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Pioneer sports briefs: Klepinger scores 13, but Panthers fall to Rossville

Cripe nominated for player of week


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Boys basketball

Rossville 42, Pioneer 34 (Saturday): Hunter Klepinger scored 13 points, but the visiting Panthers lost to Rossville, a defending Class 2A sectional champion, Saturday.

Christian Scott added seven, and Ezra Lewellen and Addai Lewellen had five points each.

Rossville led 21-14 at halftime, but Pioneer cut the deficit to 27-24 going into the fourth quarter.

Pioneer made more free throws (12) than Rossville attempted (9).

The win was the 100th for coach Cory Dunn during his seven seasons at Rossville. Including his previous time at Sheridan, he has 160 career coaching wins.

PIONEER (34) (4-9)

Ezra Lewellen 1 3-5 5, Brock Robinson 1 0-0 3, Christian Scott 2 3-4 7, Addai Lewellen 2 0-0 5, Hunter Klepinger 4 5-9 13, Jacob Zeigler 0 0-0 0, Drew McKaig 0 0-0 0, Gavin Clem 0 0-0 0, Oscar Solano 0 1-2 1

TEAM: 10 12-20 34

ROSSVILLE (42) (11-5)

Meek 3 0-0 6, Douglas 2 2-5 6, Jesse Cornell 4 0-1 9, Shaw 3 0-1 6, Del Real 0 0-0 0, Meeks 0 0-0 0, Bray 0 0-0 0, Geheb 4 2-3 13, Jameson Cornell 0 0-0 0, Jacoby 0 0-0 0, D. Cornell 1 0-0 2

TEAM: 17 4-9 42

Three-point field goals:

Pioneer 2 (Robinson, A. Lewellen),

Rossville 4 (Geheb 3, Jesse Cornell)

Total fouls: Pioneer 13, Rossville 15

Turnovers: Pioneer 13, Rossville 6

Score by quarters

Pioneer 2 12 10 10 – 34

Rossville 14 7 6 15 – 42

Girls basketball

Cripe nominated for player of week: Pioneer junior guard Hailey Cripe was nominated for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Franciscan Health player of the week award for District 1 girls for the week of Jan. 25.

Cripe scored 22 points against Winamac, 32 against Clinton Central and 15 against LaVille as Pioneer went 3-0 on the week. Cripe also scored her 1,000th career point against Winamac on Jan. 26.

The award went to Homestead junior Ayanna Patterson.


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