NORTH MANCHESTER – Kennedy Fierstos had 19 points, one assist and a steal to lead the Manchester girls basketball team to a 41-37 home win Tuesday against Huntington North.

The win is Manchester’s first over Huntington North since 1984. The victory follows the Lady Squires’ Three Rivers Conference upset of Class 1A No. 4 Northfield Saturday. 

“I am so proud of the accomplishment that the girls achieved tonight.,” said Manchester coach Jacob Everett. “Our drive and focus is where it needs to be to play at a high level.”

The Lady Squires trailed 12-7 after the first quarter before a 20-point second quarter boosted them to a 27-20 halftime lead. 

They never trailed after that.

Kiera Hatfield added nine points for the Lady Squires (5-4), while Eva Bazzoni pulled down five rebounds and Kennidy Lauer dished out five assists. 

Manchester lost 30-25 in the JV game. Ranissa Shambarger led the Lady Squires (4-5) with 12 points, three rebounds and three steals. 



LCA Bested By Bethany Christian

GOSHEN – The Lakeland Christian girls basketball team was routed 45-27 Tuesday at Bethany Christian. 

The Lady Cougars (5-5) led 6-4 after the first quarter, but the Lady Bruins pulled off a 17-point second quarter to take a 21-12 lead by halftime. 

LCA never led after that.

Jessi Calizo led the Lady Cougars with 11 points and seven rebounds, while Tori Calizo had 11 points and six rebounds.

The Lady Cougars will host Trinity-at-Greenlawn Saturday at 6 p.m.



Wawasee Trounced By Northridge

MIDDLEBURY – The Wawasee girls basketball team struggled offensively in a 56-30 loss Tuesday at Northridge.

Wawasee was only down by four points at halftime, but scored just six points in the third quarter and four in the fourth for the loss.

Rhian Galloway scored seven points for the Lady Warriors (2-8), while Hannah Lancaster added six points.

Wawasee will host Goshen Friday. 

NORTHRIDGE 56, WAWASEE 30

W 10 10 6 4 30

N 13 11 22 10 56

Wawasee – Abby Steiner 0 0-0 0, Hannah Lancaster 2 2-3 6, Rhian Galloway 3 0-1 7, Casey Schroeder 2 0-1 4, Jada Carter 1 0-0 2, Danielle Jenkins 2 0-0 4, Caitlin Wortinger 1 3-4 6, Madison Mottern 0 1-2 1, Jadison Rostochak 0 0-0 0, Ella Beezley 0 0-0 0, Ava Harker 0 0-0 0, Amari Peete 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 6-11 30. 

Northridge – Izzy Love 0 0-1 0, Lauren King 1 0-0 3, Morgan Litwiller 11 3-4 27, Erin Mahaffa 0 0-0 0, Juliana Weaver 0 0-0 0, Sierra Miller 1 0-0 3, Madison Wienert 3 0-0 6, Meghan Bontrager 1 0-0 2, Makena Knepp 3 0-0 6, Ashley Beckler 2 0-0 4, Jaci Walker 1 2-3 4, Kayla Pippenger 0 0-0 0, Brylee Froman 0 1-2 1.

Three-pointers – Wawasee 2 (Galloway 1, Wortinger 1), Northridge 4 (Litwiller 2, King 1, Miller 1); JV Game – Northridge 46, Wawasee 13; Wawasee JV Scorers – Kennedy White 6 points, Becca Smith 4 points, Ava Harker 2 points; Records: Wawasee 2-7, Concord 8-3



Trojans Top Trailblazers

BOURBON – The Triton Trojans pulled out a close one Tuesday.

The Triton boys basketball team edged Career Academy 48-46 Tuesday in a home game.

The score was tied at eight after the first quarter and 25 at halftime before Triton went into the fourth quarter down by one.

The Trojans (2-2) outscored the Trailblazers (2-4) 11-8 in the final quarter for the victory. 

Tye Orsund scored a team-high 16 points for Triton, while Jayllen Marshall led Career Academy with 16 points. 

Triton will host Clinton Christian Tuesday.



TRITON 48, CAREER ACADEMY 46

CA 8 17 13 8 46

T 8 17 12 11 48

Career Academy – Ayden Clark 1-3 0-0 2, De’Andre Coleman 4-8 0-1 9, Everett Carver 0-0 0-0 0, Jayllen Marshall 5-10 3-3 16, Mike Whitlow 2-4 0-0 4, Antwon Vaughn 0-0 0-0 0, James Curtis 4-8 1-2 9, Roarke Wolfe 0-0 0-0 0, Chance Campbell 2-5 2-6 6. Totals 18-40 6-12 46. 

Triton – Tyson Yates 1-2 0-0 3, Tye Orsund 4-9 8-10 16, Jared Bules 2-6 1-2 5, Ashton Oviedo 4-8 0-1 11, Trenton Kreft 0-1 0-0 0, Kaden Atkins 0-0 0-0 0, Quentin Amsden 2-4 0-0 5, Lucas Richman 0-0 0-0 0, Keegan Westafer 2-6 4-4 8. Totals 15-36 13-17 48. 

Three-pointers – Career Academy 4 (Marshall 3, Clark 1), Triton 5 (Oviedo 3, Yates, Amsden); Rebounding – Career Academy 34 (Campbell 10), Triton 18 (Amsden 4); Turnovers – Career Academy 19, Triton 11; Fouls – Career Academy 17, Triton 16; Fouled out – none, JV Game – Triton 47, Career Academy 23; Triton JV Scorers – Westafer 11 points, Hunter McIntyre 10 points, Yates 6 points, Cole McKinney 6 points, Trenton Kreft 6 points, Connor Large 5 points, Bruce Johnson 3 points; Records: Career Academy 2-4, Triton 2-2



Cougars Fall To Benton Homeschool

WINONA LAKE – The Lakeland Christian boys basketball team lost 72-51 in a home game Tuesday against Benton Homeschool.

Benton scored in double figures in each quarter to hand the Cougars (1-4) the loss.

Landon Twombly scored 23 points for LCA, while Jake Harmon had 19 points.

The Cougars will play Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Portage Christian. 



BENTON HOMESCHOOL 72, LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 51 

BH 15 18 20 19 72

LCA 15 12 9 15 51

Benton Homeschool – Jacob Neufer 8 6-7 25, John Senda 4 2-2 13, Caleb Felnada 0 2-3 2, Caleb Wright 3 2-2 11, Conner Wright 4 2-5 13, Joe Nintz 3 0-0 8, Madison Stutzman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22 14-19 72. 

Lakeland Christian – Braxton Keller 4 0-2 9, Jake Harmon 6 3-4 19, Landon Paris 0-0 0-0 0, Cameron Shepherd 0-0 0-0 0, Landon Twombly 9 4-8 23, Matthew Helton 0-0 0-0 0, Trenton Parker 0-0 0-0 0, Josh Nakasone 0-0 0-0 0, Peter Keller 0-0 0-0 0. Total 19 7-14 51. 

Three-pointers – Benton Homeschool 14 (Neufer 3, Senda 3, Ca. Wright 3, Co. Wright 3, Nintz 2), Lakeland Christian 6 (Harmon 4, B. Keller 1, Twombly 1); Turnovers – Benton Homeschool 6, Lakeland Christian 16; Record: Lakeland Christian 1-4



Warriors Whoop Panthers

NAPPANEE – The Wawasee wrestling team picked up nine wins for the 46-19 blowout victory Tuesday in a Northern Lakes Conference match at NorthWood. 

Dylan Tom (113 pounds), Alec Wortinger (120), Brenden Dilley (126), Jace Alexander (132), Braxton Alexander (145), Logan Baugh (160), Raymon Torres (195), Isaiah Tipping (220) and Hagaen Slusher (285) all earned wins for Wawasee.

The Warriors (11-1, 2-0 NLC) will compete Thursday at Goshen. 



Wawasee Swimmers Outdone By Concord

SYRACUSE - The Wawasee boys and girls swim teams lost Tuesday to Concord in a home meet.

The boys lost 107-79, while the girls fell 125-61. 

Wawasee’s boys team had no first-place finishes, while the girls side had three event winners.

Alexandra Haberman won the 50-yard freestyle in 28.09, while Rileigh Atwood won the 100 freestyle in 59.23 and Ella Park took first in the 500 freestyle in 5:36.83. 



EIGHTH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL

LAKEVIEW 43, WAWASEE 30

Lakeview – Jaxson Gould 30 points, Tucker Curtis 7 points, Nehemiah Wright 4 points, German Flores 2 points.



SEVENTH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL



LAKEVIEW 50, WAWASEE 19

Lakeview (9-1) – Isaiah Lara 10 points, 5 assists; Layton Isbell 10 points.

Wawasee – Stone Shipley 2 points.



SIXTH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL



TIPPY VALLEY ‘A’ TEAM 33, BREMEN 10

Valley (5-1) – Reed Jones 11 points, Deondre Hamilton 9 points, Mel Norris 4 points, Blain Sheetz 3 points, Dallas Miller 2 points, Nash Miller 2 points, Luke Tucker 2 points.



TIPPY VALLEY ‘B’ TEAM 27, BREMEN 9

Valley (4-0) – Oliver Trigg 10 points, Nash Miller 6 points, Ethan Young 5 points, Keith Haney 4 points, Jarron Evans 2 points.