Warriors Pull out 80-76 Victory Over County Rival Austin

Scottsburg (1-0) at Austin (0-1)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Whenever a team opens a basketball season there is some "pressure" and expectation to start the campaign well.  Add to this a heated county rivalry, a road affair in Mid-Southern Conference play and a series that dates back 133 games, you might be asking a little too much for a season debut.

But that was the case on Wednesday night when in a packed Austin High School gym the visiting Scottsburg Warriors defeated the host Austin Eagles 80-76 in a pulsating affair that went right down to the final seconds.  Junior swingman Nick Sebastiao led the Warriors with 25 points and freshman forward Hayden Cutter had 24 including 19 in a huge second half.  The Eagles were led by sharp shooting senior guard Drew Buhr who had a game high 38 points including 21 in the first half.

This 134th meeting of these Scott County rivals more than lived up to expectations.

The game started off fast for both teams as the Warriors built a 11-4 margin before some full court pressure bothered Scottsburg as they took a 24-20 lead at the end of the stanza.  Sebastiao had 12 points and Buhr 11 respectively to pace their squads.

The second quarter saw Austin go on a 9-3 run to grab a 29-27 lead and they expanded that margin by as many as seven points, taking a 43-36 edge with 1:55 to go until the half.  The Warriors however, closed with a flurry and trailed 43-40 at intermission.  Austin outscored Scottsburg 23-16.  Buhr continue his hot shooting with 10 points while the Warriors were led by sophomore guard Treyton Owens with five.

The second half showed Scottsburg starting quickly on an 8-0 run to go ahead 48-43 with just under six minutes remaining in the quarter.  Austin took the lead back 51-50 at the 3:05 mark before a pair of 3's and a lay in by Cutter gave the Warriors a 58-52 advantage.  Austin responded with a three pointer and Cutter scored again on a lay in at the buzzer as Scottsburg took a 60-55 margin heading into the final period.   The Warriors outscored the Eagles 20-12 in the third quarter as Austin had three 3-pointers and two free throws.  Buhr was limited to five points while Cutter exploded for 11 on mostly strong post moves and Sebastiao had nine, including two trifectas.

Sebastiao picked up his fourth foul early in the 4th quarter and after a trey by Buhr the Eagles trailed 60-58 with 6:49 to play.  The Warriors led 70-65 after lay ins by Cutter and senior guard Mitchell Prince with just under 4:00.   But the Eagles came right to tie the game at 70-70 near the 3:00 mark.  Sebastiao reentered the game only to foul out moments later with the scored tied at 72-72.  Austin took its last lead of the game after a pair of free throws at 74-72 with 2:31 to play.  From that point on senior guard Jimmy Neace made a pair of free throws to tie the game at 74-74 at 1:55 to play and after the Warriors forced the Eagles into a turnover, Cutter converted on two more from the charity stripe to give Scottsburg the lead back at 76-74 with 1:48 to go.  After an empty Eagles possession, Neace made one of two free throws at 1:29 to play before Austin made two free throws at the 1:00 mark to pull back within two points at 77-76.  It would be that last scoring of the game for Austin.

Senior guard Patrick Lincoln scored his only two points in the game coming with 35 seconds to play on a strong inside move after the Warriors fought off full court pressure from Austin.  The most important possession of the game had Scottsburg  taking a 79-76 lead.  After a miss by Austin, Neace was fouled and made one of two free throws as the Warriors hung on for a 80-76 win.   Austin outscored Scottsburg 21-20 in the final period.

Neace had 10 points making three key free throws down the stretch.  Prince had nine points, with six coming in the final quarter and was a huge key defensively while also distributing the ball inside getting his teammates say looks.  Owens had eight points while sophomore guard Noah Smith scored two points.  Lincoln's two points were arguably the most important of the game.  For the game the Warriors were 16-26 from the free throw line and made six 3-point field goals.

Buhr had seven two pointers and six trifectas to go along with six free throws for his 38 points.  Senior guard Ethan Bequeret had 12 points for the Eagles.  Austin made 11 three pointers and were 17-21 from the Charity stripe.

Scottsburg, 1-0 overall and 1-0 MSC, plays at Eastern Pekin on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in another MSC encounter.  Austin, 0-1 overall and 0-1 MSC, plays at Southwestern on Saturday, Nov. 24.

WARRIOR NOTES:  This was the 100th victory in this rivalry for Scottsburg and the series now stands at 100-34 in favor of the Warriors and 20-8 in the past 30 years. . . Scottsburg third year head coach Brent Jameson has never lost on the Eagles floor winning his opening MSC game there during the 2016-17 season;  winning a Scott County Tournament game last December versus Orleans; and then Wednesday nights affair with Austin.  All three victories went down to the final seconds.

--Arnie Sgalio

Scottsburg Scoring: Sebastiao 25, Cutter 24, Neace 10, Prince 9, Owens 8, Lincoln 2, Smith 2

Austin Scoring: Buhr 38, Bequeret 12, Rainey 6, Bruce 5, Hargrave 5, Hollan 3, Stidam 3, Mosier 2, Gwin 2

JV Score: Scottsburg 60 - Austin 35

2FG Shooting: Scottsburg 23-35, Austin 13-29

3FG Shooting: Scottsburg 6-17, Austin 11-32.

FT Shooting: Scottsburg 16-26, Austin 17-21


Scottsburg (5-2) at Brownstown Central (5-3)

Friday, November 23, 2018

WARRIORETTE SCORING: Mays 23, Watson 12, Clancy 9, Brewster 8, Zellers 6

BROWNSTOWN SCORING: Benter 17, Schroer 14, Hehman 13, Garland 8, Farmer 2, Klinge 2

JV Score: Scottsburg 42- Brownstown Central 41

Kady Clancy's 3-pointer sends the game to overtime at Brownstown Central


Scottsburg (6-2) at Christian Academy (0-6)

Monday, November 26, 2018

WARRIORETTE SCORING: Clancy 15, Stagnolia 11, Mays 10, McGlothlin 6, Zellers 5, Hargrave 4, Mayer 4, Brewster 3, Barger 2, Beswick 2, Jones 2

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SCORING: #1 5, #3 8, #14 4, #22 2


Scottsburg (2-0) at Eastern (Pekin) (1-1)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

After a close road win last week against rival Austin, the Scottsburg Warriors boys basketball team felt like they needed to "tighten up" some things defensively heading into Tuesday's matchup with the Eastern Musketeers.

The Warriors apparently did that and then some forcing numerous turnovers and defensive rebounds fueling their fast break, posting a 109-51 Mid-Southern Conference victory on the road in Pekin.  The win moves Scottsburg to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in MSC play while the loss dropped Eastern to 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the MSC.

Some six Warrior players scored in double figures led by sophomore guard Treyton Owens with 27.  Senior guard Mitchell Prince had 17, followed by senior guard Jimmy Neace and freshman forward Hayden Cutter with 16;  junior swingman Nick Sebastiao with 13 and sophomore guard Ryan Gibson with 11 points.  Sophomore guard Noah Smith also contributed nine points.  The Musketeers were led by junior guard Rhett Pennington who had game high honors with 29 points including nine three's setting a single game Eastern record.  Pennington made five of his trifectas in the final period.

"Our team really worked hard in practice to clean some things up defensively," said third year head coach Brent Jameson.  "It showed in our transition offense off turnovers and rebounds as we were unselfish, looking for the open man.  Treyton Owens had an excellent night not forcing his shot, getting into the flow and going hard to the basket.  Jimmy Neace set the tone early defensively for us. Mitchell was steady as usual. All of our guys did an excellent job of getting a body on someone when rebounding, especially Nick and Hayden.  Happy about the balance of our play and the contributions of some of our younger guys, such as Ryan Gibson and Noah Smith."

The first quarter had Scottsburg holding a 14-7 lead at the 4:44 mark, and by the time the quarter was complete the Warriors had gone on a 17-5 run to take a commanding 31-12 edge as Owens scored 16 points.

The second quarter had Scottsburg only allowing Eastern five points while scoring 23 and taking a 54-17 advantage into the intermission.  Cutter paced the Warriors with eight points in the quarter.

The third period had Prince hitting two trifectas early on as he would net 10 points in the stanza while Sebastiao went to work inside on the glass for nine.  Scottsburg outscored Eastern 31-7 in the period as the Musketeers had two 3's by Pennngton and one free throw and didn't score a two-point bucket.  The Warriors led 85-24 after three quarters.

The final period was high scoring with Eastern netting 27 points behind Pennington's 17 point fourth quarter which included five three-pointers.  Scottsburg had 23 to close out its 109 for the game.

Scottsburg plays its home opener on Friday night, Nov. 30 at historic Meyer Gym against MSC foe Charlestown at 7:30 p.m.  Eastern plays Friday, Nov. 30 at West Washington at 7:30 p.m.

WARRIOR NOTES:  The 109 points was the first time Scottsburg has scored over 100 points since the 2004-5 season and most points scored since the 2000-2001 campaign. . .The Scottsburg junior varsity team upped its record to 2-0 with a 61-35 victory over the Eastern JV in the preliminary game.

--Arnie Sgalio

WARRIOR SCORING: Owens 27, Prince 17, Cutter 16, Neace 16, Sebastiao 13, Gibson 11, Smith 9

EASTERN (PEKIN) SCORING: Pennington 29, Coats 5, Adamson 5, Gonzalez 4, Branaman 4, Chism 2, Walton 2

JV SCORE: Scottsburg (2-0) 61 - Eastern 35


Scottsburg (7-2) at Corydon Central (6-4)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

WARRIORETTES SCORING: Mays 19, Brewster 18, Zellers 14, Watson 8, Stagnolia 2

CORYDON CENTRAL SCORING: DSchmitt 15, #12 15, Fessel 7, #21 4, Harbaugh 3, #22 2

JV SCORE: Scottsburg 49 - Corydon Central 32


Charlestown (1-2) at Scottsburg (3-0)

Utilizing defensive pressure and a balanced scoring attack, the Scottsburg Warriors made it three straight victories by posting a 63-46 Mid-Southern Conference decision Friday night against the Charlestown Pirates at historic Meyer Gym.

Freshman forward Hayden Cutter led Scottsburg with 19 points, and was joined in double figure scoring by senior guard Jimmy Neace with 16 including five three-balls and sophomore guard Treyton Owens with 12 points.  The visitors were paced by junior guard Caleb Brown with 12 and junior forward Bo Braunecker with 11 points respectively.

Scottsburg is 3-0 overall and in MSC play while Charlestown dropped to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in MSC action.

"I was proud of our defensive effort," said Scottsburg head coach Brent Jameson.  "Near the midway point of the first quarter until halftime we held our opponent to seven points.  We weren't happy with our start in the second half but Charlestown made a strong run to get back into the game.  I thought our team grew up a lot in this win to hold an opponent off and regain control of the game.  Hayden was strong again inside and makes such good decisions when he has the ball.  Jimmy has been shooting the ball fantastic.  Overall a solid team effort."

The "Pressure Cooker" lived up to its name as the Warriors held the Pirates to just 14 points in the first half, including a four-point second quarter.   Charlestown opened the game with a 7-6 lead but then back to back three's by senior guard Mitchell Prince and Neace put the Warriors up 10-7 and gave them a lead they would never relinquish.  Scottsburg would finish the first quarter on a 9-3 run, highlighted by sophomore guard Ryan Gibson's trifecta at the buzzer to give the Warriors a 19-10 lead.

Owens and junior forward Nick Sebastiao both got buckets to start the second quarter and Charleston hammered a trey of its own to make the score 23-13 at the 5:20 mark, but Scottsburg would close out the remaining time on a 10-1 run, ending with a Neace three-ball at the buzzer for a 33-14 halftime margin.

The third quarter had Charlestown going on a 9-0 run to cut the Warrior lead to 33-23 with 6:20 to go.  But Scottsburg got control of the game with an 18-9 run to end the quarter led by three trifectas by Neace to give the Warriors 51-32 advantage.  

The final period had Cutter scoring the first eight points on three strong post moves and a smooth baseline jumper as the Warriors extended its lead to 59-37, with 5:20 to play. Cutter scored 10 points in the final stanza to pace Scottsburg.

All told Scottsburg turned Charlestown over 16 times while committing 13.   The visiting Pirates outscored the Warriors 32-30 in the second half.  

Also scoring for the Warriors were Sebastiao with seven points;  Prince with six and Gibson with three.  All told the Warriors used nine players in its rotation on the court.

Next up for Scottsburg is a date with MSC powerhouse Brownstown at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7 in Meyer Gym.  Charlestown hosts 2A Henryville on Dec. 4.

WARRIOR NOTES:  The Warrior JV team also won its third straight game, a 44-27 victory at home against Charlestown. . .

Arnie Sgalio

WARRIOR SCORING: Cutter 19, Neace 16, Owens 12, Sebastiao 7, Prince 6, Gibson 3

CHARLESTOWN SCORING: Brown 12, Braunecker 11

JV SCORE: Scottsburg 44 - Charlestown 27


Charlestown (5-3) at Scottsburg (8-2)

WARRIORETTE SCORING: Mays 21, Zellers 20, Watson 8, Brewster 5

CHARLESTOWN SCORING: Watson 16, Matthews 15, P. Crace 8, King 2, Cochran 1

JV SCORE: Scottsburg 51 - Charlestown 31

Photos by Alex Grace of Graceful Images


Shawe Memorial (3-6) at Scottsburg (9-2)

WARRIORETTE SCORING: Mays 24, Zellers 14, Clancy 10, Brewster 6, Mayer 4, Jones 3, Watson 3, Beswick 2, Hargrave 2, Stagnolia 2, McGlothlin 1

SHAWE MEMORIAL SCORING: Grote 18, Hill 6, Leatherman 4, McAllister 1

JV SCORE: Scottsburg 28 - Floyd Central 17

Warriorettes Zoe Zellers with the offensive rebound and putback for 2 of her 14 points in the 71-29 victory over Shawe.


New Albany (2-7) at Scottsburg (10-2)

WARRIORETTE SCORING: Mays 23, Clancy 12, Brewster 10, Watson 4, McGlothlin 2, Stagnolia 2, Zellers 2

NEW ALBANY SCORING: Willis 12, Case 6, Hunter 6, Burke 5, Douglas 4, Roland 4, Jackson 2, ?? 2

JV SCORE: Scottsburg 51 - New Albany 36.

Warriorettes Defeat Rival Austin 54-44 in a Classic County Shootout

Austin (6-3) at Scottsburg (4-2)

Warriorette Scoring: Mays 23, Zellers 18, Brewster 6, Watson 3, Clancy 2, Jones 2

Austin Scoring: Law 18, Coomer 8, Igleheart 6, Cole 4, Kimberlin 4, Beck 2, Satterwhite 2

JV Score: Austin 44- Scottsburg 43


Brownstown Central (3-0) at Scottsburg (3-1)

The Brownstown Braves used a stingy defense and a balanced offense to grab a road win beating the Scottsburg Warriors 57-35 on Friday night in a Mid-Southern Conference affair from historic Meyer Gym.

The loss was the first of the season for Scottsburg, now 3-1 overall and in MSC play.  Brownstown improved its record to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the MSC.

The Braves were led by senior guard Michael Boshears who had a game high 18 points and senior forward Issac Johnson who had 13.  The Warriors were led by freshman forward Hayden Cutter with 9 points and sophomore guard Treyton Owens with 7 points.

The game started slowly for both teams as Brownstown ended the first quarter leading 12-9.  But the second quarter was all Braves as they limited the Warriors to just two free throws, jumping out to a 28-11 advantage and a lead they would never relinquish.

The third quarter had Brownstown going on an early 11-0 run, to take a 39-11 edge before senior guard Jimmy Neace hit a 3-pointer.  But the damage had been done and the Braves expanded its lead to 47-20, outscoring the Warriors 19-9 in the quarter.

The fourth quarter saw the Warriors get some transition scoring and out pointed the Braves 15-10 to close out the game.

"I was disappointed with our play in the first two-and-a-half quarters," said Scottsburg head coach Brent Jameson.  "We didn't execute what we had worked on in practice.  Brownstown dictated the pace of play and our shot selection was terrible.  I was pleased with our effort and getting back to our style of play starting midway thru the third quarter and in the fourth quarter.  This is a tough lesson for our kids but we need to continue to work hard and improve."

Scottsburg will host 2A Providence on Saturday (Dec. 8), while Brownstown will also host a non-league opponent in 2A South Ripley on Saturday.

Warrior Notes:  The Scottsburg JV team dropped its first game of the season losing to Brownstown 51-43...The 1968-69 Warrior team that went 20-0 in the regular season making it all the way to Semi-State 50 years ago and posting a 25-1 record was honored between the JV and varsity game.  The nickname "Pressure Cooker" was coined by a Louisville sports writer after watching this Warrior team play during the 68-69 campaign led by coach Barley.

SCOTTSBURG SCORING: Cutter 9, Owens 7,


JV SCORE: Brownstown Central 51 - Scottsburg 43


Silver Creek (7-4) at Scottsburg (11-2)

Saturday, December 8, 2018

WARRIORETTE SCORING: Brewster 14, Clancy 11, Mays 10, Zellers 10, Jones 2, Watson 2

SILVER CREEK SCORING: J. Emly 21, Kirchgessner 8, Rooney 6, Balz 5, K. Emly 3, Wright 2

JV SCORE: Silver Creek 49 - Scottsburg 41


Providence (2-1) at Scottsburg (4-1)

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Utilizing a hard nosed defense and a big scoring second half, the Scottsburg Warriors defeated the visiting 2A Providence Pioneers, 67-47 in a non-conference affair in historic Meyer Gym Saturday night (Dec. 8).

The victory moved Scottsburg to 4-1 overall, 3-1 in MSC games, while Providence dropped to 2-1 overall.

The Warriors were paced in scoring by two seniors, forward Jimmy Neace and guard Mitchell Prince with 19 and 18 points respectively.  The two combined to score 30 points points in the second half to blow open a tough defensive game.   Junior forward Nick Sebastiao also pitched in 15 points to the Warrior cause.  Providence was led by junior forward Austin Grantz with 18 points while junior guard Sterling Huber netted 16 for the Pioneers.

"I was extremely proud of our team tonight," said third year head mentor Brent Jameson.  "We took a big step in our program coming back after a disappointing loss to Brownstown Central the night before.  Providence was rested having a week since its last game.  Tonight our defense was solid and in the second half shots starting falling. Both Mitchell and Jimmy really played off each other leading us to a big second half.  I was pleased with the defensive effort of our entire team, especially sophomore guard Ryan Gibson who gave us some key minutes of playing time.  He took some charges and had four rebounds."

The game started slowly with Providence holding a 13-9 lead after the first quarter.  Both teams were stone cold from the field while defense dominated.  The second quarter had Scottsburg outscoring their guests 11-8 but the Pioneers would head into the locker room with a fragile 21-20 lead.

The third quarter was all Scottsburg as both Neace and Prince went to work, scoring   19 of the Warriors 25 points in the period.  Prince had 7 including a three ball, while Neace had 12, all via 4 trifectas, with his last dagger at the buzzer to give Scottsburg a commanding 45-33 advantage after three quarters.  All told the Warriors outscored the Pioneers 25-12 in the game changing stanza.

The final period opened with Prince and sophomore guard Treyton Owens combining for 7 points putting the Warriors up 19 at 52-33 with 6:06 to play.  Prince and Sebastiao continued their solid work on the offensive end scoring 9 and 7 points in the quarter respectively, as the Warrior lead swelled to 20.  Scottsburg outscored Providence 22-14 in the final quarter.

Statistically speaking, the Warriors were 21-of-52 from the floor for 40%; 8-of-23 behind the 3-point line for 33% and 17-of-24 from the charity stripe for 71%.   Scottsburg out rebounded the Pioneers 37-32 while forcing 19 turnovers and committing 15.   The Warriors limited Providence to 38% from the field and 22% from the 3-point line.

Rounding out the scoring for Scottsburg, Owens had 7; freshman forward Hayden Cutter 6 and Gibson 2 points.  Prince was 8-of-10 from the free throw line and led the team with 4 assists.  Neace had a game high 3 steals and also added 3 assists.  Sebastiao had a team high 8 rebounds while Owens grabbed 7 boards.

The Warriors next game is Friday, Dec. 14 at Corydon Central in an important MSC affair.

Warrior Notes:  The Scottsburg JV team beat Providence 54-40 and is now 4-1 for coach Dustin Marshall. . .The victory by the varsity moved the Warriors record to 40-28 all time against Providence and 15-12 in the last 30 seasons. . . The win avenged a 62-40 loss almost a year to the day to Providence. . .

SCOTTSBURG SCORING: Neace 19, Prince 18, Sebastiao 15, Owens 7, Cutter 6, Gibson 2

PROVIDENCE SCORING: Grantz 18, Huber 16

JV SCORE: Scottsburg 54 - Providence 40

Congratulations Sheryl Bonsett on your inclusion in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 2019 Women’s Induction Class to be honored on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Bonsett was a 1985 Indiana All-Star after totaling 1,011 points and 361 assists at Scottsburg under Hall of Fame coach Donna Cheatham. A four-year letterwinner on Warriorettes teams that were 71-12, she was a two-time team MVP, led the team in assists for three seasons and in steals two seasons. She averaged 17.3 points and 5.2 rebounds senior season and was a member of the Warriorettes’ 1983 regional championship team. In four years at Eastern Illinois University, she started 96 of 116 career games played, graduating 8th in program history with 1,012 points, 2nd in career assists with 435 and 5th in program history with 166 steals.



Mitchell (5-9) at Scottsburg (12-2)

WARRIORETTE SCORING: JMays 19, Zellers 19, Clancy 7, Stagnolia 5, Brewster 3, Barger 2, Jones 1, Mayer 1, McGlothlin 1

MITCHELL SCORING: Robbins 9, Sarver 6, Terrell 6, C. Blais 4, Shaff 3, J. Blais 2, Passmore 2, Bohnenkamp 1, Davis 1

JV SCORE: Scottsburg 41 - Mitchell 38.


Scottsburg (4-1) at Corydon Central (2-3)

Friday, December 14, 2018

GAME TIME: 7:30 pm ET.

COACHES: Brent Jameson, 16-38 in 3rd year at Scottsburg. Jamie Kolkmeier, 152-138 in 13th year at Corydon, 211-208 in 19th year overall.

SAGARIN RATINGS: Scottsburg, 75.67, 114th overall, 28th in 3A. Corydon, 61.72, 229th overall, 60th in 3A.

LAST OUTING: Scottsburg defeated Providence, 67-47. Corydon defeated Henryville, 65-57.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Scottsburg 11-11. Corydon 10-14.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Corydon, 15-14.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Corydon, 58-46.

LAST MEETING: Scottsburg, 51-50, Feb. 27, 2018, sectional.

PREDICTION: Scottsburg, 65-56.