Local High School Sports Recaps For Saturday, January 6

January 7, 2024 at 4:40 p.m.

By Staff Report

Boys Basketball
Homestead at Wawasee

It was a tough weekend for Wawasee, as the Warriors dropped games on Friday and Saturday, the second of which was a 49-37 loss to Homestead. Wawasee is now 5-7 this winter.
Maddux Everingham led the way offensively in the loss, finishing with 14 points. Nolan Holzart and Darius Lewis each finished with six points while Collin Ziebarth added four.
On Friday, the Warriors dropped a Northern Lakes Conference game 56-53 to NorthWood. Maddux had 20 points in that game while Holzwart added 10.
Wawasee is off until Friday, when they’ll resume NLC play with a home game against Mishawaka.
Plymouth at Tippecanoe Valley
Tippecanoe Valley continued its winning ways on Saturday, defeating Plymouth 45-44 at home. The Vikings are now 8-5 this season with four wins in its last six.
No statistics were available for Valley. The Vikings are back in action on Tuesday evening at home against LaVille.
Fort Wayne Canterbury at Manchester
Manchester picked up its 10th win of the season on Saturday night, winning 61-56 against Fort Wayne Canterbury for its second victory in as many nights. The Squires are now 10-2 this season.
Gavin Betten led the team in scoring once again with 17 points. Gavin Martin had a great night shooting the ball, hitting four threes and ending with 13 points. Tyler McLain and Ethan Hendrix both scored eight points.
The Squires have a big game on Friday, looking for revenge at Wabash after the Apaches beat Manchester in the championship game of the County Tourney.
Whitko at Lakewood Park Christian
Whitko was able to pick up a win over the weekend, defeating Lakewood Park Christian 45-20 on the road Saturday. The Wildcats are now 6-3 this winter.
Kyler Krull led Whitko in scoring with 15 points. Easton Grable scored eleven while Logan Hoffman added eleven. Sam Essegian scored just two points but led the team with nine rebounds while Riley Harman had seven assists.
Whitko returns to Three Rivers Conference play on Friday night at Southwood.
Girls Basketball
Northridge at Warsaw

Sophomore Alexis Neely was moved to the point guard position for the Lady Tigers' big against Northridge Saturday.
It seemed to work out just fine.
Neely scored a career-high 21 points and dished out 5 assists in a 65-52 win to boost Warsaw to first place in the Northern Lakes Conference and into the inside track for a third straight conference title.
Neely led four Lady Tigers in double figures. Brooke Zartman scored 11, Joslyn Bricker added 15 and Brooke Winchester scored 15 points and pulled down 15 rebounds.
Warsaw shot 55% from the field and 11-20 from 3pt range.
The Lady Tigers (9-7) snapped their losing streak at 3 games and host Mishawaka Wednesday at the Tiger Den.
Wawasee at NorthWood
Wawasee was able to pick up an important NLC win on Saturday evening, defeating NorthWood 41-40. The Lady Warriors are now 12-5 this winter, 3-2 in the conference.
Mackenzie Hackleman led the way for Wawasee offensively, scoring 14 points. Ava Couture also finished in double digits, ending her night with 12.
The Lady Warriors are on the road for Tuesday night’s game against Columbia City.
Manchester at North Miami
Manchester continued its winning ways on Saturday, defeating North Miami 50-45 on the road. The Lady Squires are now 11-6 this season, 4-2 in the TRC.
Emma Walker finished with a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Brookelynn Buzzard scored 12 points and had four assists. Peyton Ream scored nine points while Gracie Lauer had eleven rebounds.
Manchester is back at home on Tuesday for another conference game against Peru.
Rochester at Whitko
Whitko continued what has been a fantastic season with a 46-41 win over Rochester on Saturday. The Lady ‘Cats are now 11-3 this winter, 5-2 in the TRC.
Three Whitko players finished in double figures, led by Kloe Krieg and her 13 points. Gwen Howard added 12 while Jayma Stonebreaker scored 10.
The Lady ‘Cats will remain at home for their next game, a contest against Lakewood Park Christian.
Girls Wrestling
Warsaw at Semi-State

The Lady Tiger Wrestling team wrapped its season up at the IHSGW Semi State on Friday.
Entering the day with 6 wrestlers, the Tigers started the day fast, winning five of six matches in round one.
Kynna Yoder, Natalie Davis, Mariana Castro, and Kaiah Long were all winners by pin in their first matches and Emily Dawson picked up a tough 5-3 decision to advance.
Needing one more win to earn a state finals appearance, the Lady Tigers were unable to get back in the win column and the great season for the girls came to a close.
With no senior wrestlers, the Lady Tigers have big expectations for next season.

Boys Basketball
Homestead at Wawasee

It was a tough weekend for Wawasee, as the Warriors dropped games on Friday and Saturday, the second of which was a 49-37 loss to Homestead. Wawasee is now 5-7 this winter.
Maddux Everingham led the way offensively in the loss, finishing with 14 points. Nolan Holzart and Darius Lewis each finished with six points while Collin Ziebarth added four.
On Friday, the Warriors dropped a Northern Lakes Conference game 56-53 to NorthWood. Maddux had 20 points in that game while Holzwart added 10.
Wawasee is off until Friday, when they’ll resume NLC play with a home game against Mishawaka.
Plymouth at Tippecanoe Valley
Tippecanoe Valley continued its winning ways on Saturday, defeating Plymouth 45-44 at home. The Vikings are now 8-5 this season with four wins in its last six.
No statistics were available for Valley. The Vikings are back in action on Tuesday evening at home against LaVille.
Fort Wayne Canterbury at Manchester
Manchester picked up its 10th win of the season on Saturday night, winning 61-56 against Fort Wayne Canterbury for its second victory in as many nights. The Squires are now 10-2 this season.
Gavin Betten led the team in scoring once again with 17 points. Gavin Martin had a great night shooting the ball, hitting four threes and ending with 13 points. Tyler McLain and Ethan Hendrix both scored eight points.
The Squires have a big game on Friday, looking for revenge at Wabash after the Apaches beat Manchester in the championship game of the County Tourney.
Whitko at Lakewood Park Christian
Whitko was able to pick up a win over the weekend, defeating Lakewood Park Christian 45-20 on the road Saturday. The Wildcats are now 6-3 this winter.
Kyler Krull led Whitko in scoring with 15 points. Easton Grable scored eleven while Logan Hoffman added eleven. Sam Essegian scored just two points but led the team with nine rebounds while Riley Harman had seven assists.
Whitko returns to Three Rivers Conference play on Friday night at Southwood.
Girls Basketball
Northridge at Warsaw

Sophomore Alexis Neely was moved to the point guard position for the Lady Tigers' big against Northridge Saturday.
It seemed to work out just fine.
Neely scored a career-high 21 points and dished out 5 assists in a 65-52 win to boost Warsaw to first place in the Northern Lakes Conference and into the inside track for a third straight conference title.
Neely led four Lady Tigers in double figures. Brooke Zartman scored 11, Joslyn Bricker added 15 and Brooke Winchester scored 15 points and pulled down 15 rebounds.
Warsaw shot 55% from the field and 11-20 from 3pt range.
The Lady Tigers (9-7) snapped their losing streak at 3 games and host Mishawaka Wednesday at the Tiger Den.
Wawasee at NorthWood
Wawasee was able to pick up an important NLC win on Saturday evening, defeating NorthWood 41-40. The Lady Warriors are now 12-5 this winter, 3-2 in the conference.
Mackenzie Hackleman led the way for Wawasee offensively, scoring 14 points. Ava Couture also finished in double digits, ending her night with 12.
The Lady Warriors are on the road for Tuesday night’s game against Columbia City.
Manchester at North Miami
Manchester continued its winning ways on Saturday, defeating North Miami 50-45 on the road. The Lady Squires are now 11-6 this season, 4-2 in the TRC.
Emma Walker finished with a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Brookelynn Buzzard scored 12 points and had four assists. Peyton Ream scored nine points while Gracie Lauer had eleven rebounds.
Manchester is back at home on Tuesday for another conference game against Peru.
Rochester at Whitko
Whitko continued what has been a fantastic season with a 46-41 win over Rochester on Saturday. The Lady ‘Cats are now 11-3 this winter, 5-2 in the TRC.
Three Whitko players finished in double figures, led by Kloe Krieg and her 13 points. Gwen Howard added 12 while Jayma Stonebreaker scored 10.
The Lady ‘Cats will remain at home for their next game, a contest against Lakewood Park Christian.
Girls Wrestling
Warsaw at Semi-State

The Lady Tiger Wrestling team wrapped its season up at the IHSGW Semi State on Friday.
Entering the day with 6 wrestlers, the Tigers started the day fast, winning five of six matches in round one.
Kynna Yoder, Natalie Davis, Mariana Castro, and Kaiah Long were all winners by pin in their first matches and Emily Dawson picked up a tough 5-3 decision to advance.
Needing one more win to earn a state finals appearance, the Lady Tigers were unable to get back in the win column and the great season for the girls came to a close.
With no senior wrestlers, the Lady Tigers have big expectations for next season.

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