FOURTH QUARTER:

0:30.6: Orleans 47, Edgewood 44. Mustangs have missed too many free throws and Orleans has overtaken them. Murphy Wheeler hit the big 3 from the left of the key at 0:50 to give the Bulldogs the lead, pumping his fist after the ball went in, then Cale Hall followed with a steal and two free throws.

2:33: Edgewood 43, Orleans 42. Orleans timeout. Edgewood ball. Mustangs missed a couple of front-ends and Bulldogs are rallying hard.

4:37 to play: Edgewood 39, Orleans 34. Orleans’ Cale Hall has all 9 of his team’s fourth-quarter points. Edgewood timeout with the ball.

END THIRD QUARTER: Edgewood 33, Orleans 25. Edgewood’s Clayton Settle beats the buzzer with his second 3 of the period.

2:23: Edgewood lead down to 24-22 after conventional 3-point play from Cale Hall and a break banker by Burton Gerkin.

4:26: Edgewood, 22-17, Mustang ball with a timeout. Edgewood playing patiently, looking to get the ball inside. Orleans still having tough luck from 3-point range.

HALFTIME: Edgewood 19, Orleans 15. Mustangs have shot .500 compared to Orleans’ .350. Edgewood has 14-7 bulge on the boards but has 10 TOs to Orleans’ 4. Edgewood senior Clayton Settle (3-3 FG) leads all scorers with 7 points. Cale Hall leads Orleans with 5 but has made just 2 of 9 shots (including 0-6 from 3-point range.) Both these teams D-up pretty well.

END FIRST QUARTER: Edgewood 10, Orleans 9. Mustangs could have a better lead but have made six turnovers and Orleans scoring leader Cale Hill started off cold, missing his first four shots.

PREGAME: An Orleans Bulldog team with some bite visits the Mustang Corral tonight. Both teams come in hot. Orleans (11-4), a perennial 1A power, has won six of its last seven (including a 49-42 victory over 4A neighbor Bedford North Lawrence.) The Bulldogs blew away Paoli on the road Friday night, 63-37. Edgewood has won four straight to attain the .500 level at 8-8 and won Friday night at conference and sectional rival Brown County, 50-45. Edgewood edged Orleans last year, and this could be another good one in a well-contested series the Mustangs lead, 3-2. We’ll have updates here and via Twitter @htograham.

The Movement picked up some more honors on Friday.
IU recruits Yogi Ferrell of Park Tudor, Ron Patterson of Broad Ripple and Jeremy Hollowell of Lawrence Central were among those named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-State First Team. 2013 Hoosier verbal commitments Collin Hartman of Cathedral, James Blackmon of Ft. Wayne Luers, Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Tech and Devin Davis of Warren Central were named to the Underclass First Team.
Locally, Eastern Greene’s J.T. Yoho, Nik Bailey of Bedford North Lawrence and Jason Ray of Martinsville were among those named Senior Honorable Mention. The list also included Bryant Ackerman of Loogootee, Brock Dowell of Shakamak, Nick Hutcheson of Greencastle, Rhett Smith of Sullivan and Tyler Talpas of Union (Dugger).
Bloomington North and South were well-represented on the Underclass Honorable Mention squad with the Panthers’ Keaton Hendricks and Johnathon Winters and the Cougars’ Grant Sims and Tyler Truesel listed. Also honored were Ben Hays of Bloomfield, Austin Karazsia of Linton, Conner Wittmer of Loogootee, Trey Bradley of Orleans and Brodie Crowe of Shakamak.

2012 IBCA BOYS ALL-STATE TEAMS
SENIOR FIRST TEAM
D.J. Balentine, Kokomo; Austin Burgett, Avon; Kellen Dunham, Pendleton Heights; Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, Park Tudor; Gary Harris, Hamilton Southeastern; Jeremy Hollowell, Lawrence Central; RJ Hunter, Pike; Patrick Ingram, North Central (Indianapolis); Logan Irwin, Whitko; Ronnie Johnson, North Central (Indianapolis); Todd Johnson, Elkhart Memorial; DeJuan Marrero, Bowman Academy; Nick Osborn, Muncie Central; Ron Patterson, Broad Ripple; Glenn Robinson III, Lake Central.

UNDERCLASS FIRST TEAM
V.J. Beachem, New Haven; James Blackmon Jr., Fort Wayne Bishop Luers; Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor; Mike Crawford, Tipton; Nick Davidson, Andrean; Devin Davis, Warren Central; Collin Hartman, Cathedral; Zak Irvin, Hamilton Southeastern; Demetrius Jackson, Mishawaka Marian; Trey Lyles, Indianapolis Tech; Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne Northrop; Blake Simmons, Castle; Zavier Turner, Pike; Tony Wills, Ben Davis; Clay Yeo, Triton.

Angela Hacker of Edgewood and Brittany Igel of Eastern Greene were two of 28 players honored as Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Girls’ First Team Academic All-Staters.
Earning honorable mention status were Liz DeMoss and Erin Kinzer of Bloomington North; Ariel Tourner of Bloomington South; Alli Matlock of Bedford North Lawrence and Mariah Walker of Martinsville.

Boys’ honorable mention went to MIchael Bower of Bloomington South; Sam Sheldon of Bloomington North; Nathan Cobine of Eastern Greene; Logan Barker, Seth Dow and Jason Ray of Martinsville; Grant Benefiel and Matt Sampson, Monrovia; Evan Deckard of Bedford North Lawrence and Curtis Crow of Springs Valley.
Andrew Johnson of Orleans made the First Team.

FINAL: EDGEWOOD 53, ORLEANS 48. The Mustangs are now over .500 for the first time all season at 8-7. Defense and free throw shooting helped overcome frigid shooting from the field after halftime. Narey led all scorers with 18 and Garner had 16 for Edgewood (8-7). Trey Bradley led the Bulldogs (11-4) by getting nine of his 14 in the fourth quarter.

0:30 to play. Edgewood  up 51-46. The Mustangs have hit their free throws and Garner and Narey have come through down the stretch. Trey Bradley just ht a 3 for Orleans and there is timeout. Mustang ball.

3:50 to play. After missing 13 straight shots from the field, Edgewood finally converted on a nice baseline drive from Jared Horne. The Mustangs lead, 42-37, and Orleans has called timeout.

END THIRD QUARTER: Edgewood 37, Orleans 29. Alex Narey got the first bucket of the half, putting Edgewood up 32-17, then the Mustangs went ice cold from the field, missing their last 10 shots of the period. On the other end, senior guard Dylan Parks rattled home a pair of 3s, one from either wing, to spark a 10-0 Bulldog run to make it a ballgame. But then the Mustangs started getting the ball inside to Garner, who drew fouls and hit free throws to pad the lead a bit again.

HALFTIME: Edgewood 30, Orleans 17. Mustang momentum continues. Very impressive half by the visitors, especially on the defensive end. Edgewood’s man-to-man made everything difficult. The active Mustangs did a good job of contesting passes on the wings and restricting openings in the paint, both, and helped create eight Bulldog tunovers.  Senior guard Alex Narey had an excellent half offensively, also, draining both 3-pointers he tried and leading all scorers at intermission with 12 points. Levi Garner has six points and six boards for Edgewood, which shot 50 percent from the field.

FIRST QUARTER: Edgewood 15, Orleans 8. Fine start by the Mustangs, whose sticky man defense has helped prompt five Orleans turnovers.

PREGAME: Always a pleasure to visit Orleans and its classic sunken gym. Even on a bad weather night, a fine crowd is on hand in a community where high school hoops still very much matter. Orleans is one of the most consistent small-school programs in the state and the Bulldogs bring an 11-3 record into tonight’s game with Edgewood’s streaking Mustangs (7-7). Orleans took a very good JV game by the slimmest of margins, 45-44. As always, thanks for checking in, and check back with Quick Hits for quarterly updates.

FINAL
A 7-0 run at the end of the third quarter gave Edgewood a 39-32 lead, then the Mustangs pulled away in the fourth quarter. Edgewood finished shooting 46 percent from the field, but the real difference was at the free-throw line. The Mustangs hit 22-of-26 free throws, while Orleans was just 6-of-9.

Jayden Meek paced the Mustangs with 19 points, while Levi Garner added 15 points and 7 rebounds. Alex Narey also had 11 points. Cameron Carroll scored 15 points to lead Orleans, while Trey Bradley added 11. MUSTANGS 59, BULLDOGS 43

HALFTIME
Andrew Wyder reports in from the Mustang Corral. Edgewood surged in front 10-4 at the start, but Orleans went on a 10-0 run spanning the final 3:06 of the first quarter and the first minute of the second quarter to go ahead 14-10.

Levi Garner and Jayden Meek helped the Mustangs rally back to the lead at the half, though. Garner has 10 points and 3 rebounds, while Meek has 7 points. 6-foot-6 Cameron Carroll paces Orleans with 7 points and 4 rebounds. Edgewood is 7-of-16 (44 percent) from the field, and Orleans is 9-of-23 (39 percent). MUSTANGS 23, BULLDOGS 22

SOUTH PIKE basketball

South’s Erik Fromm blocks the shot of Pike’s Marquis Teague during the Panthers’ 66-55 win against the Red Devils. Chris Howell | Herald-Times

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