Slow Start Dooms Wawasee In Loss At East Noble

KENDALLVILLE – Wawasee boys basketball fell behind early and could not recover, as the Warriors were defeated 53-36 Friday night in a non-conference game at East Noble.

Ethan Hardy and Keaton Dukes led Wawasee, but their 12 and 10 points, respectively, were not enough to avoid defeat.

The Knights, benefitting from 44% shooting from behind the three-point arc, outscored Wawasee by 14 in the first half. Chris Hood proved difficult to stop as well by finishing the night with 19 points and eight rebounds.

In the JV?contest, Landon Gause scored 13 points while Collin Roberson accumulated 12 points to hold off East Noble’s fourth quarter surge. The JV?side won 50-45.

Next up for Wawasee is a home, non-conference game against Tippecanoe Valley on Friday to wrap up the regular season.

LCA Concludes Regular Season With Home Loss To O-D

WINONA LAKE – Senior Seth Martin closed out his home career by just missing a double-double, finishing with 18 points and nine rebounds for Lakeland Christian Academy in its 65-55 loss to visiting Oregon-Davis in a non-conference boys basketball game Friday night.

Also playing his final home game, senior Matthew Helton closed out with a career-high 11 points for the Cougars.

Cameron Shepherd added 16 points, with Brayden Lane hitting a bucket from the floor and a pair for free throws for four points. Landon Paris and Peter Koller each hit a shot from beyond the arc to close out the Cougar scoring.

In junior varsity play, Lakeland Christian earned a 53-28 victory over Pierceton Woods.

The Cougars (5-18) now await Sunday’s draw to find out whom and when they will play in the Class 1A Southern Wells Sectional in Poneto. Sectional play begins March 3.

Braves Trim Squires

NORTH MANCHESTER – Despite three scorers in double figures and two players with double-doubles, host Manchester fell 65-64 to Maconaquah in a Three Rivers Conference boys basketball game Friday night.

Thane Creager had 19 points, Weston Hamby dropped in 14 points and 11 assists, and Max Carter had 13 points and a matching number of rebounds for the Squires. Carter added three assists and two steals as well.

Kreeden Krull had eight points and six boards, Caleb Stout had six points and Austin Underwood had three to round out Manchester’s scoring.

Junior varsity results were not available as of press time.

The Squires, now 4-4 in the conference and 9-11 overall, wrap up TRC play Tuesday when they host neighboring Whitko.

Thursday’s Results


Huntington North 96.650

Wawasee 95.475

Wawasee results: Vault – 2. Talia Kuhl 8.625, 3. Aundreya Wegener 8.550, 4. Olivia Ousley 8.30, 6. Emma Ebright 8.20, Kenady Meerzo 7.55; Bars – 2. Wegener 7.35, 3. Kuhl 7.10, Meerzo 6.125, Ebright 5.875; Beam – 1. Wegener 8.40, 4. Ousley 7.90, 5. Kuhl 7.725, Ebright 6.25, Meerzo 5.60; Floor – 1. Kuhl 9.075, 4. Wegener 8.250, 5. Ebright 8.075, Ousley 7.700, Meerzo 7.550; All-around – 2. Wegener 32.550, 3. Kuhl 32.525, Ebright 28.400, Meerzo 26.825.

Eighth Grade Girls Basketball

Lakeview 52, Manchester 8

Lakeview – Leah Henderson 16,  Joey Rastrelli 14, Abigail Davis 7, Celia Mangun 6, Addison Mehlberg 4, Amelia Alexander 3, Kalista Ousley 2.

Manchester – Anna Bishir 16, Hanna Stout 3, Bella Bedolla 2, Molly Schannep 2.

North Miami 21,

Tippecanoe Valley 17

Valley (5-7) – Ava Smith 8, Chesnee Miller 4, Sidney Nelson 3, Macy Peterson 2.

Seventh Grade Girls Basketball

Lakeview 48,

Manchester 23

Lakeview – Brooke Winchester 14 points, 10 rebounds; Mia Jones 14 points; Abbey Peterson 5 points, 13 assists; Remy Donovan 4 points; Addison Walker 4.

Tippecanoe Valley 26,

North Miami 12

Valley (10-4) – Mackaylie Costello 8, Lydia Craig 6, Bailey Bussard 4, Maddie Thompson 4, Emma Patrick 2, Carlee Snyder 2.

Sixth Grade Girls Basketball

Tippecanoe Valley “A” 29,

North Miami 17

Valley – Dalynne Bussard 8, Kyra Kiser 8, Betty Shepherd 2, Danika Miller 2, Lindsay Peterson 2.

North Miami “B” 20,

Tippecanoe Valley 6

Valley – Payton Kohler 2, Jaicey Long 2, Autumn Parker 2.

Middle School Wrestling

NorthWood 68,

Lakeview 36

Lakeview results – Ilyjah Martinez 0-2; Isaiah Martinez 2-0; Esteban Saldivar 0-2; AJ Smith 1-1; Anthony Mejia 1-1; Brandon Mejia 1-1; Miquel Cacahua 1-1; Noah Wilkins 2-0; Brandon Cardona 0-1; Gideon Castro 3-0.