Squires easily defeat Tipp Valley

The Manchester boys basketball team never allowed the Tippecanoe Valley Vikings to get close in its 75-40 Three Rivers Conference win Friday night, Jan. 29.

Manchester led the Vikings 8-2 in the first two minutes of the game and used a 13-4 run to take a 21-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Tippecanoe Valley found its rhythm in the second quarter, playing the Squires an even 14-14, to trail 35-24 at halftime. They cut it to 37-28 with 6:10 left in the third quarter but the Squires went on a 10-0 run to take a 47-28 lead, then opened the fourth quarter with a 12-4 run to put the game away.

Weston Hamby led the Squires with 21 points, followed by Max Carter with 17, Maddox Zolman with 13, Cade Jones with six, Gavin Martin with five, Brayden Jones with four, and Luke Ramer with two points.

Concordia 68, Manchester 56

Concordia raced out to a 15-0 lead in the first four minutes of their game with Manchester Saturday afternoon, Jan. 30, only to see the Squires take a fourth-quarter lead at 52-49, then outscored Manchester 19-4 to get the non-conference win.

Zolman stopped the early Cadet run and got the Squires on the board with the first of his seven three-pointers, and Manchester chipped away at the lead, cutting it to 47-45 going into the fourth quarter.

Zolman gave Manchester a 48-47 lead nine seconds into the fourth quarter on a three-pointer, then made it 52-49 with he converted a four-point play with 6:41 left in the game.

Concordia responded with an 11-0 run, including three three-pointers, to take control of the game.

Zolman led the Squires with 22 points, followed by Hamby with 21, Martin with eight, Carter with four, Cade Jones with two, and Brayden Jones with two.

Rochester 60, Northfield  36

Rochester left no doubt of the outcome in its Three Rivers Conference matchup at Northfield Friday night, Jan. 29. The Zebras took a 19-5 first-quarter lead and never led the Norse in the game in a 60-36 win.

Clayton Tomlinson led the Norse with 14 points, five rebounds, six steals and three assists, followed by Jayden Peas with 10 points and five rebounds, and Jake Halderman with five points and two rebounds.

Kaleb Krom had three points, followed by Dillon Tomlinson with two points, two assists, and two steals, and Eli Kroh with two points and two rebounds.

Caston 62, Northfield 46

Caston used a 21-7 second quarter to take a 31-18 halftime lead and held on for a 62-46 win over Northfield Saturday, Jan. 30.

Clayton Tomlinson once again led the way with 16 points, three assists, and three steals, followed by Jayden Peas with eight points and one rebound, Alex Haupert with seven points, four rebounds, and two assists, and Dillon Tomlinson with six points, one rebound, and one assist.

Krom had three points and three rebounds, followed by Halderman with two points and three rebounds, Trent Osborn with two points, and Noah Burkhart with two points and one rebound.

Eastern 68, Southwood 56

Eastern outscored Southwo0d 42-29 in the second half to reverse a halftime deficit and pull out a 68-56 win over the Knights

Wednesday night, Jan. 27.

Eastern raced out to a 10-0 lead before Southwood answered with a 10-2 run to get into the game.

The Knights took a 27-21 lead before Eastern cut it to 27-26 at halftime.

The Comets took a 40-30 lead in the third quarter and never let Southwood get closer than six points the rest of the contest.

Cole Winer led Southwood with 21 points and six rebounds, followed by Dawson Filip with 16 points, four assists, and three rebounds, and Logan Barley with six points and two steals.

Connor Rich had four points, five rebounds, and five assists, while Alex Farr had five points, four rebounds, five assists, and two steals, Jason Oprisek had four points and seven rebounds, and Isaiah Sutton added one rebound and one steal.

The JV team had no trouble with Eastern in a 64-34 win.

The Knights took a 16-6 lead after one quarter and outscored the Comets in all four quarters.

Nathan Lehner led Southwood with 23 points, 10 steals, and four assists, followed by Sutton with eight points, two steals, and two assists, and Kaden Rody with eight points and seven rebounds.

Will Winer had seven points and seven steals, followed by Dylan Stout had six points and two rebounds, Blayne Hamilton had four points and two rebounds, Kaleb Bruning added three points and five assists, followed by Randy Boone with two points, and Dean Elzy had one point.

Southwood 64, North Miami 32

Southwood outscored North Miami 31-18 in the middle two quarters, and 17-4 in the fourth, and ran away with a 64-32 win

Friday, Jan. 29.

Winer led the Knights with 24 points, two assists, and two steals, followed by Connor Rich with 14 points, seven rebounds, and five steals, Oprisek with nine points, seven rebounds, and two assists, and Farr with six points, two assists, and two steals.

Filip had four points, three assists, three steals, and two rebounds, Lehner had three points, followed by Barley and Rody with two points apiece, while Stout had two steals and one block, Sutton with two rebounds, four assists, and five steals, and Smith with one rebound and one assist.

The JV team had no trouble with North Miami in a 58-18 win Friday night.

Smith led the way with 15 points and three steals, followed by Lehner with 10 points, three assists, and three steals, Will Winer with nine points and seven steals, Rody and Stout each with six points and seven rebounds, Hamilton with four points and four rebounds, Bruning with three points, Smith and Boone with two points each, and Elzy with one point.

Posted on 2021 Feb 02