Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

February 28, 2014

Twisters split two on the road

The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — The Oldenburg Academy boys varsity basketball team picked up a good win on Monday to kick off a period of three games in four days this week leading up to sectional play.

One night later, the Twisters suffered a lopsided loss on the road to the Yellow Jackets of Morristown.

Cory Schuman buried a 3-pointer from the corner to open the game, but it would be the only lead of the game for the Twisters.

Morristown rattled off 14 straight points and went on to post an 80-38 victory over Oldenburg.

Drew Kloepfer added a 3-pointer late in the quarter as Morristown led 15-6 at the break.

It was a night of perimeter shooting for both teams, especially in the first half. A total of 13 3-pointers were scored between the two teams with the majority coming from Yellow Jackets.

Morristown extended its lead to 39-20 by halftime.

The second half was a little different. The Yellow Jackets looked to get 6-foot-6 center Andrew Shepherdson more involved and they did. Shepherdson scored 14 second half points, which most were scored close to the basket or from the free throw line.

Oldenburg’s Matt Moorman hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the second half, but the deficit was still 17 points.

The third quarter ended with the Yellow Jackets in front by a score of 55-26.

The Twisters were 60-54 winners over Greenwood Christian.

Oldenburg trailed 13-12 at the end of the first quarter, but rallied for 21 second quarter points to take a 33-26 at halftime.

The Twisters hit five 3-pointers in the second quarter. Matty Hurm and Kurt Sarringhaus each hit a pair, while Kloepfer added another.

Greenwood Christian held the Twisters to only nine points in the third quarter, but could not make up much ground. Oldenburg held a 42-38 lead entering the final eight minutes.

The Twisters secured the victory by hitting 11-of-13 free throws in the fourth quarter.

Hurm finished with a team high 16 points. He had a trio of 3-pointers and went 7-of-8 from the free throw line. Sarringhaus was second on the team with 15 points.

Greenwood Christian’s Lucas Peters led all scorers with 30 points.

OA falls to Trinity Lutheran

The Twisters were defeated 68-63 by Trinity Lutheran just three days earlier.

The Cougars outscored OA 30-21 over the final eight minutes. Trinity attempted 18 free throws in the fourth quarter alone and hit 16 of them.

Moorman led the way offensively for Oldenburg with 22 points. Sarringhaus hit six 3-pointers en route to a 20 point night.

Twisters suffer overtime loss

Oldenburg Academy traveled to Southwestern (Shelby) and came up short in overtime by a score of 72-67.

The Twisters trailed 39-37 at the end of the third quarter. Oldenburg forced overtime by outscoring the Spartans 22-20 over the final eight minutes. Sarringhaus sparked the Twisters with three 3-pointers.

The Spartans were a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line in the overtime to help preserve the victory.

Four different players scored in double figures for OA. Sarringhaus finished with a team-high 14 points followed by Moorman and Ted Geis with 12 apiece. Kloepfer was four on the team with 11 points.