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Sunday, January 08, 2012

TVS Over Eaton
It was an electric atmosphere in the Twin Valley South gym this last Saturday night. Partly because they were playing their neighbors to the West – Eaton, who brought a lot of fans to the game. And partly because it was ‘black out’ night for South fans. The vocal TVS student section was filled floor to rafters with fans clad in black. The hometown team seemed to feed off of this emotion as they promptly went on an 11-2 run to start the game. Eaton took a time out to cool the Panthers, but were down 15-5 at the end of one quarter.

South played a zone for most of the night while Eaton started in man to man, switching to zone to stop the potent South post game. South did assign a defender to Eaton’s Cole French – Anthony Augspurger drew this task. French had scored 23 points the night before against Bellbrook, but against South he managed only 3. An impressive defensive showing for the freshman. South closed out the half strong and had a commanding 34-17 lead.

But a week earlier, Eaton had spotted Dixie a healthy halftime lead and had a furious fourth quarter where they held Dixie to 2 points and scored over 20 points to beat the Hounds. Coming out of the locker room South seemed to play a little sloppy and sure enough the Eagles began to chip away at their lead. Eaton had gone back to man to man and South was deliberately running their offense to slow down the game.

Starting guard Troy Innis hurt his leg in a scramble for the ball and had to leave the game for a few minutes in the fourth quarter. Things were not looking for the Panthers as Eaton had now gotten the lead down to single digits and with South bricking their foul shots, they seemed to have gained the momentum. The Eaton fans who had to sit on their hands the first 3 quarters came to life as their team positioned themselves for a comeback.

Coach Augspurger took a timeout, put Troy Innis back on the court and went to an aggressive man to man defense at the 4 minute mark. These changes woke up the lethargic team and they promptly derailed the Eaton comeback. Now the it was time for the Panther fans in black to make noise as South went work and scored baskets at a blistering pace. Johnny Meyers and Troy Innis combined to score almost all of South’s 19 fourth quarter points.

“We’ve still got to put together a full game,” noted Coach Augspurger afterwards, “we put together about 26 pretty good minutes tonight. We played very well in the first half, we adjusted to the fact that the officials were consistent and called a tight game – something we haven’t always done this season. On defense we did a lot of good things , Johnny Myers was great tonight – we had to ride on his back a little bit. All in all it was an excellent win for us. ”

…on the switch to man to man defense, “We had to do that because their other guys starting making shots. So we made the switch and I think that energized our kids. Plus Troy Innis had a cramp in his leg, he sat on the bench to get it taken care of and those extra minutes of rest refreshed him. He came on the court like a banshee and gave us a great two minutes; then Johnny Myers went crazy at the end – he seemed to grab every loose rebound and did the things that Johnny always does.

…on the loud crowd, “I thought our student body was awesome tonight. They did a great job, I just want to see them keep coming back. When the community is supporting the team, it can be a lot of fun. “

Scoring for TVS: Augspurger 7, Cole 5, Cottingim 8, Green 4, Innis 14, Myers 24.

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