Shiners get three ORVC wins for second straight season


The 2016- 17 high school boys basketball season is in the books for Rising Sun.

It was a rebuilding season for Chris Jones with just 5 1/2 points per game 5.3 rebounds per contest returning.

It was the final season for Tristan Brown and Angelo Gallegos, a pair of 5’8″ guards along with 6’1″ Brandon Benning.

Brown finished with 5.2 points per game, 2.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.5 steals. He shot 34 percent from the field.

Gallegos averaged 2.2 points per game, 2.0 rebounds per game, team-high 3.0 assist for game and 1.1 steals.

Benning averaged 1.1 points in 1.0 rebounds per game while shooting at 58 percent from the field.

Gallegos and Brown were 1-2 in assists for the Shiners.

The Shiners were led by Brent Turner. The 6’2″ junior averaged 11.0 points per game and 7.2 rebounds. He shot 46 percent from the field and 72 percent at the line in 24 games.

Classmate Jason McClellan finished with 4.2 points per game, 4.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists.

Trenton Gridley, a 6’5″ junior, saw his first varsity playing time this season with an average 2.8 points per game along with 2.1 rebounds. He shot 56 percent from the field and led the team with 11 blocked shots.

Sophomore Nick Koons finished with 9.2 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals. He shot 38percent for the field and 82 percent from the free throw line. Koons and Turner were voted to the all-conference team.

Sophomore Noah Pflum was the Shiners top outside threat with 38-for-104 or 37 percent in 3-pointers along with 85 percent from the line.

He was second in scoring with the 9.3 points per game while averaging 2.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.5 steals and shooting 41 percent.

Junior Trevor Levi and sophomore Jacob Bovard saw varsity tie while freshmen Steven Jimenez, T.J. Manifold and Marc McClellan rounded out the sectional squad.

The team averaged 45.2 points, 24.5 rebounds, 11.6 assists and 6.3 steals per game. For the season, Rising Sun had 279 assists, 152 steals and 344 turnovers (14.3 per game).

The most points scored in a game was 69 against Waldron. The fewest points (24) were scored against South Knox who defeated Ohio River Valley Conference co-champs South Ripley in the regional.

The Shiners shot 40 percent from the field including 27 percent from behind the arc. They shot 63 percent from the free throw line. Rising Sun finished at 4-20 including 3-3 in ORVC play for the second straight year.