Archive - Nov 2012 - Latest Sports
HAMLET â€” Anyone who missed the first quarter at Oregon-Davis Thursday missed the girls basketball game itself.
The Class A No. 3 Lady Cats ran off 21 unanswered points to open the contest against LaVille, fired in 12 straight to cap off the opening frame, and forced 17 turnovers in the first eight minutes en route to a 74-37 doubling up of the Lancers at The Den.
BREMEN â€” This year Bremenâ€™s swim teams have shifted their focus a bit in practice.
The Lions are sweating some of the finer details, and the change has already done them some good.
Bremen claimed a pair of wins over visiting Rochester in a boys and girls dual swim meet at home Thursday. The Lions won 98-86, and the Lady Lions were victorious, 97-89.
â€śWeâ€™re focusing more on intensity and endurance this year and a lot more on technique work, and I think itâ€™s paid off for some of them already,â€ť said Bremen head swim coach Meredith Eakins.
Lady Pilgrims stay perfect
The Lady Pilgrims scored with 51 percent efficiency at a 23-of-45 floor clip while holding Tippy Valley to 36 percent from the field, and Plymouthâ€™s girls basketball team remained unbeaten with a 63-44 win on the road in Akron Thursday.
Amber Redinger tallied a team-high 18 points, while Hunter Stevens finished with 15 points and nine rebounds, Haley Harrell scored 11 points with five assists and four steals in an all-around strong outing, and Lauren Tanner finished with 10 points for the balanced Pilgrims.
VALPARAISO â€” Valparaiso junior Todd Vervynckt has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Menâ€™s Soccer Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced Thursday.
The Plymouth alumnus becomes the second Crusader menâ€™s soccer player in the last three years to earn the national academic honor.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouth coach Dave Duncan wanted to see his players to hit a couple points in the second half: Extend the defensive pressure to the 3-point line, get better ball movement against the Knox zone.
Once the Lady Pilgrims checked off those boxes, a 10-point game quickly developed into a rout.
Plymouth held the visiting Redskins to four points after the break while scoring at an efficient 10-of-21 clip from the field, and the Pilgrims stayed unbeaten with a lopsided 57-22 win at home at The Rock Wednesday.
LaVille tops Lions
LaVille won five matches by pinfall and claimed victories in nine weight classes as the Lancers handed visiting Bremen a 46-24 defeat at home Wednesday night.
Bryant Hunsberger, Mitchell Henry and Matthew Moore won consecutive matches by fall at 126, 132 and 138, respectively, while Nathan Slater and Austin Wilson also won by pinfall at 195 and heavyweight for the Lancers.
Bremenâ€™s Cole Spaid and Alex Bollenbacher earned the Lions a pair of pinfall wins at 113 and 152 as the Lions earned wins in five bouts.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Ancilla College cheerleaders hosted a mini-camp Nov. 17, and the experience was deemed a success by the team.
The campers learned basic cheer skills which included chants, cheers and an eight-count dance. They were treated to a pizza lunch by Mancinoâ€™s Pizza then performed during halftime of the womenâ€™s basketball game later that day.
PLYMOUTH â€” After Plymouthâ€™s Tuesday night 63-43 win over Triton it was a tale of two coaches â€” one upset, one pleased â€” pretty much for the same reason.
â€śThe frustrating part is that we worked on it for quite awhile not dribbling right away, using pass fakes, simple things like that that I thought we didnâ€™t do,â€ť said Triton boss Jason Groves. â€śI knew we would have some (turnovers), and I wanted to keep it to a minimum. It was frustrating the way we were turning it over. We didnâ€™t execute.â€ť
WALKERTON â€” The Wildcats used their team speed to jump out to an early lead at John Glenn Tuesday. By the time the Falcons adjusted to the game tempo, it was already too late.
South Bend Riley used zone pressure both in the full- and the halfcourt to fluster Glennâ€™s young players into early turnovers and utilized good team speed to create some transition buckets and grab a 17-4 lead at the first quarter break, stretching the gap to 22 points at the half.
ROCHESTER â€” The Lady Zebrasâ€™ ability to hit free throws in the final quarter proved to be the difference as Rochester squeaked by Culver, 48-47.
Rochester was able to hit 11 of 14 from the line in the final quarter, and none bigger than junior Breanne Paulikâ€™s two that put the Zebras up three with 25.3 seconds left to go in the game. Culver Junior Kayla Shaffer was able to hit a shot to bring the Cavaliers within one with 7 seconds left, but the Cavaliers were not able to get a foul called until only 0.2 was showing on the clock.