Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Sports

December 2, 2012

Top-ranked Pirates tested by Bulldogs

— The Bulldogs had some opportunities, but did not close the deal.

On the other hand, the No. 1 ranked Greensburg Pirates were not about to toss in the towel and go down without a fight.

The host Pirates erased a seven point deficit in the fourth quarter and went on to slip past the Bulldogs by a score of 58-56.

The outcome is a familiar one of late and a story the Batesville High School boys basketball coach Aaron Garrett is tired of reliving.

“What an atmosphere for basketball ... a very good game and experience,” Garrett commented. “Sure the loss is a tough one, but it is only the third game of the season,

“The effort was great  ... We got better from the night before and from the opener against Jac-Cen-Del,” he added.

The Bulldogs led early and  later trailed by as many as nine points in the third quarter when Greensburg guard Macy Holdsworth buried a 3-pointer to make it 42-33.

Just as it appeared the Pirates were primed to put this one away, the Bulldogs countered.

Field goals by four different players - Matt Dennis, Bryan Hoeing, Mike Hoeing and Wes McKinney -closed out the third quarter to knot the score at 42-42.

Holdsworth, who traditionally comes up with big baskets against the Bulldogs, hit his fifth 3-pointer of the game to open the fourth quarter and put the Pirates back in front. The momentum continued to trend back to Greensburg with a pair of free throws by Sean Sellers.

McKinney followed up with a pair of field goals to keep the Bulldogs in the game and within two points at 49-47.

The Bulldogs took their first lead of the second half on a 3-pointer by Bryan Hoeing at the 4:35 mark.

Batesville went on to extend its lead to 56-49 thanks to the help of baskets by Nathan Longstreth and Kassidy Kase.

Unfortunately, it would be the final points of the game for the Bulldogs.

Greensburg star Bryant McIntosh took over and scored the team’s next six points, including a 3-pointer to pull the Pirates to within one at 56-55.

Bryan Hoeing led a balanced scoring attack for the Bulldogs. The BHS sophomore scored 14 points. Kase was second on the team with nine points followed by Mike Hoeing and Matt Dennis with eight points apiece.

McIntosh scored a game-high 23 points. Holdsworth’s five 3-pointers was good for second on the team with 15 points. Sellers added 15 as well.

“The guys played so hard and did not give up,” Garrett commented. “We wanted to be in a position to win in the fourth quarter and we were.

“Give a lot of credit to Greensburg. They are an awfully good team. But I really like what I have seen to this point in the season and look forward to getting back at it this coming week,” he added.

The Bulldogs (2-1) return to action Friday night when they host the Lawrenceburg Tigers.

The Batesville junior varsity had a chance in the opener much like the varsity did in the second game.

After leading 38-34 at the end of the third quarter, the Bulldogs suffered a 47-45 loss to the Pirates.

Junior Blake Walsman got the Bulldogs off to a good start with 14 of the team’s 24 first half points

Left to play without Walsman in the second half, the Bulldogs got a boost from guards Matt Moorman and Bo Gowan as well as post player Cody Reer.

Reer finished with 12 points, while Gowan added nine.

Varsity Scoring

Batesville (56) - Grimsley 2-0-2-4-6; McKinney 2-1-0-0-7; B. Hoeing 3-2-2-5-14; Kase 3-1-0-0-6; M. Hoeing 4-0-0-0-8; Longstreth 2-0-0-1-4; Dennis 4-0-0-0-8; Totals 20-4-4-10-56.

Greensburg (58) - Holdsworth 0-5-0-0-15; Rigney 0-0-0-0-0; Burcham 1-0-0-0-2; Ploeger 0-0-1-2-1; McIntosh 7-2-3-6-23; Welage 0-0-2-2-2; Sellers 3-1-6-9-15; Totals 11-8-12-19-58.

Junior Varsity

Batesville (45) - Prickel 0, Moorman 6, Gowan 9, Vogelsang 2, Walsman 14, Nobbe 2, C. Reer 12.

Greensburg (47) - Bennett 3, Buell 8, Fleetwood 6, Foster 21, Wilson 4, Beaver 5, Burkert 0.

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