LAKELAND CHRISTIAN BOYS 63, COMMUNITY BAPTIST 55
LCA picked up its second straight win Tuesday night at South Bend. Seth Martin broke out with 23 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Cougars. Landon Paris had a season-high 12 points and Cam Shepherd ended with 13 points. Brayden Lane added four assists to his three points.
Baptist had just four players score, led by Zach Stewart’s 23 points and Jay Clifton’s 18 points.
ROCHESTER BOYS 39, TRITON 38
Nicholas Allen will have a story to tell his grandkids after Tuesday night.
Allen hit a leaning three at the buzzer to win it for Rochester at the Trojan Trench. After Ashton Oviedo hit two free throws with 2.7 seconds left to give Triton a 38-36 lead, Rochester threw the ball to half court, which was sent to Allen on the wing who leaned back and fired as the buzzer sounded for the heroics.
Allen finished with 14 points to lead the Zebras.
Oviedo was the high man for Triton with 13 points and Tyler Heckaman had 12 points and five rebounds.
Triton used a hot start and a big finish to crush Rochester in the JV game, 49-21. Triton started the game on an 11-2 run, then closed the game on a 14-2 spurt. Cole McKinney had 13 points to pace the Trojans and Bruce Johnson offered 11 points, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Evan Elliott had six points, three blocks, three rebounds and two assists for the Zebras.
WESTVIEW BOYS 67, WAWASEE 50
In the annual Dean Smith pick’em, the Warriors defeated the Warriors in rural Emma.
Charlie Yoder continued to produce like one of the best players in the state, recording 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists while tossing in a block and two steals for good measure.
Drew Litwiller and Luke Miller each finished with 10 points for Westview.
Wawasee saw Keaton Dukes come through with 21 points to lead the visitors, Kam Salazar toss in 12 points and Ethan Hardy chip in 10 points and seven boards. Westview held Wawasee’s leading scorer, Austin Miller, to just two points on 1-3 shot attempts.
In JV buckets, Wawasee had 13 points from Collin Roberson, 12 points from Marten Kant and 10 points from Caden Welty to get past Westview, 49-36. Braden Eash led the hosts with 17 points.
LAKEVIEW 7TH GRADE GIRLS 41, EDGEWOOD 37
In an overtime thriller, Mia Jones’ steal and deuce tied the game with 12 seconds left in regulation, then hit a three in overtime to lock up the win. Jones finished with 13 points and five steals. Brooke Winchester had a big game with with 19 points and 12 rebound and Addison Whitaker had seven points and four rebounds for Lakeview.
NORTHWOOD 7TH GRADE GIRLS 25, JOHN YOUNG 20
Emily Miller led the way for NorthWood with eight points. Paige Cronkright and Brooklynn Redd both contributed five points. The NorthWood ‘B’ team beat John Young 14-10. Makayla Bradford led the Panthers with three points, three rebounds and two steals.
JOHN YOUNG 8TH GRADE GIRLS 25, NORTHWOOD 24
Stats were not provided for the game.
WAWASEE 6TH GRADE GIRLS 36, WHITKO 4
Ava Mack scored 14 points to pace the Warriors, with Taelyn Tom and Corissa Knepper both finishing with six points. The Wawasee ‘B’ team edged Whitko 4-2. Olivia Frost and Sophia Smith had the buckets for Wawasee.
WAWASEE 7TH GRADE GIRLS 32, FAIRFIELD 13
The Warriors were led by Mackenzie Hackleman with 14 points and three steals. Julie Mishler chipped in four points, four rebounds, and a game-high five steals.
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 8TH GRADE GIRLS 28, GRANGER CHRISTIAN 3
The Cougars used eight points from Addisyn Daley and six points from Amaya Hoyt to get the win.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 7TH GRADE GIRLS 26, PERU 16
Lydia Craig paced the Vikings with 10 points, with Mackaylie Costello and Avery Wagoner both coming in with six points.
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 8TH GRADE GIRLS 23, PERU X
The final score was not supplied, but Valley enjoyed seven points each from Ava Smith and Sidney Nelson.
INDIANA WESLEYAN MEN 110, GRACE 96
Grace’s men’s basketball team could not pick up a second straight upset, falling 110-96 at No. 3 Indiana Wesleyan on Tuesday.
Just one game remains in the regular season. The No. 23 Lancers will end the season on Saturday at home in the regular season finale.
Grace will host Mt. Vernon Nazarene for a doubleheader at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center. The women’s game will start at 1 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 3 p.m.
Saturday will also be Senior Day to honor Grace’s graduating class.
The Lancers (18-11, 10-7 CL) wiIl finish either third or fourth in the league standings, depending on Saturday’s results. Grace has already secured a home game in the CL Tournament on Feb. 26.
On Tuesday, defense seemed optional for teams to start the contest. The sides were electric on offense after tipoff.
After four minutes of play, 23 combined points had already been scored. Charlie Warner hit three early shots for seven points.
Soon after, Myles Johnson gave Grace a spark with a 3-pointer and two tough hoops inside for another seven points.
The Wildcats (25-4, 15-2 CL) made seven of their first eight field goals, however, to maintain a small lead.
With 10 minutes remaining in the half, Grace trailed 30-27.
The Lancers still found themselves behind 42-38 with 4:30 left, but the Wildcats were about to erupt. IWU scored 14 points over the final four minutes, pulling ahead 56-45 by halftime.
At the half, each team shot over 50 percent from the floor. The Wildcats made an impressive 61 percent compared to 53 percent for the Lancers.
IWU also hit half of its 3-pointers (6-of-12) while Grace struggled to a 3-for-12 performance (25 percent).
The Wildcats continued to enjoy the play of Kyle Mangas, who kept on the road to a potential Player of the Year award in the Crossroads League with 33 more points and six more rebounds against the Lancers. Mangas was 11-18 from the floor and 7-7 from the free throw line.
Grace had three players score in double figures during the first half, including 12 from Warner and 11 apiece from Haden Deaton and Matt Jennings.
Grace could not maintain its offense to start the second half. The Lancers made only one field goal for the first six minutes of the half.
The Wildcats took advantage of Grace’s slow start, grabbing an 80-52 lead to stun the Lancers.
Grace struggled to make a significant push at IWU’s cushion.
Jaret Sons refused to go down quietly. The senior poured in 13 points over a five-minute span. He hit three 3-pointers during his outburst.
His last two free throws brought Grace to within 13 at 99-86 with 3:37 remaining. But the Lancers were unable to come closer and lost by 14.
Warner finished with 26 points, shooting 8-of-11 from the floor, 4-of-5 on 3-pointers and 6-of-7 on free throws. He also had six boards and three assists.
Jennings scored 21 points with three assists, Deaton tallied 17 points, and Sons hit a trio of 3-pointers for his 15 points.
Johnson had nine points with two blocks, and Braxton Linville chipped in five points and three assists.