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February 2nd, 2012
SOUTH WHITLEY â Whitkoâs girls basketball seniors took the court for the last time at home Wednesday night against Triton. Unfortunately, the Lady Wildcats didnât walk away with a victory, falling to the Lady Trojans, 55-45.
Whitkoâs six seniors â Karissa Olinske, Micaela Sylvester, Katee Reiff, Lynsi Hicks, Cassie Jones and Megan Zumbrun â combined for 36 of the Lady âCatsâ 45 points.
Sylvester, Reiff and Jones are all four-year varsity letter winners and Olinske has three years of experience.
FORT WAYNE â Despite Columbia City Drew Benedictâs 5-for-8 shooting from 3-point range, 15-1 Northrop beat the Eagles 70-56 Tuesday night in Fort Wayne.
Northropâs stand-out brothers Brenton and Bryson Scott combined for 42 of the Bruins 70 points. Bryson shot 13-of-16 from the field and led the team with nine rebounds, putting on quite a show for Purdue Head Coach Matt Painter, who attended the game in attempt to recruit the Scott brothers.
Northrop jumped out to a 10-2 lead early in the game thanks to 11 points from Bryson Scott in the first quarter.
SOUTH WHITLEY â Both the Whitko Wildcats and Carroll Chargers came into their match-up Tuesday having lost eight games for the season; neither looking for its ninth. Whitko got its wish, sending Carroll back home with a 53-48 loss.
In the first quarter, Logan Irwin scored a basket early and later displayed his range by hitting a 3-pointer. The sharp shooter is just 12 points away from reaching 2,000 career points and is expected to hit the mark Friday.
Irwin, along with Trey Weber who also connected from 20 feet, accounted for eight of the teamâs 10 first quarter points.
SOUTH WHITLEY Ââ Without scoring a single field goal in the fourth quarter, senior Logan Irwin and junior Alex Stoddard combined for 46 points in Whitkoâs 72-52 win over Wabash Friday.
Stoddard scored 10 of the Wildcatsâ 21 first quarter points, while Wabash only tallied 11.
Whitkoâs defense held the Apaches to 11 points again in the second period while Stoddard and Irwin combined for 14 of the âCats 18.
The Wildcats built on their 39-22 halftime lead in the third quarter with nine points from Irwin, four from Stoddard and four from Gabe Powell.
NEW HAVEN â Columbia Cityâs girls basketball team began the 2011-12 season expected to finish at the bottom of the conference.
Lady Eagle Head Coach Amy Shearer had different plans for the team, making the teamâs goal to prove the polls wrong.
âWe were not going to finish last in the conference, that was a big goal for us after the polls came out,â Shearer said.
With Saturdayâs 55-34 win over New Haven, Col. City finished the season 3-4 in the NHC, good for a fifth-place finish out of eight teams.
ALBION â The Churubusco Lady Eagle basketball team, fresh off a win over South Adams that broke an eight-game losing streak, traveled to Northeast Corner Conference foe Central Noble with the two-fold intent of extending their own winning streak and keeping the 0-17 Lady Cougars winless.
It took every minute of regulation and four minutes of overtime for âBusco to accomplish both feats in a come-from-behind 49-45 win.
COLUMBIA CITY â Columbia Cityâs boys basketball team was feeling a little extra blue after losing its second game in a row Friday night. The Eagles wore blue jerseys in support of prostate cancer awareness and auctioned them during the game, raising over $3,000.
Unfortunately, Columbia City (10-3) wasnât as successful on the court, losing 69-63 to New Haven (9-2).
CHURUBUSCO â Churubusco Eagle basketball came into Fridayâs game looking to extend its winning record to 8-5, hosting Northeast Corner Conference rival Central Noble. âBusco did so in a convincing fashion, downing the Cougars, 60-43.
In the first half, the game provided the typical feel of an intra-conference rivalry game, according to Churubusco Head Coach Michael McBride.
âIt was a good battle, a good game; big rivalry, big crowds. (There was) a lot of excitement and intensity out there. Itâs a great atmosphere for our kids and a great win for our kids tonight,â McBride said.
CHURUBUSCO â The Churubusco Lady Eagles basketball team honored its seniors in prime fashion Thursday night with a 49-23 win over South Adams.
Churubusco Head Coach Jamie Perlich said seniors Heather Monk, Haliegh Gross and Morgan Young have all made powerful contributions in their four years with the Lady Eagles.
Monk led âBusco in scoring with 12 and Gross chipped in nine points of her own.
âIt was nice to see the three seniors, on their special night, step up and play a great game,â Perlich said.
COLUMBIA CITY â Itâs the end of January, but Keith Nickolson is ready for softball season.
âIâm dreaming of the sound of the crack of the bats and the smell of the dirt,â said Nickolson.
He and the other Columbia City Parks Department Girls Softball board are gearing up for 4,000 people to be at Morsches Park on opening day, May 5.
Though it may seem like a long way away, registration begins Feb. 1 and runs through March 17.