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Friday, December 7, 2012

White River Valley senior Mitch Ingram (14) dribbles against a trio of Eminence defenders Friday night. The Wolverines faced the Eels in a the second half of a varsity girls-boys basketball doubleheader at Switz City. The Wolverines won both games. (By B.J. Hargis/Greene County Daily World). [Order this photo]
SWITZ CITY -- The White River Valley Wolverines used a strong defensive start to set the tone for their 54-39 victory over the visiting Eminence Eels here Friday night in a non-conference high school boys basketball game.

The Wolverines did not allow a point in the first quarter, jumping out to a 9-0 lead that they would extend to a 17-1 advantage with just under six minutes remaining in the second. Wolverine coach J.B. Neill was pleased with his club's defensive effort, saying "I thought defensively we did a nice job, except for about the last 1:25 when we fell apart, but that's the way it goes."

By that time the game was already well out of reach for the visiting Eels, who trailed by as many as 24 points in the fourth quarter.

White River Valley guard Cade Hill (left) faces pressure from an Eminence defender. The Wolverines defeated the Eels Friday night at Switz City in the second half of a varsity girls-boys high school basketball doubleheader. (By B.J. Hargis/Greene County Daily World). [Order this photo]
The Wolverines were led in scoring by Cade Hill, who scored a game-high 16 points by going 4 of 10 from the field and 8-for-10 shooting from the free throw line.

Luke Mowery and Trey Gamble both contributed 10 points to the Wolverine cause, while Nick Johnson and Michael Fisher chipped in five points apiece. Mowery and Fisher also led the Wolverines in rebounding with each grabbing six boards. White River Valley also got four points from Justin Barnett, three points from Mitch Ingram, and a late free throw by Hunter Cornelius.

Coach Neill was pleased with performance his team put in against the Eels.

"We've been struggling to put a complete game together, but I thought tonight we got a little closer. We're still not where we need to be, but I thought that tonight we got closer."

There was no junior varsity game as the this was the second game of a girls-boys varsity double dip between the Eels and WRV.

The Wolverines (4-0) return to action next Saturday, Dec. 15 when they go on the road for a SWIAC matchup against the Bloomfield Cardinals. The junior varsity contest scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

EMINENCE (39)- Bobby Moore 0-2 0-0 0, Casey Brock 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Szalay 4-6 2-3 11, Levi Hammett 1-8 0-0 2, Brennan Ringler 0-1 0-0 0, Dustin Thrasher 0-4 1-3 1, Devin Haymond 3-11 1-2 9, Ethan Holley 2-7 6-10 10, Cody Rumbaugh 0-1 6-8 6, Team 10-40 16-26 39

WHITE RIVER VALLEY (54)- Cade Hill 4-10 8-10 16, Mitch Ingram 1-5 0-0 3, Nick Johnson 2-3 1-1 5, Luke Mowery 5-7 0-0 10, Justin Barnett 1-1 2-4 4, Jonathan Koenig 0-1 0-0 0, Jorden English 0-1 0-0 0, Michael Fisher 1-2 3-4 5, Trey Gamble 4-8 0-0 10, Colten Gregory 0-0 0-0 0, Connor Hill 0-2 0-0 0, Cody Ault 0-0 0-0 0, Hunter Cornelius 0-0 1-2 1, Team 18-40 15-21 54

Eminence 0 11 8 20 -- 39

White River Valley 9 16 12 17 -- 54

3-point shooting- Eminence 3-14 (Haymond 2-8, Szalay 1-2, Thrasher 0-2, Hammett 0-1, Ringler 0-1) White River Valley 3-15 (Gamble 2-5, Ingram 1-4, Ca. Hill 0-2, Co. Hill 0-1). Rebounds - Eminence 26 (Szalay 6), White River Valley 27 (Mowery 6, Fisher 6). Steals - Eminence 4, White River Valley 2. Blocks- Eminence 1 (Szalay), White River Valley 6 (Barnett 2). Turnovers- Eminence 12, White River Valley 11. Fouls - Eminence 19, White River Valley 24. Fouled out - English. Technical Foul- Eminence coach Shawn Alspaugh.

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