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February 9th, 2011
HAMLET â€” Triton junior center Megan Howdeshell picked a perfect time for her biggest offensive output of the year.
The Trojans also selected a darn good time to put forward a sparkling defensive effort.
Fueled by Howdeshellâ€™s season-high 21 points as well as 32 South Central turnovers, Triton pulled away from the Satellites, 47-34 in a Class A Girls Basketball Sectional 50 first-round tussle at Oregon-Davis Tuesday.
Triton takes on Argos in semifinal-round play Friday at 8 p.m. EST.
HAMLET â€” Oregon-Davisâ€™ talented collection of freshmen made the most of its girls basketball sectional debut.
Powered by rookies Jesse Avarone, Alicia McIntosh and Ashley Campbell, the Class A No. 5 Lady Cats rattled off 28 unanswered points to tip off the game and ousted winless Michigan City Marquette 82-18 in the Class A Sectional 50 opener Tuesday at The Den.
Four-time defending sectional champion OD entertains Westville in the sectional semifinal Friday at 6:30 p.m. EST.
GOSHEN â€” With its season on the line in Tuesdayâ€™s Class 2A Sectional 35 opener, the Westview girls basketball team caught fire from an unlikely spot.
After going 1 of 12 from 3-point range through three quarters, Westview hit four straight during a surge that turned a five-point deficit into an eight-point lead over Bremen, then went 6 of 6 at the foul line the rest of the way to secure a 48-41 victory.
Argos closes regular season with OT win
Argos finished out its regular season on a positive note Monday, outlasting Bethany Christian 46-45 in overtime on the road.
Jami Patterson knocked down four triples on her way to 15 points for the Dragons in the win, while Marla ZumFelde led Bethany with 18 points.
Argos finished enters the state tournament with an even 10-10 record and will play Triton â€” which advanced through South Central Tuesday â€” in the Class A Oregon-Davis Sectional Friday at 8 p.m.
â€˘ ARGOS 46, BETHANY CHRISTIAN 45, OT
Score by quarters
Class 2A No. 6 Culver opened North Newton Sectional play with a convincing 55-31 victory over Hebron Tuesday.
The Lady Cavaliers held Hebron to just 17 points through three quarters, and Gwen Zehner powered their offense with 23 points followed by Alison Zehnerâ€™s 10.
The Hawks were led by Rachelle Cookâ€™s 11 points.
Culver moves to an impressive 21-1 on the season and advances to play Boone Grove Friday at 7 p.m. EST, while Hebron closes out the year at 3-17.
â€˘Â CULVER 55, HEBRON 31
At Class 2A North Newton Sectional
Score by quarters
Culver: 17 29 42 55
Hebron: 5 10 17 31
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth held an impromptu invitational Monday.
With last weekâ€™s weather wreaking havoc on area schedules, Plymouthâ€™s boys swim team found itself having to make up a snowed-out three-way meet with Bremen and Culver Military on top of another three-way with Knox and Tippecanoe Valley. The result was sometimes confusing, but the Pilgrims got it done, topping both Knox and Tippecanoe Valley 99-48-36 and splitting with winner CMA and third-place Bremen in their three-way 97-61-28.
ROCHESTER â€” Plymouth will jump right into the fire as the Class 3A Rochester Sectional opens tonight at 7 p.m.
The three-peat defending champion Lady Pilgrims take on the arguable tournament favorites in Culver Girls Academy, and the Eagles are hoping for revenge after taking a 51-38 loss at the hands of Plymouth at last yearâ€™s tilt.
â€˘ WARSAW GIRLS SWIM SECTIONAL
TEAM SCORES: 1. Warsaw 313, 2. Culver Academies 277, 3. Columbia City 178, 4. Plymouth 155, 5. Huntington North 133, 6. Logansport 127, 7. Rochester 102, 8. Wabash 50, 9. Tippecanoe Valley 24.
ROCHESTER â€” Culver head wrestling coach Mike Buschman was hoping his heavyweight could find something to hang his hat on at regionals.
How about a championship?
Culver 285er Jeremiah Harvey surprised the field, handing undefeated Plymouthâ€™s tourney favorite and IndianaMat.com No. 2-ranked Damon Howe a quarterfinal upset, then following up with a dramatic double-overtime pinfall win over Pennâ€™s Kade Maggart in the championship at the Rochester Individual Wrestling Regional Saturday.
BREMEN â€” Bremen led 24-21 at the half, but Tanner Foust took over after the break as Fairfield claimed a 58-43 win over the Lions at Bremen Saturday.
Foust went 6 of 7 from the field in the second half for 16 of his game-high 24 points. His alley-oop layup at the 5:32 mark of the third frame put the Falcons up for good.
â€śHe was kind of in the rhythm, and he was finding little seams and things,â€ť said Fairfield head basketball coach John Wysong. â€śWe didnâ€™t tell him anything special (at halftime), just try to keep even-keel.â€ť