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January 23rd, 2012

Trojans advance, Lions falter at boys Bi-County semifinals

January 23, 2012

LAKEVILLE — Triton earned a chance to play for its third straight Bi-County Championship with a victory over John Glenn, while New Prairie earned a berth opposite the Trojans for a bid at its first championship in 39 years with a win over Bremen in the semifinals at the 47th annual tourney at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium Saturday.

Girls Bi-County championship rematch set with OD, Culver wins

January 23, 2012

LAKEVILLE — Here comes Bi-County Girls Basketball Tournament rematch time for Oregon-Davis and Culver Community.
Class A No. 4 Oregon-Davis rode an outstanding defensive effort to a 54-35 semifinal-round victory Saturday morning at LaVille’s Dale E. Cox Gymnasium, while defending tourney champion Culver made a quick start stand up in a 55-43 win over the host Lancers in the second semifinal.

January 20th

Faces in the crowd

January 20, 2012

LaVille fans clap for their team during a Northern State Conference home game in December.

One last hurrah at PHS pool

January 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Long after the last event had ended, Plymouth’s swimmers were still splashing around in the pool.
They might have been reluctant to leave the water in the last meet at the site, scheduled to close at the end of March. Or they might only have been caught up in the Senior Night celebration.

January 18th

Avarone returns as Cats top Cougars

January 19, 2012

HAMLET — 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.

Cougars use strong defensive effort to shred Bobcats, 89-38

January 19, 2012

HAMLET — New Prairie’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.

Trojans top Cavaliers, 46-33

January 18, 2012

BOURBON — 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.

Lady Cavs avenge loss to Triton

January 18, 2012

BOURBON — Sometimes it’s better to be wrong.
Triton head coach Adam Heckaman had a presentiment before his girls’ 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.

Strong lives up to name as Glenn beats LaVille, 57-47

January 18, 2012

LAKEVILLE — 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 — both game-highs — and the Falcons’ 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.

Lady Lancers edge Falcons by one in classic contest

January 18, 2012

LAKEVILLE — LaVille girls basketball head coach Kevin McCullough told a student Tuesday that he’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.

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