TRITON GIRLS 33, LAVILLE 23
In their first game of the Bi-County Tournament, Triton used a hot start to put distance between itself and LaVille.
Triton opened the game on a 17-2 run, and despite a 9-0 LaVille run in the second half, the Trojans advance to the Bi-County semi-finals against Oregon-Davis Thursday night at LaVille.
Taren Yates had nine points to lead Triton. Emma Hepler had six points and four steals and Jessica Soriano added four assists.
Lucy Sherk had six points for the Lancers.
In the JV contest, LaVille won 44-16. Faith Rock led LaVille with 12 points and Dylanie Miller had five points for the Trojans.
LAVILLE BOYS 53, TRITON 34
LaVille returned the favor in the boys game, shooting its way past the Trojans.
The Lancers hit seven three-pointers and shot 50 percent from the floor (20-40) to move onto the semi-finals of the Bi-County Tournament. Bobby Good led the Lancers with 15 points and three rebounds, and Andrew Dill added 13 points and four boards. Connor Wieczorek had nine assists to go with his seven points and seven steals.
Ashton Oviedo led the Trojans with 10 points and four rebounds and Keegan Westafer also had 10 points. Tyler Heckaman had six rebounds and Tyson Yates added five points, four steals, three assists and three rebounds.
Triton will take on Oregon-Davis Friday in the consolation round.
In the JV game, Bruce Johnson had 16 points and Cole McKinney had 12 points to lead Triton to a 48-34 win. Evan Wilfing had 11 points in the loss for LaVille.
WAWASEE GIRLS 58, WHITKO 12
The Lady Warriors earned a dominant win over host Whitko Tuesday night, snapping a five-game losing streak in the process.
Emily Haines poured in a career-high 19 points to go with eight rebounds and two steals, and Jada Carter finished with 12 points. Danielle Jenkins scored eight points with two assist and two steals, and Ella Beezley finished with eight points for Wawasee, which moved to 7-13 with the win.
Whitko got six points from Kirsten Schipper, while Kylie Fugett finished with three points. Morgan Howard clutched four rebounds and blocked a shot. Schipper finished with two steals for Whitko, which slid to 1-13.
Wawasee will host Plymouth in a Northern Lakes Conference-closer Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY GIRLS 60, PERU 44
The Lady Vikings bounced back from a disappointing performance at NorthWood with a convincing Three Rivers Conference win on the road at Peru Tuesday.
Sidney Wagner put up 21 points, followed by Kaydence Mellott with 14 and Jillian Walls with 11 as Valley got three players in double figures. Leading by a tenuous 23-21 margin at half, the visitors took control with a 21-12 third period.
Valley’s JV also won by a 41-21 margin. Rily Holloway led with 19 points, and Lily Ault scored eight.
The win moves the varsity Vikings to 13-5 overall and 5-1 in the TRC conference. The Vikings will travel to Rochester Thursday for another conference matchup.
MISHAWAKA MARIAN GIRLS 53, NORTHWOOD 45
Class 3A No. 3 NorthWood lost for the first time in 16 games with a defeat on the road at Mishawaka Marian Tuesday.
Marian’s big gun, Naveah Foster, played the rule in dropping 23 points on the Black Swish. Jaiden Rangel added 11 points and McKenzie Hudgen had eight points in support. Foster’s nine points in the third quarter helped the Knights go from losing by one point at the half to leading 36-25 heading into the final eight minutes.
NorthWood’s guard play pulled it along. Kendal Miller continued to find her scoring touch with 14 points, seven of those in the fourth. Alead Minnich scored nine of her 12 points in the fourth. Maddy Payne had 14 points, but the Knights did a number on Kate Rulli, holding the post to just one field goal and five points. Rulli’s only field goal came in the fourth quarter.
Marian won the JV contest 36-22.
NorthWood turns its attention to Saturday night, when it hosts Goshen for a chance to win the Northern Lakes Conference outright. The Panthers are 6-0 in the NLC, while Warsaw is 5-1 with its final game Saturday against Concord.
GRANGER CHRISTIAN GIRLS 46, LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 37
LCA couldn’t catch Granger in the shadows of University Park Mall.
After losing by six, five and four points at the end of each of the first three quarters, Granger scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to put away the Cougars. Among the output from Granger included 14 points from Kara Kline.
LCA again had the Calizo sisters hard at work. Tori and Jessi Calizo combined for 24 points, 18 rebounds, 10 steals and five assists. Finley Hobbs added 10 points, four boards, three assists and three steals and Jordan Gross hauled in eight rebounds.
GRANGER CHRISTIAN BOYS 52, LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 51
Granger slipped past LCA in a tight boys contest.
In the losing effort, Cam Shepherd was one short of a school record with seven made three-pointers. Shepherd led the Cougars with 21 points. Seth Martin added 13 points, 11 of those in the second half, and Brayden Lane added eight points and four assists.
Tommy Garcia paced the hosts with 18 points and Joey Garcia nailed five threes for 15 points.
Granger won the JV game 39-34.
MILFORD 8TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL 46, EAST NOBLE 14
The Warriors used eight players in the scoring column to storm past the junior Knights. Full stats for the game were not provided.
PLYMOUTH 8TH GRADE GIRLS 36, WAWASEE 22
Wawasee’s eighth grade girls opened the season with a loss to NLC foe Plymouth Tuesday night.
Haylee Allen, Caydence Chupp and Abi Burlesion led the Lady Warriors in scoring. Burlesion corralled eight rebounds to go with her six points.
WAWASEE 7TH GRADE GIRLS 23, PLYMOUTH 17 (3OT)
Wawasee’s seventh grade girls basketball team opened the season with a thrilling, triple-overtime win over Plymouth Tuesday.
Makenzie Hackleman knocked down some clutch free throws in overtime and finished the game with seven points. Julie Mishler notched six points and eight rebounds for the Lady Warriors.
WAWASEE 6TH GRADE GIRLS 20, MILFORD 9
In the cross-community matchup, Taelyn Tom and Ava Mock each scored eight points in the Wawasee win. The B game also saw Wawasee win, 26-11. Olivia Frost led Wawasee with 16 points.