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February 11th, 2011
CULVER â€” Culver Communityâ€™s boys basketball team reclaimed the traveling bell from Argos Thursday.
Given the way the Cavs floundered down the stretch, though, the bell probably sounded a little less melodious.
Culver watched a 16-point fourth-quarter lead melt to four points in the final minute before hanging on for a 48-41 win over visiting Argos at John R. Nelson Gymnasium.
WARSAW â€” The Plymouth High School gymnastics team competed at Warsaw Thursday in just their second dual meet of the season, losing the varsity contest 98.3-86.25 but winning the JV contest 49.8-25.2.
While the loss dropped the Lady Pilgrims to 0-2 on the year, Plymouth still had some strong individual performances in the loss, led by its underclassmen. Freshman Nicky Davis continued her outstanding rookie campaign by taking home first place ribbons in all events except beam, where she finished second.
LaVille holds of Cougars
New Prairie scored 24 points in the final period, but LaVille was able to hold the visiting Cougars off 73-71 in a Northern State Conference basketball game Thursday night.
Four Lancers racked up double digits in the win, and Jordyn Williams and Andrew Hostetler both broke the 20-point mark with 27 and 23, respectively. Codee Kimbel and Trenton Stout each scored 10 as the Lancers moved to 9-7 overall and 3-3 in the NSC.
â€˘ LaVILLE 73, NEW PRAIRIE 71
Score by quarters
NP: 22 37 54 73
LV: 13 31 47 71
ROCHESTER â€” The state tournament has a way of getting under some playersâ€™ skins.
Such was the case for the John Glenn Lady Falcons Wednesday as they dug themselves a hole against Mishawaka Marian and were never quite able to get out in a 42-36 Sectional 19 loss at Rochester.
The Knights play Rochester â€” which beat St. Josephâ€™s in the nightcap Wednesday â€” in a semifinal Friday at 7:30 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” Kenzie Miller is discovering it can be a little lonely at the top.
The rest of the Plymouth girls swim team ended its season with a fourth-place finish at last weekendâ€™s Warsaw Sectional, and even junior diver Alayna Holmquest wrapped up her season at the Penn Diving Regional Tuesday, but Miller remains in the PHS pool, swimming endless laps to keep sharp for the IHSAA State Finals this weekend at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Preliminaries take place Friday at 6 p.m. with finals and consolations proceeding Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.
DONALDSON â€” The Ancilla College athletic department will partner with the Ounce of Prevention Foundation during the scheduled February 12 womenâ€™s and menâ€™s basketball doubleheader against Kalamazoo Valley Com-munity College as part of their annual Chargers for Change fundraising event.
Held at the LifePlex, games will tip-off at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively.Â Admission will be $5 with all proceeds used to benefit the St. Josephâ€™s Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Ounce of Prevention is a local foundation dedicated towards raising money to fight breast cancer.
ROCHESTER â€” It was an outcome determined by inches, individual plays, by fractions of seconds.
One moment Meagan Barronâ€™s go-ahead free throw with 1.7 seconds on the clock set the Plymouth crowd on its feet, and the next Brenna Newellâ€™s buzzer-beating jumper off the elbow left the Lady Pilgrims stunned as the Culver Girls Academy crowd rushed the floor in a 49-48 Class 3A Rochester Sectional opener with a championship feel Tuesday.
The Eagles play New Prairie in a semifinal Friday at 6 p.m. EST.
HAMLET â€” Triton junior center Megan Howdeshell picked a perfect time for her biggest offensive output of the year.
The Trojans also selected a darn good time to put forward a sparkling defensive effort.
Fueled by Howdeshellâ€™s season-high 21 points as well as 32 South Central turnovers, Triton pulled away from the Satellites, 47-34 in a Class A Girls Basketball Sectional 50 first-round tussle at Oregon-Davis Tuesday.
Triton takes on Argos in semifinal-round play Friday at 8 p.m. EST.
HAMLET â€” Oregon-Davisâ€™ talented collection of freshmen made the most of its girls basketball sectional debut.
Powered by rookies Jesse Avarone, Alicia McIntosh and Ashley Campbell, the Class A No. 5 Lady Cats rattled off 28 unanswered points to tip off the game and ousted winless Michigan City Marquette 82-18 in the Class A Sectional 50 opener Tuesday at The Den.
Four-time defending sectional champion OD entertains Westville in the sectional semifinal Friday at 6:30 p.m. EST.
GOSHEN â€” With its season on the line in Tuesdayâ€™s Class 2A Sectional 35 opener, the Westview girls basketball team caught fire from an unlikely spot.
After going 1 of 12 from 3-point range through three quarters, Westview hit four straight during a surge that turned a five-point deficit into an eight-point lead over Bremen, then went 6 of 6 at the foul line the rest of the way to secure a 48-41 victory.