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GHS snaps three game losing streak

Saturday, February 25, 2012

LINDEN -- Greencastle got back in the win column Friday after defeating North Montgomery 74-61, snapping a three-game skid.

Greencastle jumped out to a 10-2 lead, but the Charger countered with a 19-3 run and eventually took a 35-31 advantage at the half.

A fire was lit in the third quarter for the Tiger Cubs. They hit their first nine shots, including four straight three-pointers. The visitors also won the rebound battle 9-3 in the period leaping to a 55-45 lead with eight minutes to play.

"Our kids at halftime listened to our adjustments as far as not allowing them to have the back doors and the easy shots they had," GHS head coach Troy Greenlee said.

"That third quarter was probably the best basketball we've played all year," Greenlee added. "When you see a kid shoot the ball a lot of it you can tell by his body. I thought our kids looked like they knew it was going in. That's a good feeling as a coach."

Board dominance came at the hands of big seniors Nick Hutcheson and Jesse Tesmer.

"It's pretty tough to contend with 6-8, 6-7," North Montgomery head coach Joel Grindle said. "They go to the boards hard and, if you miss a block out, they're going to catch it and score."

Greencastle outrebounded North 32-24, 18-11 in the second half.

Seniors Brad Haussin and Hutcheson tallied 22 points each for the Tiger Cubs.

Greencastle was 11-of-21 behind the arc for the game. Six of Haussin's seven field goals were from long range.

Greenlee said he put some sets in before the game and thought it would give his squad some focus with what they wanted to do with the ball. He also said the team played loose and it benefited them.

"I thought tonight the guys just said 'let's just play basketball and have fun,'" Greenlee said.

Greencastle (12-8) hosts Sectional 28 and takes on Brown County 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

At Linden

Greencastle 13 18 24 19 -- 74

N. Montgomery 13 22 10 16 -- 61

Greencastle (12-8)

Brad Haussin 7-12 2-2 22 Trevor Huber 2-6 0-0 6 Hayden Stuckwisch 3-8 0-0 8 Jesse Tesmer 4-6 1-1 9 Nick Hutcheson 9-15 4-5 22 Michael Muncie 0-0 0-0 0 Nick Gilliam 1-3 2-2 4 Chad Keyt 0-0 0-0 0 Nate Christy 1-2 0-0 3 Logan Gardner 0-0 0-0 0 Colun Foxx 0-0 0-0 0 Brody Bollman 0-0 0-0 0 Adam Gerard 0-0 0-0 0 Calvin Hughes 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-52 9-10 74.

North Montgomery (7-13)

Nathan Rogers 11-19 1-2 24 Justin Warren 9-18 2-2 25 Clayton Randolph 2-11 1-1 5 Jalen West 0-0 1-2 1 Jordan Neal 0-1 0-0 0 Chase Mahoy 1-2 0-0 2 Grant Gayler 0-0 0-0 0 Justin Southard 0-0 0-0 0 Nathan Neal 0-0 0-0 0 Dexter Odle 0-0 0-0 0 Brett Warren 0-0 2-2 2 Clay Cummings 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 24-52 7-9 61.

3-point shooting: Greencastle 11-21 (Haussin 6-9, Stuckwisch 2-5, Huber 2-4, Christy 1-2, Gilliam 0-1); North Montgomery 6-16 (Warren 5-7, Rogers 1-5, Randolph 0-3, J. Neal 0-1). Rebounds: Greencastle 32 (Hutcheson 11, Tesmer 7, Gilliam 3, Haussin 2, Stuckwisch 2, Huber 1, Team 6);North Montgomery 24 (Mahoy 7, Warren 4, West 3, Randolph 2, J. Neal 2, Team 6). Turnovers: Greencastle 16; North Montgomery 15. Total fouls: Greencastle 12;North Montgomery 11. Fouled out: none.