Shelbyville Daily Union

November 28, 2013

Hornets win, lose at MG

John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — The Cowden-Herrick Hornets opened their season with a win over Ramsey in the Mulberry Grove Turkey Tourney on Monday, 54-46, only to drop game 2 on Tuesday to Odin, 94-55.

The Hornets fell behind on Monday with back-to-back 15-8 and 15-9 runs by Ramsey and trailed by 13 at the break, 30-17. It must have been a great half-time speech by Hornet coach Marc Bain. The Hornets clamped down on Ramsey in the 3rd, limiting them to just six points and cutting the 13-point deficit to just eight in time for the final frame.

Cowden-Herrick turned into the Hulk in the 4th and bowled Ramsey over with a 26-10 final push and an 8-point win. C-H out-scored Ramsey 37-16 in the 2nd half, after being beaten 30-17 in the 1st.

Monday

Mulberry Grove Tourney

Cowden-Herrick 54, Ramsey 46

C-H 8-9-11-26--54

Ramsey 15-15-6-10--46

C-H stats: Colton Burrus 31 (10-2s, 2-3 pt FGs, 5/7 FTs), 1 rebound, 4 steals, 4 defl, 1 assist; Konner Blackerby 7 (2 FGs, 3/% FTs), 2 defl, 4 assists; Carson Lorton 7 (2-2s, 1-3 pt FGs), 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 defl; Micah Sandiford 3 (FG), 2 rebounds; Colton Sphar 2 (FG, 0/1 FTs), 1 rebound, 1 defl; Tyler Black 2 (FG), 2 defl; Dylan Barnes 2 (FG, 0/3 FTs) 7 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals, 3 defl, 2 assists; Aaron Nohren. Team FGs 21. 3-Pointers: 4 (Burrus 2, Lorton, Sandiford). Team FTs 8-of-16. Rebounds 19. Blocks 3. Steals 10. Deflections 14. Assists 7. Turnovers 14.

Ramsey stats: Thomas 12, Camez 10, Wessleman 8, Knisley 6, Kelly 4, Reiss 3, Adermann 2, Hunt 1. Team FGs

After the crazy comeback on Monday, Tuesday was a different story. The Hornets matched their scoring out put with 55 points against Odin. However, they couldn’t stop Odin in the 94-55 loss.

Odin had seven players in double figures. It was like playing Wack-A-Mole, who ya’ gonna guard.

Burrus followed his 31-point performance on Monday with a 19-point performance on Tuesday. It wasn’t near enough to keep the Hornets in the game. Burrus took 20 shots on Monday (60%) and took 17 shots on Tuesday (41%). He was 4-of-8 (50%)from inside the arc on Tuesday and 3-of-9 from outside the arc (33%).

Odin opened with a 35-point 1st period and took a 16-point lead, despite the Hornets scoring 19 points, 11 more than they did in the 1st period the night before. Odin slowed their roll some in the 2nd and C-H trailed by 20 at the break, 54-34.

Odin fired on all cylinders again in the 3rd with a 31-13 run. Both teams had expended the majority of their ammo in the first three periods, leaving Odin up by 38 points, 85-47. The 4th was a formality with neither team breaking into double figures in the final 8:00.

Dylan Barnes and Noah Sandiford followed Burrus with eight points each, while Micah Sandiford scored seven. Barnes led the team in rebounds again, with seven. C-H had just eight assists, while turning the ball over 27 times.

Tuesday

Mulberry GroveTourney

Odin 94,Cowden-Herrick 55

C-H 19-15-13-8--55

Odin 35-19-31-9--94

C-H stats: Burrus 19 (4-2s, 3-3 pt FGs, 2/5 FTs), 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 defl, 1 assist; N. Sandiford 8 (3 FGs, 2/2 FTs), 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 assist; Barnes 8 (3 FGs, 2/2 FTs), 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, 4 assists; M. Sandiford 7 (3 FGs, 1/1 FTs), 3 rebounds, 1 defl, 1 assist; Sphar 5 (1-2, 1-3 pt FGs), 1 rebound; Blackerby 4 (2 FGs), 1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 assist; Alex Brunken 2 (FG), 1 rebound; Black 2 (FG), 2 rebounds; Evans 4 rebounds, 1 defl. Team FGs 22. 3-Pointers: 6 (Burrus 3, N. Sandiford 2, Sphar). Team FTs 5-of-8.

Odin stats: Niepoetter 15, Quick 13, Wood 13, Williams 13, Margrum 12, Horton 11, Perkins 11, Sanders 4, Hofstetter 2.