Guerin Catholic Outlasts Bishop Chatard 40-35 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rosemarie Kelly   
Saturday, 05 January 2013 04:02

By Rosemarie Kelly

Holy Hoosiers, Golden Eagles fans!

Guerin Catholic stole a page out of Hollywood and Hoosier hardwood history Friday night, employing a stall tactic a la Milan High School circa 1954, and the movie Hoosiers, circa 1986, to secure a 40-35 victory over a gritty Bishop Chatard team that never quit.

 

 

With the fourth-quarter score at Guerin 33, Bishop Chatard 30, Golden Eagles coach Pete Smith told his team to go into a stall with about 7:01 left in the game. Point guard Tyler Vickery obliged,standing just beyond the half-court line dribbling in place. Trojans guard Stan Jackson finally came close to Vickery at about the 5:55 mark for a few seconds, then backtracked to the zone defense. Tyler finally passed off the ball to his twin, Tayler Vickery who stalled for another couple of minutes. After a couple of errant shots by Bishop Chatard, Guerin Catholic sophomore Matt Labus hit a bucket at the 1:42 mark to score the first two points of the fourth quarter, making the score 35-30 Guerin.

Bishop Chatard had a chance, but the Trojans leading scorer Stan Jackson missed a jumper with 1:20 remaining. The Trojans missed yet another shot attempt, and before you could say Jimmy Chitwood, Golden Eagles shooting ace Aaron Brennan dunked the ball on a breakaway, bringing the score to 37-30 with 49 seconds left in the game. Guerin made good on free throw attempts to seal the win.

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Stall logic revealed

After the game, King explained the logic behind the stall.

"We had the lead and with Whitt Rapp and (leading scorer) Aaron both on the bench, I wanted to give them both a little more time to rest."

King said he expected a tough game from Bishop Chatard, now 4-6.

"When these two teams get together, you can throw the records out the window," King said. "They know each other well and they are such competitors. (Bishop Chatard) did a couple of nice things on defense against us tonight that we haven't seen before and that we can learn from. For us to be 10-3 right now for as young a team as we have, I'm quite pleased."

Brennan, a 6-6 junior, averages nearly 18 points a game, led all scorers with 26 points. He accounted for all of Guerin's first-quarter 10 points and 15 of the team's halftime 20 points. Stan Jackson earned top scoring honors for the Trojans with 12 points, followed by Stephen Schueth with 8 and Rob Dury with 7.

 

 
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