WAWASEE 53, WEST NOBLE 44
The Warriors collected their second win of the season on the road at West Noble Saturday night.
Wawasee knocked down a red-hot 19-of-31 (61.3 percent) of its shots from the floor and converted 11-of-17 free throws on the way to the win. Austin Miller poured it on with 26 points, two assist and two steals off the bench, and Ethan Hardy put up 13 points with six rebounds for Wawasee, which never trailed in the win.
Brock Miller scored 11 points and passed out six assists for the Chargers.
Wawasee’s JV also won, 35-28. Marten Kant scored 10 points with five steals and two assists for the junior varsity Warriors.
Wawasee’s varsity improves to 2-2. The Warriors will have a week layover before traveling to Whitko next Saturday.
WARSAW 57, HUNTINGTON NORTH 52
Warsaw bounced back from its first loss of the year with a win over visiting Huntington North Saturday night at the Tiger Den.
Jaylen Coon led the home team with 18 points, knocking down 5-of-9 3-pointers. Keagan Larsh provided great energy off of the bench, adding 10 points. Bishop Walters scored nine, and Blake Marsh chipped in with seven points and team-highs of seven rebounds and four assists for the Tigers, who took a 27-18 lead in the first half and held on for the win.
Dominic Cardwell scored 16 points with eight rebounds, and Deven Newcomb scored 13 with six assists for the Vikings.
Warsaw moves to 3-1 on the season and travels to Lake Central next Friday.
The Tigers junior varsity also won, 44-29. Jaxson Gould and Judah Simfukwe paced the JV Tigers with 19 and 16 points, respectively, and Simfukwe tallied four assists and four steals in the win.
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 62, HAMILTON 47
The Cougars won for the send time in as many days with a victory on the road at Hamilton Saturday.
Seth Martin tallied 28 points to pace LCA, followed by Cameron Shepherd with 12.
Silas Gagnon scored six points and pulled down six rebounds, and Matthew Helton finished with six points and three assists.
Lee Reed scored 13, and Alex Thain finished with 11 for Hamilton.
Lakeland’s JV lost its game, 33-19. Ben Jackson scored 11 points for the JV Cougars.
LCA’s varsity moved to an even 2-2. The Cougars travel to Triton on Tuesday.
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL 37, LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 21
LCA Middle School remained unbeaten with a win over Lakewood Park at the Fort Wayne Colisseum Saturday.
Isaiah Lara put up 23 points, Micah Martin scored seven and Mel Norris finished with five for the Cougars, who moved to 9-0.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 8TH GRADE 27, MACONAQUAH 22
WABASH 8TH GRADE 59, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 24
The eighth grade Vikings won the their first game of their holiday tournament against Maconaquah but fell to Wabash in the championship game Saturday.
Kyler Johnson put up 11 points, while Landon Durkes chipped in eight points and nine rebounds in the opener. Durkes scored seven, and Johnson followed tallied six in the championship. Wade Jones led the team in rebounds with six.
With the split, Valley moves to 3-3 on the season.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 7TH GRADE 37, MACONAQUAH 34
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 7TH GRADE 23, CRESTVIEW 19
The Tippecane Valley Middle School seventh grade boys won their holiday tournament Saturday with victories over Maconaquah and Crestview.
Dallas Miller scored 14 points with seven rebounds in the tourney-opening win over Maconaquah, and Luke Tucker followed with eight points. Blain Sheetz scored a team-high eight points in the championship, and Reed Jones chipped in six points to go with a team-high six rebounds versus Crestview.
Valley’s seventh moves to 4-2 on the season.
GRACE MEN 73, HUNTINGTON 71
Grace’s men’s basketball team won a thrilling contest over Huntington 73-71 on Saturday afternoon. Jaret Sons hit a pair of free throws with less than a second left to secure the dramatic victory.
Sons finished the day with eight points and six rebounds, and Haden Deaton once again led the Lancers (7-3, 3-0 Crossroads League) with 18 points.
Grace got off to a slow start, allowing Huntington to score on its first six possessions. The Lancers quickly found themselves down 15-2.
Grace eventually settled down, and a 3-pointer from Charlie Warner shifted some momentum back to the home team.
The teams traded baskets during the middle of the period, and Cody Holmes made two field goals to close the gap at 25-21.
The Foresters (5-5, 1-2 CL) led by as many as 12 in the first half and held a 40-31 advantage as the teams entered halftime.
Holmes led the Lancers with seven points in the opening half. Freshman Myles Johnson brought defensive intensity off the bench with two blocks.
Grace shot 42 percent from the field, including a 2-of-14 performance (14 percent) from beyond the arc. Huntington, comparatively, made seven triples before halftime.
The Lancers had a much better start to the second half, holding the Foresters to just two made baskets in the opening five minutes. Following nine straight points from Deaton, the Lancers had their first lead of the game at 48-47.
Huntington regained the lead, but Grace quickly answered. A pair of corner 3-pointers from freshman Hank Smith sent the crowd into a frenzy.
The teams battled back and forth over the final minutes with neither side able to pull away. With less than 30 seconds left, Huntington held a 71-69 advantage.
Smith was sent to the free throw line with 17 seconds left and hit both free throws to bring the game back even. With time winding down it looked as if the Lancers would have to rely on their defense to play for overtime.
Huntington drove the lane in an attempt to win the game, but the last-second shot was off the mark. Sons snared the rebound and was promptly fouled with four-tenths of a second remaining in regulation.
With 0.4 seconds showing on the clock, Sons calmly sank both free throws to give Grace a 73-71 win.
Matt Jennings finished with 10 points and four rebounds. Charlie Warner had five rebounds to go along with 10 points.
The Lancers finish their homestand on Wednesday at 7 p.m. when they host Holy Cross.