The Batesville Bulldogs 8th Grade Basketball defeated The Milan Indians 43-33.Batesville improves to 7-4Score by quarters: 1st Bville 12, Milan 9; 2nd Bville 18, Milan 17; 3rd Bville 27, Milan 23; 4th Bville 43, Milan 33.Batesville Individual scoring: Seth Gausman 13; Colt Meyer 9; Brayden Linkel 2; Bill Lynam 2; Dempsy Bohman 9; and Jake Cruse 5.“Milan fought hard and kept it close throughout the game. Our boys had to learn to fight back and step up to the physical challenge, which they did. I think we took a step forward in learning how to win the mental and physical game.”- Bulldogs Coach Chris Bradford.After 4 tough losses in a row, the Batesville 7th Grade Boys team snapped their losing streak, defeating the Milan Indians on Thursday night 43-41.With the score tied 41 to 41, and 8.5 seconds to go in the game, Calvin Sherwood made a great steal and after securing the ball got it to Alex Siefert. Siefert then found Mason Barker on the other end of the court with no one around him. With 1 second left, Barker put up a shot and it went in as the buzzer sounded, giving the Bulldogs a dramatic victory.It was an up and down game for both teams, as Batesville jumped out to a 13 to 0 lead at the end of the first quarter and took an 18 to 9 lead into halftime. The second half was a far different story as Milan held a 5 point lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. The 4th quarter went back and forth, but the Bulldogs were able to come away with a hard fought win.The 7th Grade Bulldogs improve their record 4 and 7 on the year.Batesville’s next games will be on December 29th when they compete in the Crosstown Classic. The Bulldogs will play the first game at 9am when they take on Benjamin Rush Middle School and their 2nd game will be at 1:20 pm against Jennings County. Should Batesville win those games, they would play in the Championship game at 3:30 against the winner of Pool B which consists of St. Louis, Connersville and North Decatur. All of these games will be at Batesville Middle School.Score By Quarter:Milan: 1st- 0, 2nd-9, 3rd-19, 4th-13 Total Points-41Batesville: 1st-13, 2nd-5, 3rd-5, 4th-20 Total Points-43Individual Scoring: Mason Barker: 2FG-4, 3FG-2, FT-0 for 0, Total-14; Calvin Sherwood: 2FG-3, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-6; RJ Powell: 2FG-3, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-6; Bristol Davies: 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-2; Ethan Brewer: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 2, Total-1; Damon Grieshop: 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-2; Pros Moorman: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; Trey Peters: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 2, Total-1; Matthew Meyer: 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-4; Jaden Peetz: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; Nathan Villani: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; Alex Siefert: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; and Austin Cornn: 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-3 for 4, Total-7.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Luke Williams.
Ian Mcgeechan celebrates with physio Craig White after winning the third Lions test against South Africa (2009)Ian McGeechan weighed a puny 10½ st when he made his Headingley debut in 1964 and he was once mistaken for someone’s son when boarding the Yorkshire team bus. Yet is there a bigger giant of the game? writes deputy editor Alan Pearey.The Scottish Yorkshireman went on seven Lions tours, four of them as head coach, and produced the blueprint on which all tours of length should be based: one team, one goal, one hell of an experience. His tactical powers, as illustrated on his favourite Lions tour of 1997 when he nullified Henry Honiball, have always stood him above the rest. But his strength of will was also exceptional: he was a terrific cricketer and once, batting at eight, he defied a table-topping attack for 38 overs to earn a crucial draw for his team. Only four runs were scored in that time.The subject of his Carnegie College dissertation, the invincible 1967 New Zealand team, tells you that his analytical mind was ticking from a young age. But it took a picture of Jonathan Davies defending against a wall of All Blacks in 1988 to reinforce his principle of the ‘cone’ attack, which shaped his thinking for the next two decades. Northampton, Wasps, Scotland and the Lions were the main beneficiaries.He says the best advice he ever got came from a teacher at college. “After 20 years, make sure you’ve got 20 years’ experience, not one year’s experience that you’ve repeated 20 times.”Despite some repetition, McGeechan’s story is told with customary panache by Stephen Jones, and the fact Geech has so few unkind words to say – David Burcher, Will Carling, Laurie Mains and Brand Haskell may beg to differ – is a reflection of his forgiving nature. He will soon be back!RW RATING 5/5 Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. BUY IT AT: amazon.co.uk RRP: £18.99 PUBLISHER: Simon & SchusterGot a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email firstname.lastname@example.orgThis article appeared in the December 2009 issue of Rugby World MagazineDo you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipc LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS