Whitko falls to Tippy Valley

SOUTH WHITLEY — After having as much as a 25-16 lead in the second quarter over Three Rivers Conference Foe Tippecanoe Valley, the Vikings rallied to win 59-40 in Friday night’s boys basketball game at Whitko.Former Wildcat Coach and current Tippy Valley Head Coach Bill Patrick added to his countless number of wins on Whitko’s court.Patrick was inducted into the Whitko Hall of Fame before the game.Two of Tippy Valley’s top scorers, Tanner Andrews and Nick Kindig, kicked off the game with the opening four points, their first of 37, collectively.Wildcat Alex Stoddard started the second quarter with a bucket, followed by six more Logan Irwin points and two from Colin Nicodemus gave the ’Cats a 26-21 lead at halftime.The Vikings scored 17 third-quarter points while holding Whitko to nine, taking back the lead, 38-35.Tippy finished with a 59-40 win.Whitko is back in action Wednesday at Plymouth.___For a more in depth look at this story, see the Dec. 17 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.