April 23, 2014
BHS Tigers shoot down Rockets by a 54-32 final in Prairieland Conference win PDF Print E-mail

By Don Chipman
Sports Editor    
The Beardstown Tigers ripped their archrival Rushville/Industry 54-32 last Friday night at the Tiger Den.
BHS vs. Rushville
The O&B dominated the Purple and Gold from the very get-go in the 54-32 beatdown this past Friday night on the Tigers home hardwood. Gus Vermillion led the locals attack with a game high 21. BHS also got double figure scoring from Rick Dour’s 12 points and Jon Kramer’s 10. Rushville/ Industry’s Gardner led the Rockets with seven-points.
The Tigers (8-7), came running right out of dressing room to smack their archrivals right in the face by running out to a 14-0 lead, and never looked back. The O&B led 16-4 after one period of play, led by Vermillion’s 10-point output.
An Orange and Black devastating full court press had the hometown crowd roaring their approval from the opening tip as the O&B dismantled the Rockets, creating eight first quarter turnovers and several transition buckets by the Tigers.
“We wanted to get off to a fast start, and felt our quickness would bother them, and it did,” stated head coach Ross Laux. “We had some extra practice time due to the inclimate weather and we really worked on our defense, and it paid off in big dividends.”
The Tigers kept the pressure on and forced another six mistakes on the Schyler Five in the second stanza as the BHS defense continued to demoralize the visitors using a 12-10 margin that created a double digit 28-14 difference at the midway break. Vermillion’s six and Kramer‘s four points paced the O&B. Austin Jones swished two triples for the Rockets.
The Tigers were able to maintain their defensive intensity throughout the second half, as they built an 18 point lead 42-24, at the end of the third period, thanks to a five point production from Vermillion, four from Kramer and a 3-banger by Dour. Matt Platter scored all five of his game points in the third frame.
The final frame also went to the O&B by a12-8 advantage to climax the 54-32 final verdict. Dour and Jacob Janssen netted a pair of downtowners for the Tigers, with Gardner’s five points leading the Schuyler Country Five.
Beardstown shot 37.7% from the floor, netting 20-of-53 attempts, including three 3-bangers.

Rushville        4 10  10   8—32
Beardstown  16 12 14  12—54
Scoring: Rushville: A. Jones 0 3 0-0 6, Pike 0 0 0-1 0, M. Plater 1 0 0-0 2, Kettering 0 0 1-2 1, Isley 1 0 2-4 2, Harris 0 0 0-0 0, Schieber 0 0 0-0 0, Boyd 2 1 0-0 7, Gardner 2 0 3-4 7, M. Platter 1 0 3-5 5. Totals: 7 3 9-016 32. BHS-P. Schultz 1-1 0 0-0 2, Alex Schultz 0-2 0 0-2 0, Niel Patel 0-3 0 0-0 0, Marcus Bauser 0-2 0 0-0 0, Jon Kramer 3-7 0 4-5 10, Jacob Janssen 4 3-8 1 0-0 9, Rick Dour 2-11 2 2-3 12, Isaac Gregory 0-3 0 0-0 0, D’Ante McWilliams 0-2 0 0-0 0, Gus Vermillion 8-14 0 5-8 21. Totals: 17-53 3 11-18 54
3-Point Goals: R/I: 3 (Austin Jones 2, Boyd 1); BHS: 3 (Dour 2, Janssen 1)
Team Free Throws: RHS-9-16; BHS-11-18
Team Fouls: R/I 18; BHS 17
Record: R/I 4-7; BHS 8-7.

 

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