Archive - Feb 2013 - Sports Article
TOPEKA â€” Sure, getting off to a fast start is important, but once youâ€™ve got your opponent in the rearview, itâ€™s equally important to keep your foot on the gas.
CULVER â€” Oregon-Davisâ€™ boys basketball team ran into a buzzsaw called Michigan City Marquette Wednesday.
The Class A No. 8 Blazers hit at a 62-percent clip from the field, landing four players in double figures and distributing 27 assists in an 89-41 win over the Bobcats in Class A Sectional 51 action at Culver Communityâ€™s John R. Nelson Gymnasium.
Marquette advances to a Friday semifinal against Westville, a 69-41 winner over South Central in the other first-round contest Wednesday. The host Cavs and No. 10 Triton tip off in the first semifinal Friday at 6:30 p.m.
St. Joe shoots through New Prairie
South Bend St. Joseph shot 50 percent from beyond the arch, and the Indians handed New Prairie a 55-44 defeat at the Class 3A Plymouth Sectional Wednesday.
St. Joe advances to play John Glenn, which drew the bye at the seven-team tournament, in the early semifinal Friday at 6 p.m. Sectional 19 action resumes at The Rock tonight with Culver Military playing defending champion Mishawaka Marian at 6 p.m., followed by a match-up between the host Pilgrims and Jimtown.
Severe weather forced two postponements at Tuesday nightâ€™s boys basketball sectional openers, pushing back several area teamsâ€™ schedules in the 103rd Annual Boys State Basketball Tournament.
In the Class 3A Plymouth Sectional, New Prairieâ€™s opener with South Bend St. Josephâ€™s was pushed back to tonight at 7 p.m., forcing Wednesdayâ€™s originally-scheduled quarterfinals featuring Culver Military versus Marian and the host Pilgrims versus Jimtown back to Thursday at their originally scheduled times of 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., respectively.
CULVER â€” Culver Communityâ€™s Collin Stevens made a habit of putting himself in the right place at the right time Tuesday.
The senior point guardâ€™s crucial steal and game-icing assist, along with his 17 points, allowed the Cavs to turn back a furious Argos rally and escape with a 58-54 win in the Class A Boys Basketball Sectional 51 opener at John R. Nelson Gymnasium.
TOPEKA â€” It was a familiar foe and an all-too familiar result for Bremen at the Class 2A Westview Sectional opener.
After falling to the host Warriors in the Sectional 35 championship the previous two years and in five of their last six sectional outings, the Lions succumbed once more in Topeka Tuesday night as Westview held off the tenacious visitors down the stretch for a 71-59 victory that was closer than the final score indicated.
CHICAGO â€” Plymouth product and Purdue University Calumet senior Alex Starr earned Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference all-conference honors for the second straight year as the league released its postseason awards Monday.
Starr averaged 16.5 points per game, while recently becoming the fifth player in program history to eclipse the 1,500-point mark. She has totaled 244 3-point field goals in her career and needs just three more treys to set the single-season mark.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Winter sports season tallies for the Northern Lakes Conference All-Sports standings are in, and Plymouth is ranked fourth and fifth in the girls and boys standings, respectively.
PLYMOUTH â€” A pair of Plymouth forwards were selected for All-Northern Lakes Conference honors as the league named its girls basketball picks for the 2012-13 season recently.
Lady Pilgrims senior Amber Redinger and sophomore Hunter Stevens were named to the All-NLC first team, while sophomore point guard Haley Harrell was given honorable mention for Plymouth, which finished up Northern Lakes Conference play at 4-3 in a tie for fourth with Elkhart Memorial.
Bremenâ€™s Nolan Filchak wrapped up a sensational sophomore season with a 16th-place finish in the 100 butterfly at the 76th Annual IHSAA Boys State Swim Finals Saturday in Indianapolis.