CMA earns 20 finals cuts at Warsaw preliminaries
Culver Military Academy earned a total of 20 top eight berths to the finals at the Warsaw Boys Swim Sectional prelims Thursday, while Plymouth recorded six top eight finishes to move onto Saturday’s finals.
CMA earned three finals berth in three different races, including a one-two finish in the 200 free as Jorge DeLaVega topped the preliminary field and Samuel Curtis earned second.
Leopoldo Burguete won the 500 free prelims by better than six seconds, and Burguete, DeLaVega, Bryan DeVries and Zach Grant won the 400 free relay prelim as well.
Plymouth’s top finish at the meet was put in by junior Brandon Brashere, who finished fourth in the breaststroke. The Pilgrims made finals cuts in all three relays, while sophomore Tom Serf was seventh in the individual medley, and senior Jared Hill placed eighth in the 200 free.
Oregon-Davis finished 10th in the 400 free relay and 13th in the 200 medley to earn cuts back to the consols at Warsaw this weekend.
Filchak leads Bremen at Riley prelims
Bremen placed five swimmers in the top eight led by freshman Nolan Filchak’s two finals-qualifying swims at the South Bend Riley Boys Swim Sectional prelims Thursday.
Filchak won the fly by a razor-thin .05 of a second and placed fourth in the backstroke, while Stuart Schmeltz finished eighth in the breaststroke, and the Lions finished fifth in both the medley relay and 400 free relay to earn slots in the finals Saturday at Riley.
Lancers win 6th straight
LaVille jumped out to a 31-18 lead at the half en route to a 53-36 rout of visiting Elkhart Christian Thursday.
Jordyn Williams put up a game-high 20 points with three steals and two assists in the win, LaVille’s sixth in a row.
Andrew Hostetler finished with 17 points and eight rebounds for the Lancers.
Elkhart Christian was led by Cory Waycaster’s 19 points.
• LaVILLE 53, ELKHART CHRISTIAN 36
Score by quarters
ECA: 9 18 33 36
Laville: 17 31 39 53
ECA (36): Cory Waycaster 19, Ryan Kupferschmid 9, Kenny Bearss 3, Collin Craft 3, Tyler VanArsdale 2, Dalton Lemert 0, Tanner Watson 0, Jack Walters 0; Totals: 13 8-11 36.
LAVILLE (53): Jordyn Williams 20, Andrew Hostetler 17, Justin Baker 6, Blake Berger 6, Nick Amor 2, Jeff Haygood 2, Landon Manuel 0, Jason Duerring 0, Cameron Gurtner 0; Totals: 17 11-18 53.
3-pointers: EC 2 (Wacaster, Kupferschmid); LaVille 8 (Williams 2, Hostetler 4, Berger 2); Turnovers: ECA 13, LaVille 10; Rebounds: ECA 31 (Kupferschmid 14), LaVille 28 (Amor 9); Steals: ECA 7 (Bearss 4), LaVille 6 (Williams 3); Assists: ECA 4 (Waycaster 2), LaVille 13 (Manuel 4); Fouls (fouled out): EC 13 (none), LaVille 11 (none).
Records: LaVille 12-5, Elkhart Christian 11-6
OD outlasts Lakeland
Nolan Coffin put up all nine of his points in the fourth quarter to help lift Oregon-Davis to its third win of the season with a 53-51 victory at Lakeland Christian Thursday.
Coffin scored nine of OD’s final 14 points as the Bobcats outscored Lakeland 14-12 in the decisive final frame after entering the period tied at 39-all.
Jacob Jones led all scorers at the contest with 23 points for OD, which has won two of its last three.
Lakeland was led by Colin Price’s 16 points and Calvin Prinson’s 12.
• OREGON-DAVIS 53, LAKELAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 51
At Winona Lake
Score by quarters
OD: 14 29 39 53
LCA: 9 22 39 51
OD (53): Dalton Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Craig Mclntosh 2-5 4-6 9, Nolan Coffin 3-8 2-2 9, Jacob Jones 7-12 6-10 23, Zachary Taylor 2-5 2-2 8, Blake Hurford 2-3 0-0 4, Zackary Johnston 0-1 0-0 0; Totals: 16 14-20 53
LCA (51): Teddy Harvey 1-4 1-2 3, Sam Harris 1-2 1-2 3, Zarek Finley 2-9 0-0 6, Colin Price 6-14 3-3 16, Chris Silveus 1-5 1-2 3, Josh Silveus 4-7 0-2 8, Billy Pitts 0-0 0-0 0, Calvin Prinson 3-6 6-8 12; Totals: 18 12-19 51.
3-pointers: Oregon-Davis 7 (Jones 3, Z. Taylor 2, McIntosh, Coffin); LCA 3 (Finley 2, Price); Fouls (fouled out): Oregon-Davis 17 (none), LCA 18 (none).
Records: OD 3-15, Lakeland Christian 2-18
Culver falls at South Central, 58-56
South Central outscored Culver 19-13 in the second quarter and held on to hand the Cavaliers a narrow 58-56 loss Thursday at Union Mills.
Tren Elliott powered the Cavs with 27 points, followed by Josh Anderson’s 18 as Culver fell just short of its first back-to-back wins since Dec. 10, when it opened the season 5-0.
South Central was paced by Marcus Kammarath’s 15 and Brett Walters’ 12 in the win over its Sectional 51 foe.
• SOUTH CENTRAL 58, CULVER 56
At Union Mills
Score by quarters
Culver: 10 23 38 56
South Central: 8 27 43 58
CULVER (56): Kyle Vlach 5, Jordan Sanders 2, Trent Elliott 27, Jacoda Anderson 18, Micah Budzinski 4, Tucker Schultz 0, Johnny Anderson 0; Totals: 23 7-10 56.
SOUTH CENTRAL (58): Blaine Howell 8, Brett Walters 12, Ben Rosebaum 7, Steven Williams 8, Lucas Welch 0, Garrett Walter 5, Adam Clindaniel 3, Marcus Kammarath 15; Totals: 21 11-13 56.
3-pointers: Culver 3 (Elliott 2, Vlach 1), South Central 5 (Howell 2, Walters 1, Rosebaum 1, Clindamer 1); Turnovers: Culver 7, South Central 8; Rebounds: Culver 16, South Central 23; Steals: Culver 7, South Central 6; Assists: Culver 13, South Central 10; Fouls (fouled out): Culver 16 (none), South Central 11 (none).
Records: Culver 10-9, South Central 9-9.
JV score: South Central 16, Culver 14
8th grade girls basketball
Red Storm win at Culver
The eighth grade Lady Red Storm traveled to Culver Wednesday night to take on the Lady Cavs, coming away with a 28-8 victory.
Leading the way for Lincoln was Shannon Stephenson with 20. Kara Morwood, Elise Patrick, Lexie Simpson and Meghan Egierski contributed a bucket apiece.
7th grade girls basketball
Lincoln beats Culver
The Lincoln Junior High seventh grade girls basketball team ran its record to 9-2 with a 36-4 win over visiting Culver Wednesday.
Jenna Thomas led the team, scoring 12 points and grabbing eight offensive rebounds. Victoria Styers added eight points, Anna Bockman and Lanae Singleton each scored six, and Hanna Hopple and Brittani Splix both added a bucket.
The team finished the night with 20 steals and 18 rebounds. They will be in action again on Thursday when LaPorte Kessling travels to Lincoln.
Men’s college basketball
Ancilla turns up the heat
A strong defensive effort along with some hot shooting propelled the Ancilla College Chargers on to victory at the LifePlex as the Chargers defeated the Lake Michigan College Indians 79-51 in in Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference play.
Ancilla (9-13, 3-9 MCCAA West) shot 69 percent in the first half and enjoyed a comfortable 46-23 lead at the break. The defense remained strong throughout the game and the Chargers kept the Indians to just 51 points on the night. It’s the second best defensive effort by Ancilla this season.
The offensive effort was also hot with four players scoring in double figures. The Chargers were led by Marc Constable with 20 points, while Alexander Hutson added 19 points and six assists.
The Chargers will be back at home Saturday for a 3 p.m. game against Kalamazoo Valley Community College at the LifePlex. They will be wearing black and pink uniforms for their annual Chargers for Change game, working with the local Ounce of Prevention to prevent breast cancer.
Women’s college basketball
Weak 2nd half dooms Lady Chargers
The Ancilla College Lady Chargers put up a tough fight against NJCAA No. 17 Lake Michigan College’s Lady Indians, but a weak second half sent the Lady Chargers home with a 72-53 loss in in Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference play.
The Lady Chargers (1-20, 1-11 MCCAA West) had their work cut out for them against Lake Michigan, MCCAA Western Conference leaders, who are now 12-1 in the conference. The Chargers had a nine-point lead going into the half, but the Indians came out strong to start the second half.
The Chargers were able to battle back and closed the gap to within two with less than five minutes to go. The Indians then went on a scoring run to secure the win.
The Chargers will be back at home on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game against Kalamazoo Valley Community College. It will be the opening game for the Chargers for Change fundraising event, in which they combine with the local Ounce of Prevention organization to help in the fight against breast cancer.