NORTHWOOD 40, MISHAWAKA 26
NorthWood took advantage of a good defensive effort in the first half to get past Mishawaka in the Princess City.
The Panthers held Mishawaka to just one free throw in the first quarter and one field goal in the first half in building a 17-4 lead. Mishawaka would trim the lead to just eight after the third quarter, but an 8-11 effort from the line by NorthWood in the fourth quarter capped the team’s second road win of the year.
Kate Rulli was solid for the Panthers, scoring 17 points and Maddy Payne scored all eight of her points in the first quarter.
Jayda Miller paced the Cavemen (0-2) with 12 points.
NorthWood (2-1) will try to get its first home win of the season Saturday when it hosts Rochester.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 67, CULVER ACADEMY 44
After a slow start last weekend against Bremen, Tippecanoe Valley turned it on against a mistake-prone Culver Academy side Tuesday night.
Valley forced Culver into 30 turnovers, and used its handiwork to build a lead in the second quarter to push the game out of reach.
Valley led just 18-12 after the first quarter, but a combination of defense and the scoring of Sophie Bussard helped the Vikings build a 38-22 advantage at the break. Bussard scored 12 of her game-high 22 points in the second quarter and had 18 points at the half. Bussard also pulled down a team-high six rebounds.
Makenzie Woodcox added 13 points and four boards, Emma Craig had six steals and Jillian Walls chipped in nine points in the victory, helping Valley even its record at 1-1.
Taylor Bowen led the Academy (2-1) with 17 points.
Valley will play again Friday at Warsaw.
ARGOS 35, TRITON 33
A nailbiter in Argos saw the home side pull out a narrow win in overtime.
Triton held a 23-15 lead at one point in the third quarter, but Argos roared back to hang an 11-2 run to get back in it. With the game tied at 33, Whytnie Miller had a look for Triton at the buzzer, but her shot rimmed out, sending the game to overtime.
Only one basket would go down in overtime, that coming on a putback by Madi VanderWeele, who finished with just four points but had a team-leading seven rebounds. Morgan Dunlap led Argos (2-1) with nine points, but was just 3-18 from the floor. Ashley Barlow and Kagnie Hoffman each had eight points for the Dragons.
Delaine Groves led the way for Triton with seven points, with the trio of Jaela Faulkner, Chelsea Johnson and Miller all tallying six points. Johnson and Lexie Hostrawser each had six rebounds.
Triton (0-2) will take on South Central Thursday in a rescheduled game.