GARRETT â€” The IHSAA Class 2A 7th-ranked Churubusco boys basketball team traveled to Garrett to take on the Railroaders Tuesday night, pulling out a 65-60 win.
From the start of the game, the entire crowd knew it was going to see a show between two of the top players in the NECC â€” Churubusco senior Paul Forman and Garrett senior Justin McCoy.
Neither player disappointed in the first half. Forman led â€™Busco with 15 points in the first half but picked up his second foul early in the second quarter and didnâ€™t see action again for the rest of the first half.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” For one Columbia City wrestler, Friday nightâ€™s opening round of the IHSAA State Finals will be a return trip; for the other two grapplers it will be a new experience; but for all three it will be the next step on the road to a possible individual state title.
All three have already stamped themselves as one of the top 16 wrestlers in the state in their weight classes. Friday nightâ€™s elimination round at Bankerâ€™s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis will cut that number in half.
SYRACUSE â€” How do you win a sectional basketball title with three starters sitting on the bench with injuries?
To borrow a phrase from baseball, you swing for the fences and hope some hits clear the wall. The Whitko Lady Wildcats basketball team swung for the fences at the IHSAA Class 3A Wawasee Sectional against Tippecanoe Valley Monday night.
None of the Whitko shots cleared the wall though, and the Lady Vikings pulled away to win a sectional crown, 62-36.
Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” The Whitko Wildcats boys basketball team was struggling to hit field goals Saturday afternoon against Manchester. Three misses by the Wildcats could have kept Whitko in the game if they went down. But the shots didn't fall and the Squires were able to drive out of South Whitley with a 58-47 win against the â€™Cats.
WOODBURN â€” Playing for a sectional championship is something all basketball players dream about. Playing against IHSAA Class 2A defending state runner-up Canterbury is usually not part of that dream.
With most of the area sectional championship games being postponed due to bad weather, the Churubusco
Lady Eagles took on the wind, snow and Canterbury Cavaliers Saturday night at the Woodlan Sectional.
The Class 2A No. 2 Cavaliers, led by Whitley County native Darby Maggard, proved to be all they were billed to be, posting a 67-44 win over the Lady Eagles.
FORT WAYNE â€” Eight Whitley County wrestlers took the next step along the path to an IHSAA individual state championship at Saturdayâ€™s semi-state, with three Columbia City wrestlers advancing to next weekendâ€™s State Finals competition at Bankerâ€™s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s boys basketball team played host to the 4-13 Hamilton Marines Thursday night. The Class 2A 7th-ranked, 16-2 Eagles downed the visitors 71-36 in the Northeast Corner Conference match-up.
The boys varsity teams took the court with â€™Busco jumping out to a quick 20-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. Senior Paul Forman led Churubusco with nine points in the quarter, including a dunk at the 3:13 mark.
By the end of the first half, â€™Busco had built a 38-18 lead by forcing Hamilton into 16 first half turnovers.