Sports in brief

Tom Richards takes a shot in Churubusco’s home opener. Justin Hunter

Gage Kelly shoots against a tall Adams Central team. Justin Hunter

Luke McClure drives the ball inside the arch in last week’s home opener. Justin Hunter

Jackson Paul drives the ball inside the paint against an Adams Central defender. Justin Hunter

Zane Burke passes the ball against a stiff Adams Central defense. Justin Hunter

Churubusco head coach Chris Paul shouts to his players across the court. Justin Hunter

Eli Foote shoots the ball beyond the arch in front of the Churubusco student section. Justin Hunter

The Churubusco student section celebrates after a three pointer is scored. Justin Hunter

BOYS BASKETBALL

Adams Central 55, Churubusco 54

CHURUBUSCO – A Churubusco player threw a shot beyond the arch for the win, but the ball didn’t go in as the buzzer sounded. Head coach Chris Paul argued that the shooter was fouled by a defender, but the referees saw the play differently.

Churubusco’s boys basketball team lost to Adams Central 55-54 in its season opener last week.

The Eagles were trailing for the majority of the game. The Jets built a 19-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Eagles stormed back in the later minutes of the first half and took its first lead of the game, 22-21. Adams Central took the lead back quickly and had a 26-22 lead at half.

The Eagles gained back a lead with Zane Burke’s layup with 2:30 remaining in the game. Luke McClure’s layup, and free throw gave the Eagles a three-point advantage with 1:14 left. Adams Central nailed a three-point shot, and took a one point lead with 33 seconds left.

A Churubusco player was fouled and had an opportunity to gain back the lead, but missed both free throws with 18 seconds remaining.

Jackson Paul led the Eagles with 22 points and three steals, while Gage Kelly followed with 12. Freshman Zane Burke led Churubusco with seven rebounds and four assists in his debut.

Woodlan 45, Churubusco 23

WOODBURN – Churubusco’s girls basketball team fell to Woodlan 45-23 last week.

Churubuco took an early 6-4 lead in the opening minutes, but it proved to be the last time the Lady Eagles had a lead.

Churubusco trailed 23-6 at half, and failed to make any shots in the second quarter. The Lady Eagles were outscored 18-4 in the third quarter, as the Lady Warriors cruised to a win.

Compiled by Justin Hunter

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