Crusaders, Continentals Advance To Title Game PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Bob Kelly   
Saturday, 02 March 2013 03:10

It did not take long for Scecina Memorial boys basketball coach Rob New to figure out what message he wanted to convey to his team after watching it struggle to execute on both ends of the court in the first half of the Class 2A sectional game at George Washington High School Friday night.

The 12-9 Crusaders jumped out to a six-point lead before a basket by junior guard Derek Way cut the lead to 13-12 midway through the second quarter before Scecina Memorial went on a 10-4 run to lead 23-16 at halftime. But New still realized that his team could seize control of the game.

New said his team was not executing well, which was preventing it from pulling away from the Triton Central Tigers and giving it a chance to advance to the sectional championship game on Saturday night at Washington High School.

"We were playing so uptight and out of control in the first half," New said. "I told our players at halftime not to play so tight. Our offense finally relaxed and got into a good rhythm and it paid off for us."

Senior forward Nick Anders hit one of two free throws to pull the Tigers to within 28-23 with 6:23 to play in the third quarter before senior Crusaders forward David Tarver scored six unanswered points with the last two coming on two free throws after a foul by junior forward Jordan Thurman with 5:01 remaining in the third quarter to give the Crusaders a 34-23 lead.

The Tigers never could trim the lead to single digits and the Crusaders widened their lead to 10 points by the end of the third quarter. The Crusaders turned up the defensive pressure and never allowed the Tigers to get back into the game on the way to the 63-42 win.

Sophomore forward Gary Bonds registered a double-double by leading the team with 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Sophomore guard Josh Rutland was the only other Crusader to score in double figures as he finished the game with 15 points.

Cardinal Ritter loses second sectional game

In the second game, Cardinal Ritter and George Washington played at a frenetic pace throughout the four quarters. Both teams would take a lead in the game, but could not hold it as the game eventually came down to the last possession to determine who will advance to the sectional championship game against Scecina Memorial on Saturday.

Sophomore guard Javier Hernandez hit a three-pointer to give the Continentals a 52-49 lead with 1:09 remaining in the game and had a chance to widen its lead. But senior forward Quintin Webb missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw. Cardinal Ritter raced down the floor followed by a basket by junior guard Josh Riley to pull the Raiders to within 52-51 with 46.2 second remaining in the game.

On the ensuing possession, senior guard Kamren Montgomery was called for a charge, giving the ball back to Cardinal Ritter for a chance to score and take the lead or set up for the last shot to win the game. Cardinal Ritter head coach Pete Bitting called a timeout to set up a play for his team with 29.7 ticks left to play in the game.

The Raiders passed around the ball before senior guard Kevin Bacon drove the lane for the go-ahead basket, but was blocked by Webb with 11 seconds remaining. The Continentals added two free throws and a Raiders desperation heave did not make it to the rim as George Washington came away with a 54-51 victory.

The Raiders finish their season at 10-11.

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Clements Lead Rebels to 61-51 Victory PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 22 December 2012 02:47

Michael Clements turned in a dominating performance on both offense and defense and host Roncalli held off a charging Scecina Memorial team in the fourth quarter to close out its last home game of 2012 with a 61-51 win.


Crusaders Fall to Knights 14-0 in Class A Final PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 24 November 2012 04:28

By Rosemarie Kelly

Scecina Memorial put up a valiant effort in a state title rematch against the No. 1 ranked Lafayette Central Catholic Knights, but came up short 14-0 to the superior team in the Class A football championship clash at Lucas Oil Stadium.

A strong Crusaders defense kept the game scoreless at the half. But two big Central Catholic plays in the second half - a 54-yard touchdown pass from Ty Preston to Joe Smith and a 44-yard punt return by Timmy Mills - supplied all the scoring power the Knights would need to claim victory.

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Crusaders And Company Win Sectional Titles PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 03 November 2012 14:11

By Rosemarie Kelly

Scecina Memorial, Bishop Chatard and Cardinal Ritter all celebrated dominant sectional wins over their football opponents Friday night while Cathedral easily dispatched of Roncalli in a sectional clash of two classic football programs. And Class 2A No. 8 Heritage Christian lost a close one to perennial football power Shenandoah. Read on for the details.

Michaud Runs in Two Invites PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 September 2012 01:37

By Michael Michaud, senior at Scecina

This week I had two invites. On Tuesday, I had the Lawrence Central Invite where I placed third with a time of 17;30. And on Saturday, I raced in the Culver Military Academy Invite. I chose to bump myself up to the open race that had schools like Carmel that were very fast schools. I did this so that I'd be more worried about my time than my placement. I ran a 17:20, so I improved my time, but in mind that's not good enough.

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1955 ─ Six players have a hand in scoring as Scecina defeats Pike Township 27-0.

1965 ─ Sophomore Tommy Armour leads the city in passing for quarterbacks with 467 yards and four TDs.

1975 ─ Brebeuf garners 15 points to beat Scecina (45 points) in cross country.

1985 ─ Chatrand beats Scecina 15-3, 9-15, 15-3 in volleyball match.

1995 ─ Crusaders grab 16 first-place votes to grab top spot in Class 2A football poll.


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