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vVl ft Neoga's Lawyer and Walk sandwich Oaks' Duzan Casey's Jarrod Blade (42) Photos by Jay Kimball up for two of his 25 points elite club Neoga team joins Indians beat Oakland at Cumberland Regional for 20th victory By JIM KIMBALL JG Sports Editor TOLEDO Neoga's 1990-91 1990-91 1990-91 varsity team cut quite a niche in its school's long basketball history history here Monday with a 92-59 92-59 92-59 victory victory over Oakland in an opening round game of the Cumberland Class A Regional Tournament. The Indians, coached by Mike Powell, became only the third Indians Indians team to reach the charmed 20-win 20-win 20-win plateau. They are now 20-5 20-5 20-5 joining with the 1963-64 1963-64 1963-64 (20-6) (20-6) (20-6) and 1977-78 1977-78 1977-78 (20-7) (20-7) (20-7) teams to accomplish that feat. Powell's guys can become the winningest-ever winningest-ever winningest-ever Neoga team with victory on Thursday over the winner of tonight's 7:30 Mar-tinsville-Kansas Mar-tinsville-Kansas Mar-tinsville-Kansas Mar-tinsville-Kansas Mar-tinsville-Kansas clash. "Considering we had to play Teutopolis three times and St.Anthony once (two stater-ranked stater-ranked stater-ranked teams) and had a win over Newton (in the title game of ;the Dieterich Holiday Tourna-jnent) Tourna-jnent) Tourna-jnent) it makes the 20 even better," better," Powell said. "The kids :should be very proud of the accomplishment." accomplishment." i'-'. The Indians certainly didn't 3ook the- the- part of 20-game 20-game 20-game winners the early going against a weak '5-16 '5-16 Oakland team. The two teams battled to a 14-14 14-14 14-14 first quarter tie and the upset-hopeful upset-hopeful upset-hopeful .Oaks were still hanging on after nearly three minutes into the second second quarter. Oakland trailed by only a 25-;20 25-;20 margin when the offensive-J offensive-J minded Indians reeled off 10 straight points to establish a 36-; 36-; lead. Kevin Roy, who finished with a game-high game-high game-high 28 points, ignited the rally with a three-point three-point three-point play be-Ifore be-Ifore Kriss Fearday connected on three-pointer three-pointer three-pointer to boost the lead 31-20. 31-20. 31-20. Roy followed with a ."basket and a trey and just like that the Indians were enjoying a 36-20 36-20 advantage and Oakland en route to a season-ending season-ending season-ending 5-17 5-17 record. Neoga outscored the Oaks 25-11 25-11 and 22-17 22-17 22-17 in the final two periods to win going away, "I think we were looking to Martinsville (assuming the Bluestreaks beat Kansas tonight as expected)," Powell said of his club's sluggish start. "It's partially partially my fault. We've already gone over a Martinsville scouting report. "But, we managed to loosen up in the second quarter and it seemed as though a six-point six-point six-point lead turned to 12 or 15 in a hurry," he added. "When we get hot we're capable of putting up some numbers." The high-scoring high-scoring high-scoring Indians have surpassed the century scoring mark twice this season and exploded exploded for 90-or-more 90-or-more 90-or-more 90-or-more 90-or-more six times. "Among our 20 wins," Powell pointed put, "we have won 17 times by 20-or-more 20-or-more 20-or-more 20-or-more 20-or-more points." Josh Decker tallied 21 points and Fearday 17 jn support of Roy's 28. Ryan Miller was the one bright, note for Oakland. The smooth-shooting smooth-shooting smooth-shooting 5-10 5-10 5-10 junior guard recorded recorded 24 points. In Monday's first game, , Casey-Westfield Casey-Westfield Casey-Westfield boosted its season record to 8-14 8-14 8-14 and 3-1 3-1 3-1 against Cumberland with a rough-and-tumble rough-and-tumble rough-and-tumble rough-and-tumble rough-and-tumble 85-74 85-74 85-74 victory. A total of 47 fouls were whistled, whistled, including 30 against Cumberland Cumberland which allowed Casey to wear a path to the charity stripe. The Warriors meshed 36-of-49 36-of-49 36-of-49 36-of-49 36-of-49 free throw attempts to offset the Pirates' 30-23 30-23 30-23 field goal advantage. advantage. "They certainly let them play tonight," Cumberland coach Dave Scott said. "No doubt, it was the biggest factor in the game. The free throws were definitely the difference in the outcome of the ball ame." "That's certainly lore free throws than we've ever shot (in a single game) this season," Casey-Westfield Casey-Westfield Casey-Westfield coach Jerry Lowery said afterward. "It was a matter of keeping the ball in the hands of a couple good guards. Once we got the lead they had to come but and get us." Casey escorted a 58-45 58-45 58-45 lead into into the final quarter and started playing keepaway forcing Cumberland Cumberland to gamble on defense. The Warriors wound up going Neoga(92) jere.Duzan 1- 1- 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 4 0 2 FG-FGA FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA FT-FTA FT-FTA RB PF TP 1. e 2-2 2-2 2-2 3 1 4 Decker 8-17 8-17 8-17 1-1 1-1 1-1 7 1 21 je.Duzan 4-7 4-7 4-7 0-0. 0-0. 0-0. 2 4 8 Fearday 8-14 8-14 8-14 0-0 0-0 0-0 - 5 3 17 Hendrix 0-1 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 Banning 2-10 2-10 2-10 2-2 2-2 2-2 : 7 4 6 jMiiier 0-1 0-1 0-1 00 0 0 0 Roy 12-18 12-18 12-18 2-2 2-2 2-2 5 2 28 fast 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Walk 2- 2- 7-3-4 7-3-4 7-3-4 7-3-4 7-3-4 6 0 8 Conner 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 112 Short 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Hugg 0-1 0-1 0-1 00 0 0 0 Fitzpatrick 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1.12 0-1.12 0-1.12 0 Ranvws 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Cox - 2-11 2-11 2-11 0-0 0-0 0-0 6 0 4 Team 8 Ramert 0-2 0-2 0-2 MOO 0 Totals 22-52 22-52 22-52 11-13 11-13 11-13 30 11 59 Lawyer 3- 3- 3 0-2 0-2 0-2 6 0 6 Christman 1- 1- 3 0-2 0-2 0-2 2 0 2 Neoga 14 31 25 2292 Team 5 Oakland 14 17 11 17-59 17-59 17-59 Totals 38-86 38-86 38-86 8-14 8-14 8-14 . 50 12 92 Shooting percentages: Neoga .442; Oakland .423. Oakland (59) Three-point Three-point Three-point shots: Neoga 8 of-22 of-22 of-22 (Decker 4-7, 4-7, 4-7, Fearday FG-FGA FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA FT-FTA FT-FTA RB PF TP 1-2, 1-2, 1-2, Roy 2-5, 2-5, 2-5, Fitzpatrick 0-1, 0-1, 0-1, Walk 1-3, 1-3, 1-3, Cox 0-2, 0-2, 0-2, R.Miller 7-14 7-14 7-14 , 6-8 6-8 6-8 4 2 24 Ramert 0-2); 0-2); 0-2); Oakland 4-01-12 4-01-12 4-01-12 4-01-12 4-01-12 (R.Miller 4-7, 4-7, 4-7, Hugg 0-1, 0-1, 0-1, Mandrell 4- 4- 7 3-3 3-3 3-3 3 1 11 Purvis 0-2, 0-2, 0-2, Je.Duzan 0-1, 0-1, 0-1, Henrjrixz 0-1). 0-1). 0-1). Turnovers: Zeien 4-10 4-10 4-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 5 .2 8 . Neoga 7; Oakland 22. FG-FGA FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA FT-FTA FT-FTA RB PF TP Vldoni 4- 4- 9 14-16 14-16 14-16 2 4 24 Richards 2- 2- 2 , 0-2 0-2 0-2 3 0 4 Justice 2-5 2-5 2-5 6-8 6-8 6-8 6 2 10 Whitton 2- 2- 3.0-0 3.0-0 3.0-0 2 3 4 flartney . 6-9 6-9 6-9 3-6 3-6 3-6 6 2 13 Blade 6-13 6-13 6-13 12-15 12-15 12-15 7 3 25 Rodriquez ,2-5-1-2 ,2-5-1-2 ,2-5-1-2 ,2-5-1-2 ,2-5-1-2 ,2-5-1-2 ,2-5-1-2 4 3 5 Smith .0- .0- 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Team ' 2 . Totals 23-48 23-48 23-48 36-49 36-49 36-49 32 17 85 Cumberland (74) FG-FGA FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA FT-FTA FT-FTA RB PF TP Robards : 6- 6- 9 3-7 3-7 3-7 9 3 15 McClain 9-14 9-14 9-14 0-0 0-0 0-0 6 5 18 Hutton 0- 0- 2 0-1 0-1 0-1 6 5 0 Henderson 7-14 7-14 7-14 1-2 1-2 1-2 4 3 18 Baker" McSravy Freeman Ray Gabel Oakley Jackson . Bueker Ryan Team Totals 0- 0- 0 Or 1 2- 2- 4 0- 0- 0 0- 0- 2 4-10 4-10 4-10 2- 2- 3 0- 0- 1 0- 0- 2 -0-0 -0-0 -0-0 -0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 2-2 2-2 0- 0- 0 00 . 0-1 0-1 0-1 1- 1- 3 1- 1- 2 2- 2- 4 30-62 30-62 30-62 10-22 10-22 10-22 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 1 6 39 30 74 Casey-W. Casey-W. Casey-W. 19 22 17 27- 27- 85 Cumberland 21 14 10 29-74 29-74 29-74 Shooting percentages: Casey-W. Casey-W. Casey-W. .479; Cumberland .484 Three-point Three-point Three-point shots: Casey-W Casey-W Casey-W 3-ot-5 3-ot-5 3-ot-5 3-ot-5 3-ot-5 (Vidonl 2-3, 2-3, 2-3, Blade 1-1, 1-1, 1-1, Coartney 0-1); 0-1); 0-1); Cumberland 4-of-H 4-of-H 4-of-H 4-of-H 4-of-H (Freeman 0-2, 0-2, 0-2, Gabel 0-2, 0-2, 0-2, Henderson 3-5, 3-5, 3-5, Oakley 1-2). 1-2). 1-2). Turnovers: Casey-W Casey-W Casey-W 13; Cumberland 21. to the free throw line 30 times in the fourth quarter along and making good on 21 attempts to hold off a charging Cumberland team down the stretch. Chad Vidoni sank 10-of-12 10-of-12 10-of-12 10-of-12 10-of-12 free throw attempts in the final quarter toward a 24-point 24-point 24-point performance. performance. Teammate Jarod Blade, the game's top point-maker point-maker point-maker with 25 points, sank 12-of-15 12-of-15 12-of-15 12-of-15 12-of-15 FT tosses. "We average 70 percent, so we're a decent-shooting decent-shooting decent-shooting free throw team," Lowery pointed out. "We'll take all the free throw opportunities opportunities we can get." Cumberland, finishing 8-17 8-17 8-17 while Casey-Westfield Casey-Westfield Casey-Westfield earned a shot at No.l seeded Marshall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, made things interesting down the stretch. The Pirates, thanks to some 3-of-4 3-of-4 3-of-4 3-of-4 3-of-4 three-point three-point three-point shooting by Jason Henderson in the fourth , ; quarter, got as close as 78-72 78-72 78-72 with 1:20 left. Then, Vidoni sank two free throws and Craig Coartney Coartney one to boost Casey's lead back to a safer 81-72 81-72 81-72 with only 1:07 remaining. "The Cumberland kids deserve a pat on the back for hanging in there to the end," Lowery said. 'They were really nailing the three-pointers." three-pointers." three-pointers." Casey has fallen twice to Marshall Marshall this season 55-48 55-48 55-48 on Dec. 4 when Casey was minus three starters and then 67-65 67-65 67-65 in overtime overtime on Jan. 15. Cumberland's 6-6 6-6 6-6 senior center Larry McClain, who fouled out with 3:09 left and his team trailing trailing 76-64, 76-64, 76-64, shared Pirate scoring honors with Henderson. Each, had 18 points while Ryan Robards totaled 15. E5

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Journal Gazette (Mattoon, Illinois)19 Feb 1991, TuePage 11
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