Boys Basketball

Lakewood Park at Manchester

Manchester boys basketball picked up its first win of the year in convincing fashion Tuesday, defeating Lakewood Park 80-54 at home. The Squires are now 1-1.

Gavin Betten led the way once again with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler McLain set a new career high with 22 points. Tallon Torpy was the third Manchester player in double figures, finishing with 14 points. Manchester hosts Wawasee on Friday.

Triton at Plymouth

Triton struggled to get points on the board in a tough road loss to Plymouth Tuesday, dropping the nonconference game 47-29. The Trojans are now 1-1 this season.

Evan Briles and Cole Shively each had seven points for Triton. Anthony Schuh had nine rebounds to lead the team. Triton travels to Nappanee Friday to take on NorthWood.

Girls Basketball

Warsaw at NorthWood

Warsaw girls basketball began its Northern Lakes Conference campaign with a big victory Tuesday, defeating NorthWood 67-42 on the road. The Tigers are now 5-2 this winter, 1-0 in the NLC.

Brooke Zartman had 20 points to lead all scorers to go with six. Joslyn Bricker had 17 points and four steals. Brooke Winchester had six points and eight rebounds.

Warsaw will try to win its second game in a row Friday against Ben Davis.

West Noble at Wawasee

Wawasee picked up a double-digit win Tuesday, defeating West Noble 47-30 at home. The Warriors are now 5-3.

Mackenzie Hackleman had a great night; scoring 23 points on 45% shooting to go with four rebounds and four steals. Olivia Horn had seven points but was very busy on defense, gathering eight rebounds and nabbing four steals.

Wawasee is on the road against Elkhart Christian on Thursday.

Fort Wayne Canterbury at Whitko

Whitko moved above .500 on the season with a victory over Fort Wayne Canterbury Tuesday, beating the Cavaliers 51-30. The Lady ‘Cats are now 4-3 this winter.

Kloe Krieg had 16 points and three steals. Gwen Howard had eight points and nine rebounds to go with a blocked shot. Whitko hosts North Miami Saturday.


Mishawaka at Warsaw

The Warsaw Wrestling team hosted NLC opponent, Mishawaka on Tuesday night.

While the Tigers weren't able to pick up the win, there was plenty to be excited about during the contest.  

In JV action to start the night off, KC Smith and Natalie Davis were victorious for Warsaw.  Both of the Tiger freshmen were able to overcome early takedowns to gain control of the match and ultimately earn pins to help create momentum for the team.

The varsity dual started at 113 pounds with Mishawaka picking up a win by pin after a heated back-and-forth first period.

Warsaw picked up their first win of the dual at 120 pounds, where Elias Garza rallied from a 5-point deficit in the third period.  Garza was able to secure a takedown and nearfall late in the third before working a late takedown at the buzzer to take a 12-11 decision.

Warsaw hung tough against the Cavemen's veteran lineup but didn't pick up another win until 145 pounds, where Aaron Ross delivered a tough performance.  While the two wrestlers stayed busy on their feet, nobody was able to earn a takedown in the first two periods.  In the third period, Ross was able to score via penalty and earned a reversal to take home a 3-1 decision.

Warsaw again found themselves up against a run of tough Mishawaka opponents, but held tough and battled valiantly.

At 182 pounds, Jaxson Walters shook off an early setback to nail down a win by pin to get the Tigers back on the scoreboard.

Warsaw would win the final contested match at 285 pounds as well, as Gideon Castro put in a very efficient effort to takedown and pin the Mishawaka heavyweight.

Warsaw will be back on the mat Thursday night when they travel to Goshen for another NLC contest.  The Tigers are now 4-2 overall and 0-2 in the NLC.