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Lady Lancers fall to Westview in Central Noble championship
A pair of 11-4 quarters proved costly for LaVille, and the Lady Lancers fell 46-32 to Westview in the championship of the Class 2A Central Noble Sectional Saturday night.
The Lancers fell behind 11-4 at the first quarter and after battling back to within three at 18-15 at the half, slipped back to a 10-point deficit at 29-19 heading into the final frame.
Hannah Herbster dropped a team-high 16 points for the Lancers, and Lauren Hostrawser finished with six in the teamâ€™s first trip to the sectional finals since 2010.
Brooke Yoder put up a game-high 18 points, including three 3s during the decisive third quarter, while Grace Hales finished with 12 as the Warriors advanced to play Fort Wayne Bishop Luers in the Rochester Regional next weekend.
CLASS 2A CENTRAL NOBLE SECTIONAL
â€˘Â WESTVIEW 46, LaVILLE 32
Score by quarters
Westview: 11 18 29 46
LaVille: 4 15 19 32
WESTVIEW (46): Sidney Byrkett 3, Stephanie Mowery 0, Amber Roth 5, Brooke Yoder 18, Olivia Miller 0, Grace Hales 12, Riley Hochstetler 0, Kristen Duff 0, Kaitlyn Warren 0, Maria McCoy 8, Hannah Witham 0, Ericka Gamble 0; Totals: 13 13-15 46.
LaVILLE (32): Paige Hawkins 0, McKenzie Leed 4, Kyla Coblentz 3, Kaitlyn Haisley 0, Hannah Herbster 16, Katie Berger 3, Lynae Hostrawser 0, Amanda Carbiener 0, Sydney Good 0, Lauren Hostrawser 6; Totals: 10 8-11 32.
3-pointers: Westview 7 (Yoder 5, Byrkett, Roth), LaVille 4 (Leed, Coblentz, Herbster, Berger); Fouls (fouled out): Westview 13 (none), LaVille 13 (none).
Records: LaVille 11-11 (final), Westview 15-8
Lafferty takes 12th at state
After becoming the lone area swimmer to advance to the second round of the IHSAA girls state swim finals Friday night, Bremenâ€™s Katie Lafferty closed out her junior season at the consols Saturday.
Lafferty clocked a 52.97-second finish in the 100 freestyle to place 12th at the IUPUI Natatorium.
Westville outlasts Culver
Westville outscored Culver Community 22-15 in the final quarter to hand its hosts a 59-52 defeat at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Saturday.
Collin Stevens dropped 25 points with four assists, and Trent Elliott put up 15 points with six rebounds and two steals in the loss for Culver, which droped the team to 11-7 on the season.
Kyle Vlach finished with five points, and freshman Everett Krueger put up another five to go with six rebounds in the defeat.
Shawn Gerron scored 18 to lead three Westville players in double figures, while Alex Henn scored 11 and Dylan Perney finished with 10 as Westville snapped a 37-37 tie at the start of the fourth to outlast Culver and move to 7-9 on the year.
â€˘Â WESTVILLE 59, CULVER 52
Score by quarters
Westville: 10 27 37 59
Culver: 10 24 37 52
WESTVILLE (59): Shawn Gerron 18, Kyle Kniola 0, Jake Parsons 0, Dylan Perney 10, Austin Swistek 3, Alex Henn 11, Austin Hisick 0, Jake Lindy 0, Eric Quinn 0, Collin Walker 11, Mike Grylewicz 6; Totals: 22 10-13 59.
CULVER (52): Kyle Vlach 5, Everett Krueger 5, Jordan Sanders 0, Collin Stevens 25, Preston Hansel 0, Trent Elliott 15, Chris Zehner 0, Tucker Schultz 0, Micah Budzinski 2, Brad Beaver 0, Brendon Pinder 0, Alex Graham 0; Totals: 18 9-12 52.
3-pointers: Westville 5 (Walker 3, Gerron, Swistek), Culver 7 (Stevens 5, Vlach, Elliott); Rebounds: Westville 32 (Walker 7), Culver 26 (Krueger 6, Elliott 6); Turnovers: Culver 11, Culver 9; Steals: Westville 4 (Henn 2), Culver 7 (Stevens 2, Elliott 2); Assists: Westville 11 (Gerron 5), Culver 13 (Stevens 4); Fouls (fouled out): Westville 15 (Grylewicz, Perney), Culver 14 (none).
Records: Westville 7-9, Culver 11-7.
Zalduendo and CMA earn 2nd win
Nick Zalduendo knocked down eight 3-pointers on his way to 26 points, and Culver Military earned its second win of the year, 48-39 against Lakeland Christian Friday night.
Center Bradley Fisher put up 11 points behind Zalduendoâ€™s game-high as CMAâ€™s offense benefitted from inside-out balance in the win at Fleet Gymnasium.
Zarek Finley scored 15 and Collin Price had 11 for Lakeland, which slipped to 5-13.
â€˘ CULVER MILITARY ACADEMY 48,
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 39
Score by quarters
LCA: 7 12 20 39
CMA: 13 26 38 48
LCA (39): Chris Maron 5, Kenneth Koontz 0, Collin Price 11, Chris Silveus 0, Billy Pitts 0, Zarek Finley 15, Calvin Prinsen 8, Noah Cole 0; Totals: 14 9-13 39.
CMA (48): DeMetreus Rush-Bailey 0, Hayes Barnes 2, Alec Proeh 2, James Van Pelt 4, Austin Proeh 0, Nick Zalduendo 26, Lorenzo Ricks 0, Bradley Fisher 11, Matthew Gabir 0, Aaron Marshall 0; Totals: 7-9 7/10 48.
3-pointers: LCA 2 (Maron, Price), CMA 9 (Zalduendo 8, Barnes, Van Pelt).
Records: CMA 2-13, LCA 5-13.
JV score: CMA 48 (Chris Bilicik 9), LCA 14 (Connor Blum 14).
Curtin, Krueger lead CMA
Nick Curtin scored two goals, including the go-ahead at the 13:13 mark fo the third period, and Culver Militaryâ€™s varsity A squad handed visiting Mattawan Michigan a 4-2 defeat Sunday.
Phil Kreuger also scored a pair of goals for CMA, which outshot Mattawan 40-21 in the win.
â€˘Â CULVER MILITARY (A) 4,
MATTAWAN (Mich.) 2
CMA - Nick Curtin (Luc Copeland) 2:28.
M - Tyler Nabozny (Josh Auger) 11:28.
CMA - Curtin (Gavin Walker) 13:13
CMA - Phil Kreuger (Copeland) PPG, 7:56
CMA - Kreuger (Copeland)
M - Matt Romund PPG, 0:53.
Shots: Mattawan 21, CMA 40.
Saves: Jake Toth (M) 36, Jack Slifer (CMA) 19
Lady Eagles fall short
Gracen Hirschy scored a pair of goals late, but it wasnâ€™t enough to put Culver Girls Academy over the top in a 4-3 loss to Chicago Mission at home Sunday.
Haley Branovan put CGA on the board on a power play at the 1:39 stop of the first period, but Chicago Mission jumped out to a 4-1 lead before Hirschyâ€™s heroics in the third period.
â€˘ CHICAGO MISSION 4,
CULVER GIRLS ACADEMY 3
CM - Crace Zarzecki (Kathy Ratty, Sydnee Saracco) 14:37
CGA - Haley Branovan, PPG, 1:39
CM - Zarzecki (Sophie Skarzynski, Cara Piazza) 0:23.
CM - Zarzeck (Piazza) PPG, 12:30
CM - Piazza (Fiona McKenna, Christa Vulgar) 8:28.
CGA - Gracen Hirschy, SHG, 5:12.
CGA - Hirschy, 3:48.
Penalty Minutes: CM 14, CGA 10. Goalies: Brianna Kelly (CM), Gabri Switaj (CMA).
Freshman boys basketball
Plymouth 9th bounces back
The Plymouth freshman boys basketball team rebounded from a tough loss with a victory at Rochester on Wednesday night.
At halftime, Plymouth had a 26-10 advantage and came out and held the Zebras scoreless in the third quarter on the way to a one-sided 52-22 decision.
Matt Friar led the Pilgrims with 17 points.
Jr. high wrestling
Lincoln finishes shy of Indian Springs title
The Lincoln wrestling team competed placed second at the Indian Springs Invitational over the weekend, losing to the hosts in its final match of the day.
The wrestlers fought hard, overcoming a 24-0 deficit to take the a 44-36 lead before falling a heartbreaking four points shy of the invite championship at 48-44.
The loss gives Lincoln a 7-2 mark on the year. The team is back in action today at home against Laville.
8th grade girls basketball
Lady Lions lose to Urey
The Lady Lions eighth grade basketball team suffered a loss to a tough Urey team by the score of 38-18 Thursday.Â
Leading scorers for Bremen were Shannon Arndt with six points and Madison Coffel with five.Â
6th grade girls basketball
Bremen 6th splits with LaVille
Bremenâ€™s sixth grade girls basketball teams split an A-B doubleheader with LaVille by identical 22-14 scores at Bremen Middle School recently.
The Lady Lions lost the A game 22-14 as Karlee Feldman led Bremen with 10 points.
In the B game, Bremen came out on the other side of the 22-14 decision led by Ashley Jeffirs with 10 points. Rylee Hershberger and Caitlyn Myers each scored four points in the win.
Menâ€™s college basketball
Chargers jolted by Lansing
The Ancilla College menâ€™s basketball team lost a conference game to Lansing Community College Wednesday, 81-72.
Foul shooting made the difference as Lansing more than tripled the Chargersâ€™ free throw attempts in the win.
Jacob Frazier scored 24 points with nine rebounds while Demetrius Adams added 11 points and nine rebounds for Ancilla. Rosey Green contributed 18 points while serving up six assists for the Chargers.
The loss brings Ancillaâ€™s record to 7-13 on the regular season and 1-9 in the MCCAA.
Womenâ€™s college basketball
McBee and PUC win 7th straight
The Purdue University Calumet womenâ€™s basketball team closed the first half on a 22-7 run en route to a 84-51 victory over Indiana South Bend on Saturday afternoon at home at the Fitness and Recreation Center.
Culver Community grad Patrice McBee finished with an efficient 10 points and five boards in 16 minutes of action as the No. 22 Peregrines pushed their win streak to seven games.
The Black and Gold improve to 19-7 overall and 16-4 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The team will return to action next Wednesday, February 13, as it honors a trio of seniors, including Plymouth alumna Alex Starr, prior to its top 25 showdown with Olivet Nazarene, set for 5 p.m.
Lady Chargers hurt by turnovers
Unforced errors made the difference, and too many turnovers proved costly for the Ancilla College womenâ€™s basketball team in a close conference loss to Lansing Community College Wednesday, 57-51.
Kaylia Richardson (Indianapolis, IN) put up a double-double of 25 points and 16 rebounds while Plymouth product Brittany Himes added 14 points. Knox alum Hope Wagner contributed 10 points, six rebounds and five assists filling up the stat sheet for the Lady Chargers.
Ancilla is now 3-16 in regular season play and 0-10 MCCAA.