Freshman boys basketball
Plymouth freshmen overcome slow start
After a slow start, the Plymouth freshmen boys basketball team went on a run against Mishawaka Wednesday night and never really slowed down. The results was a 46-19 win for the Pilgrims.
After giving up six points in the first two minutes of the game, the Pilgrims battled back to hold the Cavemen to only 12 points points in the first half and held a 29-12 advantage at halftime.
Matt Friar scored 14, Sam Stone scored 12, and Braydon Davidson scored nine points in the game as the Plymouth freshmen moved to 12-3 on the season. The young Pilgrims will travel to Valparaiso on Saturday.
8th grade girls basketball
Lincoln 8th wins back to back
Lincoln’s eighth grade girls basketball team ran its record to 5-0 with back-to-back wins over visiting Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley earlier this week.
On Monday Lincoln defeated Rochester 36-11. Nicole Horvath led the team in scoring with 14 points, Victoria Styers added nine points, and Hanna Hopple knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to finish the night with six points.
On Tuesday, Lincoln took on Tippecanoe Valley and won 35-23.
Horvath finished the game with 15 points, followed by Styers with nine. Jenna Thomas, Anna Bockman, Ashley Harrell and Destiny Schoff each added a bucket to round out the scoring for Lincoln.
Lincoln’s eighth grade girls A and B Teams will be in action again on Thursday against Bremen, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Men’s college basketball
Hodges fuels Wabash in thriller vs DePauw
Students and Sphinx Club members packed the stands and provided a deafening home-court advantage as the Wabash College basketball team defeated the Depauw Tigers 52-48 Wednesday night.
Plymouth Pilgrims product Houston Hodges scored 10 points on 4-of-8 field shooting with six rebounds and three assists, and he also put in a standout night on defense holding Depauw’s Barry Flynn to just four points in the North Coast Athletic Conference win.
Wabash trailed for the entire first half but was only down 28-22 at halftime. The Little Giant defense increased its ball pressure and intensity in the second half, and DePauw had to work for every one of its 20 points after intermission.
Wabash improved to 6-14 and 4-7 in NCAC play. The Little Giants next opponent is the eight-ranked College of Wooster. Tipoff is set for Saturday at 2 p.m.
Women’s college basketball
Starr, McBee and Peregrines coast
The Purdue University Calumet women’s basketball team rolled its fourth straight win against Trinity International, 102-48, on Wednesday night.
Plymouth’s Alex Starr knocked down a trio of treys en route to a 13-point performance, and Culver Community grad Patrice McBee continued her efficient play with nine points and nine caroms in just 14 minutes.
The Peregrines improve to 16-7 overall and 13-4 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference with the win. Calumet will be back in action this Saturday when it travels to Chicago for a big-time match-up with nationally-ranked St. Xavier.Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.