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From the desk of Noah Callahan….
The Freshman Boy's Basketball team fell to 2-1 after a 47-43 loss at North Daviess. Sebastian Toy and Conner Hedrick led in scoring with 10 points each. Max Blackwell tallied 9, while Chris Jones contributed 8. Nathaniel Hart rounded out the scoring with 5. Max Blackwell lead in Lions in rebounding with 5.
From the desk of Jeff Bledsoe….
Loogootee 5th and 6th Grade remain undefeated after picking up convincing wins over WRV, Washington Catholic, North Daviess, and Washington the last two weeks. Most of the games everyone was able to get in the scoring column with 2 players recording their season highs. Jacob Tedrow knocked in 19 pts on 8-13 shooting and 1-3 from the 3pt line against WC and Sam Graber was 4-7 from the field against WC as well for a season high 8 points. The Lions will host Jasper (Holy Trinity) on Saturday at Lee's gym.
Each week the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association recognizes outstanding performances from around the state. This week Tye Collins was recognized in District 3 for his accomplishments in the HBA/Stimulus Tipoff Classic. From the IBCA… "Collins averaged 23.0 points and 15.0 rebounds over two games in propelling Loogootee to the championship of the HBA/Stimulus Tipoff Classic. The 6-1 senior opened with 30 points, 20 rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Lions defeated Irvington Prep. Collins followed with 16 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in a 69-60 triumph over Rock Creek Academy for the championship. In two games, Collins was 17-of-32 from the floor and 12-of-16 on free throws.
This is a very prestigious award. Tye beat out a very impressive group of nominees that I have listed below.
.District 3 boys nominees – Matt Cornett, South Decatur; Schuyler Edwards, Shawe Memorial; Ethan Helton, Eastern Greene; Seth Hobson, Salem; Musa Jallow, Bloomington North; Alex King, Columbus North; Jordan Knoebel, Charlestown; Romeo Langford, New Albany; Hayden Langkabel, Morristown; Michael Light, Owen Valley; Javan Miller, Barr-Reeve; Eric Moenkhaus, Greenwood; Walker Paris, Mt. Vernon (Posey); McCall Ray, Bedford North Lawrence; Braxton Robertson, Henryville; Kolten Sanford, Evansville North; Grant Smith, Connersville; Andrew Welage, Greensburg; Tanner Yeryar, Shakamak.
From the desk of Noah Callahan….
The Loogootee Freshmen improved to 2-0 with a 41-20 victory over Eastern Greene. The Lions had another balanced attack offensively with 12 points from Chris Jones and 10 from Sebastian Toy. Max Blackwell, Logan Jacobs, and Conner Hedrick each tallied 5. Alex Bowling rounded out the scoring with 4. Chris Jones led with 5 rebounds and 4 steals, while Conner Hedrick also added 3 steals. My favorite stat was that we had 9 assists on 14 made attempts. When we move and share the ball, good things will keep happening.
The Lions will be playing in the BSN Classic at Bismark Henning High School on December 27-29th. I've listed the schedule below. Those of you who plan on traveling with the Lions can get a reduced room rate at the Sleep Inn and Suites =Danville (217) 442-6600. I posted hotel information on an earlier post so you can check there for specific information.
Tuesday, December 27th At Bismarck-Henning
Logootee vs. Watseka 11:30
Bismarck-Henning vs. North Vermillion 1:00
Watseka vs. Fisher 5:00
North Vermillion vs. Logootee 6:30
Fisher vs. Bismarck-Henning 8:00
Wednesday, December 28th at Bismark-Henning
North Vermillion vs. Fisher 11:30
Bismarck-Henning vs. Watseka 1:00
Fisher vs. Logootee 5:00
Watseka vs. North Vermillion 6:30
Logootee vs. Bismarck-Henning 8:00
The first 2 days are "pool play games." These games will be used for seeding for Day 3. We will only play one game vs the corresponding seed from the other pool. Day 3 games will be played at Heritage. Teams playing in the Heritage pool include: Judah Christian, Oakwood. Georgetown-Ridgefarm, Heritage/Villa Grove, and Salt Fork .
December 29, 2016 At Heritage
Heritage 5 th Place vs. Bismarck-Henning 5 th Place 11:30
Heritage 4 th Place vs. Bismarck-Henning 4 th Place 1:00
Heritage 3 rd Place vs. Bismarck-Henning 3 rd Place 4:00
Heritage 2 nd Place vs. Bismarck-Henning 2 nd Place 5:30
Heritage 1 st Place vs. Bismarck-Henning 1 st Place 7:00
*Please note that all times are Central Time.
From the desk of Noah Callahan.
The Loogootee Freshman Boy's picked up a conference win in their home opener against North Knox 41-24. After a slow first half, the Lions were able to use their defense and perimeter shooting to extend the lead in the second half. Chris Jones led with 12 points followed by Sebastian Toy with 9. Nathaniel Hart tallied 6 while Conner Hedrick and Alex Bowling had 5 apiece. Max Blackwell rounded out the scoring with 4. Hedrick led with 6 rebounds while Hart had 5 and Bowling 4. I was pleased with overall performance tonight. Once we got the game pace to our advantage, our kids played with confidence and extended the lead. We had a balanced attack offensively, which every coach loves to see.
The Lions will be traveling to Bismark Illinois (just north of Danville, IL) for a tournament on December 27-29. I will be posting more information about the tournament at a later date, but I wanted to forward some hotel info that is time sensitive.
The basketball team will be staying at the Sleep Inn and Suites- Danville. We have secured a group rate at the Sleep Inn for our fans that would like to make the trip. 2 Double bed ($88), 2 Queen Suite ($108) and King suite ($108) rooms are available. The phone number for the Sleep Inn is (217) 442-6600. Mention Loogootee Boys Basketball to get the group rate. You need to make your reservation prior to Monday, November 28th to get the special rate. There are also some other hotels in the area including a Holiday Inn Express, Days Inn, and Best Western.
Lions 5th jumped out to a 23-1 first quarter lead and never looked back dominating the Wildcats on both ends of the floor for a 59-17 victory. Reis Whitney led the Lions with 16 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Isaac Waggner with 12pts and team high 9 rebounds, Drew Walker with 10, Brandon Bledsoe with 9 points and team high 10 assists. Leighton Jeffer and Conner Swartzentruber with 4 and Luke Lengacher with 2. Great team effort and 20 team assists led to high percentage shots and balanced scoring.
In the 2nd game, the Lions once again jumped out to a big first quarter lead 13-2 behind the early scoring and defensive play of John Hart. Hart led the team in scoring with 13, Luke Lengacher finished with 11, Sam Graber added 6. Jaybe Wagoner and Conner Swartzentruber chipped in 2 but they both played an excellent floor game being more aggressive on the offensive end and getting the ball to the middle of the court creating scoring opportunities for the 34-16 win.
From the desk of Jeff Bledsoe…
Lions 5/6 Grade traveled to Cedar Crest Monday evening to open their regular season with a 6A/6B game picking up two wins. Jumping out to an early 17-5 first quarter lead they never looked back and won 55-34 in the first contest. Peyton Bledsoe led the Lions with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Isaac Eagle had his best floor game so far this year knocking in 18 including 2-3 from 3pt line. Jacob Tedrow had 5, Drew Walker 4 and Reis Whitney rounded out the scoring column with 3.
The 6B game was played with the Loogootee 5th Grade. Although they never trailed, it was a close game throughout with a 25-22 final score. Conner Swartzentruber led team in scoring with 9 points and his best offensive output of the season. Luke Lengacher had 4 and battled hard all night against the bigger Rangers. Brandon Bledsoe, Leighton Jeffers, Sam Graber, John Hart, Isaac Waggner, Jaybe Wagoner, Reis Whitney and Drew Walker all got significant minutes and contributed to the win. Coach Will Walker and myself have spent a significant amount of time teaching in practice. The kids are listening and we are getting better with our in game decisions. Looking forward to a great season and getting better each week both physically and mentally.
This Thursday night we will hold our 2nd annual Meet The Lions Night. The evening will begin at 6pm with a taco bar. Following dinner, there will be a short program where I will introduce the players and talk about our upcoming season. At 7pm we will have “open practice.” Open practice will be a great time for our fans to see how hard our guys are working on a daily basis. We host this open practice instead of “Soap and Towel Game.” This will be your only chance to see our team in action prior to our season opener on Saturday, November 26th.
We will be taking donations at the door on Thursday. Feel free to bring soap or towels. Monetary donations will also be accepted. It should be an exciting night. I hope to see you there.