Archive - Jan 5, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Logic tells you that a first basketball game out of a long break will probably be a little sloppy.
And logic would be right in the case of the Plymouth Pilgrimsâ€™ Northern Lakes Conference win over Elkhart Memorial, 68-51.
While neither team struggled with execution, both struggled with being sharp in that execution as Memorial turned the ball over 18 times on the night â€” 11 of those in the first half â€” and Plymouth responded with 15 turnovers of its own.
The difference in the game, quite simply was the Pilgrimsâ€™ Mack Mercer, who didnâ€™t seem to have taken a break at all.
BREMEN â€”Â Little did Bremenâ€™s basketball team know when they suited up for their game with Fairfield at the Bankerâ€™s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis last week theyâ€™d be getting a dress rehearsal for Fridayâ€™s home conference match-up with LaVille.
In hind sight, itâ€™s hard not to see that thrilling overtime win as a harbinger of the Lionsâ€™ Northern State Conference victory over the rival Lancers.
BOURBON â€” The John Glenn Lady Falconsâ€™ 11-game win streak came to a screeching halt Friday night at the Trojan Trench, as the Triton Lady Trojans were able to defeat them in a high-intensity match-up byÂ a score of 47-40.
Like John Glenn coach Kyle Amor said, it was a possession by possession game.
â€śIt wasÂ a loose ball, a long rebound or a bad pass away from going our direction,â€ť said Amor. â€śI know Triton and they are doing what they do best and they have a nose for the ball. Those loose balls and those long rebounds seem to find their hands before ours.â€ťÂ
CULVER â€” Culver Communityâ€™s Kayla Shaffer made the most of her reduced playing time Friday.
Beset by foul trouble throughout the evening, the junior forward still produced a game-high 16 points â€”Â six of those during a game-ending 10-0 run â€” as the Cavs pulled out a 38-29 come-from-behind victory over winless New Prairie in Northern State Conference girls basketball action at John R. Nelson Gymnasium.
Argos wins second straight
Ricky Rice and Taylor Ogle both scored 14 points, and Argos won its second straight, 53-42 at home against Bethany Christian Friday night.
Behind Riceâ€™s and Ogleâ€™s 14 apiece, and Brian Snyder and Ben Carter put up eight and seven, respectively. Ogle and Rice also each finished with eight rebounds, and Ogle served up three assists behind Dominic Cataldoâ€™s four as the Dragons moved to 3-7.
Bethany was led by Abe Thorneâ€™s 14 points.
â€˘Â ARGOS 53,
BETHANY CHRISTIAN 42
Score by quarters
Bethany: 7 19 28 42
Charles (Bill) Baker
June 8, 1927-Jan. 3, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Charles â€śBillâ€ťÂ Baker, 85, of Plymouth, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at 5:55 a.m., at Millerâ€™sÂ Merry Manor, in Plymouth.Â
Bill was born June 8, 1927, in Plymouth, to Samuel and Edna (Switzer) Baker. Bill and Martha A. Roahrig were married Feb. 4, 1950, in Bourbon. Bill worked for the American Breeders Association and also raised his own cattle on his farm. He served on the Marshall County Soil and Conservation Board.
Edith Annette Bentley Strait
Oct. 17, 1906-Oct. 24, 2012
CULVER â€”Â Edith Annette Bentley Strait passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at her winter home in San Benito, Texas one week after her 106th birthday. Edith, a long time resident of Culver, was the only child of George and Annette Marshall Bentley. She was born Oct. 17, 1906 at Walled Lake, Mich. She began her education in a one-room school and attended high school in Pontiac, Mich. In 1928, she graduated with honors from Albion College in Michigan where she met and married her loving husband Walter.
Lucille M. Drane
Jan. 2, 2013
KNOX â€” Lucille M. Drane, 65, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Survivors include: three brothers, David Drane of Winamac, Donald Whitesell of Florida and Willard Whitesell Jr. of Plymouth; one sister, Violet Nelson of Oregon; and one sister-in-law, Hilda Wacasey of Knox.
Marjorie E. Scherf
Jan. 1, 2013
HAMLET â€”Â Marjorie E. Scherf, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Milton; one daughter, Melissa (David) Gates of Kewanna; two sons, Paul (Denise) Scherf of Dallas, Texas and Peter (Rhonda) Scherf of Michigan City; seven grandchildren and one sister, Patricia (Duke) Harms of Illinois.
Anna M. Keltz
Sept. 24, 1938-Jan. 1, 2013
GROVERTOWN â€”Â Anna M. â€śAnnâ€ť Keltz, 74, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.