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Ancilla to host annual Chargers for Change event

February 10, 2011

DONALDSON — The Ancilla College athletic department will partner with the Ounce of Prevention Foundation during the scheduled February 12 women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader against Kalamazoo Valley Com-munity College as part of their annual Chargers for Change fundraising event.
Held at the LifePlex, games will tip-off at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively. Admission will be $5 with all proceeds used to benefit the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Ounce of Prevention is a local foundation dedicated towards raising money to fight breast cancer.

CGA unseats Plymouth, 49-48

February 9, 2011

ROCHESTER — It was an outcome determined by inches, individual plays, by fractions of seconds.
One moment Meagan Barron’s go-ahead free throw with 1.7 seconds on the clock set the Plymouth crowd on its feet, and the next Brenna Newell’s buzzer-beating jumper off the elbow left the Lady Pilgrims stunned as the Culver Girls Academy crowd rushed the floor in a 49-48 Class 3A Rochester Sectional opener with a championship feel Tuesday.
The Eagles play New Prairie in a semifinal Friday at 6 p.m. EST.

Howdeshell powers Triton over South Central

February 9, 2011

HAMLET — 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 Howdeshell’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.

Defending-champion Lady Cats roll through Michigan City Marquette

February 9, 2011

HAMLET — Oregon-Davis’ 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.

Bremen closes season at Westview

February 9, 2011

GOSHEN — With its season on the line in Tuesday’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.

Results 2-9

February 9, 2011

Girls basketball
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 — which advanced through South Central Tuesday — in the Class A Oregon-Davis Sectional Friday at 8 p.m.
• ARGOS 46, BETHANY CHRISTIAN 45, OT
At Goshen
Score by quarters

Culver advances at North Newton Sectional

February 9, 2011

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 Zehner’s 10.
The Hawks were led by Rachelle Cook’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.
• CULVER 55, HEBRON 31
At Class 2A North Newton Sectional
Score by quarters
Culver: 17 29 42 55
Hebron: 5 10 17 31

Plymouth boys host 5-way with CMA, Bremen, Knox and Tippy Valley

February 8, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth held an impromptu invitational Monday.
With last week’s weather wreaking havoc on area schedules, Plymouth’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.

Pilgrims face tough test in CGA as Rochester Sectional opens tonight

February 8, 2011

ROCHESTER — 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 year’s tilt.

Results 2-7

February 7, 2011

Girls swimming
• WARSAW GIRLS SWIM SECTIONAL
At Warsaw
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.

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