Friday, January 12, 2018 1:00 am
South Adams set for a rematch
Last season, the South Adams girls basketball team handed Jay County its first-ever ACAC regular-season defeat. On Saturday, the Starfires will look to beat them again in the ACAC Tournament.
At Monroeville, South Adams beat Heritage, 51-36, while Jay County handled Adams Central, 63-29, in Portland, to advance to Saturday's championship game in Berne.
Lexi Dellinger and Madi Wurster each scored 15 points for South Adams (11-7). Nevaeh Feasby led Heritage (8-9) with 15.
GARRETT 50, CHURUBUSCO 20: At Churubusco, Kenzie Casselman broke the Railroaders' career three-point field goal record in an NECC Tournament consolation game. The junior has made 129 3-pointers for Garrett (6-12), scoring 12 on the night while Tori Baver led the team with 13. Brooke Nondorf's eight points paced the Eagles (3-15), who have lost five in a row.
FREMONT 57, WESTVIEW 53, OT: At Emma, the Eagles surrendered an eight-point lead after three quarters before emerging in the extra period. Grace Schmucker led three players in double figures with 14 for Fremont (8-10) in an NECC Tournament consolation game.
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 66, HAMILTON 12: At Hamilton, the Panthers took control early to improve to 5-13. The Marines dropped to 0-15 in an NECC Tournament consolation game.
BETHANY CHRISTIAN 37, BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN 00: At Blackhawk, Anya Kaufman led the Bruins (10-7) with 17 points. Kyre Mercer led the way for the Braves (2-15) with nine.
HUNTINGTON NORTH 68, CANTERBURY 53: At Huntington, the Vikings (10-7) closed the first half on an 11-0 run, then opened the third quarter on a 10-0 burst to turn a one-point deficit into a 20-point lead.
MISHAWAKA HOMESCHOOL 39, LAKELAND CHRISTIAN 30: At Mishawaka, the host Wildcats improved to 14-1 by limiting the Cougars to four second-quarter points.
JAY COUNTY 47, ADAMS CENTRAL 39: At Portland, the Patriots (7-5) scored the final four points to advance to the ACAC Tournament title game Saturday.
HERITAGE 61, BLUFFTON 43: At Monroeville, Alec Burton's 18-point night helped the Patriots (9-1) earn a berth in the ACAC Tournament championship.
Johnathan Irwin and Rylie Johnston each scored 11 for the Tigers (5-7).
CHURUBUSCO 63, GARRETT 37: At Churubusco, Brayton Bonar's double-double (21 points, 10 rebounds) led the Eagles (5-8) in the NECC Tournament.
CENTRAL NOBLE 64, FREMONT 41: At Albion, Ridley Zolman scored 30 as the Cougars improved to 5-7 in an NECC Tournament consolation game.