High School Sports
Notebook: Clarksville wins with expected, unexpected
February 23, 2012Winners Choice Sports
On Clarksville High School’s Senior Night, the expected certainly happened as the Generals — one of the top teams in Southern Indiana — cruised past Henryville 88-69 in boys’ basketball.
Billy Edelen led Clarksville (18-2) with 27 points and Aidan McEwen 22 points.
But the unexpected also happened.
Clarksville’s senior student manager, A.J. Ebling, suited up for his first basketball game — he started, and he scored five points, on a basket and a 3-pointer.
“Win or lose — it really didn’t matter,” said Clarksville coach Jason Connell. “Getting him a basket really made the season for me. It was awesome.”
The Generals, however, did receive some bad news with the suspension of 6-foot-3 center Wes Rittman, who likely will miss the rest of the season.
“”He made a bad decision and he will learn from it,” said Connell, who wouldn’t go into specifics. “He can still practice with the team, and he is still a part of our family. We will rally around each other. ... He is a great kid. I love him to death.”
Henryville is 9-11.
Borden 41, West Washington 33: The host Braves (18-1) rallied in the fourth quarter to win their seventh straight. Brandon Beam had 15 points and Jalen McCoy 13 for the winners. Clayton Sullivan scored 18 for the Senators (8-12), who lost for the sixth time in seven games.
South Dearborn 60, Scottsburg 50: The visiting Knights (3-16) snapped a six-game losing streak and pinned the 17th straight loss on the Warriors (2-17). Christian Evans had 17 points for Scottsburg.
Corydon 81, Christian Academy 55: The host Panthers (10-10) opened up with a 19-8 first-quarter cushion and cruised past the Warriors (10-10).
Justin Yates led a balanced Corydon attack with 14 points, and Tyler Ross added 13. For Christian Academy, Devonta King led the way with 17 points and Aaron Hayes added 15.
North Harrison 67, Paoli 58: Cory Smith scored a game-high 28 points to lead the host Cougars (11-9) over the Rams (8-10). Aaron Key led Paoli with 16 points.
South Ripley 62, Madison 60, OT: Landon Perry drove in for a layup to put the game into overtime for the host Cubs (8-11), but they did not hit a field goal during the extra frame. All three of their points came from the charity stripe. Blake Davis scored the winning points for the Raiders (9-9). The Cubs missed the final two shots in the last 13 seconds.