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November 25th, 2011
Oregon-Davis fans cheer on the Bobcats in their boys basketball season opener at Triton Wednesday.
BOURBON â€” A few questions surrounded Triton star Clay Yeo and his surgically repaired right knee entering the Trojansâ€™ season opener against Oregon-Davis Wednesday.
He and his knee answered them in a major way.
The 6-foot-6 junior guard scored a game-high 29 points, tore down 18 rebounds and shut down Oregon-Davisâ€™ leading returning scorer Craig McIntosh to lead the Trojans to an 89-33 boys basketball win at The Trojan Trench.
CRAWFORDSVILLE â€” North Judson product C.J. Gum was named North Coast Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year a second straight year for the conference champion Little Giants, while Plymouth grad Austin Hodges was named to the All-NCAC defensive first team, and younger brother and fellow defensive back Houston Hodges was given All-NCAC Honorable Mention.
Gum, a fifth-year senior and inside linebacker, leads the Giants with 77 tackles this season, including 12 tackles for a loss and one and a half sacks.
Northern State Conference champion Bremen led the All-NSC squad with eight selections to the first team, while John Glenn was awarded six selections behind Jimtownâ€™s seven, and Culver was given three picks.
Lions offensive backs Nate Leeper and Braxton Miller, offensive lineman Abraham Hall, wide receiver Ben Hueni, tight end Mitch Huppert and kicker Reed Zelmer were all named to the All-NSC first team on offense, while lineman Dillon Mullen, linebacker Andrew Borkholder and defensive back Bobby Cornett were chosen on the defensive team.
Cavs win opener
Trent Elliott knocked down three treys on his way to 16 points, and Culver handed visiting Rochester a 48-41 defeat in the two teamsâ€™ season-opener Wednesday.
Jacoda Anderson scored 12 points in the win for Culver, while Rochester was led by Andrew Riddleâ€™s 15 and Zac Shoenâ€™s 12.
The Cavs will travel to West Central Saturday with a 6:30 p.m. tip-off time.
â€˘ CULVER 48, ROCHESTER 41
Score by quarters
Rochester: 16 24 35 41
Culver: 14 27 41 48
BREMEN â€” Trouble converting from the free throw line has translated into a troubled start for Bremen early this season. The Lady Lions turned things around both at the stripe and in the win-loss column Tuesday.
Bremen hit 20 of 25 from the foul line, and the Lions claimed their first win of the season with a convincing 51-40 win over visiting Plymouth.
ARGOS â€”Â Argos girls basketball head coach Nick Medich searched for an explanation, oddly enough, for how his team beat Culver Community Tuesday.
He quickly eliminated the 36 percent field-goal percentage, 23 turnovers, and generally sloppy play before settling on free throws.
The Dragons drained 15-of-20 tries from the charity stripe â€”Â compared to 4 of 7 for the Cavs â€”Â and held off Culver in a 37-30 win at Phil Weybright Gymnasium.
LaVille earns 1st win
LaVille earned its first win of the basketball season Tuesday, handing host Elkhart Christian a 58-18 rout.
The Lady Lancers held Elkhart Christian to six points in the first half â€”Â including a single point in the second frame â€” en route to the road win.
Hannah Herbster led the Lady Lancers in scoring with 12 points, while Jesse Feitz also finished in double digits with 10, and both Amanda Carbiener and McKenzie Leed chipped in nine.
Elkhart Christian was led by six points from Hailey Fultz.
TERRE HAUTE â€”Â Culver Girls Academy alumni Alex Banfich and Waverly Neer both earned All-America honors at the NCAA Womenâ€™s Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute Monday.
Banfich, a Plymouth native and senior at Princeton University, finished fifth with a time of 19:45 flat in her final go-round at the 6k nationals after placing 20th at last yearâ€™s meet. Neer, a native of Russiaville and freshman at Columbia University, just made the All-America cut with a 20:30.4 for 40th place after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in September.
Wabash wins first round of NCAA tourney
North Judson graduate C.J. Gum and the Wabash defense were the difference Saturday in Wabashâ€™s first-round NCAA playoff win over Illinois College, 38-20.
The starting defense held the visiting Blueboysâ€™ offense, which entered the game averaging 41 a contest, to just six points. IC added two late touchdowns against Wabash substitutions.