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PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth was facing an uphill battle against Northern Lakes Conference-undefeated Elkhart Memorial Thursday, and while they werenâ€™t able to claim the team win, several Rockies wrestlers outworked opponents for comeback victories at The Rock.
â€śMemorial is extremely tough,â€ť said Plymouth head wrestling coach Bob Read. â€śWe knew we were outgunned. Weâ€™ve got some kids still out of the lineup... so we knew that it was going to be tough, but I thought we battled as hard as Iâ€™ve seen for quite awhile, in the midst of knowing it was going to be a dogfight.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” It took Plymouth a full half to put up nine points against New Prairie.
They doubled that number in just over three minutes of the third frame.
The Lady Pilgrims began finding the post in the second half, grabbing a 20-11 lead against the potential Sectional 19 foe Cougars headed into the fourth quarter, then holding off a 10-4 run by the visitors with 15-of-18 free throw shooting in the final quarter for a 37-22 win at The Rock Wednesday.
HAMLET â€”Â With senior leader Justyne Kranenburg sidelined, Oregon-Davis wanted to get off to an especially good start Wednesday.
The Class A No. 5 Lady Cats wasted no time putting a big, fat check mark next to that item on the to-do list.
Powered by its swarming full-court press, OD turned the opening minutes into a layup drill, rattling off a stunning 40 points in the first quarter â€”Â 22 off of 13 Westville turnovers â€” and cruised to a 78-32 girls basketball win over the visiting Blackhawks at The Den.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVilleâ€™s boys basketball team matched NorthWood punch for punch for 29 minutes.
The other three minutes, though, knocked the Lancers back just enough to make the difference.
The Panthers, who led 36-33 at the intermission, scored eight unanswered points in the first three minutes of the second half to open a double-digit lead and turn back LaVille 78-64 at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium Tuesday.
BOURBON â€” Two of Class A No. 3 Tritonâ€™s trademarks are a sticky-fingered defense and long range accuracy, and the Trojans put both on display Tuesday.
Triton created seven first quarter turnovers by the visiting Eagles, converting them into 11 points and senior shooter Griffyn Carpenter went 4 for 5 from beyond the arc as the Trojans ran off to a 22-4 lead at the quarter break and never looked back in a dominant 69-39 win over visiting Elkhart Christian at The Trojan Trench Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Just two weeks into his 2008 college season, Eric Quintanaâ€™s football career was dealt a major setback. But in mid- December, the Plymouth native and University of Indianapolis offensive lineman was given news that helped revive some old dreams.
Quintana was invited to play in the 2011 Cactus Bowl Friday at Texas A&M-Kingsvilleâ€™s Javelina Stadium, an NCAA Division II all-star football game where heâ€™ll get to showcase his skills in front of a national TV audience and scouts from around the NFL one last time.