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March 4th, 2011
TOPEKA â€” Bremen point guard Ben Hueni willed his team to victory with 16 second-half points as the Lions beat Fairfield 50-43, while the Class 2A No. 7 host Warriors outscored LaVille 41-24 in the second half of the other semifinal for a 64-51 at Westview Friday night.
BREMEN 50, FAIRFIELD 43
Bremen coach Kyle Hanyzewski had a simple message for his team going into Friday nightâ€™s sectional match-up with Fairfield â€” one win, and the Lions would play for a championship.
Bremen will do just that Saturday night.
BOURBON â€”Â Second-ranked Triton continued its recent dominance of Class A Boys Basketball Sectional 50, although not without a scare.
Meanwhile, a 29-percent mark from the field and 27 points from Westvilleâ€™s Dan Warnke doomed Argos in a 64-40 loss in the second sectional semifinal Friday at The Trojan Trench.
The host Trojans, 46-39 winners over South Central behind five 3-pointers from senior Griffyn Carpenter, seek their fourth consecutive crown tonight in a championship-round clash with Westville at 7 p.m.
TRITON 46, SOUTH CENTRAL 39
PLYMOUTH â€” She wasnâ€™t quite able to push her team to victory, but Ancillaâ€™s Rebecca Bunkowfst capped off her sophomore season on a personal high note Tuesday.
The Lady Chargers sophomore guard knocked down her first seven attempts from deep on her way to a career-high 23 points and the single-game team record for 3-pointers as Ancillaâ€™s season closed with a 63-56 overtime loss at Lake Michigan Community College Tuesday.
WALKERTON â€” Even as a freshman, Jacy Borlik dreamed of playing college basketball. After impressive junior and senior seasons, the John Glenn standout will finally get her wish.
Borlik, a 5-foot-8 guard/ forward with the Lady Falcons, has committed to continue her basketball career at Bethel College.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth got off to a red-hot start, and while New Prairie stayed in it for three quarters, things quickly unraveled for the Cougars in the fourth.
The Pilgrims hit their first five shots while holding New Prairie scoreless for the first two and a half minutes to take a 12-0 lead at the 5:24 mark of the first quarter, then went an ultra-efficient 83 percent from the floor in the second half en route to a 56-37 rout of the Cougars in their Sectional 19 quarterfinal Wednesday at The Rock.
Womenâ€™s college basketball
eliminated in OT thriller
The Ancilla College womenâ€™s basketball saw their season come to an end in an overtime thriller, falling 63-56 at third-seeded Lake Michigan College in the opening round of the NJCAA District G Womenâ€™s Basketball Tournament in Benton Harbor, Mich. on Tuesday.
Rebecca Bunkowfst scored a career-high 23 points for Ancilla (8-17), connecting on her first seven attempts from beyond the arc to set a team record for three-pointers in a game.
PLYMOUTH â€” Up against an uptempo Mishawaka Marian squad and struggling to score, John Glenn slowed it down Tuesday.
But the Falcons still couldnâ€™t convert, and the Knights stayed disciplined in the halfcourt, handing Glenn a season-ending 46-34 loss in the Class 3A Sectional 19 opener at Plymouth.
The Falcons scuffled to a 13-for-29 finish from the field, while Marian converted at a 50-percent, 17-for-34 clip for the win.
BOURBON â€” The magic that kept Oregon-Davis nipping at Westvilleâ€™s heels evaporated in the fourth quarter.
After watching the Bobcats stay consistently within a possession or two during the third frame, Westville shot off 12 unanswered points to open the final stanza and shrugged off OD 70-54 in Class A Boys Basketball Sectional 50 first-round action at The Trojan Trench Tuesday.
Westville moves on to face Argos in the second semifinal Friday. Host Triton takes on South Central â€”Â a 59-50 winner over Marquette in Tuesdayâ€™s opener â€”Â in the first semifinal Friday at 6:30 p.m.
TOPEKA â€” A mix of age and youth helped keep LaVilleâ€™s season alive in Tuesdayâ€™s opening round of the Class 2A Westview sectional.
Senior Codee Kimbel and sophomore Nick Amor combined for 17 of LaVilleâ€™s 19 fourth-quarter points as the Lancers escaped with a 41-37 win over Jimtown.
Amor, who took a shot to the head late, scored 10 points in the final period to help put LaVille (12-9) in Fridayâ€™s 7:30 p.m. semifinal against No. 7 Westview (19-2).
Bluejays advance at Winamac
Class 2A No. 6 North Judson-San Pierre ran its record to 20 wins Tuesday with an 82-63 victory over Hebron in the Bluejaysâ€™ Winamac Sectional opener.
Four Jays finished in double figures led by John Eckertâ€™s 26 points as Kendall Hochstedler scored 18, Andrew Frasure put up 16, and Winston Yergler had 13 for the night.
Hebron, which closes at 13-8, was led by Damon Wallaceâ€™s 23 points, followed by Matt McJunkinâ€™s 11 and 10 points from Cody Artuso.