PERU â€” The Lancers have had to endure a tough two-game stretch in which the second half has not been their friend.
Their weakness became their strength Thursday as LaVille outscored North Miami 23-9 in the third quarter and 47-23 in the second half on its way to a 79-54 Peru Tournament-opening win over the Warriors.
The Lancers move on to face Whitko in the tourney championship tonight at 8 p.m. after the Wildcats beat host Peru in the nightcap Thursday.
1st half dooms Argos at Winter Classic championship
Argos put up just three points in the first half en route to a 53-36 loss to Winamac in the championship game of the Winter Classic Thursday at West Central.
It was the Dragonsâ€™ second loss to the Warriors this season after Argos lost its season-opener at Winamac 39-38 Dec. 3.
Dominic Cataldo knocked down three 3s en route to a game-high 19 points for the Dragons, while Cain Thorn was limited to just five points one night after finishing with 20 in Argosâ€™ tourney opener versus West Central Tuesday.
Plymouth Fire Chief Andy Metsker brings sheets of barn metal to a pile at a fire on 6th Road Thursday afternoon. More details will be available Friday.
Make plans now to head to one of these area events to celebrate the New Year this weekend.
FRIDAY, DEC. 30
â€˘ Argos Bar and Grill â€” Reunion Station, 9 p.m.
â€˘ Dandelion Bar, Plymouth â€” Soup and Villianz, 10 p.m. For more information call 574-935-5514.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31
â€˘Â Bremen Cafe â€” Reunion Station, 9 p.m.
â€˘ The Wabash Tavern, North Liberty â€” Groupies Wanted, 10 p.m. No cover. For more information call 574-656-8959.
â€˘ Dandelion Bar, Plymouth â€” Subtle Fall, 10 p.m. For more information call 574-935-5514.
ARGOS â€” Chaz Downey, 8, of Argos, loves sports. His favorite is basketball, and he can shoot hoops with amazing accuracy for his age, according to his mother Jackie Campbell. Chaz especially likes cheering on his older brother, Chandler, at his basketball and soccer games.
If it hadnâ€™t been for quick action by his doctors two years ago, however, Chaz might not be able to do the things he loves today. During a routine checkup at the Down Syndrome clinic at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis in 2009, his pediatrician, Dr. Maria Stanley, discovered that Chazâ€™s spine was extremely loose.
PLYMOUTH â€” Wednesday was a day of â€śfirstsâ€ť for Patt Houghton. Unbeknownst to her, Houghtonâ€™s sister-in-law Donna Kelly had nominated her for a Hello Gorgeous makeover at C.C. Hair Co. in Plymouth. Houghton was treated to her first pedicure, first facial and first hair coloring treatment as part of the makeover â€” all of which was a complete surprise to her.
â€ś(Houghton) has always given of herself, and I thought it was her turn to be pampered,â€ť said Kelly, watching with misty eyes as Houghton picked out a sparkly pink nail polish for her toes.
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PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Post 27 baseball team will have a new identity next year.
The Plymouth American Legion squad unveiled its new Diamond Spyders mascot and logo at the teamâ€™s annual banquet at the Post 27 hall on Tuesday.
According to General Manager and Marshall County Judge Dean Colvin, the mascot should help give the team some identity as it plays in independent, non-American Legion events over the summer.
OD earns championship berth at Hanover Central
Class A No. 4 Oregon-Davis beat Whiting and the host Lady Wildcats at the Hanover Central Invitational Wednesday.
OD beat Whiting 68-59 in the morning game before topping Hanover Central 73-47 in the semifinal Wednesday night, running its win streak to nine straight. Complete results from the games were unavailable at press deadline.
The Lady Bobcats will face Wheeler â€” which beat Knox 46-42 and Griffith 38-35 â€” in the championship tonight at 8:30 p.m.
Womenâ€™s college basketball
Saint Maryâ€™s wins
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Community School Corporation was one of nine Indiana schools recently awarded up to $3,000 each in grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. The money will be used to fund a â€śvirtual book clubâ€ť at Lincoln Jr. High School and Plymouth High School â€” an extension of the â€śOne Book, One Townâ€ť community-wide literacy event. This year, the theme is the Civil War â€” specifically, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh.