Schuler, who scored all six of his points in the second half.

“We had some guys come in the game and really play terrific,” Lefevre said. “We out-rebounded them in the second half and outworked them on the boards.”

“They were tougher than we were,” Rock Creek coach Chris Brown admitted. “We have big kids getting out-rebounded by kids six inches shorter than they are.”

The Pioneers came in shooting 47 percent from the foul line for the season, but on Tuesday, they were 13 of 16 from the stripe.

“We don’t win the game if we shoot our regular 40 percent,” Lefevre said.

Providence led 10-9 after the first quarter before Rock Creek tied the game at 22-22 at the half. Nick Hayes scored half of the Pioneers’ first-half points and 11 of his game-high 15 in the first 16 minutes. Devin Burt scored 10 of his team-high 12 in the first half.

Providence (10-5) is back in action Friday when it hosts 7-9 North Harrison. Also on Friday, the 9-8 Lions host Madison Shawe (1-17).


Providence     10 12 14 12—48

Rock Creek      9 13   6 14—42

    Providence (10-5): Grant Goad 4, Juston Betz 3, Ben Shahroudi 5, Brock Hayden 3, Alex Judd 2, Daniel Schuler 6, Brad Koerner 5, Nick Hayes 15.

    Rock Creek (9-8): Tanner Gerth 5, Devin Burt 12, Will Brown 7, Ronald Karenzi 3, Gedeon Nzombi 6, Jeremiah Wilkinson 3.

    3-point field goals: Providence 1 (Hayden); Rock Creek 2 (Gerth, Brown).

    Free throws: Providence 13-16, Rock Creek 8-16.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Browse and buy photos from the News and Tribune's award winning photographers. Upload your own photos too!

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest