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March 3rd, 2011
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.
CULVER â€” Culver Community head coach Tony Scheub told his Lady Cavs to hold their heads high as they left the locker room after the Class 2A Girls Basketball Semistate Saturday.
Because, although they may have fallen a little short of the championship, the list of what the team was able to accomplish far outweighs that close 47-43 loss to No. 1-rated Fort Wayne Luers.
BOURBON â€” From 1977 Chicago Bulls NBA draft pick Rich Rhodes to University of Michigan MVP Lorea Feldman to beloved Coach Ron Smith, one contributor, one coach and four student athletes were inducted into the new Triton Athletic Hall of Fame at the Inaugural Banquet on February 19.
NEW CASTLE â€” Alysa Kaminskas of Plymouth finished second in the 8-9 girls division at the State Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest at New Castle, Saturday. Alysa was sponsored by the Plymouth Elks Lodge No. 2548.
ELKHART â€” Culver Community girls basketball skipper Tony Scheubâ€™s voice cracked, partly from emotion, partly, no doubt, from guiding his team through a memorable tournament run.
With that diminishing voice, he relayed a powerful message to his squad following its 47-43 semistate loss to Class 2A No. 1 Fort Wayne Luers at Elkhartâ€™s North Side Gymnasium Saturday.
CGA falls at home invite in championship game
Culver Girls Academy took a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Thoroughbreds U19 team at the championship of the CGA Hockey Invitational Sunday.
The Lady Eagles advanced to the championship with a 7-4 win Saturday over the Ohio Flames.
Aly Schmit scored three times, and Shawna Lesperance scored twice in the win, while Melissa Paluch recorded 2.5 assists, and Kaye Sitterly had 1.5 helpers.
â€˘ MINNESOTA THOROUGHBREDS (U19) 3, CGA 0
At CGA Invitational championship
MT â€” Steph Anderson (unassisted), 5:00.
KNOX â€” With leading scorer Griffyn Carpenter out and three starters in foul trouble early, Triton got some excellent preparation for the state tournament next week.
The Class A, No. 3 Trojans â€” already minus their leading scorer after he was injured in a game at Argos Tuesday â€” overcame a rocky first quarter in which Clay Yeo, Quentyn Carpenter and Austin Davis were each charged with three fouls and the visitors fell behind 16-13 at the quarter break, ultimately escaping Knox with a 52-46 victory in the regular-season finale for both teams Friday at Weinberg Gymnasium.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â LaVille boys basketball head coach Michael Edisonâ€™s face lit up at the mention of Codee Kimbelâ€™s Senior Night crunch-time play Friday.
After all, the 6-foot-3 senior forward scored six of the Lancersâ€™ game-ending eight unanswered points, highlighted by a pair of go-ahead free throws following an offensive rebound off a missed LaVille charity shot with 1:39 to play, and the Lancers collected a 45-39 Northern State Conference win over Jimtown at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
BREMEN â€”Â With Indianaâ€™s version of March Madness mere days away, Culver capped the regular season on a high note Friday night.
After a tremendous start, Culver never looked back and topped Bremen, 54-39.
â€śWe got them earlier in the year at the Bi-County Tournament but we knew this was going to be a dogfight, and we had some kids step up for us,â€ť Culver coach Kyle Elliott said. â€śIâ€™m very proud of the kidsâ€™ effort.â€ť
As it has much of the season, Bremen dug itself an early hole, and couldnâ€™t cut its deficit to less than 12 points over the final two quarters.