Archive - Feb 2011 - Sports Article
PLYMOUTH â€” Two steps forward, one step back.
Coming off a breakthrough week in which they broke into the Northern Lakes Conference win column and put together their first consecutive wins, the Pilgrims suffered a setback Friday, falling to NLC foe Goshen 48-37 in a Homecoming spoiler at The Rock.
Plymouth got off to a slow start as the visiting Redskins held the home team to just three points in the first quarter and 13 total points at the half, snapping a five-game losing streak in the Pilgrimsâ€™ worst offensive showing since a Nov. 30 loss to Triton.
CULVER â€” Culver Communityâ€™s girls basketball team viewed its regular-season finale as a sectional contest.
If the Cavs bring the kind of swagger to the real deal that they brought to the pseudo-sectional, watch out.
Class 2A No. 6 Culver allowed just two points over the opening 14:21 â€”Â highlighted by a nearly 11-minute scoreless stretch â€”Â en route to a 45-22 Northern State Conference win over visiting John Glenn at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Friday.
CULVER â€” John Glenn boys basketball head coach Travis Hannah views his team as one that needs to scratch and claw each and every game.
Hard to argue with that assessment.
The Falcons shot just 31 percent from the foul line and 20 percent from 3-point range, but kept afloat by a strong defensive effort, fought their way to a 41-31 Northern State Conference win over Culver Community at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Friday.
LAKEVILLE â€” Triton and LaVille wanted a momentum boost going into the postseason, and the visiting Trojans got it Friday night.
Megan Howdeshell, Emily Duff and Lindsey Ganshorn all scored in double figures with 15, 13 and 12, respectively as Triton notched a 53-38 victory, its 11th in the last 12 meetings between the Northern State Conference rivals.
Due to weather, the following sports events scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3 have been canceled. Updates will be posted as we receive them.
Argos girls hoops at Bethany Christian 7:15 p.m.
Bremen girls hoops at Jimtown 7:15 p.m.
Bremen girls swimming at South Bend Riley Sectional prelims 5:30 p.m.
Plymouth girls swimming at Warsaw Sectional prelims 5 p.m.
Plymouth girls basketball at Goshen 7:30 p.m.
ROCHESTER â€” Wrestling regionals convene around the state this weekend, and many area wrestlers are hoping to make Saturdayâ€™s stop at Rochester the next in a long journey toward the podium at state.
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College womenâ€™s basketball player Shalana Murray was selected as a co-recipient of the NJCAA Division II Womenâ€™s Basketball Player of the Week Award for January 26.
A 5-foot-11 forward, Murray posted a pair of double-doubles on January 19 and January 22 against Grand Rapids Community College and Kellogg Community College, respectively.
Murray put up 16 points and 16 rebounds in a 61-55 victory over Grand Rapids at home, followed by a 10 point, 15-rebound performance in a 54-52 victory at Kellogg.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â The Plymouth High School Boys Basketball team will host a Coaches vs. Cancer Night on Tuesday, Feb. 10 when the Pilgrims play host to the Class 4A, No. 5 Warsaw Tigers. Â
The mission of Coaches vs. Cancer is to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living among students, faculty, school staff, fans and the community at large. The varsity Pilgrims will be collecting donations during the junior varsity contest, which is slated to begin at 6:15 p.m., and coaches will wear pink t-shirts and shoelaces to promote the cause at the game.
PLYMOUTH â€” A mixed martial arts cage is hardly the place most people would describe as â€śan oasisâ€ť.
Being locked in a roughly 20-foot space with someone who wants to either beat or choke you unconscious or else wrench your joints out of socket hardly seems to fit the definition.
Nevertheless, thatâ€™s exactly how 19-year-old Plymouth native Ricky Miller described entering the cage for the first time, a 170-pound bout at the Century Center in South Bend December 11.
â€˘ TRITON 47, NEW PRAIRIE 43
At New Carlisle
Score by quarters
Triton: 8 23 27 47
New Prairie: 9 18 31 43
TRITON (47): Shana Anderson 3 0-0 6, Hannah Downing 0 0-0 0, Emily Duff 0 3-4 3, Megan Howdeshell 4 7-7 15, Aundrea Sellers 2 1-1 5, Sarah Stichter 0 0-0 0, Allison Thacker 4 8-9 18; Totals: 13 19-21 47.
NEW PRAIRIE (43): Katie Buford 1 0-0 2, Brooke Fedder 2 1-2 6, Mary Gamble 1 2-2 4, Brooke Kresca 0 0-0 0, Heather Macher 0 0-0 0, Kelsey Prestin 1 0-0 2, Katie Singleton 0 2-2 2, Courtney Spencer 9 6-7 27; Totals: 14 11-13 43.