After county hoops wins, girls fall to Rushville on road

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Pendleton - Pendleton Heights won twice to take fifth place in last week’s Madison County Tournament, but later dropped a game at Rushville.

On Monday, Jan. 13, the Arabians pounded Liberty Christian 73-23, as they led 28-2 after the first quarter and 48-10 at halftime.

The Arabians beat Frankton the next night 60-30. PH held the Eagles to single digits in each of the first three quarters and led 32-13 at the half and 50-16 after three.

However, Rushville defeated the visiting Arabians 49-41 Saturday, Jan. 18. PH (11-5) led the Class 3A-fifth ranked Lions through three quarters and by as many as 14 points. Freshman Sam Hammel scored 13 points to lead the Arabians.

PH was to play Westfield Thursday, Jan. 16, but that was postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 4. That now becomes senior night. The Arabians played at Jay County Tuesday, Jan. 21 (after press time), and host Connersville Saturday, Jan. 24.

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