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February 24th, 2012
BOURBON âÂ Triton boys basketball head coach Jason Groves said his halftime instructions centered around keeping it simple.
By simplifying, the Class A No. 5 Trojans made the game look easy, hitting 11 of 16 from the field and outscoring visiting Knox by 19 points in the third quarter en route to a 60-31 Northern State Conference and Senior Night win at The Trojan Trench Friday.
With the victory, Triton finishes in a tie with LaVille atop the league standings.
ELKHART âÂ LaVille held the Jimmies to just four points in the third quarter to stretch a 24-16 lead to 40-20, and the Lancers clinched a two-way tie for the Northern State Conference championship on the road at Jimtown Friday night.
The win was a school record 10th straight for LaVille, which finishes out its NSC schedule at 6-1 to tie with Triton for the conference title.
The Lancers were led by Jordyn Williamsâ 19 points, while fellow senior guard Andrew Hostetler finished with 16 points in the regular-season closer.
Jimtown was paced by Justin Brownâs 12 points.
PLYMOUTH â Dave Cox never planned to be a head coach. Things just sort of fell into place that way.
Twenty years and more than 300 wins later, Cox announced his retirement as the head coach of the Plymouth High School girls basketball team Wednesday.
âIâve thought about it, but to really solidify that, all along I knew I would get out of the season because the rigors of the season can give you different emotions. Once you got done and youâd kind of gradually gotten to that point, I kind of decided the last few days that it was time for somebody else to do it,â said Cox.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth freshman forward Hunter Stevens was named Thursday as the lone All-Northern Lakes Conference selection for the Lady Pilgrims.
The 5-11 forward put up 144 points in 19 games played for Plymouth to finish with an average of 7.58 points per game.
The Lady Pilgrims finished sixth in the conference with a league record of 2-5 ahead of 1-6 Wawasee and winless Concord. Elkhart Memorial topped the conference standings while NorthWood finished in second place and head coach Steve Neff was honored as the NLC Coach of the Year.
Womenâs college basketball
Belles end year with MIAA loss
The Saint Maryâs basketball team lost in the semifinal of the MIAA Tournament to top-seeded and fifth-ranked Calvin 78-50 on the road in Grand Rapids, Mich. Thursday night.
The Knights scored on five of their first seven possessions of the game and never relinquished the lead.
Plymouth grad Jessica Centa closed out her basketball career with 10 points to lead the Belles along with teammate Kelley Murphy.
The Belles finished the season at an even 13-13.
Slow 1st half hurts Lady Chargers
PLYMOUTH âÂ After more than 20 years and a dozen championships, Plymouth High School girls basketball coach Dave Cox is retiring, the school announced Wednesday.
Cox leaves the program as the schoolâs all-time winningest hoops coach with 308 victories to his credit.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth senior guard Ryan McNeil and sophomore center Mack Mercer have been named to the 2011-12 All-Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball team, while senior forward John Ruff was given All-NLC Honorable Mention.
WALKERTON â Plymouthâs reserves have been a team strength all season long.
On Tuesday, they were the difference.
Plymouth went seven deep off the bench, the Pilgrim reserves put up 38 points with two players in double figures, and the visitors wore down John Glenn in the second half for a 74-60 regular-season-closing victory over their Sectional 19 foes on the road at The Aerie.
LaVille beats OD
Oregon-Davis closed its regular season with a 69-37 loss to visiting LaVille Tuesday.
Andrew Hostetler put up a game-high 20 points in the win, while Nick Amor had 13, Jordyn Williams and Justin Baker each finished with 10, and Cameron Gurtner recorded nine points for balanced LaVille.
OD was led by seven points each from Craig McIntosh and Nolan Coffin as the Bobcats were held to a combined eight points in the second and third quarters.
OD closes the regular season at 4-15 and will open Sectional 51 play at Triton against the host Trojans next Tuesday.
Photo provided/ Devin Reagan
Culver Academies sophomore Kayla Miracle is surrounded by media following her 106-pound weight class loss Friday night at the IHSAA state wrestling finals.