The Shiner reserves started the 2018-19 season about as slow as they possibly could scoring only 2 points in the opening frame. Things seemed to stabilize in the 2nd quarter but that didn’t last long as they were outscored 30 to 12 in the second half. The Shiners were led by Sophomore Chris Bowne with 7 points. Sophomore Chase Kuehn added 4 points all via the free throw line in the 4th quarter. South Dearborn was lead by former Shiner Eli Hoffman who led all scorers with 13. The Shiners will look to bounce back on Saturday the 24th as they travel to Versailles to take on conference opponent South Ripley at 6pm.
In varsity action, unfortunately history has repeated itself again for the Shiners as they lost another game to the neighboring Knights in the final seconds of the game. In front of a packed house the Shiner faithful saw their boys stretch the game out to a 10 point lead only to see it disappear in the final seconds. Senior Nick Koons made 2 free throws with 20 seconds remaining to give the Shiners a 61-60 advantage. After some frantic play on the South Dearborn offensive end a ball was tipped out as time was running out and a whistle came with 8 tenths of a second left as Alex Shackleford drove the baseline for a floater that didn’t go in. 1st year Shiners Head Coach Rick Scholl called a timeout to try and ice the Knight shooter, but Shackleford calmly knocked down both Free Throws putting the Knights up 62-61. Nick Koons led all scorers with 23 points. SD guard Alex Shackleford led the Knights with 21 points all in the 2nd half. Junior TJ Manifold led the Shiners with 15 rebounds. The Varsity Shiners return to action on Saturday November 24th at South Ripley with JV action starting at 6pm and varsity action to follow.