Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
While the boys closed out their regular season at the Bremen three-way meet Tuesday, girls area swim teams were gearing up for Thursdayâ€™s sectional prelims and the start of the IHSAAâ€™s 38th annual state tournament.
Plymouth and Culver Girls Academy travel to the Warsaw Sectional Thursday with the finals set for Saturday, while Bremen travels to the Penn tournament Thursday with both preliminary rounds set for 5:30 p.m., and the finals at both tourneys slated for 9 a.m. Saturday.
SOUTH BEND â€” It was a tale of two halves for the Lady Pilgrim basketball team at St. Joseph High School Tuesday night.
Plymouth used solid defense to take a 17-9 lead in the first half but couldnâ€™t hold on in a 28-24 loss to the sectional-rival Indians.
Plymouth was back to its defensive self in the first half, causing the Indians to shoot only 14 percent from the floor while finding some good looks offensively, mostly on out-of-bounds plays, to head into the locker room with a 17-9 lead.
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.