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January 9th, 2012
AKRON â€” The Plymouth boys basketball team is living proof of the old saying â€śIf you always do what youâ€™ve always done, then you will always get what youâ€™ve always got.â€ť
Turnovers, poor shooting from the field and a late attempt at making a comeback failed the Pilgrims a second night in a row as it went down in defeat to the Tippecanoe Valley Vikings 54-43 Saturday night.
LAKEVILLE â€” With leading scorer Ethan Pike sitting out the game with family issues, Bremenâ€™s offense struggled Friday night.
LaVille held the Lions to 11 of 33 from the field and their lowest points production of the season as the Lancers grabbed their first Northern State Conference win with a 45-27 defeat of the visiting Lions at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
ELKHART â€” The Plymouth boys basketball team has seen some good opposing guards this season already, but they may have seen one of the best Friday night.Â
Elkhart Memorialâ€™s Todd Johnson was nearly unstoppable at Elkhartâ€™s North Side Gym and the Pilgrims werenâ€™t able to overcome an early deficit in a losing effort against the Chargers, 57-52.
Johnson finished the night with 33 points, making 12 of his 17 shots from the floor even with one and sometimes two Pilgrim defenders guarding him.
WALKERTON â€”Â Tritonâ€™s girls basketball team churned out a couple of big numbers that mitigated a small one Friday night.
The Class A No. 5 Trojans ripped down 26 offensive rebounds, forced 24 turnovers, and overcame a 26-percent performance from the field â€”Â 16 of 61 â€”Â en route to a 40-27 Northern State Conference win over John Glenn at The Aerie.
For the game, Triton, which snapped a three-game skid, piled up 20 second-chance points and 17 points off turnovers, while holding the Falcons to a mere 21 tries from the field.
WALKERTON â€” With little more than three weeks remaining until state tournament time, John Glenn head coach Tim White believes his wrestlers are â€śstarting to put things together.â€ť
On Thursday, they put together a total of nine pinfall victories to hand visiting North Judson-San Pierre a dominant 64-15 loss at home at The Aerie.
Big 4th earns Bremen 4th straight
Bremen put up an eye-popping 23 points in the fourth quarter to break a 24-all tie and beat Bethany Christian 47-38 on the road Thursday.
Kailee Feldman put up a game-high 17 points, while fellow senior Jenna Pfeiffer finished with 15 in the Lady Lions win, their fourth straight.
Bethany was led by 13 and 11 points, respectively from Hanna Hochstetler and Gina Gautsche.
Bremen moves to an even 6-6 on the season and will return to Northern State Conference play as the Lions host LaVille Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
HAMLET â€” With senior Katie Schwenk out of the lineup at church camp, Oregon-Davis junior reserve Lincy Jones turned a corner filling her shoes at the Hanover Central Tournament last week.
And while the Lady Bobcats may have fallen short at that tourneyâ€™s championship, Schwenkâ€™s absence at Hanover Central may have paid dividends for OD against its Sectional 51 rivals Wednesday.
NEW CARLISLE â€” Winning on the road is always good. When itâ€™s a sectional opponent at the site of the sectional, itâ€™s even better.Â
In a possible Class 3A Sectional 19 preview, the Plymouth Lady Pilgrims pulled away in the second half to get the victory at New Prairie, 48-38.
Plymouth found offensive production that it hadnâ€™t seen in the season so far as it snapped a three-game skid.Â The Lady Pilgrims had three players in double digits, led by juniors Amber Redinger and Lauren Tanner with 14 points each, followed closely by freshman Haley Harrell with 10.
BREMEN â€” Coming off a two-week holiday layover, the Lions got off to a bit of a slow start Tuesday.
Once they shook off the rust, however, they took over.
After surrendering a 4-0 game-opening run by visiting Bethany Christian, Bremen locked in to hold the Bruins scoreless from the field for more than six minutes, grabbing a 10-point, 15-5 lead in the process. Bethany responded with a run of its own in the second quarter, but the Lions answered back and never trailed after the 2:30 mark of the first in a 59-45 win at home.
LaVille wins at NorthWood
LaVille bounced back from a Peru Tournament championship loss with a 59-51 win on the road at NorthWood Tuesday.
The Lancers were led by Andrew Hostetlerâ€™s 20 points, while Jordyn Williams and Nick Amor chipped in 16 and 11, respectively. Justin Baker finished with game-high tallies of four assists â€”Â along with Williams â€” five steals and seven rebounds for LaVille.
NorthWood was led by Jonathon Wilkinsonâ€™s 13 points, followed by Braxton Millerâ€™s 12 and Zach Zurcherâ€™s 11 in a balanced scoring effort.