Wawasee closed out its Northern Lakes Conference round robin with a pair of wins, the girls defeating Goshen 98-72 and boys on top of the Redhawks 114-69.
The convincing boys win Brett Willaman, Brady Robinson and Jared Krugman all win two events, Dane Jenkins take first in diving and five more swimmers set lifetime bests on Saturday. Robinson led the way in the IM (2:00.60) and backstroke (56.86), Willaman in the 50 (23.93) and 100 (51.93) freestyles, and Krugman in the 200 (1:51.44) and 500 (5:02.03) freestyles. All three plus Isaiah Metcalf were part of the winning 200 (1:36.19) and 400 (3:30.40) free relays.
Jenkins led a Wawasee sweep in diving at 217.45.
Adding lifetime bests to the ledger were Metcalf in the 100 free (53.48), Jake Cowan in the 500 (5:08.36), Austin Dunithan in diving (210.60), Alex Troutman in the IM (2:17.31) and breaststroke (1:08.11) and Bryce Knepp in the 50 (25.24) and 100 (56.22).
In the girls races, Rileigh Atwood had another big day in her freshman season, setting a pool and lifetime best in the breast at 1:09.12. Atwood also won the 100 free at 58.55, which was another personal best. Ella Park and Alyssa Koch each won a pair of races, Park in the 200 (2:05.40) and 500 (5:31.92) freestyles, and Koch in the IM (2:25.01) and back (1:07.91).
Allie Haberman led the personal bests with freestyle marks in the 50 (29.49) and 100 (1:04.83), Belle Brunner in the 50 (28.19), Alexis Bellamy in the back (1:15.87) and Emily Eshbach in the breaststroke (1:29.30).
Wawasee’s girls wrap up the NLC round robin 4-3 overall and will head into the conference championships next week. The boys end 5-2 and will have a couple weeks off before taking to the conference championships at the end of the month.
Angola weathered the limited possession contest to beat Wawasee, 33-27, Saturday night in a make-up game from November.
Both teams combined to shoot 19-44 in the game, leaving chances at a premium. Angola made up its extra opportunities by going 9-13 from the line, six of six in the fourth quarter, while Wawasee just 5-9 in the game.
Luke Horner was huge in the fourth quarter, scoring seven of his 12 points, going a perfect 4-4 from the line. Braxton Meek led the Hornets with 15 points, including a huge three in the fourth, where Angola outscored Wawasee 12-3 for the comeback win.
Trevon Coleman led Wawasee (3-8) with 13 points and Aaron Evans had eight points, hitting all three of his shot attempts.
The Angola JV squeaked out the win, 30-29.
The freshman squad had itself a day, winning the Manchester Tourney.
The Warriors beat Bishop Luers in game one, 37-27, Justin Castro leading the way with 12 points and Ethan Carey adding nine points. Carey and Castro were the heroes in the title matchup against the hosts, beating the Squires 31-26. Carey led the way with 14 points and Castro added 11 points.
Wawasee moves to 9-2 overall and will prepare for a visit from Northridge on Monday.