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South Ripley at Greendale Middle School Boys Basketball.Monday (12-14)7th Grade-South Ripley 50 Greendale 32.The Raiders jumped out to an early lead over the host Tigers and never looked back in route to a 50-32 victory. Lane Sparks led the visitors with 18 points and Bryce Franklin added 13 in a great all around game. Also scoring was Brady Linkel with 10, Cody Samples 5, Dillon Binion 2 and Jacob Jines 2.The 7th graders improve to 12-1 on the year.8th Grade-Greendale 57 South Ripley 35.The visiting Raiders surrendered a season high 57 points to a very good Tiger team in a 57-35 loss. Dakota Day scored 13 points while Kaleb Rinear chipped in 7 points and 7 rebounds. Eric Vickers 6 points, Aaron Greiwe 5, Jon Adkins 1, and Conner McCarty 1 to round out the scoring.The 8th graders fall to 9-4 on the season.Both teams will be in action on Thursday at home against St. Louis of Batesville, 6:00 tip-off.Courtesy of Raiders Coach Jeff Greiwe.
Nick Young’s highlight reels and infectious smile have suddenly evaporated. Instead, Young has conceded frustration as he’s labored through a five-game skid where most of his shots clank off the rim. During that time, Young has averaged 16.2 points albeit on only a 37.6-percent clip.“Just a little shooting slump,” Young said. “Now I know they’re going to key on me every night. I have to be more prepared for that. I’m going to get the best defenders. I’m going to get double teamed a little bit.”Young usually thrived in those situations, remaining one of the lone players on the Lakers’ roster with the ability to create their own shot. In the Lakers’ 102-100 overtime loss Jan. 20 to Chicago, Young posted a season-high 31 points on 11-of-23 shooting. Just a day earlier, Young dropped 29 points on 7-of-13 shooting in the Lakers’ win in Toronto.D’Antoni rightfully pointed out that the team’s persistent struggles stem more in its defense. The Lakers have conceded over 100 points in 14 consecutive games. But with the team offering no sign that its defensive issues will ever go away, Young’s acrobatic scoring act has at least given the Lakers a fighting chance.“We have to get Nick back on track. His scoring is something we need. His unpredictability is important to what we do,” D’Antoni said. “That’s the biggest thing we’ve missed. We have to get him to score the buckets that are tough to get. Usually in the game, you’ll hit moments where you need guys to hit some baskets. He’s the guy to do it.” Instead, the Lakers lose another powerful presence. Gasol averaged 20.8 points on 51-percent shooting and 11.9 rebounds through 15 games in January. Gasol had nursed a groin injury in recent weeks, but he said it worsened when he missed the entire second half in the Lakers’ loss Tuesday to Indiana. Gasol also attributed his groin injury to the moderate strain in the big toe of his left foot. That injury has forced Gasol to compensate with his movement. Gasol also told this newspaper that he received extra treatment and new taping on Friday in hopes to reduce the pain on his toe.“The tendon underneath my foot is still giving me some issues too,” Gasol said. “I’m playing with a tape job that may have changed my loads and made an issue with my groin. One thing is leading to the next one. I’ve been trying to play through it and do my very best. I don’t like to let my team down, especially when things are not going the right way.”Off the markThe lone element that made the Lakers’ horrific performances somewhat watchable has become as ugly as the team’s play. Slowly but surely, Pau Gasol walked down a Staples Center hallway amid a cloud of uncertainty and frustration.He had enough pain in his right groin to have an MRI on Saturday, and the fear proved warranted. The test showed Gasol has a strain in his right groin, which will keep him sidelined for the Lakers’ three-game trip this week with stops in Minnesota (Tuesday), Cleveland (Wednesday) and Philadelphia (Friday). The Lakers plan to re-evaluate Gasol once the Lakers return to Los Angeles next weekend, making it possible he could return next Sunday against Chicago at Staples Center. Lakers backup center Chris Kaman has mostly sat on the bench this season because of coach Mike D’Antoni’s preference for a smaller lineup and his belief that Jordan Hill, Robert Sacre and Ryan Kelly are superior defenders. But Kaman, whose recent MRI on a sore right knee came out negative, will likely start. Kaman has averaged 11.8 points on 46.4-percent shooting and 9.2 rebounds through 24.2 minutes in five games as a starter, three of which coincided with Gasol sitting out because of an upper respiratory infection.The Lakers (16-31) had hoped they’d stop keeping their trainer’s room full. They maintain optimism the possible return of guards Steve Nash and Steve Blake on Tuesday in Minnesota would help bring life to a floundering team that has lost six consecutive games and 18 of their last 21. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error