LaVille holds of Cougars
New Prairie scored 24 points in the final period, but LaVille was able to hold the visiting Cougars off 73-71 in a Northern State Conference basketball game Thursday night.
Four Lancers racked up double digits in the win, and Jordyn Williams and Andrew Hostetler both broke the 20-point mark with 27 and 23, respectively. Codee Kimbel and Trenton Stout each scored 10 as the Lancers moved to 9-7 overall and 3-3 in the NSC.
• LaVILLE 73, NEW PRAIRIE 71
Score by quarters
NP: 22 37 54 73
LV: 13 31 47 71
LaVILLE (73): Jordyn Williams 27, Andrew Hostetler 23, Codee Kimbel 10, Trenton Stout 10, Drew Dutoi 2, Justin Baker 1, Tim Wicks 0, Landon Manuel 0, Jeff Haygood 0; Totals: 19 28-32 73.
NEW PRAIRIE (71): Kyle Brammer 20, Austin Ginter 2, C.J. Kowalski 4, Mitch Mrozinski 9, Zach Rehlander 9, Josh Ruiz 9, Derek Scott 0, George Stainko 0, Mike Wagner 18.
Records: LaVille 9-7 (3-3 NSC), New Prairie 8-9 (2-3 NSC)
Jr. high girls basketball
Red Storm earns conference win
The eighth grade Lady Redstorm traveled to Indian Springs to take on their first conference opponent and came away with a 33-10 victory.
Lincoln had a strong showing defensively.
Leading the way for Lincoln's offense was Hunter Stevens with 14, while Haley Harrell and Kirstin Riise scored seven apiece, Bailey Brown added four, and Kaydon Fosler and Libbie Portteus added a free throw each. The Redstorm travel to LaVille and Valpo Saturday
Red Storm stays perfect
The eighth grade Lady Red Storm improved its record to 7-0 against LaVille 32-9.
Leading the way was Hunter Stevens with 10 points. Haley Harrell had seven, Kirstin Riise had six, Kaydon Fosler had five, and Libbie Portteus and Bailey Brown scored a bucket apiece. The girls hit 14-of-17 from the free throw line in the win.
Lincoln 7th wins
Lincoln's seventh grade girls basketball team ran its record to 5-3 Wednesday night with a 38-5 win over conference rival Indian Springs. Shannon Stephenson led the Red Storm girls with 15 points. Morgan Oberley added two three pointers, Kara Morwood scored five points, Audry Pratt added three, and Nicole Burdine, Bailey Hatfield, Lexi Simpson, Meghan Egierski and Alexa Mahabeer all contributed to Lincoln's offensive totals.
Men's college basketball
Cannon scores 40 in Chargers loss
Antonio Cannon scored a career-high 40 points in a losing effort as the Ancilla College men’s basketball team fell 105-96 to Lake Michigan in MCCAA Western Conference action on Wednesday.
Cannon connected on 14-of-21 shooting — including 7-of-10 from beyond the arc — to keep Ancilla (4-15, 3-8 MCCAA Western) close throughout the contest. It still wasn’t enough to offset a potent Lake Michigan offense that saw three players — Kevan Ford, Golden Hairston-Parker and Angelo Griffis — each scored over 20 points on the night.
“We couldn’t get enough stops,” said Ancilla men’s basketball coach Greg Neeley. “Regardless of what defense we played, Lake Michigan took advantage both inside and outside. We can’t expect to simply outscore other teams and win.”
Freshmen guards Michael Hornback and Josh Wilson each added 18 points on the night for Ancilla, with a majority of their damage coming from beyond the arc. The Chargers shot nearly 60 percent in the contest, including 16-of-23 from 3-point territory.
Many of those came in a flurry late in the first half, as Ancilla quickly recovered from a double-digit deficit and claimed the lead. At one stretch, Hornback connected on three straight three-pointers, helping reignite a Chargers team that had been lackluster up to that point.
Ancilla ran their lead up to eight early in the second half, but Lake Michigan slowly came back and eventually took the lead for good.
“It was a back and forth game, and they made more winning plays than us down the stretch,” said Neeley.
The Chargers resume play on Saturday, Feb. 12 when they host MCCAA Western Conference rival Kalamazoo Valley Community College as part of the “Chargers for Change” fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. EST.
Women's college basketball
Lady Chargers lack offense in Lake Michigan loss
The Ancilla College women’s basketball team struggled to execute on the offensive end, connecting on just 28 percent of their shots, as they lost to Lake Michigan College 57-43 in MCCAA Western Conference play on Wednesday.
Shalana Murray posted another double-double for the Lady Chargers (5-14, 3-8 MCCAA Western) this season with 10 points and 13 boards on the night. Meghan Brown also had 10 points for Ancilla.
“We did not execute well on the offensive end,” said Ancilla women’s basketball coach Dave Liverance. “We did not execute the fundamentals well. We must give credit to Lake Michigan for the way they defended us.”
Barbara Johnson was the only player in double figures for Lake Michigan (15-5, 10-2 MCCAA Western), leading all scorers with 18 points.
“I thought our defense played well enough to win the game,” said Liverance. “We rebounded the ball well.
“We have several players out due to injury and we need other players to step up and fill those voids.”
The Lady Chargers resume play on Saturday, Feb. 12 when they host conference rival Kalamazoo Valley Community College as part of the “Chargers for Change” fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST.