NORTHWOOD 75, GOSHEN 56
NorthWood held off Goshen for a Northern Lakes Conference road win Friday night.
The Panthers lead 21-6 at halftime before Goshen closed the gap down to 39-35 in the third quarter. NorthWood responded, however, with a 29-point fourth quarter to roll to the win.
Four Panther starters finished in double figures as Jamarr Jackson scored a game-high 18 points, Trent Edwards and Ben Vincent scored 13, and Brock Flickinger finished with 11. Freshman Ian Raasch came off the bench to chip in 10 in a fifth double-digit output.
Zack Barker scored 17 to lead the RedHawks, while Jarah Byler put up 14, and Drew Hogan scored 10.
NorthWood moved to 10-4 and an even 2-2 in the NLC. The Panthers host Warsaw next Friday.
‘Wood’s JV also won, 49-37. Ethan Evers scored 12 points, and Cade Brenner finished with 10 for the JV Panthers.
WARSAW 56, CONCORD 36
Warsaw collected its second straight Northern Lakes Conference win via a convincing decision at Concord Friday night.
The Tigers weathered 18 turnovers but had 26 points off the bench and eight players in the scoring column on the way to the win. They passed out 13 assists — including four from Luke Adamiec and three from Wyatt Amiss — to finish 23-from-37 (62.2 percent) fro the field.
Blake Marsh scored a team-high 17 points on super efficient 6-of-8 shooting, while Jakson Dawson scored 12 points with six rebounds in the win.
Concord got a game-high 19 points from Zaven Koltookian and another 11 from Paxton Starrett.
The Tigers jumped out to a 15-2 lead in the first quarter and never trailed in the win, which pushed the team to 10-3 overall and 3-1 in the NLC.
Warsaw also won the JV contest, 48-28.
Judah Simfukwe put up 14 points, and Jaxson Gould finished with eight points, four rebounds three assists and three steals for the JV Tigers.
Warsaw returns to action at NorthWood next Friday night.
TRITON 55, OREGON-DAVIS 29
Triton’s boys basketball team bounced back from a Bi-County Tournament-opening loss with a convincing win over Oregon-Davis in consolation action at LaVille Friday night.
The Trojans knocked down 21-of-42 shots, including six three-pointers and had three players at or around double figures. Ashton Oviedo scored 14 points, Tyler Heckaman finished with 11, and Keegan Westafer scored nine for Triton, while Jared Bules and Tyson Yates each chipped in seven points.
The Trojans also yielded just nine turnovers and made as many free throws as OD attempted at 7-of-12 from the stripe.
Nolan Green scored nine points to lead the Bobcats, who slid to 1-11.
Triton improved to 7-5. The Trojans returned to action next Tuesday with a home game opposite Elkhart Christian.
SOUTHWOOD 63, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 59
The Vikings lose a tough Three Rivers Conference game at Southwood Friday night. Valley gave up 15 offensive rebounds for 19 second-chance points and 10 points off of 16 turnovers in the loss, which came in spite of a 26-of-48 (54 percent) shooting clip.
Leading the Vikes was Paul Leasure with 20 points, Dawson Perkins with 12 points and 11 rebounds and Nolan Cumberland with 10 points.
The Knights had four players in double figures as Dawson Filip scored 19 points with eight rebounds, three assists and five steals, Jackson Simons scored 15, and Gabe Lloyd and Carson Rich each scored 12.
With its first loss in five games, Valley slipped to 6-8 overall and 2-3 in the TRC.
The JV Vikings lost by a score of 42-39. Chase Miller had 18 points, and Brendyn Stump added 13 for Valley. Valley’s C team won, 29-24. Don Welk led the Vikings in that game with six points.