Southport High School Athletics
Volume 7 - February 2017
Next up, the team traveled to Fort Wayne to take on Snider. The team took a two point lead into halftime but a rough third quarter caused the Cards to fall behind. They weren't able to dig out of that hole in the fourth and lost this road game.
Up next, the Cards faced Brownsburg in the Fiedlhouse. This one was entertaining. Many lead changes allowed the Cards to take the lead into half and extend it in the third. The Bulldogs fought back and tied the game. Fans received "free basketball" in the form of overtime. Both teams scored four points in overtime forcing a second overtime. The Cards wound up losing this one but the fans were extremely proud of the grit the team displayed.
Warren Central was ranked #2 in the state when the visited the Fieldhouse. They looked every bit the part. Turnovers plagued the Cards and this one got away from them.
Conference Indiana opponent Terre Haute South was next. The Cards fought off some hot shooting by the Braves in the first half. They made a game of it late by overcoming a large deficit. The boys forced overtime when Chaz Hinds backed his defender down for a lay up. In overtime it looked as though the Cards didn't have enough. They were down four with little time remaining. In desperation, Dylan Davidson took a corner three while falling out of bounds. He made the shot with 1.7 seconds remaining. All the Braves needed to do was inbound the ball. An errant pass gave the Cards one more chance at it. The play was drawn up. Ryan Lezon through the ball to Brevin Jefferson who jumped as high as he could and released the shot over his defender. He made it as the buzzer sounded and the Cards came away with the win.
The Panthers from Evansville Reitz came back to the Fieldhouse. They were looking to avenge loses from the last two seasons. The Cards limited turnovers against the Panthers' infamous 1-2-2 defense and took a three point lead into halftime. The Panthers came back in the third quarter and seized the lead. The Cards fought back in the fourth and gave the fans in attendance another exciting ending. Defense kept the game close. Dut Mabok had a key block and save that gave the Cards another possession. Down one and with 6.8 seconds remaining Brevin Jefferson was fouled. He sank both free throws and took the lead. The Panthers brought the ball across half court but it was tipped from behind by Ryan Lezon and Jason Dockery. Brian Miller recovered the lose ball and the clock expired. The Cards won again!
The boys traveled to Lawrence Central to round out the regular season. Brian Miller's hot hand continued in the 1st quarter but the team struggled the rest of the game. They lost this game leading into sectional week.
The Cards received a first round bye in the sectional and will play the winner of Roncalli and Perry Meridian on Friday, March 3rd. Join us at Decatur central High School on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Boys & Girls Swimming & Diving
The boys traveled to Ben Davis this month to round out their season prior to the state tournament.
The boys traveled to Franklin Community for the sectional. In points the team finished fourth overall, ahead of six other teams. In events, the boys showed up in force. Cards broke school records and swam personal bests in nearly every event. The team advanced swimmers to the finals in 11 out of 12 events.
The 200 Medley Relay team of Drew Reinke, Fritz Laut, Drew Shellenberger, and Jake Hemphill advanced to the IUPUI Natatorium for the State meet. Laut and Shellenberger advanced as individuals in the 100 breaststroke and 500 freestyle respectively.
The semi-state was the following weekend in New Castle. Chad Rothwell and Brett Wright represented Southport well.
Cardinal Student Athletes
Keaton Moore, CJ Wood, and Micah Walker were selected to the IFCA Academic All-State team. Great job on the field and in the classroom!
Thank you to all of the Southport High School athletic supporters. We appreciate each and every one of you. Go Cards!