Woodmen hang on for win


The Greenwood boys basketball team overcame a halftime deficit to beat Shelbyville on Friday night.

The Woodmen won the game 64-57 thanks to their young duo of sophomores Braydon Kincaid and Eric Moenkaus, who combined for 38 of the team’s 64 points.

Moenkaus led the team with 21 points, followed by Kincaid, who scored 17.

In the first quarter, the Woodmen fell behind 16-12 after a 9-2 run by the Golden Bears that was capped off with a heave from half court by John Lux.

Lux led the Golden Bears with 14 points.

The Woodmen opened the second period with a steal and a layup by Kincaid. Sophomore Max Raker followed that up with back-to-back field baskets to give Greenwood a 18-16 lead. Kincaid picked up back-to-back fouls that would force coach Bruce Hensley to pull the starting point guard until the second half.

Greenwood’s lead didn’t last long after Kincaid exited the floor. Shelbyville led 29-27 at halftime.

Shelbyville opened the second half with free throws because of a technical foul by senior Michael Bailey at the end of the second quarter. Lux hit one of two to increase the lead to 30-27.

The Woodmen came out aggressive with a strong 8-0 run that forced a timeout by Shelbyville coach Ryan Mack. Greenwood took the lead 35-30 with an early second half run. At the end of the quarter, senior Justin Conley took a charge that eventually led to two free throws by Moenkhaus to end the period.

The Woodmen took a 46-36 lead into the final period. Greenwood began the quarter with a steal and fast break layup by Raker. Back-to-back field goals by Moenkhaus and sophomore Jeffery Reynolds gave the Woodmen a 54-40 lead and forced another timeout by Shelbyville.

Following the timeout, the Golden Bears went on a 12-2 run to cut the Greenwood lead to 56-50. Shelbyville then trimmed the lead to 56-53 with one minute left.

But the Woodmen closed the game strong, including five straight points by Moenkhaus.

Greenwood (8-7) takes a four-game winning streak into tonight’s game at Roncalli.