Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Sports

December 2, 2012

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Bruins falter

Prairie Heights pulls away to win in second half

WATERFORD — A couple glaring facts kept Bethany Christian’s basketball boys out of the victory column Saturday night.

The Bruins had 22 turnovers and were just 10-of-19 from the free-throw line in dropping a 65-54 decision to the Prairie Heights Panthers in the “Mennolands.”

Despite those negative numbers, the Bruins fought back to within four points at 58-54 with 1:11 to play. The Panthers then iced it with the game’s last seven points.

“Our lack of experience when people become physical with us showed,” said Bethany coach Jim Buller. “We don’t respond with good decisions in those situations.”

The Bruins got off to a good start, leading 20-14 at the first stop. Heights nudged ahead 33-32 by halftime and outscored the hosts 20-12 in the third stanza.

Jacob Heller, 6-3 sophomore, led the Panthers with 24 points and 10 rebounds while 5-9 junior Kyler West tallied 10 points.

Bethany had 14 of its turnovers in the middle two quarters when the Bruins were outscored, 39-24.

“We have three sophomore guards who are athletic and move in open space, but they get broken down too easily and the impulse for young players is to dribble rather than pass,” said Buller.

Sol Brenneman, 6-0 sophomore, led Bethany in the scoring column with 19 tallies and 5-11 senior Isaac Schertz contributed 10. Jesse Loewen, 6-3 senior, led BC rebounders with eight.

Both Schertz and 6-2 senior Caleb Morris hit 3-pointers during Bethany’s impressive first period when the Bruins were 9-of-14 from the field.

Trailing by nine entering the fourth stanza, the Bruins made it interesting when Schertz scored on a fast break and Brenneman on a steal to create the 58-54 score with 1:11 to go. Heights missed seven free tosses in the fourth quarter to help BC stay in reach.

“Our timing was bad, not passing the ball to open people when they were ready,” said Buller. “And, with the turnovers, we wound up chasing them from behind.

“Near the end, we played like we were still down 12 rather than four. We need to stay calm and get good shots, rather than quick ones.”

Bethany has another home game Thursday night against Howe School.

Prairie Heights won the JV game, 55-18. Freshman Ian Bomberger and junior Joseph Mumaw both scored four points for Bethany.

Box Score

PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (65) — Spencer Hess 2-6 0-0 6, Kyler West 3-11 3-7 10, Jackie Owens 3-3 0-0 7, Jacob Heller 8-14 6-7 24, Corey Johnson 2-6 0-0 4, Bobby Blum 1-1 2-2 4, Zach Shephard 3-5 0-0 6, Dylan Stayner 1-3 2-4 4, Landon Wohlers 0-1 0-0 0, Casten Everidge 0-1 0-0 0, Joel Barry 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 23-52 13-20 65

BETHANY (54) — Sol Brenneman 8-16 3-4 19, Nate Nussbaum 2-6 0-4 4, Abe Thorne 2-6 2-2 6, Jesse Loewen 1-1 4-6 6, Caleb Morris 3-8 0-1 7, Isaac Schertz 4-6 1-2 10, Cristian Romero 0-2 0-0 0, Ike Lehman 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 21-46 10-19 54

P. Heights    14 19 20 12 — 65

Bethany    20 12 12 10 — 54

3-point shooting: P. Heights 6-14 (Hess 2-4, West 1-4, Owens 1-1, Heller 2-3, Johnson 0-1, Everidge 0-1), Bethany 2-11 (Brenneman 0-2, Nussbaum 0-2, Morris 1-3, Schertz 1-3, Romero 0-1).

Rebounds: Bethany 33 (Loewen 8, Brenneman 7, Morris 7), Heights 32 (Heller 10).

Fouls (fouled out): Heights 20, Bethany 19 (Thorne).

Turnovers: Bethany 22, Heights 17

 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • PREP TRACK AND FIELD: Penn the big winner at Cripe Relays MIDDLEBURY -- It was a clean sweep for Penn High School in the "Carmon Cripe" Northridge Relays for boys and girls track on Saturday. Penn took the girls title with 85 1/2 points, followed by Fairfield 51, East Noble 48 1/2, Elkhart Central 41, Conco

    April 19, 2014

  • Blackhawks Blues Hockey-6 [Duplicate] NHL: Blackhawks try to regain footing without Seabrook CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks felt the repercussions of Brent Seabrook's hit on David Backes again on Sunday. How it affects the rest of their playoff series against the St. Louis Blues remains to be seen. Seabrook was suspended for three games by

    April 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • GN140419 louie stout column mug OUTDOOR COLUMN: A steelhead run bonanza in Michiana Looking for a bright side to this ridiculous winter and spring weather? Look no farther than the St. Joseph River steelhead run. Apparently, this crazy spring weather has been just what the doctor ordered for steelhead anglers. It extended the run an

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • OUTDOOR COLUMN: Grackles: Like'em or leave 'em Seeing a grackle, I read in "Birds of America," is "one of the surer signs that spring is at hand. Surer, that is, than seeing a robin, a red-winged blackbird or a song sparrow. But I saw grackles last month, not long after I saw robins, redwings and

    April 20, 2014

  • GN140420 david vantress column mug THE SKINNY: Spring's arrival welcomed gratefuly GOSHEN Well, hello there, Indiana spring! Better late than never, I suppose. After probably the most brutal winter I have endured since first moving to the Midwest in 1998, spring has finally sprung across the area. Over the course of many years as a

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Broncos Manning Football [Duplicate] NFL: Manning meeting with Saban questioned ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Peyton Manning's never-ending quest to hone his game and Nick Saban's desire to decipher fast-paced offenses led to a recent meeting that the Crimson Tide coach called mutually beneficial. It also might have violated NFL rules be

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wizards Celtics Basketball-3 [Duplicate] [Duplicate] NBA: Resilient Bulls brace for next obstacle: Wizards DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Never mind all they overcame. The only obstacle that matters now for the Chicago Bulls is the one in front of them. The Bulls head into Sunday's playoff opener against the Washington Wizards as one of the hottest teams in the NBA.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140420 bgolf nw glaser IT'S TEE TIME GOSHEN -- Scores at Saturday's Goshen Invitational at Maplecrest Country Club were a bit higher than area prep boys golf coaches like to see them at this early stage of the season. But with the later start to the season due to a long winter, conditi

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Blackhawks Blues Hockey-6 [Duplicate] Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 lead ST. LOUIS — Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues. That little crack was all St. Louis needed to put another dent in the Blackhawks' bid

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140418 bulls-gibson Improved Gibson proves key for Bulls' success DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Taj Gibson flashed back to the grueling workouts in the searing Southern California heat last summer. There he was with Derrick Rose, running and jumping and trying to take his game to another level for the Chicago Bulls while thei

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
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
Poll

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results