1976 Panther Game Against Rushville Was Advance Sellout
Stephanie Jones won the Optimist Club Tri-Star Pass, Shoot and Dribble contest state championship, winning the contest by a considerable margin. Stephanie won in the eight-year-old group, defeating more than 1,200 other entrants.
Shawn Brown finished tied for fifth place in the state contest among 11-year-olds, with 127 points. Contest officials made the kids complete the entire course again to break the tie, and Shawn finished with 168 points – a high point total than the state champion.
Despite playing without Wade Stewart and Donnie Jackson, Knightstown’s basketball team defeated Hagerstown 78-58, and Cowan 57-39 last weekend.
Kyle Hope blocked nine shots in the Hagerstown game, while Greg Hochstedler, Rob Hall, Mike Wade, Larry Edwards and Jeff Griggs had double digit scoring games over the weekend.
Angie Lawson scored 13 points to lead the Knightstown eighth grade girls to a victory over Tri. Mardina Marsh had eight points, Dawn Redmon scored four, Tammy Melton had four, while Diana Foster, Molly Womack and Candy Dawes had three points apiece.
The seventh grade girls beat Tri and Eastern Hancock last week. Carrie Florea, T.J. Lightle, Pam Hochstedler and Shawna White were leading scorers in the two games.
Knightstown’s Shari Alexander was named to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 100 players in the state. She and Kim Beavers were both named All-BBRC, along with Eastern Hancock’s Cheryl Vail and Jodie Edwards.
Eastern Hancock center Bob McDaniel scored 21 points and grabbed 30 rebounds to lead the Royals over Triton Central 75-60 last week.
Carthage 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams will be competitive this year. The 7th graders include Debbie Steinwachs, Lisa Roland, Amy Day, Tammy South, Tammy Closser, Jana Hinton, Rhonda Miller, Melissa Tucker, Debbie Griggs and Brenda Logan. 8th grade tem members are Sandy Edwards, Sue Conley, Teresa Whitfield, Connie Helderbrand, Brenda Whitfield, Kathy Myers, Barbara Geisking, Lynne Curry, Charity Shields, Cindy Smith, Nicole Harmon, Sherry Dyer, Tammy Smith and Trena Dyer.
Senior Brent Magee scored 24 points against Hagerstown, and then came back the next night to score 40 against Winchester, leading Knightstown to a pair of victories over the weekend. Magee is averaging more than 25 points per game for the Panthers.
This Friday’s home finale against 5th-ranked Rushville is a sellout. No tickets remain for the contest, and fans that do not have a ticket are urged to stay away from the gymnasium so as to keep down traffic near the school. The last two Knightstown-Rushville games have been sellouts, and last season the Panthers upset then second-ranked Rushville 74-64.
Knightstown’s junior varsity basketball team defeated Hagerstown and Winchester last week, improving their record to 10-7 for the season. Six different players scored in double figures in the two games, including Bo Roland, Greg Whitfield, Kirk Hochstedler, Tom Hager, Andy Johnson, Jack Grizzell and Doug Sears.
Coach Pyle’s Panthers rallied from a double-digit deficit to defeat Hagerstown last weekend, 69-67. Mike Thompson scored the winning points in overtime with nine seconds to play. He finished with 18 points. John Mayhill added 17 points. Larry Meece hit the game-tying shot in regulation by coming up with a steal and basket just before the buzzer.
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