February 9th, 2011
ROCHESTER â€” It was an outcome determined by inches, individual plays, by fractions of seconds.
One moment Meagan Barronâ€™s go-ahead free throw with 1.7 seconds on the clock set the Plymouth crowd on its feet, and the next Brenna Newellâ€™s buzzer-beating jumper off the elbow left the Lady Pilgrims stunned as the Culver Girls Academy crowd rushed the floor in a 49-48 Class 3A Rochester Sectional opener with a championship feel Tuesday.
The Eagles play New Prairie in a semifinal Friday at 6 p.m. EST.
HAMLET â€” Triton junior center Megan Howdeshell picked a perfect time for her biggest offensive output of the year.
The Trojans also selected a darn good time to put forward a sparkling defensive effort.
Fueled by Howdeshellâ€™s season-high 21 points as well as 32 South Central turnovers, Triton pulled away from the Satellites, 47-34 in a Class A Girls Basketball Sectional 50 first-round tussle at Oregon-Davis Tuesday.
Triton takes on Argos in semifinal-round play Friday at 8 p.m. EST.
HAMLET â€” Oregon-Davisâ€™ talented collection of freshmen made the most of its girls basketball sectional debut.
Powered by rookies Jesse Avarone, Alicia McIntosh and Ashley Campbell, the Class A No. 5 Lady Cats rattled off 28 unanswered points to tip off the game and ousted winless Michigan City Marquette 82-18 in the Class A Sectional 50 opener Tuesday at The Den.
Four-time defending sectional champion OD entertains Westville in the sectional semifinal Friday at 6:30 p.m. EST.
GOSHEN â€” With its season on the line in Tuesdayâ€™s Class 2A Sectional 35 opener, the Westview girls basketball team caught fire from an unlikely spot.
After going 1 of 12 from 3-point range through three quarters, Westview hit four straight during a surge that turned a five-point deficit into an eight-point lead over Bremen, then went 6 of 6 at the foul line the rest of the way to secure a 48-41 victory.
Argos closes regular season with OT win
Argos finished out its regular season on a positive note Monday, outlasting Bethany Christian 46-45 in overtime on the road.
Jami Patterson knocked down four triples on her way to 15 points for the Dragons in the win, while Marla ZumFelde led Bethany with 18 points.
Argos finished enters the state tournament with an even 10-10 record and will play Triton â€” which advanced through South Central Tuesday â€” in the Class A Oregon-Davis Sectional Friday at 8 p.m.
â€˘ ARGOS 46, BETHANY CHRISTIAN 45, OT
Score by quarters
Class 2A No. 6 Culver opened North Newton Sectional play with a convincing 55-31 victory over Hebron Tuesday.
The Lady Cavaliers held Hebron to just 17 points through three quarters, and Gwen Zehner powered their offense with 23 points followed by Alison Zehnerâ€™s 10.
The Hawks were led by Rachelle Cookâ€™s 11 points.
Culver moves to an impressive 21-1 on the season and advances to play Boone Grove Friday at 7 p.m. EST, while Hebron closes out the year at 3-17.
â€˘Â CULVER 55, HEBRON 31
At Class 2A North Newton Sectional
Score by quarters
Culver: 17 29 42 55
Hebron: 5 10 17 31
Culver Academies' Huffinton Concert Series will continue on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. with the Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi acrobatic troupe; onstage at Eppley Auditorium on the Academies campus.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Park Department continued its idea phase in preparation of its new five-year plan.
A public meeting was held after the Department's normal monthly board meeting Monday evening and the board heard from several citizens with ideas for the plan. Tony Gamble came forward with a project that has been on his mind for several years.
PLYMOUTH â€” The third annual Dancing with the Stars extravaganza was held Saturday night at the Swan Lake Resort, netting more than $68,000 for a local organization.
The event is a major fundraiser for the Marshall County Neighbor-hood Center and the Five-Star program at Lincoln Junior High in Plymouth.
One of the organizers and Neighborhood Center Board President, Chad Barden, opened the program with the announcement that they had pledges of $55,000.
The public could vote for their favorite dance couples at $20 per vote prior to the event.
King and Queen of Plymouth High Schoolâ€™s basketball homecoming were crowned Friday night. The students chose Damon Howe and Jordin Cook as their royalty.