Indians Lose in Double Overtime Thriller

img_5965It was a historical night in Gas City at Mississinewa High School as the Mississinewa Indians battled the Marion Giants through two overtimes. The Giants came out on top 111-103. Jerod May led the Indians with 31 points. Thabit Gault had a monstrous double-double with 25 points and 24 rebounds. Nolan Young had 19 points and img_5967Batch Ceesay added 17. The Indians are now 13-4 as they head to Friday’s game in which they will host CIC opponent Frankton. That game will also be streamed live by TribeTV on TheCube.

The Junior Varsity lost to Marion 25-66 with Brenden Gochenour leading the Indians with 8 points. The JV is now 13-4.

img_5966Intermission held a couple of special events as the Unified Basketball (left) teams from Marion and Mississinewa competed in front of a packed house continuing a great tradition from a awesome program. Herb McPherson was honored for his induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (pictured above) with a special ceremony from Mississinewa High School.

Girls Basketball Midweek Report

On Tuesday, the varsity girls basketball team lost to Norwell 49-58 in the IHSAA Sectional 23 First Round at Norwell High School. The Lady Indians are now focusing their support on the their youth at R.J. Baskett. The 8th grade girls basketball team defeated Blackford 32-12 to advance to the CIC Championship against Frankton this Saturday morning. The game will be held at Alexandria. The 7th grade girls lost to Madison Grant 22-27 in their CIC tournament run.

RJB Lady Indians Win the Night

Last night the R.J. Baskett 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls brought home wins. The 8th grade team advanced to the Semi-Finals of the CIC Tournament with a victory over Alexandria 30-27. Webb had 19 points. The 7th grade girls won their opening round game of the CIC Tournament against Alexandria 27-26. Mia Carey had 12 points to lead the Lady Indians. The 6th grade girls A-team defeated Kokomo 42-8. Bowser and Smith each had 10 points to lead the Lady Indians to the win, still early in their season. Great job girls!

This Week in Indian Athletics

Here are the events for January 30 through February 4, 2017. The Girls Sectional at Norwell will be audio only as part of TribeTunes student-radio.

  • Monday, January 30
    • RJB Girls Basketball at Alexandria 5:30pm
    • RJB 6th Boys Basketball at Kokomo 6:00pm
    • RJB 6th Girls Basketball vs. Kokomo 6:00pm
    • TRIBETV – Freshman Boys Basketball vs. Frankton 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 31
    • RJB 6th Girls Basketball at Elwood 5:30pm
    • RJB 6th Boys Basketball at Elwood 6:30pm
    • TRIBETV (audio only) – Girls Basketball Sectional vs. Norwell at the Norwell Sectional 23 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 1
    • RJB 6th Boys Basketball at Frankton 6:00pm
  • Thursday, February 2
    • RJB 6th Girls Basketball vs. Tipton 6:00pm
    • RJB 6th Boys Basketball vs. Tipton 6:00pm
  • Friday, February 3
    • No Events
  • Saturday, February 4
    • Wrestling Regionals at Peru
    • RJB Boys Basketball at Maconaquah Tournament 9:00am
    • Boys Basketball at Delta 11:00am

Boys Basketball Shines in the CIC

Boys Basketball Rolls in the CIC Against Alexandria

Friday night the Boys Basketball team took on Alexandria in a freshman, junior varisty, and varsity event. The Freshman suffered the only Indian loss of the weekend 35-51. The JV team extended their winning streak to six with a 12-3 record by beating the Tigers 53-45. Jeshon McClung and Eyzaac Sanders led the Indians with 12 points each. The varsity team won every quarter to earn the CIC win 58-37. Thabit Gault had a huge double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Nolan Young also had an impressive performance with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals.

R.J. Baskett Boys Basketball Sweep the CIC Title

On Saturday, the R.J. Boys Basketball teams continued their impressive seasons by taking the 7th and 8th Grade CIC crowns (pictured below), both over county foe Oak Hill. Congratulations to all of these young men and their coaches!

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