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March 6th, 2014
By James Costello
SOUTH BEND â€”Â New game, new stakes, same result.
The last time Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims faced Mishawaka back on Feb. 19, they claimed a 52-34 win on their home court at The Rock. Plymouth opened Class 4A Sectional play with a similar 53-34 victory over the Cavemen Wednesday night.
CULVER â€” Culver Communityâ€™s boys basketball team attempted quality shots almost from the opening tip Tuesday.
Once the second quarter rolled around those shots really started falling.
The host Cavs rattled off 11 unanswered second-frame points to construct a double-digit advantage and nailed 9-of-11 tries from the floor in the third stanza to put away a 64-31 Class A Sectional 51 first-round win over LaCrosse at John R. Nelson Gymnasium.
Culver advances to a Friday semifinal bout against six-time defending sectional champion Triton at 6:30 p.m. Argos and South Central follow at 8 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Lady Pilgrims saved their best for last. Their last home meet, that is.
Plymouth gymnastics notched a team score of 103.25, just .4 of a point shy of the school record as the Pilgrims earned a split with Peru and Logansport in their final home meet of the season Thursday.
No. 3-ranked Logan won the three-way with a 105.5 score, while Plymouth placed just 2.25 back and Peru rounded out the meet with a 34.4 score.
â€śWeâ€™re on our way to sectionals. Weâ€™re at the peak,â€ť said PHS head coach Jana Lyon.
PLYMOUTH â€” It wasnâ€™t pretty at times but it was basketball, and it was senior night, and it was a win as Plymouth defeated Wawasee 52-42 in their final regular season home game.
â€śTonight was an ugly game thatâ€™s Wawaseeâ€™s plan,â€ť said Plymouth head coach Ryan Bales. â€śThey knew they were undermanned at a few positions and they had a great game plan. They slowed us down. Over the course of the game we started to gain some energy, we started to get some hustle plays and that was a great thing for our team.â€ť
â€˘Â PLYMOUTH 52, WAWASEE 42
Score by Quarters
Plymouth: 10 24 34 52
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 Glennâ€™s Drew McDonald led three Falcons in double figures with 17 points as Glenn clinched the NSC title at New Prairie Friday.
ODâ€™s Haley Collings put up 23 points over two regional games â€”Â including 15 points with 11 rebounds in the Lady Catsâ€™ tourney opener at Caston Saturday.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â After Saturdayâ€™s 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 Militaryâ€™s 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
CMAâ€™s Edmond Hogan recorded the top finish among area wrestlers at the Merrillville Semistate Saturday, placing third to advance to state.