Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
SYRACUSE â€” Sometimes you expect something and the opposite happens. Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims took on a team noted for chaotic full-court play, and wound up playing a Wawasee team taking the air out of the ball.
Plymouth out-waited the Warriors by a 57-30 final in a Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball game Friday.
LAKEVILLE â€” With Triton trailing by two and time for one last shot, everyone in the gym knew who the ball was going to.
And given Clay Yeoâ€™s track record of hitting game-winning shots, LaVille head coach Michael Edison decided to make a gamble â€” triple down on the senior Valpo recruit and make the Trojans win with someone else.
LAKEVILLE â€” Kyle Elliott knew Glenn was going to present his team with some match-up problems. The Culver Community coach also had an inkling of what to expect after what he described as his teamâ€™s worst practice of the season Thursday.
Sure enough, the Cavs scuffled to a slow start as the Falcons staked themselves to a 15-5 lead at the first quarter break and never once trailed in a convincing 52-39 Bi-County semifinal win Friday night.
Longtime John Glenn boys basketball coach and current Triton assistant coach Gordon Mosson was honored in between Bi-County Tournament semifinal games Friday night at LaVille as the winningest coach in the tourneyâ€™s 47-year history.
Mosson guided the Falcons to 10 titles and 15 championship game berths in his 25-year tenure as the head coach at Glenn, amassing an impressive 43-15 mark at the tournament.
Mosson, middle, is pictured at right with LaVille Athletic Director Will Hostrawser, left, and LaVille Principal Jeremy Tucker.
Lions, Cougars win Bi-County consolation games
Bremen and New Prairie collected convincing wins in the TCU Bi-County Basketball Tournament consolation round Friday in LaVilleâ€™s auxiliary gym.
Ethan Pike knocked down a game-high 24 points to lead the Lions to a 55-38 win over Oregon-Davis.
Jacob Box chipped in 20 points for Bremen.
Blake Hurford showed the way for the Bobcats with 18 points.
In the second consolation game, New Prairie drilled 12 3-pointers en route to a 76-35 victory over Argos.
Jared Monhaut tallied a game-high 25 points for the Cougars.
LAKEVILLE â€” Tritonâ€™s girls relied on some accurate outside shooting to gap LaVille in the first half.
The shots stopped falling in the second half, but fortunately for the Lady Trojans, they were able to knock down enough free throws to ride out their halftime cushion in a 56-50 Bi-County semifinal win over the host Lady Lancers Thursday night.
LAKEVILLE â€” With five of the last six Bi-County championships, the Lady Cats may have already been looking ahead to this yearâ€™s championship at Thursdayâ€™s semifinals.
It wasnâ€™t pretty, but Oregon-Davis got the convincing win, using its signature pressure defense to jump out to a 38-11 halftime lead and coasting to an eventual 69-42 win over Culver Community in the early semifinal at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
Longtime Bremen girls basketball coach Marty Huber was recognized as the girls Bi-County Tournamentâ€™s all-time winningest coach in a special ceremony between semifinals Thursday.
Four area players â€” two from Bremen and one each from Plymouth and Culver Community â€”Â were named to the Indiana Football Coaches Associationâ€™s Region 2 All-Star Team Wednesday night.
Bremenâ€™s Ethan Pike and Bobby Cornett were named at wide receiver and free safety, respectively, while Plymouth running back Sam Stevens was given an at-large nomination, and Culver Communityâ€™s Matt Hurford was named on the defensive line.
The quartet of area players were joined by 24 other players â€”Â 14 offensive and 14 defensive â€” as members of the All-Star squad for Region 2, which includes 29 schools.
WALKERTON â€” Culverâ€™s problem at John Glenn Wednesday was the same one the Cavaliers have been plagued with all season long.
With only seven wrestlers facing a full Falcons lineup, Culverâ€™s chances at a team win were dead on arrival in Walkerton.
Still the Cavs put up one heck of a fight on the way to an all-but-inevitable loss, 47-28, in the two teamsâ€™ final Northern State Conference dual meet before the NSC Championships Saturday.