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January 12th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śIâ€ťâ€™m overwhelmed and so proud to have been a part of my school. Iâ€ťâ€™m just overwhelmed by all of this.â€ť
And it could be easily said that Ancilla College was overwhelmed by graduate and benefactor Dennis Emmons as they honored him with the very first â€śCharger of the Year Awardâ€ť for service to Ancilla College and itâ€ťâ€™s athletic department.
KNOX â€” Have you ever heard the term â€śUnstoppable Force?â€ť
Itâ€™s the best term to describe Oregon-Davis guard Zach Richie, who has been tearing up the court this season. Richie hasÂ racked up more thanÂ 40 points in eight consecutive games and boasts an average of 43 points per game. Thatâ€™s quite an accomplishment for this junior, but itâ€™s definitely not surprising.
LAKEVILLE â€” Sophomore forward Katie Berger shot her way to a career-high 16 points Monday night against Bremen, and helped the Lady Lancers reach a milestone in the process.
Berger went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc in the first half to help keep LaVille within range as Bremen grabbed a 28-25 halftime lead, while the Lancersâ€™ defense shut down the Lions for a 13-point swing in the third quarter, and LaVille held off their pesky Northern State Conference rivals to claim a 51-47 win over Bremen at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium Monday.
BOURBON â€”Â Only Jacy Borlik could stop Jacy Borlik.
And after sitting the entire second quarter with two fouls, the John Glenn senior looked in no mood to hit the brake pedal in the second half.
Even with the lengthy break, the 5-foot-8 Borlik piled up 23 points, eight rebounds, and four steals â€”Â all game highs â€”Â and delivered two key plays down the stretch as the Falcons repelled a furious Triton fourth-quarter rally en route to a 47-35 Northern State Conference girls basketball win at The Trojan Trench Friday.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was like watching a bad rerun. All over again.
For the second straight game, Plymouth battled down to the wire only to fall short in overtime.
It was also the teamâ€™s third loss to be decided in extra periods this season, and, as in their first such loss to Peru, second quarter mistakes came back to haunt the Pilgrims as visiting Elkhart Memorial put the game away at the line, handing their hosts another heartbreaker, 55-47, in a Northern Lakes Conference game at The Rock Friday.
BREMEN â€” Up 18 points at halftime, LaVille coach Michael Edison warned his team that historically-scrappy Bremen was capable of a big second half-run. He was right.
Bremen clawed back and trailed by five with 3 minutes remaining, but LaVille put the game away at the free throw line in a 47-36 victory.
â€śBremenâ€™s only won one game, but theyâ€™re the type of team that battles,â€ť Edison said. â€śIâ€™m proud of our guys for their composure. Itâ€™s easy when things are going well, but itâ€™s about how you react when things arenâ€™t going well. I was happy how they finished the game off.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” The Swan Lake Golf Resort and United States Golf Academy have been named a Golf Digest-Americaâ€™s 100 Best Clubfitter. The complete list is in the February issue of Golf Digest that hit the news stands on Dec. 29.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth was facing an uphill battle against Northern Lakes Conference-undefeated Elkhart Memorial Thursday, and while they werenâ€™t able to claim the team win, several Rockies wrestlers outworked opponents for comeback victories at The Rock.
â€śMemorial is extremely tough,â€ť said Plymouth head wrestling coach Bob Read. â€śWe knew we were outgunned. Weâ€™ve got some kids still out of the lineup... so we knew that it was going to be tough, but I thought we battled as hard as Iâ€™ve seen for quite awhile, in the midst of knowing it was going to be a dogfight.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” It took Plymouth a full half to put up nine points against New Prairie.
They doubled that number in just over three minutes of the third frame.
The Lady Pilgrims began finding the post in the second half, grabbing a 20-11 lead against the potential Sectional 19 foe Cougars headed into the fourth quarter, then holding off a 10-4 run by the visitors with 15-of-18 free throw shooting in the final quarter for a 37-22 win at The Rock Wednesday.
HAMLET â€”Â With senior leader Justyne Kranenburg sidelined, Oregon-Davis wanted to get off to an especially good start Wednesday.
The Class A No. 5 Lady Cats wasted no time putting a big, fat check mark next to that item on the to-do list.
Powered by its swarming full-court press, OD turned the opening minutes into a layup drill, rattling off a stunning 40 points in the first quarter â€”Â 22 off of 13 Westville turnovers â€” and cruised to a 78-32 girls basketball win over the visiting Blackhawks at The Den.