Boys basketball recaps

Ramsey struggled to a 0-4 mark at the Christ Our Rock Lutheran Tournament last week.

Senior Blake Hadley was named to the all-tournament team.

Hadley led the Rams with 20 points last Friday against Patoka, but Warriors senior Blake Budds matched him shot-for-shot with 21 points during Patoka's 61-39 win.

Ramsey started and finished the game slowly, trailing 28-17 at halftime and allowing Patoka 21 fourth-quarter points, while scoring just seven of its own.

The game was the second between the teams this season, with Patoka also winning 46-35 on Nov. 24 at the Ramsey Thanksgiving Tournament. The teams are coached by brothers Joe and Bill Eddy, of Patoka and Ramsey, respectively, and play again on Feb. 11.

Friday, Jan. 28
at CORL Tournament
vs. Patoka
Patoka 61
Ramsey 39

Scoring:
Ramsey – Hadley, 20; Jordan Johnson, 8; Tyler Knisley, 3; Asa Thomas, 3; Tyler Pryor, 2; Luke Webb, 2; Andrew Cunningham, 1.
Patoka – Budds, 21; Z. Thompson, 10; S. Potter, 8; J. Clift, 6; J. Orrell, 6; S. Allen, 5; Q. Wadkins, 3; J. Ishum, 2.
Rams  6–11–15–7—39
Warriors  10–18–12–21—61

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Senior Blake Hadley had a double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds, but a balanced effort from Sandoval gave Ramsey a 60-43 loss last Wednesday.

Behind 10 points from Hadley, Ramsey led 13-12 after the first quarter. He added eight more points in the second period to keep the game knotted at 25.

In the third period, however, Sandoval outscored the Rams, 21-8, as Dillon Marcketti scored 10 points to give the Blackhawks  a 46-33 lead.

Wednesday, Jan. 26
at CORL Tourney
vs. Sandoval
Sandoval 60
Ramsey 43

Points – Hadley, 24; Asa Thomas, 5; Tyler Knisley, 4; Tyler Pryor, 4; Jordan Johnson, 2; Jake Roberts, 2; Luke Webb, 2.
Rams  13–12–8–10—43
Hawks  12–13–21–14—60

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Senior Jordan Johnson led the Rams with nine points, as Mulberry Grove beat Ramsey for the third time this season, 47-36.

Ramsey started the game slowly, scoring just six points in each of the first two quarters, allowing the Aces to take a 31-12 halftime lead.

The Rams did score 17 points in the final period, including two 3-pointers by Johnson and baskets by five other players.

Tuesday, Jan. 25
at CORL Tourney
vs. Mulberry Grove
Mulberry Grove 47
Ramsey 36

Points – Johnson, 9;  Hadley, 6; Cunningham, 6; Webb, 5; Thomas, 4; Bergin, 2; Black, 2; Roberts, 2.

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South Central picked up its third Midland Trail Conference victory on Saturday, defeating Grayville, 57-40.

The Cougars (8-15, 3-4 MTC) have seen a resurgence after starting the season with a 2-10 record.

Sophomore Fischer Tharp has been a key to that resurgence, and he was a major factor against Grayville, scoring 22 points, including nine in each the first and fourth quarters.

South Central scored 16 points in both the first and second quarters to take a 32-15 halftime lead on the Bison.

The Cougars struggled in the third period, only scoring six points, but Grayville (4-15, 1-6 MTC) only added eight of their own. South Central closed out the game with 19 points in the final period.

Saturday, Jan. 29
at Grayville
South Central 57
Grayville 40

Points – Tharp, 22; Andrew Snow, 10; Colby Bushue, 9; Ross Stock, 8; Taylor Cain, 4; Derek Harmeier, 2; Colton Wilkins, 2.
Cougars  16–16–6–19—57
Bison  5–10–8–17—40
Up Next – at Christ Our Rock Lutheran on Friday at 6:15 p.m.

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South Central lost to co-Midland Trail Conference leader Woodlawn last Friday, 50-31.

The Cardinals held South Central to just 10 first-half points, while scoring 32 of their own.

South Central's leading scorer, Fischer Tharp, was held to just one point. Senior Taylor Cain led the Cougars with six points in the first half.

South Central scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, but that was after Woodlawn (19-3, 6-0 MTC) put in its reserve players.

Tharp (11) and Cain (eight) led the Cougars in scoring by game's end.

Friday, Jan. 28
at Woodlawn
Woodlawn 50
South Central 31

Points – Tharp, 11; Cain, 8; Colby Bushue, 4; Derek Harmeier, 4; Colton Wilkins, 3; Ross Stock, 1.
Cougars  8–2–7–14—31
Cardinals  15–17–11–7—50

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South Central blew out Clay City, 77-26, last Friday.

Senior Andrew Snow and sophomore Fischer Tharp led the Cougars with 13 points each. Colton Wilkins added 11 points off the bench for South Central.

Clay City (0-20, 0-6 MTC) held the Cougars to eight points in the first quarter, but it still trailed by six. South Central then scored at least 22 points in each of the next three periods to take a commanding lead.

Friday, Jan. 28
at Clay City
South Central 77
Clay City 26

Points – Snow, 13; Tharp, 13; Wilkins, 11; Bushue, 10; Cain, 10; Nathan Hill, 8; Rudy Hablewitz, 4; Derek Harmeier, 4; Jacob Linder, 4.
Cougars   8–22–24–23—77
Wolves  2–10–6–8—26

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