Although the Shiners went 1 and 1 on the weekend, most would consider it a big success. On Friday night the Shiners welcomed the #1 team in 2A in a conference match up with the Southwestern Rebels. The Shiners were sloppy with the ball early turning the ball over 7 times in their 1st 10 possessions, yet somehow only trailed at the end of the 1st quarter 8 to 7. It was a hard fought battle throughout which ultimately came down to 2 things as the reason the Shiners couldn’t pull the upset: Turnovers, the Shiners had 21, and Free Throws, Southwestern shot 19, the Shiners shot 6 as the Shiners fell 61-55. The Shiner D held leading scorer Tyler Kramer to 3 field goals, although he made 5 free throws scoring 11 points. The Shiners were led by Nick Koons with 17 points and 7 rebounds and Wesley Rider who had 12 points and 8 rebounds.
On Saturday the Shiners went to Lawrenceburg for a Rivertown rematch won by the Shiners earlier this season. The Shiners played well from the beginning as far as taking care of the ball as they only committed 7 turnovers in the game compared to the 7 turnovers they had the previous night in the 1st quarter alone. The Shiners played well together the entire game and took their 2nd win of the season, and 3rd in a row over Lawrenceburg, 49-41. The Shiners were led by Noah Pflum with 18, Nick Koons with 12 and Jake Bovard with 11. All 3 Shiner Seniors shot 50% or better from the field.
The Shiners (8-10, 1-3) will host conference rival JacCenDel on Tuesday night, February 12, in an ORVC affair with JV action starting at 6pm.