Shiners News · 2019 Boys Rivertown Champions


For the first time ever, The Rising Sun Shiners can call themselves Rivertown Classic Champions as the Boys defeated arch rival Switzerland County 51-35.  The Shiners got out to a quick start taking a 10 point lead early.  The Pacers fought back and cut the Shiner lead to 2 at halftime, but the Shiners were not going to be denied on this night.  Senior Noah Pflum came out in the 3rd quarter and scored the Shiners first 15 points which allowed the Shiner lead to build back up to double digits.  Switzerland County tried some full court pressure and half court trapping but the Shiners ended up pulling away in the end winning by 16.  The Shiners were led by Pflum who scored a game high 27 points en route to the tournament MVP title.  Fellow Senior Nick Koons added 10 points in the final to join Pflum on the All Tournament team.  Switzerland County was led by Dalton Tingle with 15 points.  Leading scorer Senior Damien Breeck was held to one 3 point field goal in the 1st half and 2 lone free throws late in the 4th quarter for 5 total points in the contest.  The Shiners played some great lock down defense led by Senior Nick Koons who held Breek the majority of the night.  Rising Sun (4-6) will host conference foe Milan (5-7) on Friday night January 11 with the JV game starting at 6pm with varsity action to follow.  The Shiners will also travel to defending 1A State Champion Morristown on Saturday night January 12 with JV starting at 6pm.