WAWASEE BOYS 63, CENTRAL NOBLE 56
Keaton Dukes had a career night, scoring 27 points to lead the Warriors to a win Friday night in the Teepee.
Dukes was 10-11 from the floor, hitting all four of his threes and missing just one free throw in his work. Austin Miller also had a hot hand for the Warriors, dropping 22 points and dishing three assists. Jack Stover chipped in eight points and seven rebounds.
Wawasee was a blistering 19-23 from the floor (83 percent) in two-point shots and hit 33 percent (5-15) of its threes.
Connor Essegian led the Cougars with 21 points and four rebounds. Central was 13-13 from the free throw line in the game.
Wawasee stood tall in a 59-50 JV win. Collin Roberson had 15 points and six rebounds and Marten Kant chipped in 14 points in the victory.
NORTHWOOD BOYS 62, COLUMBIA CITY 42
NorthWood shot 55 percent from the floor to pick up a road win in its final appearance at City’s old gym.
Ben Vincent and Trent Edwards both finished with 21 points for NorthWood, combining for a 17-25 performance from the floor. Vincent hit 5-10 shots from three-point range while Edwards had five assists. Jason Borkholder added seven rebounds.
Gregory Bolt had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead the Eagles.
NorthWood used 12 points from Ian Raasch and 10 points from Ethan Evers to get past Columbia City 45-44 in the JV contest.
LAVILLE BOYS 64, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 61 (OT)
LaVille clawed back from a 16-point halftime deficit to stun the Vikings in overtime.
LaVille trailed 32-16 at the half, but stormed back with a 19-3 third quarter to tie the game at 35. The Lancers turned 18 Valley turnovers into 13 points while Valley managed just two points off 10 LaVille giveaways.
Bobby Good led LaVille with 23 points and four rebounds. Conner Wieczorek added 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Tanner Trippiedi paced Valley with 16 points, four steals, four rebounds and three assists. Paul Leasure had 13 points and four assists and Nolan Cumberland had 12 points and eight rebounds.
Valley won the JV contest 56-32 over the Lancers. Tayde Kiser paced the Vikings with 11 points, followed by Chase Miller with nine points and Payton Mills with eight points.
CENTRAL NOBLE GIRLS 73, WAWASEE 34
A 24-9 second quarter allowed Central Noble to collect a big win at the Teepee.
An 18-point halftime lead was buoyed by an 18-3 third quarter margin between the new Sectional 20 rivals. The Cougars moved up to Class 3-A after two semi-state appearances sandwiching a Class 2-A title in 2018.
Meghan Kiebel had 15 points for Central, followed by 14 from Sam Brumbaugh and 13 from Bridgette Gray.
Jada Carter had 10 points and four rebounds to lead the Lady Warriors, with Kennedy White ending with nine points and eight rebounds and Danielle Jenkins with five points and two steals.
Central Noble won the JV game 35-30. Lindsay Doss had 10 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for Wawasee. Addy Trimble added eight points. Alyssa Fry led the winners with 10 points.