The Washington Times-Herald

December 26, 2012

Barr-Reeve cruises past Northeast Dubois

By Dennis Glade
Washington Times Herald

MONTGOMERY —  Last week, Barr-Reeve head coach Bryan Hughes talked about the

athleticism of Northeast Dubois, but when game time rolled around, the

athleticism of Addison Wagler was what really counted.

The Class A No. 4 Vikings (7-0, 2-0 Blue Chip) defeated Northeast Dubois

(2-4, 1-1 Blue Chip) 72-55 Friday evening at Kavanaugh Kourt behind 31

points from Wagler.

Playing in the second conference game of the season for both teams, the

Jeeps struck first with a layup only ten seconds into the game to give the

visitors an early lead, which started a back and forth first half of play.

After a Northeast Dubois timeout with 2:29 to play in the first quarter,

senior Bryce Huebner made a three-pointer to give the Jeeps a 15-14

advantage. It would be its last lead of the night.

The Vikings scored four straight to end the quarter with a 18-15 lead, which

was extended to 22-15 early in the second quarter. The Jeeps continued to

fight, cutting the lead to 25-24, before Barr-Reeve scored six straight to

end the half with a 31-24 lead at halftime. Wagler had 12 points in the

first half, and he would continue his dominance on the block in the second

half by making four field goals in third quarter, and then five in the

fourth quarter, as the Vikings outscored the Jeeps 41-31 in the second half.

"Addison (Wagler) was pretty good there on the square," Hughes said. "The

use of the shot fake for a sophomore kid, he did a nice job. At 6-4, and

200-something pounds, I would consider him a strong player for us, but he¹s

also a finesse player. He¹s got great moves everywhere."

The Vikings 17-point victory was an up and down fast-paced battle that it

hadn¹t exactly experienced this season, and Hughes was pleased to see his

group rise to the challenge. Junior Micah Bullock scored 10 points, and

Heath Graber and Jacob Bledsoe tallied eight points apiece.

"We knew it would be a physical basketball game, that¹s the kind of kids

they have, and I think we have some physical kids," Hughes said. "I think we

needed a game like this. There were a lot of possessions, which I definitely

think is too our advantage. We just got things rolling."

With Friday¹s victory behind them, Hughes said he will have to pick his

spots for rest with Christmas only a few days away, and the Graber Post

Buildings Classic starting Dec. 27 at North Daviess.

"It makes it difficult to give them too much time off with how our schedule

is," Hughes said. "We¹re going to meet in the morning, I don't like giving

them Saturday's off, I don¹t want to give them two days off. We'll get the

soreness out in the morning, we'll go enough to get a sweat going. We'll

have to practice on Christmas Eve in the morning, and obviously we'll give

them Christmas off, and come back on Wednesday."

Northeast Dubois            15     9  11  20  ­ 55

Barr-Reeve                         18  13  17  24  ­ 72

Northeast Dubois (55) - Kunz 0 0-0 3 0, Friedman 2 0-0 2 6, Huebner 3 2-2 1

10, Haas 7 0-1 3 15, Gress 1 2-2 3 5, Rieckner 4 5-6 3 13, Hoffman 3 0-0 1

6.  Totals: 20 9-11 16 55.

Barr-Reeve (72) - B. Wagler 3 0-0 1 9, Bullock 4 2-2 3 10, James 2 2-2 1 6,

Graber 2 4-4 1 8, McMullen 0 0-0 1 0, A. Wagler 13 5-8 2 31, Bledsoe 4 0-0 3

8. Totals: 28 13-16 12 72.

3-point goals: Northeast Dubois 6  (Friedman 2, Huebner 2, Haas , Gress ),

Barr-Reeve 3 (Wagler).