Pilgrims earn NLC win at Warsaw

WARSAW — A big conference rivalry, another big win for the Pilgrims.
A week ago, Plymouth’s boys basketball team was suffering through a six-game skid. With Thursday’s 38-31 Northern Lakes Conference victory on the road in Warsaw, the Pilgrims are suddenly celebrating their second straight win.
“I’m just really proud of our effort. Our guys have been through a lot,” said Plymouth head coach Ryan Bales. “There are probably some teams that, the stretch that we’ve gone through and the adversity we’ve faced, that may have quit on their coach. But I appreciate our guys; they continue to work hard, they continue to be great teammates, and that’s huge in coming and getting a win over here. You need a great team effort and that’s what we got.”
As it was in the team’s win over New Prairie Saturday, defense was the key once again for Plymouth in Thursday’s low-scoring affair.
The Pilgrims finished an efficient 13-of-25 from the floor while holding the host Tigers to a 10-of-35 clip.

At Warsaw
Plymouth: 10 21 25 38
Warsaw: 9 15 21 31
At Warsaw
PLYMOUTH (38): Matt Flynn 2, Nick Felke 8, Mack Mercer 6, Reis Yoder 5, Josh Anders 11, Tom Felke 6; Totals: 13 8-15 38.
WARSAW (31): Paul Marandel 2, Nate Parl 2, Tim Swanson 8, Jake Mangas 3, Jordan Stookey 16; Totals: 19 7-8 31.
3-pointers: Plymouth 4 (N. Felke 2, Mercer, Yoder), Warsaw 4 (Swanson 2, Stookey 2); Rebounds: Plymouth 15 (Mercer 7), Warsaw 20 (Mangas 6); Steals: Plymouth 3 (Mercer 2), Warsaw 1; Turnovers: Plymouth 5, Warsaw 6; Assists: Plymouth 7 (Mercer 4), Warsaw 6 (Marandet 3); Total fouls (fouled out): Plymouth 15, Warsaw 16.
JV score: Warsaw 45, Plymouth 33.

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