Rebels Squeak Past Southport 44-37 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bob Kelly   
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 02:49

In perhaps its most lackluster performance of the season, Roncalli had to stave off several fourth-quarter rallies from a one-win Southport team to pull out a 44-37 in the last home game for the senior players of the boys basketball team in front of a near-capacity crowd on Tuesday night,



Roncalli did not put together any kind of a scoring run that would allow it to build any confidence and momentum, stumbling to a 21-17 halftime lead over the Cardinals, who had lost five consecutive games before playing the Rebels. Southport had two consecutive possessions where it could have taken its first lead of the game, but Roncalli stole the ball on one possession and the Cardinals failed to convert on a lay-up on the other possession.

The Rebels pulled away in the third quarter when they outscored Southport 13-7 to take a 31-22 lead heading into the fourth quarter where Southport failed to seize control of the game despite several opportunities. Senior forward Quinton Sanders hit two free throws to pull the Cardinals to within 39-34 with 2:26 remaining and a bucket by freshman froward Eli Walton cut the Rebels' lead to 41-37 with 51.2 seconds left in the game. The Cards would get no closer.

This marks the seventh straight season Roncalli in which finished the regular season with six wins on its home floor. Senior forward Michael Clements led Roncalli with 13 points while sophomore guard Jimmy King chipped in nine.

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1955 - Forrest Albertson is named MVP for Sacred Heart for the the week by the Kiwanis Club.

1965 - Harold Quiesser scores TD as Chatarnd beats Pike 19-0 in football action.

1975 - Franklin Central gets past Rebels 15-12, 8-15, 15-10 in girls volleyball match.

1985 - Rebels finish second in a three-way boys cross country meet.

1995 - Roncalli downs Beech Grove 15-10, 15-10 in girls volleyball action.

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