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CGA coasts through Cougars

February 12, 2011

ROCHESTER — If there’s a name for the defense Culver Girls Academy unleashed against New Prairie Friday, head coach Gary Christlieb isn’t saying.
Whatever it was, it was effective.
The Lady Eagles, showing off a defense that resembled a diamond-and-one zone with elements of man-to-man and halfcourt trap, held the Cougars to a measly 10-of-44 shooting clip from the floor while creating 16 turnovers — including a 1-for-10 third-quarter effort with six turnovers in the same span — en route to a 43-24 Sectional 19 semifinal shellacking at Rochester.

Lady Bobcats roll over Westville, 86-41

February 12, 2011

HAMLET — Oregon-Davis answered the age-old question, “Can a 17-0 run to start a basketball game look anything other than terrific?”
Why, yes, if interspersed with multiple unforced turnovers and a silent and somewhat lethargic defensive effort.
Still, 17 unanswered points is 17 unanswered points, and the fifth-ranked Lady Cats rolled to an 86-41 win over Westville in Class A Sectional 50 semifinal action at The Den Friday.
OD seeks its fifth consecutive crown tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST against Triton.

Late rally lifts No. 6 Culver past No. 5 Wolves at North Newton

February 12, 2011

MOROCCO — After three brutal offensive quarters in Friday’s Sectional 34 semifinal, the Culver girls basketball team responded when it mattered most.
Tied with Class 2A No. 5 Boone Grove with four minutes remaining, No. 6 Culver finished the game with a 12-5 spurt for a 41-34 win to reach Saturday’s title game against Winamac.
After shooting 15 percent leading up to the fourth quarter, Culver (22-1) forced its will on Boone Grove (20-2) down the stretch.

Warsaw routs Plymouth, 72-27

February 11, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Coming off an upset by Elkhart Memorial last week, Warsaw was on a mission.
With star point guard Nick Moore sitting out the first quarter for disciplinary reasons, the Class 4A No. 8 Tigers got off to a relatively slow start, but once they got rolling they were impossible to stop. Warsaw went on a 20-0 rampage spanning the first 4:43 of the second half to put the game out of reach, going on to rout host Plymouth 72-27 in a Northern Lakes Conference contest at The Rock Thursday.

Zehner, Shipley named to Top 100

February 11, 2011

CULVER — Two basketball players in the Culver area were selected to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 100 seniors list.
Culver Community’s Gwen Zehner and Culver Girls Academy’s Kylee Shipley were both named to the annual list Thursday.
Players are chosen based on observation of games during the season as well as contact and discussion with numerous coaches, sportswriters, sportscasters and college recruiters throughout Indiana.

Triton trumps Bremen, stays perfect in NSC

February 11, 2011

BOURBON — After splitting the Northern State Conference title with John Glenn last season, Triton has no intention of sharing this year’s championship.
With Thursday’s 67-42 win over Bremen, Class A No. 2 Triton (14-3 overall, 6-0 in Northern State) stayed perfect in conference play. With just one league game remaining, a solo title is within reach.

Culver holds off visiting Dragons in bell game, 48-41

February 11, 2011

CULVER — Culver Community’s boys basketball team reclaimed the traveling bell from Argos Thursday.
Given the way the Cavs floundered down the stretch, though, the bell probably sounded a little less melodious.
Culver watched a 16-point fourth-quarter lead melt to four points in the final minute before hanging on for a 48-41 win over visiting Argos at John R. Nelson Gymnasium.

Plymouth sets season-high in loss at Warsaw

February 11, 2011

WARSAW — The Plymouth High School gymnastics team competed at Warsaw Thursday in just their second dual meet of the season, losing the varsity contest 98.3-86.25 but winning the JV contest 49.8-25.2.
While the loss dropped the Lady Pilgrims to 0-2 on the year, Plymouth still had some strong individual performances in the loss, led by its underclassmen. Freshman Nicky Davis continued her outstanding rookie campaign by taking home first place ribbons in all events except beam, where she finished second.

Results 2-11

February 11, 2011

Boys basketball
LaVille holds of Cougars
New Prairie scored 24 points in the final period, but LaVille was able to hold the visiting Cougars off 73-71 in a Northern State Conference basketball game Thursday night.
Four Lancers racked up double digits in the win, and Jordyn Williams and Andrew Hostetler both broke the 20-point mark with 27 and 23, respectively. Codee Kimbel and Trenton Stout each scored 10 as the Lancers moved to 9-7 overall and 3-3 in the NSC.
• LaVILLE 73, NEW PRAIRIE 71
At Lakeville
Score by quarters
NP: 22 37 54 73
LV: 13 31 47 71

Glenn closes with loss to Marian, 42-36

February 10, 2011

ROCHESTER — The state tournament has a way of getting under some players’ skins.
Such was the case for the John Glenn Lady Falcons Wednesday as they dug themselves a hole against Mishawaka Marian and were never quite able to get out in a 42-36 Sectional 19 loss at Rochester.
The Knights play Rochester — which beat St. Joseph’s in the nightcap Wednesday — in a semifinal Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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