Local High School Sports Recaps For Saturday, December 10

December 10, 2023 at 5:20 p.m.

By Connor McCann

Boys Basketball
Fort Wayne North Side at Warsaw

Warsaw boys basketball dropped its first game of the season on Saturday in a nail-biter, as the Tigers fell 57-56 to Fort Wayne North Side. Warsaw is now 3-1 this winter.
Luke Bricker continued his fantastic play of late, scoring 24 points on 10/16 shooting. Bricker also led the team with five rebounds. Brandt Martin also had a nice game, finishing with 14.
The Tigers will begin Northern Lakes Conference play on Friday night when Warsaw takes on Wawasee at the Tiger Den on Friday night.
Wawasee at Whitko
Whitko continued a fantastic start to the season with a big win over Wawasee on Friday night, winning 58-53 on the road in triple overtime. The Wildcats are now 4-1 this season, while Wawasee falls to 3-2.
No stats were available for the Warriors. For Whitko, Sam Essegian had a huge night, finishing with 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Kyler Krull ha 24 points and six rebounds. Jaylen Gibson scored five.
Wawasee takes on Warsaw on the road Friday night to begin NLC play while Whitko will begin Three Rivers Conference play on Friday against Lewis Cass.
John Glenn at Tippecanoe Valley
Tippecanoe Valley earned its third win in a row on Saturday evening, defeating John Glenn 52-46 at home. The Vikings are now 3-2 this winter.
No stats were available for Tippy Valley. The Vikings were also in action on Friday night, coming away with a 47-44 home win over Morgan Township.
Valley will play its next game on Friday night on the road against Peru.
Manchester at Huntington North
Manchester is still undefeated this season after defeating Huntington North 62-55 on the road Saturday night. The Squires improve to 5-0 this season.
Gavin Betten had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler McLain scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half. Ethan Hendri had 14 points while Garrett Sites added 10.
Manchester will look to remain undefeated on Friday when the team takes on Southwood on the road to begin TRC play.
Pioneer at Triton
Triton began Hoosier North Conference play with a statement win on Friday night, defeating Pioneer 56-47 at the Trojan Trench. Triton is now 4-0 this season, 1-0 in the HNAC.
Four players finished in double figures for Triton, led by Julian Swanson’s 14. Gage Riffle had 13 points and seven rebounds while Dante Workman scored 10 and had six boards. Jacob Pitney scored eleven.
The Trojans are back at home on Tuesday night when the team will take on Bethany Christian.
Lakeland Christian at Bluffton
Lakeland Christian is still looking for its first win of the season after falling 68-40 to Bluffton on Friday night. The Cougars are now 0-5 this winter.
Micah Martin carried the load offensively for LCA, finishing with 24 points. Josiah Ricer scored 10 points while Aaron Gause and Ethan Gaff each scored three.
The Cougars are at home on Tuesday night against Bremen.
Girls Basketball
Warsaw at Plymouth

Warsaw girls basketball got its second NLC win in as many tries on Saturday, defeating Plymouth 66-31 on the road. The Lady Tigers are now 7-3 this season, 2-0 in conference play.
Brooke Zartman led the team with 19 points wnhile also adding five steals. Brooke Winchester scored 18 points and added eight rebounds. Joslyn Bricker rounded out the top three scorers with 13.
Warsaw is back in action Tuesday evening at home against Columbia City.
Caston at Triton
Triton was unable to pick up a conference win on Saturday night, falling 50-20 to Caston at home. The Lady Trojans are now 3-9 this winter, 1-2 in the HNAC.
No stats were available for Triton. The LAdy Trojans are back in action on Tuesday at Jimtown.
Wawasee at Goshen
Wawasee used some strong defense to take down Goshen 29-20 on Friday night. The Lady Warriors are now 9-2 this season, 2-1 in the NLC.
Mackenzie Hackleman had nine points and six rebounds. Ava Couture scored six points. Kaydence Shepherd scored just two points, but led the team with seven steals.
Wawasee is on the road on Tuesday night for the team’s next game at Bethany Christian.
Tippecanoe Valley at North Miami
Tippecanoe Valley became the first team in the area to reach 10 wins on Friday night, as the Lady Vikings defeated North Miami 58-47. Valley is now 10-1 this winter.
Ava Egolf continued her great play with 18 points and five rebounds. Kelsey Cox scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Carlee Snyder had five points and seven boards.
Tippy Valley will remain on the road for their next game, a Thursday night contest against Winamac.

Boys Basketball
Fort Wayne North Side at Warsaw

Warsaw boys basketball dropped its first game of the season on Saturday in a nail-biter, as the Tigers fell 57-56 to Fort Wayne North Side. Warsaw is now 3-1 this winter.
Luke Bricker continued his fantastic play of late, scoring 24 points on 10/16 shooting. Bricker also led the team with five rebounds. Brandt Martin also had a nice game, finishing with 14.
The Tigers will begin Northern Lakes Conference play on Friday night when Warsaw takes on Wawasee at the Tiger Den on Friday night.
Wawasee at Whitko
Whitko continued a fantastic start to the season with a big win over Wawasee on Friday night, winning 58-53 on the road in triple overtime. The Wildcats are now 4-1 this season, while Wawasee falls to 3-2.
No stats were available for the Warriors. For Whitko, Sam Essegian had a huge night, finishing with 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists. Kyler Krull ha 24 points and six rebounds. Jaylen Gibson scored five.
Wawasee takes on Warsaw on the road Friday night to begin NLC play while Whitko will begin Three Rivers Conference play on Friday against Lewis Cass.
John Glenn at Tippecanoe Valley
Tippecanoe Valley earned its third win in a row on Saturday evening, defeating John Glenn 52-46 at home. The Vikings are now 3-2 this winter.
No stats were available for Tippy Valley. The Vikings were also in action on Friday night, coming away with a 47-44 home win over Morgan Township.
Valley will play its next game on Friday night on the road against Peru.
Manchester at Huntington North
Manchester is still undefeated this season after defeating Huntington North 62-55 on the road Saturday night. The Squires improve to 5-0 this season.
Gavin Betten had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Tyler McLain scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half. Ethan Hendri had 14 points while Garrett Sites added 10.
Manchester will look to remain undefeated on Friday when the team takes on Southwood on the road to begin TRC play.
Pioneer at Triton
Triton began Hoosier North Conference play with a statement win on Friday night, defeating Pioneer 56-47 at the Trojan Trench. Triton is now 4-0 this season, 1-0 in the HNAC.
Four players finished in double figures for Triton, led by Julian Swanson’s 14. Gage Riffle had 13 points and seven rebounds while Dante Workman scored 10 and had six boards. Jacob Pitney scored eleven.
The Trojans are back at home on Tuesday night when the team will take on Bethany Christian.
Lakeland Christian at Bluffton
Lakeland Christian is still looking for its first win of the season after falling 68-40 to Bluffton on Friday night. The Cougars are now 0-5 this winter.
Micah Martin carried the load offensively for LCA, finishing with 24 points. Josiah Ricer scored 10 points while Aaron Gause and Ethan Gaff each scored three.
The Cougars are at home on Tuesday night against Bremen.
Girls Basketball
Warsaw at Plymouth

Warsaw girls basketball got its second NLC win in as many tries on Saturday, defeating Plymouth 66-31 on the road. The Lady Tigers are now 7-3 this season, 2-0 in conference play.
Brooke Zartman led the team with 19 points wnhile also adding five steals. Brooke Winchester scored 18 points and added eight rebounds. Joslyn Bricker rounded out the top three scorers with 13.
Warsaw is back in action Tuesday evening at home against Columbia City.
Caston at Triton
Triton was unable to pick up a conference win on Saturday night, falling 50-20 to Caston at home. The Lady Trojans are now 3-9 this winter, 1-2 in the HNAC.
No stats were available for Triton. The LAdy Trojans are back in action on Tuesday at Jimtown.
Wawasee at Goshen
Wawasee used some strong defense to take down Goshen 29-20 on Friday night. The Lady Warriors are now 9-2 this season, 2-1 in the NLC.
Mackenzie Hackleman had nine points and six rebounds. Ava Couture scored six points. Kaydence Shepherd scored just two points, but led the team with seven steals.
Wawasee is on the road on Tuesday night for the team’s next game at Bethany Christian.
Tippecanoe Valley at North Miami
Tippecanoe Valley became the first team in the area to reach 10 wins on Friday night, as the Lady Vikings defeated North Miami 58-47. Valley is now 10-1 this winter.
Ava Egolf continued her great play with 18 points and five rebounds. Kelsey Cox scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Carlee Snyder had five points and seven boards.
Tippy Valley will remain on the road for their next game, a Thursday night contest against Winamac.

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