Archive - Dec 2010 - Sports Article
NORTH JUDSON â€” Itâ€™s been nearly nine months since Culver dethroned North Judson in Sectional 34 play, and by the look of things Wednesday, that loss had been on the Bluejays' minds ever since.
Judson hit the court running, jumping off to a 14-nil lead against the Cavaliers and never looking back in a dominant 72-35 reprisal victory at the Winning Edge Holiday Tournament at North Judson Wednesday.
NORTH JUDSON â€”Â Zoe Bauer said he wasnâ€™t even thinking about the scoring record. The Culver senior preferred to take a back seat to the Cavaliersâ€™ front line Tuesday.
In the end, he got the record anyway.
After putting up 10 points in the opening frame to push his team to a 15-10 lead at the quarter break, Bauer was mostly quiet in the second and third frames, dishing out six assists as the Cavaliers pounded the ball in the paint to take a double digit lead at the half and build to a 36-24 advantage headed into the final frame.
NORTH JUDSON â€” It was an all-too familiar theme for the Lancers.
Already on a two-game skid after a 3-0 start to the season, high turnovers plagued LaVille a third straight game, and the result was their third straight loss as the Lancers fell 77-61 to undefeated North Judson-San Pierre at the North Judson Winning Edge Holiday Basketball Tournament Tuesday.
ARGOS â€” Argosâ€™ girls basketball team suffered through one of those nights where almost nothing went right.
The Dragons shot just 29.6 percent from the field â€“â€” of 12 from 3-point range â€” struggled to an 11-of-23 finish from the charity stripe, and got out-boarded by 11 in a 57-45 loss to Kankakee Valley in the Winter Classic first round Tuesday at Phil Weybright Gymnasium.
Kankakee Valley advances to Thursdayâ€™s title tilt against Rochester at 6:30 p.m., while Argos meets West Central in the consolation round, also Thursday, at 6:15 p.m. Both games are at Argos.
ARGOS â€” Knox defense was the key to the defeat of Argos in Round 1 of the Winning Edge Winter Classic, but it was really Redskins Josh Risner and Elliott Coadâ€™s teamwork that unlocked Knoxâ€™s full power.
The Redskinsâ€™ in-your-face defense held the Dragons to just seven points in the second half for a 45-26 win that carried the Redskins to the championship game of the tournament to be held Thursday at Argos.
Todd Boldry, head coach for Knox, said he knew defense was going to make or break his team all night.
WINONA LAKE â€” Both Tritonâ€™s basketball teams struggled with high turnover numbers and low percentage shooting in the second half at the Mid-Winter Classic.
The Lady Trojans coughed up nine turnovers while converting just 5 of 17 shots as Warsaw defeated Triton 41-28 in the girls opener, while the Trojans gave up seven of their 13 total turnovers and were held to 7 of 22 shooting after a 48-percent first half in the second half of their 55-43 loss to the Tigers in the main event at the Grace Orthopaedic Capital Center at Grace College Tuesday.
ELKHART â€” After Tuesdayâ€™s 2010 finale, the Bremen boys basketball team hopes the new year brings better results.
Bremen found itself in a 15-point hole after a quarter against Elkhart Christian Academy and never challenged the hosts in a 50-27 defeat.
â€śThey came out ready to play and we did not,â€ť Bremen coach Kyle Hanyzewski said. â€śOur defensive effort was very concerning. Iâ€™m at a loss for words, and anybody thatâ€™s ever seen us play defense would say the same thing.â€ť
HAMLET â€” Zach Richie of Oregon-Davis highlighted a list of six Indiana high school basketball players named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Pacers-Fever Players of the Week.
Richie was named along with Dustin Smith of Eastern Hancock, Cody Zeller of Washington, Allie Mattocks of Rensselaer Central, LaRae Cruz of Greenfield-Central and Morgan Johnson of Whiteland as the IBCA/Pacers-Fever Players of the Week for the week of December 13-18, 2010.
CULVER â€” Runner Waverly Neer has been carrying something of a chip on her shoulder for a long time.
After securing All-American status with one of the top Indiana high school times ever at the 2010 Foot Locker Cross Country National Finals, maybe she can finally begin to put some of her doubts to rest.
The Culver Girls Academy senior seized 14th at the Foot Locker Nationals with a 17:51 at Balboa Park in San Diego, Cal. on December 11. The pace was the fastest of any runner in CGA history and fifth all-time by any Indiana runner at the girls meet.
NAPPANEE â€” After a tough Northern Lakes Conference loss at Warsaw a week prior, Plymouth was due for a bit of luck at NorthWood.
After trailing for nearly 27 minutes at the Panther Pit, the ball bounced the Lady Pilgrimsâ€™ way as they rattled off an 11-0 run and parlayed a pair of costly NorthWood turnovers into a 30-25 conference win Saturday.
â€śI think we dug a little deeper and we didnâ€™t want to give away the second NLC win on the road, and we got this one,â€ť said Plymouth girls basketball coach Dave Cox.