Archive - Feb 24, 2012 - Sports Article
PLYMOUTH â€” Dave Cox never planned to be a head coach. Things just sort of fell into place that way.
Twenty years and more than 300 wins later, Cox announced his retirement as the head coach of the Plymouth High School girls basketball team Wednesday.
â€śIâ€™ve thought about it, but to really solidify that, all along I knew I would get out of the season because the rigors of the season can give you different emotions. Once you got done and youâ€™d kind of gradually gotten to that point, I kind of decided the last few days that it was time for somebody else to do it,â€ť said Cox.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth freshman forward Hunter Stevens was named Thursday as the lone All-Northern Lakes Conference selection for the Lady Pilgrims.
The 5-11 forward put up 144 points in 19 games played for Plymouth to finish with an average of 7.58 points per game.
The Lady Pilgrims finished sixth in the conference with a league record of 2-5 ahead of 1-6 Wawasee and winless Concord. Elkhart Memorial topped the conference standings while NorthWood finished in second place and head coach Steve Neff was honored as the NLC Coach of the Year.
Womenâ€™s college basketball
Belles end year with MIAA loss
The Saint Maryâ€™s basketball team lost in the semifinal of the MIAA Tournament to top-seeded and fifth-ranked Calvin 78-50 on the road in Grand Rapids, Mich. Thursday night.
The Knights scored on five of their first seven possessions of the game and never relinquished the lead.
Plymouth grad Jessica Centa closed out her basketball career with 10 points to lead the Belles along with teammate Kelley Murphy.
The Belles finished the season at an even 13-13.
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