NORTHWOOD 41, PLYMOUTH 39
NorthWood picked up its second win the Northern Lakes Conference with a nailbiter at The Pit.
After holding Plymouth to just 19 points through three quarters, the Pilgrims awoke in the fourth and scored 20 points, Plymouth hitting three threes in the process. Halle Reichard, who was held scoreless in the first half, scored all 14 points her points in the second half, scoring eight in the fourth quarter to keep Plymouth (10-3, 1-2 NLC) in the game.
NorthWood countered with 16 points of its own in the fourth, eight coming from Kate Rulli, who put NorthWood on her back with 18 points. Kenzie Bergman hit a big three-pointer in the fourth and had seven points as the Panthers moved to 2-1 in the NLC. Alea Minnich also hit a trey in the fourth quarter.
Plymouth won the JV game by a 45-21 count.
NorthWood (8-3) will next play Tuesday at Fairfield.
TRITON 26, PIONEER 24
Triton was also involved in a tight one Saturday night, edging Pioneer in Hoosier North Athletic Conference play at The Trench.
The Trojans rallied from a scoreless second quarter to outscore Pioneer 14-11 in the second half after racing out to a 12-2 lead to start the game.
Lexia Hostrawser and Alyxa Viers both notched seven points to lead Triton, Hostrawser pulling down eight rebounds and Viers had seven rebounds. Delanie Groves hit for six points and Chelsea Johnson hauled in seven rebounds.
Mikenna Landis paced Pioneer with seven points and four rebounds.
Triton ran away with the JV game by a 40-24 count. Taren Yates dropped in 14 points and Emma Hepler added 10 points in the win.
Triton (4-10, 3-1 HNAC) will host Manchester on Wednesday.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 59, WHITKO 41
Valley used a big third quarter to get past its Three Rivers Conference neighbors Saturday night.
A 20-point third quarter helped Valley spread out what was a nine-point halftime lead into a 51-37 advantage with eight minutes to go.
As usual, Sophie Bussard was in the middle of the Viking output. Bussard led the squad again with 17 points and 10 rebounds, but had help with Jillian Walls knocking down five three-pointers for a huge 15 points. Emma Craig added nine points while Hayley Backus and Makenzie Woodcox combined for 12 points in the paint.
Valley has won five in a row and improves to 10-3 overall and 4-0 in the TRC. Whitko had lost seven of its last eight and slips to 3-10 overall and 1-3 in the TRC. Valley will have two weeks off before playing Dec. 29 in the West Noble Shootout.