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DUNLAP â€” Led by four scoring swims from lone senior Poaolo Palmitessa, Plymouth tallied a 112 to finish sixth out of eight teams, while Northridge won with a dominant 521 at the Northern Lakes Conference Championships Saturday at Concord.
Palmitessa opened and closed the day for the Pilgrims, swimming the opening leg of Plymouthâ€™s 200 medley relay and the anchor for the Pilgrimsâ€™ 400 free relay team, both of which placed sixth. He also finished 10th individually in both the 200-yard Individual Medley and 100-yard breast stroke as Plymouth scored points in 10 of 14 events at the NLC meet.
MISHAWAKA â€”Â Brock Smith led the Pilgrims to their second straight win as Plymouth scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to rally past Mishawaka for a 49-41 victory on the road Saturday.
In just his second game back after being sidelined with a shoulder injury, Smith scored a game-high 16 points, pulled down four rebounds and pilfered three steals after leading Plymouth to a lopsided 44-38 Northern Lakes Conference win over Northridge with nine points Friday.
LAKEVILLE â€” On another night, LaVille head coach Michael Edison might have worried about a letdown.
After all, the Lancers were coming off a big win against Rochester Tuesday, their first in 14 years to be exact. And it was Homecoming week in Lancerland, with all the distractions that entails.
WALKERTON â€”Â Size mattered for John Glenn Friday. And strength. And depth. And quickness. And offensive balance.
The Falcons utilized all five of those qualities to work the ball inside, and finish, in a 67-46 Northern State Conference boys basketball win over visiting Knox at The Aerie.
With Knox standout Josh Risner sidelined for the evening by what Redskins head coach Todd Boldry termed â€śa violation of team rules,â€ť the Falcons opened the second half with a game-changing 17-1 run to convert a five-point halftime edge into a 44-23 lead with 2:53 left in the third frame.
NEW CARLISLE â€” Sometimes a close game can get away in the blink of an eye, like in Friday nightâ€™s meeting between Bremen and host New Prairie.
Bremen trailed by six points going into the fourth quarter, but a 19-5 New Prairie run pushed the Cougars to a 67-51 victory.
It was an unfortunate result for Bremen, which played some of its best basketball of the season through three quarters.
HAMLET â€” Trinityâ€™s plan was to keep Zach Richie down.
Their plan was more successful than they could have hoped, and Trinity left Oregon-Davis with a win at the Bobcatsâ€™ Homecoming, 72-59.
â€śWe knew we had to stop Zach,â€ť Trinity head coach Mark Havard said. â€śWe knew he was their big scorer. We knew he was a tough competitor, but we were up for the challenge. â€ś
Big scorer might be an understatement. As a junior, the Bobcat is only 28 points shy of 1000, and only five points shy of O-Dâ€™s record of most points scored in a season. But the Titans were certainly up to the challenge.
â€˘Â TRITON 50, JIMTOWN 31
Score by quarters
Triton: 10 26 37 50
Jimtown: 6 15 20 31
TRITON (50): Griffyn Carpenter 12, Quentyn Carpenter 2, Austin Davis 8, Jordan Everett 11, Seth Glingle 0, Dane Kennedy 0, Blake Lemler 2, Marc Lindsey 0, Drew Mosson 2, Stephen Rowe 0, Zak Shively 0, Clay Yeo 13.
JIMTOWN (31): Brandon Abel 0, Brae Beadles 8, Alec Brown 0, Justin Brown 2, Corleone Desimone 6, August Farwig 0, Kasey Henkler 0, Chase Hoeflinger 3, Brian Hosinski 6, Max Pollock 2, DJ Washington 4.
Records: Triton 12-3 (4-0 NSC), Jimtown 7-7 (1-3 NSC).
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouthâ€™s defense held Northridge 11 points under its average but continued its rough scoring streak without Marissa Green, and the Class 4A, ninth-ranked Lady Raiders spoiled Senior Night with a 39-25 victory at The Rock Thursday.
â€śNorthridge is a really good team; youâ€™ve got to give them a lot of credit,â€ť said Plymouth head girls basketball coach Dave Cox. â€śThey put a lot of pressure on us offensively, so we had a lot of trouble getting shots off. Itâ€™s one of those things, I think, giving them 39 points is OK; weâ€™ve just got to score more than 25.â€ť
ELKHART â€” Plymouthâ€™s young squad finished sixth in both the 200 medley and 400 free relay and reached the consolation finals in six individual events against a tough Northern Lakes Conference field at the NLC prelims at Concord Thursday.
With just one senior and five sophomores on the Pilgrims swim team, head coach Leanne Senter knew it would be tough to compete for a share of the NLC crown and was happy just seeing the numerous personal- and season-bests her swimmers clocked.
PLYMOUTH â€” Any heavyweights looking to make the cut out of this Saturdayâ€™s Plymouth Wrestling Sectional has their work cut out for them.