Defense and team play leads Breds over Deming Thursday 71-62
The 38th District became more confusing Thursday night as the Harrison County Thorobreds travelled to Mt. Olivet and beat Deming 71-62.
Deming defeated Pendleton County last week and Pendleton County defeated Harrison County the week before which leads to the opinion that the district championship is up for grabs.
The Thorobreds led from the early going as they followed the good start they had against Brossart Tuesday night with another fast start on Thursday. The Breds led by as many as 13 points on more than one occasion in the second quarter.
Coach Mike Reitz was pleased with the effort and especially pleased with the Breds free throw accuracy. After learning of the 17 of 21 performance from the line, the veteran coach noted, “We have been working on the mental aspect of foul shooting when we practice. It sure paid off tonight.”
Caleb Ford led Harrison County with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Dillon Pulliam hit for 16 scoring both from long range and off the boards. The Breds also had 12 points from the scoring guard position as Nick Slucher and Jordan Stubbs combined for double figures.
1991 regional champions to be
honored at Feb. 18 basketball game
The Harrison County High School 1991 regional champs will be honored Friday, Feb. 18, during the Montgomery County game.
There will be a reception for the players, cheerleaders, coaches and support staff as well as a video tribute to the Thorobreds. There will also be videos of the 37th District and 10th Region championship games. Recognition of the participants will be during the game intermission of the junior varsity and varsity contests.
Cheerleaders were Kristin Currans, Casey Spring, Rachel Ware, Amy English, Nickie Fryman, Lisa English, Candida Clifford, Maria Kuster, Jenny Swinford, Shelley Northcutt, Amy Sims, Nancy Judy, Sarah Smith, and Stacy Currans. Stat people were Amber Cooper, Jan Leigh Fuller, Erin Wright and Amy Castle. Aaron Buis was the student trainer with managers Jeff Witajewski, Jeffrey Sowder, Chad White and Bryan Witajewski. The players were Darryl Cole, Jerry Fogle, Brad Allison, Johnny Mac Dawson, Chris Reffett, Jody Crump, Chris Stone, Dan Furnish, Shon Walker, Kris Reitz and Kevin Morrison.
Faye Thornton was the cheer coach. Mike Reitz was the head coach assisted by Lee Kendall and David Case. Joyce Clifford was principal of the high school in 1990-91 and Gary Dearborn was athletic director.
The cheerleaders were winners of the best pom and K Pep awards in the 10th Region competition with Lisa English and Sarah Smith named All Region. Kris Reitz, Fogle and Morrison were on the All Region Team, and Reffett and Crump were named Junior All Stars. Dr. George Paul Hehr was the superintendent of schools during the 1990-91 school year.
Harrison freshmen defeat Mason
to advance to finals
Harrison County freshmen Thorobreds defeated Mason County, 50-49, in the semi-finals of the 10th Region freshmen tournament Tuesday night in Winchester. The win qualifies Harrison County to compete in the championship game at 7 p.m. Thursday in the George Rogers Clark gym in Winchester.
Grant Carr led the Thorobreds with 20 points for the night as Dr. Stephen Moses’ team qualified to defend the championship won last year by this year’s sophomores. Bishop Brossart will be the opponent on Thursday evening.
38th District pairings set, opens on
Feb. 21 at Harrison County
The Harrison County Fillies and Thorobreds will open the 38th District Tournament facing Nicholas County on Monday, Feb. 21. The girls’ game will start on Monday at 6:15 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow 25 minutes after the floor and bench area are cleared from the first game.
The game times will be the same on Tuesday night, Feb. 22, when the teams from Deming and Pendleton County square off.
The winners will advance to the championship games, the girls on Thursday at 7:30 and the boys on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Deming High School is the tournament host school and all games will be played at Harrison County. Admission for each night will be $6 with no passes accepted except the tournament passes as agreed upon by the 10th Region athletic directors. Harrison County will provide the announcer, timers and scorers for each game. WCYN radio will broadcast all games. There will be no musical instruments, except for the participating schools’ pep bands, artificial noisemakers or confetti allowed for the tournament.