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January 22nd, 2015
WINONA LAKE Ââ€” Graceâ€™s menâ€™s basketball team used a solid defensive effort to hold Mt. Vernon Nazarene 21 points below their season offensive average in a 69-53 win on Tuesday.
The Lancers (16-5, 6-3 Crossroads League) have now won six of their past seven games.
The Grace defense forced Mt. Vernon misses on its first eight field goals attempts to start the game. The Cougars took nearly five minutes to get on the scoreboard, and managed just five points over the opening 10 minutes.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s wrestling team ended the dual meet portion of its season with a 45-20 win over the Garrett Railroaders on Columbia Cityâ€™s senior night recognition.
The Railroaders took four of the first five bouts, but the Eagles responded by going on an eight-bout run to take the match. Bouts started at 182 pounds where Dylan McClure squared off against Beck Davis. After a 3-3 tie at the end of the first period, Baker went on to score a reversal and a near fall in the second to take a 7-3 win, putting the visiting Railroaders up 3-0.
CHURUBUSCO â€” The Churubusco boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ teams swept a pair of home basketball contests with Fremont on Tuesday night.
The boys took an early lead against Fremont and then began and ended the second half with runs to take a 71-43 win and go to 14-1 on the season.
The girls squad decided the game in the fourth quarter with a 27-10 outburst to down the Fremont girls 73-48.
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitko is one of the more storied boys basketball programs in the northern part of the state of Indiana. For a player in todayâ€™s era to add his name to the record book at Whitko would require a pretty significant accomplishment.
Whitko senior Cole Kessie added his name to the pages of Wildcat history Tuesday night. Kessie tied the school record for most three-pointers in a game (7) and Whitko hit free throws late to knock off Adams Central 72-68.
COLUMBIA CITY â€“ It was a â€śperfect stormâ€ť of a night, when everything came together for the Columbia City Eagle basketball team in Tuesdayâ€™s contest against the Huntington North Vikings.
All phases of offense and defense were working for the Eagles in a game that was almost over in the first quarter, as the Eagles took a 64-29 home win over the Vikings.
ALMA, Mich. â€” A strong close to the first half and quick second-half start blew open a close game and paced Trine to a 71-57 victory over Alma Saturday afternoon at Art Smith Arena.
The Thunder outscored the Scots 22-4 in a stretch of play spanning from the 4:07 mark of the first half to 15:04 remaining in the contest. That span of just over nine minutes of play turned a four-point Trine lead into a 46-24 advantage with 15:04 to play.
HUNTINGTON â€” Playing in a packed Platt Arena, big plays in the final seconds lifted Graceâ€™s menâ€™s basketball team to a 71-68 win at Huntington on Saturday.
With the win, the Lancers (15-5) moved into tie for second place in the Crossroads League standings with a 5-3 conference mark, while the Foresters, riding a four-game losing skid, dropped into a tie for eighth in the league standings with a 2-6 conference record while Saturdayâ€™s win moves the Lancers (15-5) into a four-way tie for second as they currently boast a 5-3 CL record.
Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s seventh-grade basketball team won its own invitational Saturday at ISMS. Pictured is the squad with the trophy. Front row, from left: Jasmine Early and Klaire Tonkel. Second row: Gabby Fry, Carly Mabie, Mary Cotter and Grace Schrader. Third row: Brayden Lickey, Olivia Shearer and Delaney Stahl.
GOSHEN â€” For nine years between 2000 and 2009, the Columbia City wrestling team ruled the Goshen Invitational, not only winning the tournament each year but also producing a record 296 points in 2004.
Saturday, the Eagles broke a three-year string by the host Goshen Redskins, scoring 245.5 points to take the team championship.
The host Redskins were second with 201 points, with the Whitko Wildcats placing third with 164 points. Rounding out the field were Fairfield (151.5), Bronson (136.5), Lakeland (119), Fort Wayne North Side (118), and Eastern (115.5).
COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Lady Eagles were handed their first loss at home Saturday night, as Homesteadâ€™s girls basketball team traveled to Columbia City and left with a 62-50 win.
Columbia City Head Coach Amy Shearer said she was proud of her teamâ€™s effort, despite the loss.