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January 18th, 2012
HAMLET â€” Jesse Avarone returned to form for Oregon-Davis Wednesday, and the Lady Cats were glad to have her back.
The sophomore combo player put up a game-high 26 points with three steals and seven rebounds in her second game back with a jammed finger after seeing limited action in a game in Chicago Saturday, and her performance helped lift the Class A No. 4 Cats to a 69-56 victory over visiting New Prairie in a weather-postponed Bi-County opener at The Den.
OD advances to play Bremen tonight in the Bi-County semifinals at 6:30 p.m. EST at LaVille.
HAMLET â€” New Prairieâ€™s defensive pressure proved much too much for the Bobcats, and Oregon-Davis lost its weather-rescheduled Bi-County opener by a lopsided 89-38 margin at The Den Wednesday.
OD surrendered 16 turnovers in the first quarter for 19 New Prairie points as the Cougars opened up a 25-6 advantage heading into the second frame. All total, the opportunistic visitors capitalized on 32 turnovers by the Bobcats for 32 points en route to the win, advancing to face Bremen in the semifinals Friday at LaVille at 6:30 p.m.
BOURBON â€” After a mere one-point decision to Triton Saturday, Culver head coach Kyle Elliott expected his players to start with some confidence Tuesday.
Instead, Culver put up just two points in the first quarter as the Class A No. 7 Trojans jumped out to an 8-2 lead at the break. The two teams went back and forth the rest of the night, but Culver was never able to get out in front, and Triton polished off 12 of 17 freebies in the final frame as the Cavs tried to stretch the clock, handing the challengers a 46-33 loss in a boys Bi-County opener at The Trojan Trench.
BOURBON â€” Sometimes itâ€™s better to be wrong.
Triton head coach Adam Heckaman had a presentiment before his girlsâ€™ Bi-County opener with Culver Tuesday that his girls may not have been focused on the task at hand.
The Class A No. 6 Lady Trojans coughed up 15 first half turnovers to surrender a 10-point lead at the intermission, and the defending tourney champion Lady Cavaliers held off their hosts down the stretch for a 45-40 win at The Trojan Trench.
Culver advances to play LaVille in the late semifinal at LaVille Thursday night at 8 p.m.
LAKEVILLE â€” John Glenn freshman Jake Strong lived up to his last name Tuesday, and the rest of the Falcons followed his lead.
The 6-foot-2 forward posted 21 points and eight caroms â€” both game-highs â€” and the Falconsâ€™ defense left LaVille little room to breathe in a 57-47 first-round Bi-County Boys Basketball Tournament win at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
The Falcons return to LaVille Friday to take on two-time defending tourney champion Triton at 8 p.m.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVille girls basketball head coach Kevin McCullough told a student Tuesday that heâ€™d be satisfied with a one-point win over John Glenn.
In a stunningly unconventional way, his team delivered that single-tally margin.
LaVille, which committed 14 turnovers in the final frame and allowed a string of 22 second-half unanswered points, coughed up a 19-point second-half cushion but recovered just enough to eke out a 42-41 first-round Bi-County Tournament win over the Falcons at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
ARGOS â€” Argos and Bremenâ€™s boys last met on Dec. 13, with the Lions taking a double-overtime win.
When the two teams met the second time at their Bi-County opener Tuesday, however, Ethan Pike took the suspense out early in a 60-37 Bremen win at at Phil Weybright Gymnasium.
Bremen will play the winner of a weather-postponed game between New Prairie and Oregon-Davis tonight in the early tournament semifinal Friday at LaVille at 6:30 p.m.
ARGOS â€” Bremen and Argos both entered their Bi-County opener Tuesday on the upswing.
The Lady Dragons had snapped a 10-game drought to Oregon-Davis and moved into the class A rankings at No. 10 this week. Bremen had overcome an 0-4 start with six wins in its last seven outings.
In the end, it was the Lady Lionsâ€™ momentum that won out as they handed the host Dragons a 54-38 defeat at Phil Weybright Gymnasium.
Bremen will play the winner of tonightâ€™s postponed contest between Oregon-Davis and New Prairie in the girls semifinals at LaVille Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Culver Community's Kayla Shaffer gives teammate Donna Zehner a high five as the Lady Cavaliers' starting lineup is announced prior to Tuesday's Bi-County opener at Triton.
Three ranked Class A girls teams â€” who also happen to be sectional rivals â€”Â will take the floor separately tonight as the Bi-County Tournament kicks off at four local sites.
Class A No. 4 Oregon-Davis will try to avoid a third straight loss as it plays host to New Prairie at 6:30 p.m. EDT, while Class A No. 6 Triton takes on defending tournament champion Culver in a 6 p.m. rematch of a Northern State Conference game last Friday, and Class A No. 10 Argos puts its brand-new state ranking to the test against Bremen at home at 6:30 p.m.