Archive - Jan 11, 2011 - Latest Sports
KNOX â€” Have you ever heard the term â€śUnstoppable Force?â€ť
Itâ€™s the best term to describe Oregon-Davis guard Zach Richie, who has been tearing up the court this season. Richie hasÂ racked up more thanÂ 40 points in eight consecutive games and boasts an average of 43 points per game. Thatâ€™s quite an accomplishment for this junior, but itâ€™s definitely not surprising.
LAKEVILLE â€” Sophomore forward Katie Berger shot her way to a career-high 16 points Monday night against Bremen, and helped the Lady Lancers reach a milestone in the process.
Berger went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc in the first half to help keep LaVille within range as Bremen grabbed a 28-25 halftime lead, while the Lancersâ€™ defense shut down the Lions for a 13-point swing in the third quarter, and LaVille held off their pesky Northern State Conference rivals to claim a 51-47 win over Bremen at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium Monday.
BOURBON â€”Â Only Jacy Borlik could stop Jacy Borlik.
And after sitting the entire second quarter with two fouls, the John Glenn senior looked in no mood to hit the brake pedal in the second half.
Even with the lengthy break, the 5-foot-8 Borlik piled up 23 points, eight rebounds, and four steals â€”Â all game highs â€”Â and delivered two key plays down the stretch as the Falcons repelled a furious Triton fourth-quarter rally en route to a 47-35 Northern State Conference girls basketball win at The Trojan Trench Friday.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was like watching a bad rerun. All over again.
For the second straight game, Plymouth battled down to the wire only to fall short in overtime.
It was also the teamâ€™s third loss to be decided in extra periods this season, and, as in their first such loss to Peru, second quarter mistakes came back to haunt the Pilgrims as visiting Elkhart Memorial put the game away at the line, handing their hosts another heartbreaker, 55-47, in a Northern Lakes Conference game at The Rock Friday.
BREMEN â€” Up 18 points at halftime, LaVille coach Michael Edison warned his team that historically-scrappy Bremen was capable of a big second half-run. He was right.
Bremen clawed back and trailed by five with 3 minutes remaining, but LaVille put the game away at the free throw line in a 47-36 victory.
â€śBremenâ€™s only won one game, but theyâ€™re the type of team that battles,â€ť Edison said. â€śIâ€™m proud of our guys for their composure. Itâ€™s easy when things are going well, but itâ€™s about how you react when things arenâ€™t going well. I was happy how they finished the game off.â€ť