WARSAW GIRLS 63, ELKHART CENTRAL 61 (2 OT)
In a potential semi-final matchup at next week’s Warsaw Sectional, it was high drama at Warsaw’s first appearance at the venerable North Side Gym.
Kensie Ryman drilled a half-court three at the buzzer in double overtime to win it for Warsaw, which finishes its regular season 15-7 overall. Ryman, who corralled a loose ball at midcourt and let it fly as the horn sounded, scored a career-high 20 points and added three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Ryman’s game-winning three was the 121st of Warsaw’s season, which ties the school record for threes made in a season.
Kaylee Patton and Brielle Harrison combined for 31 points and nine rebounds before both fouled out. Abby Sanner added nine rebounds.
Yiesha Williams led Central with 27 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Makaya Porter chipped in 23 points, five rebounds and three steals.
Warsaw had a much easier time in the JV game, winning 50-12. Marin Hart led LTB with 15 points and eight rebounds. Zoe Bergan added 10 points and eight rebounds.
WAWASEE BOYS 41, BETHANY CHRISTIAN 23
Wawasee earned its ninth win of the season, storming past the visiting Bruins.
The Warriors blitzed the Bruins from the start, opening the game on a 22-2 run. Wawasee was just 3-14 from three-point range, but shot 52 percent from two-point range (15-29) to earn the win. Austin Miller and Ethan Hardy each scored 12 points in the win. Jack Stover had eight points and seven rebounds.
Jack VonGunten led the Bruins with six points and five rebounds.
Wawasee’s JV also won, 40-31. Landon Gause had 11 points and Gavin Hunziker ended with nine points and 13 rebounds to pace the Warrior win.
ARGOS BOYS 55, LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 37
Argos sent LCA to its sixth straight loss Tuesday night in Winona Lake.
Cam Shepherd and Seth Martin both finished with 11 points, Martin adding four rebounds for the Cougars. LCA trailed just 25-23 at the half, but Argos ran out to a 16-6 third quarter and kept the double-digit lead the remainder of the contest.
Owen Nifong led the Dragons with 21 points and Sam Manikowski added 15 points.
The JV game went to Argos in a 55-16 final.
TRITON BOYS 54, ELKHART CHRISTIAN 41
A career night from Tyler Heckaman helped Triton fend off a pesky ECA side in the Trench.
Heckaman scored 14 points and pulled down a personal best 16 boards as the Trojans moved to 8-5 overall. Tyson Yates also had a big night, scoring 18 points. Ashton Oviedo added seven points, three steals and three assists.
After ECA took a 16-15 lead, Triton scored 28 of the game’s next 42 points, working a 14-1 run in the midst.
Luke Burns led the Eagles with 22 points.
In the JV game, Bruce Johnson totaled 17 points and Cole McKinney and Lucas Cabrera each scored 11 as Triton continued its winning ways with a 48-35 triumph over ECA. Aaron Buckles paced the Eagles with 11 points and five rebounds.
GRISSOM 8TH GRADE GIRLS 35, NORTHWOOD 30
Stats for the game were not provided.
LAKEVIEW 8TH GRADE GIRLS 33, WAWASEE 22
Addison Mehlberg provided nine big points and Joey Rastrelli also had nine points in the win for the Tigers. Jaci Worrell, Lily Blain and Cadence Chupp were top scorers for Wawasee.
LAKEVIEW 7TH GRADE GIRLS 18, WAWASEE 16
Addison Whitaker was 4-4 from the free throw line and finished with 10 points to pace the win for Lakeview. Kiersten McCreary led the Warriors with four points and nine rebounds.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 8TH GRADE BOYS 30, SOUTHWOOD 29
Landon Durkes energized the Vikings with 11 points and seven rebounds in the tight contest. Wade Jones chipped in eight points and six rebounds.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 7TH GRADE BOYS 34, SOUTHWOOD 21
Blain Sheetz and Reed Jones combined for 19 points and Sheetz added eight rebounds in the win.