Friday, February 02, 2018 1:00 am
East Noble boys' winning streak reaches 7
East Noble extended its winning streak to seven by defeating Bellmont, 67-49, Thursday in Decatur. The Knights (16-1, 6-0 Northeast 8) assured themselves at least a share of the NE8 boys basketball championship with the victory.
East Noble has 16 wins for the first time since the 2006-07 season, the last year the Knights won a conference title (the defunct Northeast Hoosier Conference).
Bellmont fell to 5-16, 0-6 in NE8 play.
HOMESTEAD 81, CANTERBURY 49: At Homestead, the SAC-leading Spartans (10-6) nearly matched the Cavaliers' total game output in the second half, scoring 44 in the final two quarters. Canterbury (5-11) saw its two-game win streak snapped.
CONCORDIA 39, ANGOLA 34: At Angola, the Cadets (5-12) used a 12-2 third-quarter edge to pull away. The Hornets stand at 11-6 on the season.
BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN 77, SOUTH SIDE 44: At Blackhawk, the Class 1A No. 2 Braves (16-2) were led by Jalan Mull with 18 points, while freshman Caleb Furst added 16. The Braves are 5-2 against SAC competition.
Asher Blum's 14 points proved tops for the Archers (9-7).
NORWELL 58, COLUMBIA CITY 47: At Ossian, the Knights (10-8) evened their NE8 record at 3-3 with one league game left. Columbia City (8-11, 2-4)is just 1-4 in its last five.
LEO 59, DEKALB 47: At Leo, Lane Reed led the Lions (11-5, 3-2 NE8) with 16 points, while DeKalb (7-9, 2-4) got 13 points from Dalton Smith.
WOODLAN 65, SOUTH ADAMS 44: At Woodburn, Aaron Hahn's 19 points led four in double figures for the Warriors (7-8, 3-1 ACAC).
Lars in't Groen paced the Starfires (4-11, 1-4) with 15.
ELKHART MEMORIAL 63, WARSAW 50: At Elkhart, the Crimson Chargers pulled into a four-way tie atop the Northern Lakes Conference race thanks to a school-record nine 3s from junior Hank Smith.
The Tigers (10-8, 4-2), who were led by Brian Elliott's 24 points – all on 3-pointers – could have clinched a share of the NLC title with a victory.