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Lions sting Hornets
in debut
The second annual Thanksgiving Classic got off to a roaring start as the host Lions man-handled first round opponent Henryville to begin a day of Class 1A hoops inside JBA.  Loogootee quickly took a double-digit lead into the first quarter break, nearly doubled the score at halftime (37-19, and after a 23 point third quarter outburst, rolled to a convincing 73-37 win.  Josh Divine came out on fire from the field as he struck for two treys and a deuce in the first frame on his way to a game-high 13.  Both Bryant Ackerman and Ben Hogan also carded 3’s during the opening eight minutes as the team would go on to make 8-17 for the contest.  Those two wound up with 11 points each as did starting center, Conner Wittmer.  The freshman made three baskets and five consecutive charity tosses to equal Ackerman and Hogan in the scoring column.  Jordan Arvin came off the bench to score eight.  Stephen Bradley popped for a half-dozen in the fourth period.  Others to see action and put points on the board were:  John Baugh four (to go with a team-high four assists), Greg Woody three, Daniel Wildman and Travis Sergent two, and Matt Tucker and Austin Bradley one free throw.  Ackerman garnered a team-high six rebounds from his guard spot.  The Lions made 23-31 at the stripe compared to just 11-17 for the visitors who received a team-high eight tallies from Steven Mayfield.  The second game went the way of Attica over Shoals 49-40.  The Jug Rox got 17 each from Garrett Bateman and Zack Cook; meanwhile, the Red Ramblers spread their scoring around with six players getting at least four points each.
-Photo by Larry Hembree
Josh Divine attemps to pass the ball around the Henryville defense during the Loogootee Tribune Classic opener Saturday, November 28. The Lions blew away Henryville with a score of 73-37.