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Boys basketball: Pirates, Bulldogs post Saturday wins

Feb. 5—GREENSBURG — The Pirates hosted Jac-Cen-Del for a Saturday afternoon game due to the girls basketball sectional final that evening. Greensburg used a big second half to rally to a 59-45 victory over the Eagles.

Greensburg moves to 13-6 while JCD falls to 9-10.

The Pirates held a slim 10-9 lead after the first eight minutes. JCD outscored the Pirates by four points in the second quarter to lead 24-21 at the half.

Greensburg turned things around in the second half, starting with a 14-9 run in the third quarter to take a 35-33 lead. Greensburg doubled up the Eagles 24-12 in the fourth quarter to pull away to the 59-45 victory.

Jack McKinsey led the way for the Pirates in the scoring column with a game-high 25 points. Bradley Lutz added 13 points and Drew Busick scored 12 points. Justin Adkins had six points. Addison Barnes-Pettit scored two points and Reece Beaver hit a free throw for one point.

Lutz pulled down a team-high eight rebounds. McKinsey finished with five rebounds. Lutz also had a team-high five assists. Lutz and Adkins both had three steals to lead the Pirates.

For JCD, Comer finished with 13 points followed by White 12 points, Kohlman 11 points, Dwenger seven points and Borgman two points.

Greensburg returns to the hardwood Thursday against Madison. This is a new date due to the Lady Pirates playing in the regional at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Batesville

MADISON — The Batesville Bulldogs hit the road for a third straight game, heading to Madison Saturday afternoon. Batesville trailed at the end of each of the first three quarters, but rallied to knock off the Cubs 53-49.

Batesville improves to 12-5 on the season. Madison drops to 6-12.

Batesville outscored the Cubs 23-12 in the fourth quarter to rally for the win.

Batesville had three players score in double figures, led by the 16 points of Jack Grunkemeyer. Cade Kaiser was next for Batesville with 13 points. Sam Johnson finished with 10 points.

Grunkemeyer and Johnson both pulled down five rebounds to lead the Bulldogs.

Defensively, the Bulldogs were credited with 12 steals on the day. Grunkemeyer had a team-high three, while Trenten Luers, Gus Prickel, Kaiser and Johnson each had two.

Batesville host Rushville (3-15) Thursday.

Scores

EIAC

Batesville 53, Madison 49

Columbus North 56, East Central 44

Franklin County 52, Edinburgh 48

Greensburg 59, Jac-Cen-Del 45

MHC

Alexandria 62, Morristown 44

Franklin County 52, Edinburgh 48

Indian Creek 59, Hauser 51

South Decatur 69, Rising Sun 58

Waldron 60, Tri 56

Contact Aaron Kirchoff at aaron.kirchoff@greensburgdailynews.com