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Written by Jim Buchberger   
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 5:42 PM

NEW CASTLE – Playing a tough opponent in a strange neutral court situation Saturday, Lawrenceburg boys basketball gutted it out for a 60-58 win.

Matched with a deceptively 2-5 North Decatur team in the five-game New Castle Fieldhouse Showcase – in the world’s largest high school basketball gym, a long way from home in snowy Henry County - coach John Blackwell’s Tigers evened their season mark at 4-4 with a third-straight win.

“We played really well in stretches and poorly in others,” said Blackwell, whose LHS varsity opens the River Town Classic tonight (Thursday) at South Dearborn against 1-6 Rising Sun.

“We gave up a big lead and let them get back into the game, mainly because of our free throw shooting and missed opportunities on offense. But our defense and our poise and determination at the end made the difference. We were real excited to get out of their with the win.”

While coach Bob Nobbe’s always-tough Chargers – four of whose losses coming in went to teams with a combined record of 27-1 – were busy gawking at what a 9,325-seat fieldhouse looks like with just a few hundred fans in the stands, Tigers dashed out to a 20-8 first quarter lead.

Last Updated on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 6:14 PM