Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Sports

February 19, 2013

Eagles soar over Quakers

PLAINFIELD — After an inspired first half of play on senior night, the Plainfield Quakers lost some steam as the game went forward.

Zionsville downed Plainfield  70-48 after a close contest through two quarters.

“They obviously run their stuff very well and we got caught up in some screens and they made some shots,” Plainfield coach Andy Weaver said. “I think we ended up with a series of quick possessions and quick turnovers.”

The Quakers (5-14) trailed 27-22 at halftime and cut the deficit to three after a Will Williams layup to open the second half.

The Eagles (10-9) scored nine consecutive points to stretch their lead to 37-24 and effectively take control of the game.

In the third quarter, Zionsville scored 25 points, almost single-handedly matching its entire first half output.

Plainfield turned the ball over nine times and scored 10 points in the third quarter.

“It went from about three to eight or nine quick. Then it went from nine to 17, 18 awfully quick,” Weaver said of the Quaker deficit.

Contributing to the Eagles solid second half play was their ability to hit from beyond the arc. Zionsville made four of its nine 3-pointers in the third quarter and shot 53 percent for the game.

“They are a good shooting team first of all,” Weaver said. “Second of all, we were a little slow on closeouts, slow on when to switch out of screens and they moved the ball awfully well.”

Senior point guard Andrew Dakich scored a game-high 19 points on 7 of 9 shooting for the Eagles. He was able to create shots for others, as well as make his own.

“You are not going to turn him over,” Weaver said. “He handles it so well and he shoots it so well. That’s a pretty good combination.”

To open the contest, Plainfield showed no signs of being intimidated by the Hoosier Crossroads Conference school. The Quakers led 4-0 and were tied at 10-10 in the first quarter.

Text Only
Sports
  • Hops.vsEugene080814.CM060.jpg Miller off to good start in Oregon

    Avon’s Jared Miller saw the collegiate ranks’ best competition during his three years at Vanderbilt, especially during the Commodores’ run to an NCAA title in June.

    Now, as part of the Hillsboro (Ore.) Hops of the Class A Short-Season Northwest League, Miller is facing hitters who collectively view at-bats a little differently.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • preview5.jpg County football teams ready for Friday night

    While only three Hendricks County football teams finished above .500 in 2013, and none escaped sectionals, there is plenty of returning talent and optimism this fall.

    August 19, 2014 6 Photos

  • HCF 8-20 spt ten quakers pic-1 Quakers open strong, net win over Warriors PLAINFIELD — At Monday's season opener for the Plainfield and Danville boys’ tennis teams, the Quakers got the better of the Warriors. Both teams utilized some inexperienced players, as each has only two with varsity experience, but in then end the h

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • HCF 8-20 spt lor pic-1 Bracket series excites at LOR Lucas Oil Raceway hosted the VP Racing Fuels ET Bracket Series on Sunday afternoon. A varied group of participants came out to compete — from a 10-year-old following in his father’s footsteps to a seasoned veteran preparing for the upcoming U.S. Nati

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 8-20 spt girls cc pic-5 County strong again in girls' cross country With Avon geared up after a program-best finish at state, and with plenty of talent back on other squads, 2014 should be another quality girls' cross country season in Hendricks County. Here's a look at this year's teams: Avon Expectations are high a

    August 19, 2014 6 Photos

  • HCF 8-20 spt miller pic-1 Miller off to good start in Oregon Avon’s Jared Miller saw the collegiate ranks’ best competition during his three years at Vanderbilt, especially during the Commodores’ run to an NCAA title in June. Now, as part of the Hillsboro (Ore.) Hops of the Class A Short-Season Northwest Leagu

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • RodgersPat451319652p9.jpg Rodgers injured, but makes Web finals

    A tough week ended favorably for Avon’s Patrick Rodgers, as he still qualified for the Web.com Tour finals after withdrawing from the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina on Friday.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Orioles hire new softball coach At Monday’s Avon School Board meeting, Jennifer Chasteen was named the high school’s new varsity softball coach. "I am very excited to have been given such a great opportunity to coach where I played high school softball and continue the winning trad

    August 19, 2014

  • Danville dominates Greencastle, 68-31

    DANVILLE — After dispatching Greencastle Friday night, the Danville boys’ basketball team upped its record to 8-1 on the year.

    January 8, 2014

  • DSC_3845.jpg Bruins rebound for season opening victory

    LIZTON –After dropping its first set, the Tri-West girls’ volleyball team rebounded to win the next three sets en route to a 3-1 defeat of visiting Greencastle Monday night.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

Are you worried about the violence in Ferguson, Mo., spreading across the country?

Yes
No
Not concerned one way or the other
     View Results
AP Video
Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape Texas Gov. Perry: Indictment 'a Political Act' US Officials: Video Shows American's Beheading Video Shows Ferguson Cop Months Before Shooting Water Bottles Recalled for Safety Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read