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Plymouth tops 4-way field
Cassi Quisell won two events and placed third in another on her way to first place in the all-around competition, and Plymouth beat out Warsaw 99.15-94.95 to top the field in a four-way meet at Plymouth Thursday.
Nicky Davis placed second in both the vault and the uneven bars and third in the floor exercise behind Quisell to finish third in the all-around.
Maggie Morrow finished third on the balance beam in the win.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 99.15, WARSAW 94.95,
FAIRFIELD 29.1, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 28.3
Vault: 1. Cassi Quissell (P) 9.0; 2. Nicky Davis (P) 8.85; 3. Abbi Baum (W) 8.4
Uneven bars: 1. Cassi Quiseell (P) 8.9; 2. Nicky Davis (P) 8.8; 3. Abbi Baum (W) 7.8.
Floor exercise: 1. Abbi Baum (W) 8.8; 2 Cassi Quissell (P) 8.75; 3. Nicky Davis (P) 7.85.
Balance beam: 1. Abbi Baum (W) 9.1; 2. Jo Richard (W) 8.7; 3. Maggie Morrow (P) 8.3.
All-around: 1. Cassi Quissell (P) 34.15; 2. Abbi Baum (W) 34.1; 3. Nicky Davis (P) 33.2.
McNeil tames Tigers
Ryan McNeil poured in seven 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 22 points, and Plymouth claimed a 54-45 Northern Lakes Conference win over Warsaw on the road Thursday.
Joe Knapp finished with 14 points for the Pilgrims, while Mack Mercer scored 10.
Lucas Grose finished with 19 points, and Jared Bloom had 13 for the Tigers.
Plymouth improves to 4-2 in the NLC, while Warsaw dropped to 3-4.
â€˘ PLYMOUTH 54, WARSAW 45
Plymouth: 10 22 38 54
Warsaw: 6 17 34 45
PLYMOUTH (54): Ryan McNeil 22, Joe Knapp 14, Mack Mercer 10, John Ruff 2, Kyle Kaser 6; Totals: 14 17-20 54.
WARSAW (45): Jared Bloom 13, John Swanson 2, Lucas Grose 19, Jay Holladay 2, Taylor Cone 2, Jordan Stookey 7; Totals: 15 12-19 45.
3-pointers: Plymouth 9 (McNeil 7, Knapp, Kaser), Warsaw 3 (Bloom 3); Fouls (fouled out): Plymouth 22, Warsaw 19 (Bloom, Cone).
Records: Plymouth 12-5 (4-2 NLC); Warsaw 12-5, 3-4.
JV score: Warsaw 38, Plymouth 29.
LaVille wins 5th straight
Jordyn Williams finished with 22 points, and LaVille beat New Prairie 60-42 in a Northern State Conference game at home at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium Thursday.
Nick Amor put up 14, and Andrew Hostetler had 12 for the Lancers, who moved to 5-1 in the conference and 11-5 overall with its fifth straight win.
New Prairie was led by Zach Rehlanderâ€™s 14 points in the loss and dropped to 3-2 in the NSC and 12-7 overall.
â€˘ LAVILLE 60, NEW PRAIRIE 42
Score by quarters
New Prairie: 9 19 28 42
LaVille: 15 26 38 60
NEW PRAIRIE (42): Jasen Webb 5, Zach Rehlander 14, Dylan Cory 0, Mitch Mrozinski 5, Aaron Bladecki 0, Austin Ginter 5, Matt Winter 7, Noah Shail 0, Derek Scott 0, CJ Kowalski 0, Kyle Brammer 6; Totals: 15 8-8 42.
LAVILLE (60): Blake Berger 4, Jordyn Williams 22, Jason Duerring 2, Landon Manuel 2, Jeff Haygood 0, Andrew Hostetler 12, Nick Amor 14, Justin Baker 4; Totals: 20 14-16 60.
3-point goals: New Prairie 4 (Webb, Mrozinski, Ginter, Winter), LaVille 6 (Williams 2, Hostetler 4); Fouls (fouled out): New Prairie 16 (none), LaVille 11 (none).
Records: LaVille 11-5 (5-1 NSC), New Prairie 12-7 (3-2 NSC)
Culverâ€™s balance beats Dragons
Culver saw balanced scoring with three players in double figures and two more with nine, and the Cavaliers handed host Argos a 65-44 loss Thursday.
Trent Elliott drained four 3s on his way to a game-high 18 points, while Micah Budzinski finished with 13 and Jacoda Anderson had 12. Collin Stevens and Kyle Vlach each finished with nine for Culver, which moved to 10-8.
Dominic Cataldo led Argos with 14 points, and Cain Thorn put up 11.
â€˘ CULVER 65, ARGOS 44
Score by quarters
Culver: 22 33 53 65
Argos: 9 20 30 44
CULVER (65): Jacoda Anderson 12, Johnny Anderson 4, Micah Budzinski 13, Trent Elliott 18, Tucker Schultz 0, Collin Stevens 9, Kyle Vlach 9; Totals:
ARGOS (44): Max Bailey 3, Ben Carter 0, Dominic Cataldo 14, Justin Cunningham 0, Zach Hartman 0, Casey Johnson 2, Taylor Ogle 14, Brian Snyder 0, Cain Thorn 11; Totals:
3-pointers: Culver 8 (Elliott 4, Stevens 3, Vlach), Argos 6 (Cataldo 3, Ogle 2, Bailey); Fouls (fouled out): Culver 11 (none), Argos 11 (none).
Records: Culver 10-8, Argos 2-14
8th grade girls basketball
Lincoln beats Indian Springs
The Lincoln eighth grade Lady Red Storm beat Indian Springs, 38-4.
Leading the way for the Redstorm was Shannon Stephenson with 12 points. Morgan Oberley and Lexie Simpson contributed five each, and Kara Morwood, Nicole Burdine and Audrey Pratt had four apiece.
7th grade girls basketball
Lincoln seventh routs Argos
After dropping a game earlier this week to Columbia Cityâ€™s Indian Springs Middle School, the Lincoln Junior High seventh grade girls basketball team returned to its winning ways Thursday night with a 44-7 win over visiting Argos.
Nicole Horvath recorded a double-double on the night, scoring 20 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Lanae Singleton had six points, Maddy Samuelson, Brittani Splix and Victoria Styers each added four points, and Ashley Harrell, Anna Bockman and Jenna Thomas chipped in with two points apiece. As a team, the girls tallied 13 assists, 18 steals and 24 rebounds.
The team will be in action again on Saturday as it travels to Valparaiso to participate in the Ben Franklin tournament.
Menâ€™s college basketball
Ancilla puts up tough fight against Jackson
The Ancilla College menâ€™s basketball team battled hard against Jackson Community College at the LifePlex Wednesday night but came up short against the Jets. The Chargers held Jackson to just five points in the last five minutes of the game but lost 81-76 in Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference play.
The Chargers (8-12, 2-8 MCCAA West) led at one point in the second half and were never down by more than six points for the final 20 minutes.
Ancilla had a strong showing from Andre Hampton, who had 17 of his team-high 26 points in the second half. Marc Constable added 20 points and five assists.
Womenâ€™s college basketball
Lady Chargers improve under pressure
The Ancilla College Lady Chargers improved their play against Jackson Community College last night at the LifePlex but closed the night out with a Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference loss to the Jets, 125-77.
The Lady Chargers (1-18, 1-9 MCCAA West) have struggled this year and the last time they faced Jackson on the road, the Chargers lost by 72 points. The Lady Chargers worked harder on the court and closed the gap this time but still lost by double digits.
Ancilla was led by Natasha Ware with 24 points and 15 rebounds, while Allison Bowman added 20 points.