Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Sports

March 5, 2013

Warriors stifle Space Pioneers, win sectional

DANVILLE — The Danville Warriors took advantage of hosting sectionals and defeated Indianapolis Northwest 77-65 to win the sectional championship and advance to regionals this Saturday at Greencastle where they will face Mount Vernon (Fortville).

One night after scoring 39 points, senior Ian Asher took a back seat to senior Avery Motes following the theme of this Danville Warriors (18-5) basketball team almost all season long; selfless basketball.

Motes finished Saturday night’s sectional championship with 26 points.

“It was just one of those nights shots were going in,” Motes said. “I felt like anything I threw up was going to go in tonight. Last night Ian was the same way. He couldn’t miss, so tonight they focused on him and I took advantage of it.”

Danville took advantage of the Space Pioneers’ focus on Asher, who finished with nine points, and fed off of one another’s energy.

The Warriors trailed at the end of the first quarter by one point. Danville opened up the second quarter on an 11-4 run and didn’t look back the rest of the way as they took a 31-26 lead into halftime. The collective effort of seven seniors and the rest of the Warriors was the key ingredient to cutting down the nets.

“I’m just really happy for our kids,” Danville coach Brian Barber said. “They’ve done a great job all year buying into everything and working hard. We have seven seniors, which is the most we have ever had and they really wanted it this year. They worked for it. Avery and all these guys really wanted it and they earned it.”

In the third quarter, Northwest pulled to within five points, forcing a Danville timeout as the Warriors seemed a little flustered from the Space Pioneers’ 6-0 run. Out of the timeout, Motes hit a 3-pointer to put Danville back up by eight.

Text Only
Sports
  • HCF 4-23 spt barnhart pic-2 Barnhart honing skills closer to home INDIANAPOLIS -- Brownsburg's Tucker Barnhart could've been drafted by any of Major League Baseball's 30 teams back in 2009. He was taken by the Cincinnati Reds, which has worked out great for the 23-year-old. Cincinnati is just a two-hour drive from

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • HCF 4-23 spt danville golf pic-1 Bulldogs second, Warriors 12th at invite Brownsburg and Danville made continued improvements on the links on Saturday, as the Bulldogs were runners-up and the Warriors placed 12th at the Danville Invitational at Twin Bridges Golf Club. With a 326, Brownsburg finished one stroke behind first

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • County Sports Results Baseball Hendricks County Tournament Championship: Avon 12, Danville 3 Highlight: T. Brandt 3 RBI Third-Place: Brownsburg 12, Plainfield 2 Fifth-Place: Tri-West 6, Cascade 5 Westfield 3, Avon 2 Highlight: K. Reynolds/M. Moore RBI Cascade 5, Greencast

    April 23, 2014

  • Orioles take county championship BROWNSBURG — Before the season, Avon baseball coach Troy Drosche said the Orioles’ bats would determine how successful they’d be. The bats blasted away at Plainfield and Danville on Saturday, as Avon rolled to consecutive wins and the Hendricks Count

    April 21, 2014

  • Brent Glasgow.JPG A run, and time like no other

    With the playoffs off and running, the Indiana Pacers’ quest for the organization’s first NBA title is underway. Even if successful, however, it’s hard to imagine it’ll have the impact of the team that fell short of that prize two decades ago.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • HCF 4-19 spt cascade bb pic-2 Danville rolls over Cascade in 13-3 win CLAYTON -- Solid hitting, defense and pitching pushed Danville to the semifinals of the Hendricks County baseball tournament in a 13-3 win over Cascade Friday night. "We talk about grinding and staying in the moment with our approach, and they did th

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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

  • 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 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

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