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February 26th, 2014
WALKERTON â It was only a matter of time before the Falcons made their run.
The trouble for Glenn was, when it came, it came too late.
Plymouth built a 28-12 halftime lead then held on during a furious second-half rally by the hosts for a 62-58 win over the Falcons in a Senior Night spoiler at The Aerie in Walkerton Tuesday night.
John Glennâs Drew McDonald led three Falcons in double figures with 17 points as Glenn clinched the NSC title at New Prairie Friday.
ODâs Haley Collings put up 23 points over two regional games âÂ including 15 points with 11 rebounds in the Lady Catsâ tourney opener at Caston Saturday.
PLYMOUTH âÂ After Saturdayâs loss to Penn, Plymouth head coach Ryan Bales had a special message for star forward Mack Mercer. The gist of it was: play bigger.
The 6-9 Belmont-bound senior took the message to heart Tuesday, charging out of the gates with nine first-quarter points on his way to a game-high 26 and putting in a stellar defensive performance on Culver Militaryâs Devonte Campbell on the other end of the floor to lead his team to a 55-50 rebound win over the Eagles on Senior Night at The Rock.
Monday, Feb. 17
CMA boys basketball vs Buchanan 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
Argos boys basketball vs South Central (Union Mills) 7:45 p.m.
Bremen boys basketball vs Tippy Valley 7:45 p.m.
Culver Community boys basketball at Clinton Christian 6:30 p.m.
LaVille boys basketball at Marian 7:30 p.m.
Glenn boys basketball vs NorthWood 7:30 p.m.
OD boys basketball vs Charter School of the Dunes 6:30 p.m.
Plymouth boys basketball vs CMA 7:30 p.m.
Triton boys basketball at Rochester 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Plymouth boys basketball vs Mishawaka 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20
CMAâs Edmond Hogan recorded the top finish among area wrestlers at the Merrillville Semistate Saturday, placing third to advance to state.
Bremenâs Micaela Box scored a combined 39 points over two games as the Lady Lions bowed out of the state tournament in the semifinals of the Central Noble Sectional last week.
BOURBON â Oregon-Davis girls basketball head coach Terry Minix hesitated to put a label on his teamâs defensive scheme Saturday.
âI term it âjunk defense,ââ he eventually said.
Junk, mixed, hybrid, unconventional, whatever you call it, it worked.
On the strength of that defense, the Class A No. 1 Lady Cats sprinted out to an early 22-5 advantage on their way to a 62-40 Class A Sectional 51 title-round win over host Triton at The Trojan Trench.
WARSAW â A big conference rivalry, another big win for the Pilgrims.
A week ago, Plymouthâs boys basketball team was suffering through a six-game skid. With Thursdayâs 38-31 Northern Lakes Conference victory on the road in Warsaw, the Pilgrims are suddenly celebrating their second straight win.
WALKERTON â Donât look now, but John Glenn is on the verge of a Northern State Conference boys basketball championship.
The Falcons collected their seventh straight victory Thursday night, outlasting Jimtown, 52-40. They are 9-5 overall and 6-0 in the NSC.
Considering the season began 1-4, how do you explain that, coach Travis Hannah?
âI wish I could,â said Hannah, who watched his team alternate between hot and cold on its home floor at Glenn. âThis isnât a team thatâs easy to understand.â