Shiners News · Varsity Hoops drops 2 to Milan and Southwestern-Shelby

After battling back to .500 on the season, the Shiner now find themselves 2 games under after 2 losses to Milan And Southwestern-Shelby.  On Thursday the Shiners traveled to Milan on one of the coldest nights of the year, but that didn’t stop Milan’s Joel Norman from getting hot behind the arc early which fueled the Indians fire as they jumped out to a 21-14 1st quarter lead.  The Shiners trailed by 6 at halftime but a bad 3rd quarter doomed the Shiners as the tribe outscored RS 19-7 in that frame even though the Shiners got back to within 3 at one point in the quarter.  The Shiners were able to close the gap in the 4th but it was too little too lat as the Indians took the ORVC affair 67-59.  Joel Norman led Milan with 21 points including 5 three pointers.  The Shiners were led by Senior Guard Noah Pflum with 15, Senior Forward Wesley Rider had 11 and Senior Guard Jake Bovard scored 9 all in the 4th quarter.  Shiner leading scorer Nick Koons had 9 points as he battled an illness throughout the game.  On Saturday the Shiners traveled to Shelby County to take on the Southwestern Spartans.  The Shiners had an 11-9 1st quarter lead but stumbled in the second defensively allowing the Spartans to score 20 in the frame and take a 4 point halftime lead.  The Shiners dug their hole a little deeper in the 3rd losing the quarter 15-11 finding themselves down 8 going into the 4th.  The Shiners picked up defensively in the 4th with a 1-3-1 half court trap which yielded success as the Shiners trimmed the lead to 3 but could not get over the hump as the Spartans prevailed 59-52.  The Shiners were paced by Senior Forward Nick Koons with 17 point, Senior Guard Jake Bovard had 16 and Senior Forward Wesley Rider had 11.  The Shiners (7-9, 1-2) host ORVC rival and #1 2A ranked Southwestern-Hanover on February 8 for a conference match up with JV action starting at 6pm .  The Shiners also travel to Lawrenceburg on Saturday night  for a rematch with the Tigers.