The Rising Sun Shiners of Ohio County traveled to Ripley County this past week to close out the Ohio River Valley Conference
season but came up on the short end of the scoreboard in a trio of games.
The 35 mile trek to Jac-Cen-Del opened the week on Tuesday with the host Eagles (and potential sectional foe) posted a 60-43
win over the Shiners. JCD hit its first seven shots of the contest to jump out to a 16-4 advantage and led 17-8 after one
quarter. The lead was as many as 19 before a Kurtis Armstrong 3-pointer cut it to 34-19 at the half.
Armstrong added two more three pointers to open the second half but the Shiners couldn’t break the double digit deficit despite
20 turnovers by JCD.
Mitchell Morris led RS with 15 points and five rebounds while Armstrong had 13 points and four boards. Austin Armstrong added
eight points with Nick Sporleder posting seven points, four rebounds ad three steals. Jake McClellan joined Brady Murray,
Kurtis Armstrong, Morris and Sporleder with two assists each.
JCD was led by 6’8” sophomore Evan Borgman with 18. Alex Pilz (6’6”) came off the bench to dominate the boards with 10 rebounds.
JCD had a 32-19 advantage on the glass.
On Thursday, Milan handed the Shiners a 54-37 loss in a game that had been rescheduled several times because of bad weather.
Logan Alloway scored 22 points including four 3-pointers to lead the Indians.
Brady Murray led RS with eight points with Austin Armstrong and Nick Sporleder scoring seven each Mitchell Morris and Tyler
Camden scored four each with Kurtis Armstrong adding three, with two by Jake Uhlmansiek and Derrick Eldridge.
Milan led at each stop- 17-10, 32-19, and 45-27.
The win was the second of the season by Milan over the Shiners but did not count in the conference standings.
The week ended with the Shiners traveling to Versailles where they lost 59-51 to the South Ripley Raiders
Rising Sun opened up a 13-12 lead after one quarter but fell behind by as many as six points before a Brady Murray 3-pointer
tied the game at 26 headed to halftime.
The Raiders took a 41-34 lead into the final quarter but a 7-0 run built an 11 point lead the Shiners couldn’t overcome.
Murray Austin Armstrong led the Shiners with
15 points each. Murray had five rebounds and three assists along with
Armstrong added five rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Mitchell Morris added 11 points and five rebounds with Nick Sporleder adding 10 points.
The Shiner 11-for-25 from 2-point range and
5-for-16 from behind the arc while shooting 14-for-20 at the line. They
Trent Moorhead led SR with 15 points and eight rebounds including 7-for-8 at the free throw line. Joe Dicken added 10 points.
Meanwhile in reserve action, Rising sun posted a 31-25 win at Jac-Cen-Del. They led at each stop 11-6, 18-13, 23-16 and 31-25.
Tyler Camden led the way with 11 points. Tristan Brown and Derrick Eldridge scored six each. Adam Hensley added four, Jack
Sullivan and Chad Wagner two each.
Milan posted a 52-28 win over RS reserves.
Camden led the way with 12 points. Brandon Benning and Sullivan scored four each. Joe Evans, Wagner and Eldridge scored two
The week ended with a 39-31 Shiner loss at South Ripley.
Eldridge led the team with 10,followed by Wagner with nine, Brown with six and Camden with six.
Rising Sun closes the regular season with home games tonight versus Franklin County and Friday versus Trinity Lutheran.
The Shiners are 4-14 (2-4 in ORVC play).