Lady Squires Roll To Sectional-Opening Victory

WALTON – Beletu Stout had 12 points and Ainsley West had 11 for Manchester in its 39-22 win over host Lewis Cass in the opening round of the girls basketball Class 2A Sectional 37 Tuesday night.
The Lady Squires held the home team to four points in each of the first two quarters en route to a 27-8 halftime advantage, and kept Lewis Cass from mounting any serious challenge from that point forward.
“I’m really proud of how much energy our girls came out with and sustained throughout the game on the defensive end of the floor,” said head coach Josh Troyer. “Although we played with jitters early we finished the first half of the game 6 of 14 (43%) from the 3 point line and still passed on shots we could have taken.
“The message was always the same; we needed to survive and advance and I’m proud that we seized the opportunity tonight.”
Mackenzie Day added with points and a team-high six rebounds to the winning effort. Morgan Parrett and Bailey Mooney had three points each, and Makenzy Meyer had two points to round out the Squire scoresheet.
Manchester (7-16) is one of a trio of Three Rivers conference teams left in the sectional. The Lady Squires take on Wabash (11-11) in Friday night’s second semifinal at about 7:30, following Rochester’s (16-7) game with 12-11 Carroll (Flora).

Trojans Fall To Dragons
In Low-Scoring Affair
CULVER – Triton opened play in the Class 1A Culver Community Sectional strong on defense, but Argos was a bit stronger.
The Trojans failed to score in the first quarter, but trailed by just five points. Triton used a 9-3 run to forge a fourth-quarter tie, but fell 22-18 to the Dragons Tuesday.
Abbey Viers had a game-high 11 points for Triton, and just missed a double-double with a team-high nine rebounds. Emma Hepler hit the team’s only three-pointer, with Taren Yates and Jaelyn Bules getting two points each to round out the Trojan scoring.
Triton completes its 2019-20 season with a 10-13 record.

Sixth Grade Girls Basketball
Wawasee “A” 33, Whitko 4
Wawasee – Ava Mock 13, Mya Elliott 6
Wawasee “B” 10, Whitko 0
Wawasee – Olivia Frost 4

Monday’s Results
Wawasee 94.025, East Noble 92.825
Wawasee results: Vault – 2. Talia Kuhn 8.55, 3. Aundreya Wegener 8.50, 4. Emma Ebright 8.10, 7. Olivia Ousley 7.00; Bars – 2. Wegener 6.65, 3. Kuhl 6.10, 4. Ebright 5.63, 8. Kenady Meerzo 4.20; Beam – 1. Wegener 8.50, 4. Kuhl 7.88, 6. Meerzo 7.80, 7. Ousley 7.65, 9. Ebright 6.48; Floor – 1. Wegener 9.25, 3. Kuhl 8.68, 6. Ousley 8.38, 7. Ebright 8.08, 8. Meerzo 7.85; All-around – 1. Wegener 32.93, 3. Kuhl 31.20, 5. Ebright 28.28.

C-Team Boys Basketball
NorthWood 47, Wawasee 43
Wawasee (6-8, 1-5 NLC) – Jay Finlinson 16, Josiah Boyer 13, Peyton Felger 10.

Eighth Grade Girls Basketball
Wabash 28, Whitko 19

Eighth Grade Boys Basketball
Wabash 48, Whitko 32

Seventh Grade Girls Basketball
Northfield 41, Manchester 31
Manchester – Anna Bishir 23, Macy Greer 4, Hanna Stout 2, Molly Schannep 2.

Edgewood 28, Wawasee 14
Wawasee – Abbi Burleson 8.

Wawasee 29, Edgewood 26
Wawasee – Mackenzie Hackleman 12 points, 4 steals; Olivia Horn 7 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals.

Wabash 28, Whitko 10

Middle School Wrestling
Wawasee 62, East Noble 48
Wawasee winners – Luke Stuckman, Cameron Senter, Jaxon Senter, Kaleb Salazar, Noah Wolf, Titus Taylor, Landen Kessler, Jay Miller, TJ Slone, Mason Lawlor, Ethan Rodriquez, Donovan Blair and Boe Click. JV winners: Lucas Wilkinson,  Gabe Ihnen and Ayden Soto.