WARSAW – The Warsaw boys basketball team continued its recent resurgence Saturday night.
The Tigers used a strong team effort to top Fort Wayne Snider 56-48 in a non-conference contest in the Tiger Den.
Warsaw, which has won four in a row and five of its last seven games, improves to 7-7 on the season.
The duo of Nolan Groninger and Zach Riley each scored 13 points to lead the way for Warsaw. Junior guard Groninger was 7-8 from the free throw line and senior Riley also led his team with nine rebounds.
Warsaw, coming off a 53-35 NLC win at home over Goshen Friday night, outscored the Panthers in every period to earn the gritty victory.
The Tigers led 18-15 after the first quarter and took a 23-19 halftime lead. The hosts were up 35-30 at the end of the third period before outscoring Snider 21-18 in the final frame.
The line was fine for the Tigers in the win. Warsaw hit on 17-20 free throws, while Snider was just 4-7 from the stripe.
Tyler Metzinger had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers. Brian Elliott and Jaylen Reese each added nine points.
Warsaw shot 18-42 overall from the field, including 3-6 from distance. The hosts had 30 rebounds and 12 turnovers.
Dillon Duff netted 16 points and Michael Eley added 10 to pace the Panthers, do drop to 2-9.
Snider shot 18-42 from the field, including 8-21 from 3-point range. The Panthers had 20 rebounds and 13 turnovers.
Warsaw won the junior varsity game 43-39 by outscoring Snider 19-10 in the fourth quarter. Jaylen Coon tossed in 25 points to lead the winners. Keagan Larsh had 11 points for the Tigers.
The Warsaw freshman squad continued to roll with a 56-32 win over Snider. Brock Poe led the way with 15 points as the frosh Tigers won their 10th straight game. Luke Adamiec had 12 points, while Mason Martz scored eight and Drew McCleary seven. Warsaw, now 11-2, will host Elkhart Central Monday at 6 p.m.
Warsaw plays at conference foe Concord Friday night. Snider hosts Fort Wayne Canterbury Tuesday night.