Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Sports

December 18, 2012

Engineers edge Patriots

BROWNSBURG — The Bethesda Patriots boys’ basketball team and first-year coach Justin Cook continue to try and find their way together. For spurts last night, the Patriots played very well against visiting Fall Creek Academy.

Unfortunately for Bethesda, those runs were not sustained long enough and the Engineers went home with a 67-53 victory. Cook believes if the Patriots can buy into the team basketball concept, like Bethesda did when going on its runs, the sky is the limit.

“We saw what happens when we will commit and sell out to team basketball, playing for each other, playing our guts out, getting on the floor,” Cook said. “And we saw what happens when we don’t do that.”

A slow first quarter by both squads led to a 10-9 Bethesda lead after one.

But that all changed as the tempo increased after Fall Creek Academy’s James Caldwell hit back-to-back 3–pointers to begin the second quarter. Bethesda’s Malik Roper hit the Patriots’ first shot at the 5:37 mark of the period, just under five minutes from the team’s last basket.

Roper was the only Patriot to score in that quarter besides a late 3-pointer from Patrick McCurry.

Fall Creek Academy’s full-court press and stifling 2-3 zone kept Bethesda unbalanced offensively, forcing the Patriots to search for shots.

The Engineers went on a tear in the second quarter, putting up 21 points on 9 of 14 shooting while going 3 of 5 from behind the arc.

Bethesda shot well when it got attempts off, going 4 of 7.

Also a problem all game for the Patriots was their play in the paint. The Engineers drove the lane, scoring at will and outrebounded Bethesda for the game, 32-15.

“We just didn’t go to war,” Cook said. “We came out soft like tender church boys and then we wonder why we don’t get rebounds. We don’t go to war in the paint. When we do we will be able to go somewhere.”

Text Only
Sports
  • HCF 4-16 spt dv sb pic-2 Warriors split with Cougars DANVILLE -- After falling to North Putnam in extra innings in its doubleheader opener on Saturday, the Danville softball team finished in grand fashion to take the second game, 20-5. "I wasn't very pleased with the first game," said Danville coach Je

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • preview.jpg Sims focused on more than the ring

    Unlike many in his trade, Anthony Sims Jr. prepared for life after boxing long before landing his first punch as a professional.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brent Glasgow.JPG One game, but Pacers look primed for playoffs

    For the past six weeks, no one has known what to make of the Indiana Pacers, but Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, all was right with the world.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 4-12 spt greyhounds pic-1 Pittsboro youth joins, inspires Greyhounds The arrival of spring is always a good time for baseball teams and fans of the sport, but something special is happening at the University of Indianapolis this season. There, a new member of the Greyhounds’ baseball program is changing lives. Pittsbo

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 4-9 spt top 60 pic-2 Oriole, Bulldog show skills at Top 60 INDIANAPOLIS -- Avon's Conner Funkhouser and Brownsburg's Trevor Lucas wrapped up their senior seasons on Sunday as participants in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 workout held at Marian University. The 44-year annual event has traditionally

    April 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • HCF 4-9 spt avon sb pic-2 Cascade softball opens season with home win CLAYTON -- Coaches are paid to be tough critics, and Cascade softball coach Don Helmick went over his team's 8-1 season-opening win over Beech Grove on Tuesday with an ultra-fine-toothed comb. "I didn't think we played very well," Helmick said. "We s

    April 9, 2014 2 Photos

  • First-Ever Contest to Honor Fan as Grand Marshal of Night Before the 500 Race

    Visit Hendricks County, as part of its sponsorship of the Night Before the 500, will for the first time ever give one lucky race fan the opportunity to be grand marshal of the May 24 event on the oval at Lucas Oil Raceway.

    April 8, 2014

  • VP Racing Fuels continues sponsorship of ET Bracket Series At LOR

    BROWNSBURG – VP Racing Fuels will continue their long standing sponsorship of the VP Racing Fuels ET Bracket Series at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2014.  An assortment of VP Racing Fuels will be available to racers for purchase at the track throughout the race season.

    April 7, 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

  • Brent Glasgow.JPG Women's pro sports still about looks

    Late last week, LPGA players reacted strongly to Paulina Gretzky’s forthcoming cover spot on Golf Digest, in which the well put-together fiancé of PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson and daughter of The Great One will appear in a bra and tights.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

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

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

Yes
No
Undecded
     View Results
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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