Rising Sun’s Nick Koons hit a 3-pointer with one second remaining to put the Rising Sun seventh grade into the finals of the
Switzerland County Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 23 where they went on to capture the 2013 basketball tourney title.
Koons scored 16 points with three 3-pointers in the 31-29 win over Madison Shawe. Brent Webb scored five, Jake Bovard and
Noah Pflum four each with Henry Hoffman and Cameron Unger one each.
Rising Sun led 8-6 but trailed 21-13 at the half. Shawe had a 28-18 lead headed into the fourth quarter. Rising Sun outscored
Shawe 13-1 but needed the final three to advance to the finals.
Coach David Brown’s Shiners defeated Southwestern 41-31 in the championship.
Koons had 19 with Noah Pflum scoring 12, Jake Bovard six and Brent Webb four.
Earlier in the week, Rising Sun defeated Greendale 43-33.
Pflum led with 16 while Koons added 14, Webb six, Hoffman four, Wesley Rider two and Bovard one.
Rising Sun’s eighth grade boys basketball made it a tourney sweep for the Shiners as Coach Jamey Romans’ crew opened with
a 45-38 win over Shawe.
The Shiners jumped out to an 18-9 first quarter lead before Shawe cut the deficit to four at halftime 23-19.
Brent Turner led RS with 16 points including two 3-pointers. Brady Barnes added 7 followed by Jason McClellan 7, Andrew Koons
4, Steven Adamson 4, Kameron Montgomery 3 Nate O’Leary 3 and Trevor Levi 1.
Rising Sun defeated Southwestern 44-39 in the championship.
It was 16-12 Shiners after the first quarter and 25-18 at halftime.
Barnes was the leading scorer with 15 points. Andrew Koons added 11. McClellan scored 9, Turner 7, Adamson 2 and White 1.
Rising Sun defeated Greendale 40-37 earlier in the week.
Turner had 15, Barnes 11, Sam Markland six, Andrew Koons three and Kameron Montgomery one.
Rising Sun hosts Milan on Monday, Dec. 2 and travels to Jac-Cen-Del on Thursday, Dec. 5.