Archive - Jan 2012 - Sports Article
Culver Community wrestler Matt Hurford talks with Cavaliers assistant coach Chad Hollenbaugh prior to the championship round at the Plymouth Wrestling Sectional Saturday.
Hurford went on to win the 182-pound championship.
PLYMOUTH â€” Ancilla College Lady Chargers worked hard together on Saturday to savor their first win of the season with a 64-50 victory over Glen Oaks Community College in Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference play.
The Chargers (1-16, 1-7 MCCAA Western) had hefty halftime lead of 14 points, leading 29-15. Glen Oaks (4-17, 1-7 MCCAA Western) battled hard against the Chargers in the second half with each team scoring 35 points, but Glen Oaks was never able to pull away, giving the Lady Chargers their first win of the season.
Monday, Jan. 30
Tuesday, Jan. 31
Argos boys basketball at Triton 7:30 p.m.
Bremen boys swimming vs. CMA/ Plymouth 5:30 p.m.
Bremen girls basketball at Wawasee 7:30 p.m.
John Glenn girls basketball vs. Knox 8 p.m.
Plymouth girls basketball at South Bend St. Joseph's 7:30 p.m.
Plymouth gymnastics at LaPorte 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 1
CMA wrestling at Jimtown Regional 6 p.m.
LaVille girls basketball at Mishawaka 7:30 p.m.
Triton girls basketball at Whitko 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2
Argos girls basketball vs. Bethany Christian 7:30 p.m.
Tritonâ€™s Clay Yeo scored 39 points to surpass the 1,000-point career mark and earn Triton its third straight Bi-County championship last Monday.
Oregon-Davisâ€™ Ashley Campbell scored 17 points to restore her team to the girls Bi-County title last week.
PLYMOUTH â€” Culver Military head coach Matt Behling might have had a presentiment about his teamâ€™s sectional championship Saturday.
Knowing what was at stake heading into the Plymouth tournament, CMAâ€™s wrestlers had the best week of practice Behling said heâ€™s had as a coach. The Eagles claimed a trio of championships and eight regional-qualifying finishes to earn the program its first team sectional championship in 15 years, beating out second-place Warsaw by a slim 184.5-180 margin.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Pilgrims went deep on their bench again, and Plymouth won on back-to-back nights for the first time this season with a 52-45 victory over visiting Mishawaka at The Rock Saturday night.
Plymouth led from the 7:40 mark of the first quarter on and held off MIshawaka at the line down the stretch, following up a 60-53 win over Northern Lakes Conference foe Northridge Friday night in the third time this season the Pilgrims have played on back-to-back nights.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s coaching staff has been working with sophomore Mack Mercer this week on finishing strong.
The 6-9 sophomore center finished at an 11-for-14 clip off the blocks and along the baseline â€” including a pair of crowd-pleasing two-handed dunks in the first half â€”Â on his way to a career-high 31 points, and the Pilgrims held off a tenacious Northridge team, 60-53 on Homecoming Night at The Rock Friday.
CULVER â€” When Culver Academiesâ€™ Desirae Major â€™12 (Olathe, Kan.) was a sophomore, a senior on the fencing team talked about using the sport as a way to raise funds for charity. It would also be an interesting way to complete the senior service project. The best way, it seemed, would be to host a tournament with registration fees going to charity.
Major, who is a nationally-ranked saber fencer, thought it was a great idea at the time. But the tournament never got off the ground.Â
Triton rolls on
Triton racked up its seventh straight win with a 67-39 Northern State Conference boys basketball win over Jimtown at the Trojan Trench Friday.
Clay Yeo piled up a game-high 31 points to lead the Trojans. Tanner Shepherd chipped in 12 points, while Cody Shively turned in a strong all-around performance with six points, 12 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.
â€˘ TRITON 67, JIMTOWN 39
Score by quarters
Jimtown: 6 18 29 39
Triton: 17 30 54 67