Danville -- Greencastle coach Troy Greenlee went into Saturday's contest at Danville hoping the victory at South Putnam on Friday would be a springboard for the Tiger Cubs
Danville -- Greencastle coach Troy Greenlee went into Saturday's contest at Danville hoping the victory at South Putnam on Friday would be a springboard for the Tiger Cubs. He was sorely disappointed after Danville's Warriors overwhelmed the Tiger Cubs 76-54 in the non-conference high school boys' basketball game.
"I thought (Friday) night we took a step forward (at South Putnam) and tonight I think we reverted back to some of the stuff (we were doing before)," Greenlee said.
"We struggle sometimes with prosperity. We struggle when things go our way a little bit. (Friday) night we were able to get a win. I didn't think we responded very well to it."
Greencastle, 5-7 overall and 1-3 against Class 3A competition, turned the ball over 17 times, including seven traveling violations.
"We talked to guys about catching it, looking first, then looking to go by your man, instead of catching it and trying to think you have to go so fast that you have to deceive them," Greenlee said.
Zac Remsburg led Greencastle with 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting from three-point range. Brennan Burks also scored 12.
Danville, now 6-5, was ranked in the top 10 of Class 3A just three weeks ago, but had tumbled from the elite after three straight losses. But Saturday, the Warriors were bigger, stronger, faster and better than the Tiger Cubs.
"I think obviously that was the case tonight. (The Warriors) are bigger and stronger. We have some quickness. I think tonight we saw a (Danville) team tonight that is a very poised team and they used what they have in the best way," Greenlee said.
Lance Robinson, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior forward who started the weekend averaging 21.3 points a game, paced Danville with a double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds.
Greencastle got off to a great start, taking a 7-2 lead on a three by Remsburg, two Cal Gard free throws and an inside bucket from Burks. Then the Tiger Cubs turned the ball over on four straight possessions, two of which were traveling violations, and missed two shots and Danville converted the opportunities into 13-0 run and 15-7 lead.
Remsburg's second three-pointer ended the quarter for Greencastle, but Danville led 19-12 going into th second period.
A free throw by Kendall Faust and four points from Brian Troyer got Greencastle to within four, 21-17, with 4:57 left in the half. But Danville outscored Greencastle 13-4 to take a 34-21 halftime lead.
Greencastle never got closer than 12 points in the second half.
Greencastle, 1-1 in the WCC, will try to get back on track Tuesday night with a conference game at Cloverdale.
Greencastle's junior varsity is 5-2 after a 40-34 loss to Danville. Drew Evens led the Tiger Cubs with 17 points.
Greencastle (54) -- Fenlon 1-7 0-0 2, Burks 6-11 0-1 12, Remsburg 5-6 0-0 15, Richardson 1-3 0-0 2, Gard 2-9 2-2 7, Troyer 2-4 2-2 6, Faust 1-4 1-2 3, Smiley 1-2 1-2 3, Burgeson 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 21-48 FG, 6-9 FT, 54 TP.
Danville (76) -- Robinson 12-24 0-0 24, Cooper 5-12 0-0 10, Hensley 3-3 2-4 8, Runiyon 7-13 0-1 14, Leath 1-1 3-3 5, Hanni 4-8 2-2 11, Foster 1-2 0-0 2, Chapman 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 33-63 FG, 7-10 FT, 76 TP.
Greencastle 12 9 15 18 -- 54
Danville 19 15 20 22 -- 76
3 Pt. Goals: G 6-10 (Remsburg 5-6, Gard 1-2, Faust 0-2), D 1-6 (Hanni 1-2, Runiyon 0-1, Cooper 0-1, Robinson 0-2). Total fouls: G 15, D 12. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: None. Rebounds: G 27 (Fenlon 5), Robinson 12. Turnovers: G 17, D 8.
JV game: Danville 40, Greencastle 34 (Drew Evens 17).
Next game -- Greencastle (5-7, 1-1 in WCC) plays at Cloverdale on Tuesday.