The Pennant

Boys Basketball: Kingsmen defense handcuffs Jimtown

Penn High’s Boys Basketball Team turned in one of its best defensive efforts of the season as the Kingsmen rolled past Jimtown, 60-37, on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Jimtown is the third opponent this season that the Kingsmen have held to less than 40 points (Penn beat Concord 66-37 and beat Bremen 79-38).
“I thought we played excellent defense throughout the game,” Penn Head Coach Al Rhodes said. “We played together well on offense and had a strong rebounding performance!”
Penn’s relentless defense harassed Jimtown into 36 percent shooting, and forced the Jimmies into 16 turnovers. Penn outscored the Jimmies 24-8 in points off of turnovers.
Penn’s efficient offense delivered 18 assists, while limiting Jimtown to one assist.
Noah Applegate powered the Kingsmen with a double-double – 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Drew Lutz scored 18 points and dished out seven assists.
Penn outrebounded Jimtown 35-18, including a 14-4 advantage in offensive rebounds.
Penn (13-8 overall, 7-5 in the NIC) hosts Merrillville on Friday.
PENN 60: Carter Hickey 0, Drew Lutz 18, Beau Ludwick 2, Luke Carlton 0, Noah Applegate 25, Noah Krathwohl 6, Kegan Hoskins 6, Cameron Koschnick 0, Jeffrey Hemmelgarn 2, Evan Chrise 0, Christian Marshall 0, Ryan Williams 0.
Jimtown 37: Caaden Beck 2, Bill Pawlak 8, Austin Pearison 13, Braedon Brubaker 0, Dustin Whitman 0, Clay Campbell 5, Preston Phillips 3, Brayden Rice 2, Blake Garretson 4, Mike Laws 0.
PENN    15 19 19 7 – 60
Jimtown 9 5 14 9 – 37
Three-pointers: PENN 4 (Drew Lutz 2, Noah Applegate 2), Jimtown 5 (Pawlak 2, Pearison 2, Campbell 1).