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First eighth grade wins tourney Seconds only remained in a game that saw Jones battle back from a ten point disadvantage into a one point lead. Jones then scored on a rebound by Tom Elkins to defeat McCulloch 37-34. This was the thrilling end to the eighth grade ' s 12-3 season. Mr. Lowe, in his second straight year as the team ' s coach, led the eighth grade to an undefeated home schedule and the tournament title, two important preseason goals. Against Fairmount in the first home game of the season, Jones easily won 60-36. Jones led the whole game displaying tremendous offensive and defensive pressure. In the opening game of the tournament, Jones defeated McCulloch 47-38. The championship game matched Jones against Justice. Both teams came out tense and nervous. Jones then methodically pulled away on fast breaks and defense. Jones won easily 54-41 to win the city championship. Mr. Lowe stated simply after the game, " I feel great! That ' s all I can say. " Throughout the season Mr. Lowe started many players on the A-team. The players who started most often were: Rocky Adrianson, Todd Nukes, Stephen Dorsey, Tom Elkins, Sam Young, and Ron Peters. With the drastically changed schedule, Jones only lost to one new team: East Jay. Jones B-team was 2-2 on the year, including a season-ending win over McCulloch. The eighth graders were the only Jones team to win a basketball tourney. I EIGHTH GRADE BASKETBALL was FRONT ROW: (manager) Ezell Hudson, Toby McKaig, Tracy Theurer, Rex Kinch, Mike Mooney, Louis Bradshaw, (manager) Matt Patterson; BACK ROW: Coach Mr. Lowe, (manager) John George, Rocky Adrianson, Scott Wagoner, Ron Peters, Todd Nukes, Tommy Elkins, Craig Stace, Steve Dorsey, John Flanigan, (manager) Bryan Dawson. NOT PICTURED: Sam Young and Marc Rowe.
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s Team 31 Southern Wells 28 Logansport 62 Oak Hill 54 Muncie South 42 Justice 60 Mississinewa 63 Huntington Riverview 36 Muncie Central 48 McCulloch Tournament 42 McCulloch 64 Blackford County (overtime) 44 (overtime) 71 ■ ' FAR LEFT: Winford Patton, who came on to take a starting position after the Christmas holiday layoff, shoots for two points in a tourney game against McCulloch. Jones lost 42-44 in overtime. LEFT: Jeff Todd shoots for two points in a game that saw Jones win 48-41 over McCulloch. Jeff later went out to the high school to play reserve basketball for the Giants. ABOVE: Ronnie Williams shoots for two points in the morning game against McCulloch. Jones placed a surprising fourth in the freshmen tourney.
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LEFT: Sam Young (44) looks for someone to pass to during tourney win over McCulloch. The tournament was held at the Coliseum instead of being played at Jones to achieve a neutral court. BELOW: Rocky Adrianson (43) shoots against Justice in a home game while Tom Elkins looks on. Jones won 31-30. RIGHT: Todd Nukes (35) attempts a shot over Bennett defenders in a home game. Jones won 54-29. Jones Team 60 Fairmount 54 Southern Wells 56 J. C. Knight 40 East Jay 31 Justice 62 Mississinewa 46 Hartford City 49 Elwood 43 Anderson North 54 Bennett 43 Hunt. Riverview 31 Muncie McKinley 37 McCulloch Tournament 47 McCulloch 54 Justice Opp. 36 15 26 43 30 40 39 38 49 29 33 41 34 38 41
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