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Banged up Eagles silenced by Chargers 52-30

December 11, 2010

Churubusco’s Alex Walker, left, and Chandler Blake, center, double team West Noble’s Alex Landeros Friday night. The Lady Eagles played host to the Chargers. Plagued with injuries, ’Busco fell to West Noble 52-30. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott

   CHURUBUSCO — Lacking two of their top scorers, the Churubusco Lady Eagles fell short to West Noble Friday night, losing 52-30.
   Leading scorer Haleigh Gross and senior Nichole Wormcastle had to watch their team from the bench, due to injuries.
   “We were a little short-handed tonight,” Churubusco head coach Jamie Perlich said.
   The Lady Eagles held the score close in the beginning of the game, with ’Busco only trailing by three points at the end of the first quarter.
   But West Noble’s Kelsie Peterson took over the scoreboard, putting up 13 of the Lady Charger’s first half points and sending West Noble into the locker room up 29-16.
   Peterson was unstoppable for the Lady Chargers, shooting 86 percent from the field, while ’Busco shot 30 percent as a team.
   “Its tough to beat anybody with these stats,” Perlich noted.
   Despite out-rebounding West Noble 34-31, ’Busco was unable to hit a basket.
   The first seven minutes of the fourth quarter were scoreless for the Lady Eagles, until sophomore Gabby Jones broke the streak with a three-point shot.
   The Lady Eagles had 22 turnovers and West Noble used them to its advantage, gaining on its lead and setting the final score at 52-30.
   Leading in scoring for the Lady Eagles was Audrey Diller with eight points.

Whitko 56, Manchester 67
   NORTH MANCHESTER — A second half struggled doomed Whitko (3-6) girls’ basketball Friday night on the road in the Three Rivers Conference.
   After holding a 38-33 lead over Manchester (5-2) at halftime, the Lady Wildcats went cold hitting only two field goals in the second half loss to the Lady Squires 67-56.
   The first half was good to Whitko going 50 percent from the field. Leading scorer Micaela Sylvester posted 11 of her game-high 17 points in the first half.
   Junior Karissa Olinske added two three-pointers in over the first two quarters finishing with 11 points.
   Following a 12-for-24 shooting performance in the first half, the ’Cats finished 14-for-51 in the field.
   Manchester out scored Whitko 14-6 in the third quarter going into the final period up 47-44.
   The fourth quarter wasn’t much better for the Lady Wildcats being out done 20-12.
   Whitko scorers on the night were: Cagney Craig 9, Katee Reiff 8, Rachelle Kessie 6, Nicole Slaymaker 3, Cassie Jones 2.

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