News and notes from around the county.
Hornets find scoring touch: Delphi, led by Division I player Cole Murray (Northern Kentucky), held Rossville to 41 points in Saturday’s Indiana Kitchen Basketball Classic title game. But the Hornets poured on the points in the first two games of the tourney, scoring 90 points against Faith Christian and 72 against Tri-County.
The 90 points scored is the most by a Hornets team since they scored 86 points against Tri-County back on Feb. 24, 2009. In that same season, Rossville scored 95 (Clinton Central) and 103 (Pioneer) points in back-to-back games. It also scored 82 points or more six times that season.
On the flip side: North White’s 110-point total against Clinton Central in the Nov. 26 Kitchen Classic opener was astounding for a number of reasons.
The Vikings have only won 34 games total dating all the way back to the 2000-01 season. Before the Central game, they had only eclipsed the 70-point barrier three times in that 13-season time frame: 77 points against Faith Christian in the 2006-07 season, 80 against Kokomo Christian in the 2005-06 season and 71 against Kouts in 2001-02. Coincidentally, all three of those came in North White’s regular season finale, and only Kouts was an Indiana High School Athletic Association member at that point in time.
Former RHS standout named to Silver Anniversary team: Brian Good, a former Rossville (1984-88) and University of Wisconsin (1988-92) basketball standout, was selected to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 2013 Silver Anniversary Team on Monday.
Good graduated as Rossville’s all-time leader in career points (1,738), scoring (21.7 ppg) and single-season 3-point percentage (47 percent). At Wisconsin, Good led the Big Ten in free-throw percentage as a sophomore in the 1989-90 season.
Good is currently the head coach at Division 1 Wingate University.
Others on the team include longtime NBA star Shawn Kemp, current Purdue assistant coach Greg Gary, former Purdue players Woody Austin and Craig Riley, former IU standout Matt Nover, and former Kentucky player Sean Woods.
Gophers receive votes in coaches poll: The Clinton Prairie girls basketball team received a vote in the Indiana Coaches of Girls’ Sports Association poll in each of the first four weeks this season. CP started off the season 5-0 before losing to Class A No. 6 Frontier, 35-19, on Saturday.
The 19 points scored by Prairie is the lowest since the 2007-08 season, when it scored under 20 points three times: 14 against both Covenant Christian and Tri-Central, and 19 (Frankfort).
As of last week, CP was 38th in Class A in the Sagarin Ratings, but its schedule gets more difficult in the next few weeks with Seeger, Tri-Central and Frankfort.
Smith twins return to Clinton Central: Twin sophomores Sami and Taylor Smith, who went to Clinton Central last year before moving to West Lafayette at the beginning of the school year, have moved back into Clinton Central.
Sami Smith, an all-state cross country runner last fall with CC, was part of a West Lafayette team that finished second in the state this year to Carmel. She also competed in swimming and track at CC last year, along with Taylor.
Both are currently on the Bulldog swim team.
Frankfort’s top 10 spot short-lived: The Frankfort boys’ basketball team’s stay in the Associated Press Top 10 poll will likely be short-lived. After jumping up to No. 10 in last week’s poll, the Hot Dogs went 2-1 — beating Benton Central and West Lafayette before falling to McCutcheon in Saturday night’s J&C Hoops Classic title game.
Walker suffers concussion: Clinton Prairie senior Ryan Walker, the Gophers’ top returning scorer from last season, suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Saturday’s loss to Seeger. Walker did not score in CP’s loss.
Above: Austin Miller (left) helped Rossville score 162 points in its first two games of the Indiana Kitchen Basketball Classic last week.