No. 9 Plymouth dominates at Clay
Plymouth ran out to a 23-5 lead at the first quarter break and never let up as the Class 3A No. 9 Lady Pilgrims more than tripled Clay, 83-25, on the Colonials’ home floor in South Bend Wednesday.
Lauren Tanner knocked in three 3s on her way to a game co-high 16 points, and Haley Harrell and Kaydon Fosler both hit a pair of triples on their way to respective tallies of 16 and 13 points as Plymouth finished a red-hot 8 of 12 from beyond the arch in a makeup of a game rescheduled from Tuesday night.
Hunter Stevens notched 14 points and nine rebounds, and Amber Redinger scored 11 points with four steals in the win, which represented both the highest points total and the biggest margin of victory yet for Plymouth this year.
China Cotton scored eight points to lead Clay in the loss, which drops the team to 2-17.
The Lady Pilgrims move to 14-4 meanwhile with their seventh straight win. They’ll have little time to celebrate as they return to Northern Lakes Conference play on their home floor tonight against Northridge at 7:45 p.m.
• PLYMOUTH 83, CLAY 25
At South Bend
Score by quarters
Plymouth: 23 58 79 83
Clay: 5 13 20 25
PLYMOUTH (83): Bailey Brown 3, Kaydon Fosler 13, Haley Harrell 16, Amber Redinger 11, Andria Shook 4, Shannon Stephenson 1, Hunter Stevens 14, Lauren Tanner 16, Allie Wright 5; Totals: 30 15-25 83.
CLAY (25): Lindsey Batteast 0, Mykayla Baylor 0, Jequia Chatman 6, China Cotton 8, Susan Danik 2, Kiara Garrus 6, Hall 2, Molly McSheffery 1, Toria Sullivan 0; Totals: 10 3-8 25.
3-pointers: Plymouth 8 (Tanner 3, Fosler 2, Harrell 2, Brown 1), Clay 2 (Cotton 2); Rebounds: Plymouth 39 (Stevens 9), Clay 21 (Russell 6); Turnovers: Plymouth 7, Clay 25; Steals: Plymouth 21 (Wright 6, Redinger 4), Clay 3 (Chatman 2); Assists: Plymouth 11 (Harrell 4); Fouls (fouled out): Plymouth 9 (none), Clay 20 (none).
Records: Plymouth 14-4, Clay 2-17
Indians down Eagles
Greenan Sullivan and Mathew Monserez both put up 16 points for St. Joseph, and the Indians handed host Culver Military a 53-42 defeat in a match-up of Sectional 19 foes at Fleet Gymnasium Wednesday.
Nick Zalduendo rained in five 3s on his way to a game-high 17 points for Culver, and Bradley Fisher also finished in double digits with 11. Aaron Marshall scored eight, and Austin Proeh put up six for the Eagles, who slip to 1-8 on the season.
Anthony Smiley chipped in 11 points behind Sullivan’s and Monserez’s one-two punch as St. Joe improved to 6-7.
CMA plays host to Gary Wallace Friday at 7:30 p.m.
• ST. JOSEPH 53, CULVER MILITARY 42
Score by quarters
SJ: 19 31 49 53
CMA: 11 21 33 42
St. Joe (53): Greenan Sullivan 16, Mark Madden 0, Matt Gergely 0, Keaton Wieschhaus 0, Connor Edmonds 0, Mathew Monserez 16, Athony Smiley 11, Ryan Wobbe 10; Totals: 16 17-23 53.
CMA (42): Hayes Barnes 0, Alec Proeh 0, Eljay Murray 0, Austin Proeh 6, Nick Zalduendo 17, Lorenzo Ricks 0, Bradley Fisher 11, Aaron Marshall 8; Totals: 16 3-5 42.
3-pointers: St. Joe 4 (Sullivan 3, Wobbe 1), CMA 5 (Zalduendo 5); Fouls (fouled out): St. Joe 11 (none), CMA 20 (Marshall).
Records: CMA 1-8, St. Joe 6-7
JV score: St. Joe 45 (Wesley Short 7, Jack Matthews 7, Andrew Jankowski 7), CMA 26 (Lorenzo Ricks 10).
Boys freshman basketball
Plymouth 9th wins road thriller
The Plymouth freshmen boys basketball team got all it could handle but came away victorious in a 38-35 overtime thriller Tuesday night at Tippecanoe Valley .
The Pilgrims were up eight points at halftime, but Valley made a charge in the third quarter to make it at a two-point game, 26-24, going into the fourth quarter. With 19 seconds left and the game tied up, Plymouth had the ball but came up short on its last-second attempt.
Matt Friar started overtime by getting to the basket for a layup, but Valley answered right away. After a missed shot by Plymouth, the Vikings were able to take a one-point lead splitting a pair of free throws. Braydon Davidson came through for the Pilgrims on the following possession by getting into the lane and taking a shot that bounced around the rim and eventually fell through the net. After a Sam Stone steal on the ensuing inbounds pass, Cam Eveland was fouled and knocked down both free throws to give the visitors a three-point advantage with nine seconds left. Valley got one more attempt to try send the game into a second overtime but came up just short as the final buzzer sounded.
Friar led Plymouth with 12 points while Eveland and A.J. Styers chipped in seven and six points respectively. Plymouth is now 10-3 and will travel to Northridge tonight.