Groover’s rebound basket lifts RS to second straight


The Rising Sun Lady Shiners rallied to take a 40 to 38 victory over the Waldron Lady Mohawks in a battle of sectional foes on Saturday, Nov. 18th at Rising Sun.

Waldron entered the contest coming off a 22 point loss to Hauser while Rising Sun was coming off an emotional win over rival Switzerland County.

Waldron led 10 to 4 after one quarter and 22 to 14 at the half as both teams got into foul trouble and had trunover problems.

Emma Levi came off the bench to score a pair of baskets and Lucy Carrigan added a 3-point play as the Shiners trailed 28 to 25 after three quarters.

Carrigan took over in the final quarter, scoring 10 of her game high 26 points and six rebounds inlcuding the game tying drive with 1:05 reamining.

The score was tied at 38 with 15 seconds left as Carrigan made the inbounds pass to Sydney Bostic. Her shot was contested but 6′ junior forward Danyka Groover was there to put in the go ahead basket.

Waldron called timeout and had a sub report late to the scorer’s table. Asecond timeout was called to get freshman Myra Corbin into the game for the first time. Corbin got off a shot and then put up the offensive rebound but both were off the backboard.

Carrigan finished with 26 points and is on track to become the second leading scorer all-time in girls basketball at Rising Sun. She entered the season with 1143 points just 131 behind Jennifer Brock Craig (1274). She has scored 117 points in the first five games going into their contest at Seton Catholic on Saturday, Nov. 25th.

Groover added seven points and eight rebounds including the game winner. Levi added five points and four rebounds. Maddi Wilson scored two.

Rising Sun was 16-for-55 from the field including just 1-for-13 from 3-point land and 7-for-16 at the line.

Waldron was led by Morgan Wood with a1 points and six rebounds before leaving the game late with a hand injury. Hannah Sullivan added 11. hey were 10-for-36 from the field and 17-for-29 at the line. The visitors traled the Shiners 30-28 on the boards while commiting 15 turnovers to 16 for the Shiners unofficially.

Rising Sun’s win was the second straight for Shiners (2-3) as they look to go to .500 after the thanksgiving holiday at noon in Richmond. They return home to host South Dearborn on Tuesday, Nov. 28th.