Tri-Central 40, Cass 38
The Kings were edged at home to fall to 1-2 on the season.
Cass rallied from a 35-25 deficit after three quarters to nearly force overtime.
“We tried to make a comeback, we just fell short,” Cass coach Erin Modisett said. “We had a shot at it, we just missed too many easy baskets.
“It was a very valid effort.”
Maci Maupin led the Kings with 13 points. Maddie Eurit had 11 points and 13 rebounds, and Bre Robertson added eight points and nine boards.
Cass trailed 21-16 at halftime.
The Kings travel to Eastern Saturday for their Mid-Indiana Conference opener.
Rochester 54, Caston 46
The Comets (2-1) were handed their first loss of the season at Rochester (1-1).
“There were two key points in the game that determined the outcome,” Caston coach Carl Davis said. “In the first quarter we kept letting the Paulik girl get offensive rebounds, and she scored 10 of their 12 points to keep them in the game. If we don’t give up offensive rebounds, that’s a different score.
“At the end of the second quarter we were up 22-18, and they closed with a 12-0 run. Then they opened the second half with an 8-0 run. It’s a situation where we were looking for them to full-court pressure us from start to finish, and when they put it on we got flustered and lost our poise, and our turnovers led to easy buckets for them. We got down by 14 in the second half and cut the lead to four or five points but had to foul at the end.”
Ingrid Martinez led the Comets with 18 points. Marli Leazenby scored 11, Mickayla Rans had seven and Anna Brown added five.
“It was the same group we lost to 50-15 last year, and Rochester is not an easy place to play,” Davis said. “Ingrid did a good job taking the ball to the basket, and Marli hit some big shots. Sarah Holt, Adrienne Frye and Mickayla Rans did a great job of setting screens, which is just as important as knocking down the shots.”