Archive - Feb 2013 - Sports Article
WARSAW â€” Two weeks ago, the Warsaw Girls Swim Sectional shaped up to be largely a battle between the host Tigers and the Culver Academies with a significant drop-off for the rest of the field.
The boys tourney started out in much the same fashion Thursday, with Culver Military Academy and the Tigers crowding out the top eight with 23 and 22 finals berths, respectively, headed into the final round at the Warsaw Boys Sectional Saturday.
A pair of area teams are hoping the old adage that defense wins championships proves true at regionals this weekend.
Class A No. 2 Oregon-Davis showcased its relentless fullfourt pressure last weekend, throwing several different defensive looks at Triton in both the full- and the halfcourt to earn a repeat Sectional 51 championship over the No. 9 Trojans, 76-38, while 3A No. 10 Plymouth rode its signature man-to-man pressure in the halfcourt in another dominant 38-21 Sectional 19 title win against Mishawaka Marian at New Prairie.
Culver routs Satellites
The Cavaliers dished out 20 assists to score with better than 50 percent efficiency, and Culver handed visiting South Central a 59-37 rout at home at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Thursday.
Trent Elliott put up 29 points with eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals, and Collin Stevens finished with 12 points, six assists and two steals. Kyle Vlach finished with six points and seven assists in the win.
South Central was led by Adam Clindanielâ€™s 17.
â€˘ CULVER 59, SOUTH CENTRAL 37
Score by quarters
SC: 11 21 25 37
Culver: 17 32 52 59
The IHSAAâ€™s 76th Annual Boys State Swimming Tournament will kick off tonight at 20 sectional sites around the state.
Culver Military Academy and Plymouth will be among a 13-team field at the Warsaw Sectional preliminaries, while Bremen travels to compete in the 10-team field at Penn. Both meets are slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.
Swimmers will be vying for one of eight spots out to the finals or one of the next eight berths out to the consolation round Saturday at 1 p.m. Diving prelims are also slated for Saturday at 9 a.m.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Oregon-Davis graduate Scott Blum will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team at the Hallâ€™s annual banquet March 20.
The Hall of Fame banquet will take place at the Primo Banquet Hall at 2615 National Avenue in Indianapolis. There will be a reception from 5 to 6 p.m. ET followed by dinner at 6 p.m. with the induction program set to get underway at 7 p.m.
Womenâ€™s college basketball
Starr shines on PUC Senior Night
Plymouth product Alex Starr saved her best for last as she notched a career-high 45 points to help lead the No. 23 Peregrines past No. 16 Olivet Nazarene, 121-113, on Senior Night at Purdue Calumet Wednesday night.
Starr had the hot hand for the Peregrines from the start, scoring 17 of her teamâ€™s first 24 points as PUC built up a double-digit lead in the opening seven minutes of the game.
The PUC senior and PHS grad finished 15 of 27 from the field with five trifectas while eclipsing the 1,500-point mark for her career.
CULVER â€” With its conference schedule now complete, Plymouthâ€™s boys basketball team is already gearing up for the start of the state tournament.
The Pilgrims jumped out to a fast start on the road at potential Sectional 19 foe Culver Military Academy Tuesday, holding the Eagles to just two buckets in the first half for a 25-point cushion at the break, and the visitors never let off the gas in a 59-24 rout at Fleet Gymnasium.
BOURBON â€” The Triton Trojans picked up another win as they held off the Rochester Zebras 60-45 at the Trojan Trench Tuesday night.
The Trojans started the game off slow and let Rochester stay in the game. They didnâ€™t get much going on the offensive end early, taking only a four-point lead at the end of the first quarter 12-8.
PLYMOUTH â€” When Plymouth senior Sam Stevens was little, grandmother Mary Beth Hunter used to take him out to the tennis court for lessons.
â€śWeâ€™re wasting our time,â€ť the young Stevens would say to the Hall of Fame Plymouth tennis coach. â€śIâ€™m going to play football.â€ť
Not only did Stevens turn out to be right, he turned out to be a pretty good football player, and on Monday he signed on to continue his football career at Division II Bemidji State in Minnesota.
Nicholas Amor dropped 35 points, and LaVille outlasted visiting Mishawaka Marian in two overtimes Tuesday, 79-77 at home at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
Andrew Hostetler put up 26 on the strength of six 3-pointers, and he dished out six assists with seven rebounds for the Lancers in the win, which pushes the team to 12-6 on the year.
Marian was led by Notre Dame commit Demetrius Jacksonâ€™s 29 points with nine rebounds and six assists and Devni Cannadyâ€™s 25.
â€˘ LaVILLE 79, MARIAN 77 (2OT)
Marian 18 29 42 62 71 77
LaVille 14 29 44 62 71 79