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Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:20 pm

High School roundup

Blackhawk Christian boys edge Bishop Luers

Norwell, Columbia City win NE8 matchups

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Caleb Furst scored 27 points, and Marcus Davidson added 19 as Class 2A’s top-ranked Blackhawk Christian won 67-63 at Bishop Luers on Saturday, halting the Knights’ four-game win streak.

The Braves (11-2) led Luers (7-4) by no more than six at the end of any quarter.

HOMESTEAD 55, EAST NOBLE 42: At Kendallville, despite missing Zak Krueger and Grant Simmons, the Spartans took all four quarters against the Knights as they rebounded from a buzzer-beating defeat Friday. Alec Grinsfelder led Homestead (9-4) with 14 points against East Noble (5-6).

Girls basketball

NORWELL 36, BELLMONT 32: At Ossian, the Knights netted nearly half their points for the game in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Braves 16-10 to stay tied atop the NE8 standings with Columbia City, which knocked off Huntington North 41-34.

Norwell (15-4, 4-1 NE8) won despite shooting just 10 of 39 on the night. Meghan Busick led Bellmont (13-5, 3-2) with a game-high 14 points.

PENN 64, SOUTH SIDE 53: At South Side, the Kingsmen shot 52 percent from the floor, leading by as many as 17 points. Olivia Smith and Alaya Chapman combined for 35 points for the Archers (11-8).

CARMEL 61, CARROLL 37: At Carroll, the Greyhounds won each quarter, with three visitors netting 16 points apiece. Delane Sheets’ nine-point effort was tops for the Chargers (12-6).

ELKHART MEMORIAL 54, WAWASEE 39: In the final meeting between the two schools as Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central will consolidate into one high school next year, Kennedy White’s double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) led the charge for the Warriors (6-13, 0-6 Northern Lakes Conference).

Girls swimming

Warriors, Tigers compete at NLC meet

At Middlebury, host Northridge won 10 of 12 events to claim the girls NLC swim meet with 550 points, while Wawasee edged Warsaw, 273-227, for third. Alexis Mishler and Kiah Farrington finished in second and third place in the 50-yard freestyle for Wawasee, with Mishler winning the 100 backstroke. Warsaw’s 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay squads each placed fourth.

Girls wrestling

Another year, another state title in the Bryant-Coleman family. On Friday night at Kokomo, New Haven’s Larresha Bryant-Coleman claimed the state championship at 220 pounds in the Indiana High School Girls Wrestling state championships.

With sister La’Rissa Bryant-Coleman following up her 2019 state title by placing second at the 2020 finals at 195, New Haven took home second in the team competition. Penn scored 136 team points to defend its team title, besting the Bulldogs’ 75.

Alex Martz (170) also placed second for New Haven, as did Bellmont’s Trinity Coyne (138), Homestead’s Isabelle Quade (88) and Wayne’s Felicity Stockman (220). Bellmont’s Andrea Hernandez (126), Heritage’s Amber Hoy (138) and New Haven’s Gabrielle Bussard (152) each finished third.

Boys wrestling

Homestead finished 5-0 as a team at the Adams Central Invitational. Austin Crowder (106), Thomas Herman (113), Giovanni Arsini (120), Tyler Burris (160) and Joe Parrish (170) each finished the day undefeated, with Parrish picking up his 25th pinfall victory of the year, setting a Homestead single season record.


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