Pharos-Tribune

Breaking News

Local Sports

February 19, 2014

Warriors beat Falcons, move to 4-0 in MWC

CHALMERS — The Winamac boys basketball team has seen its share of struggles this season but has played its best ball when it has counted.

On Tuesday night at Frontier the Warriors rose to the challenge again as they downed the Falcons in a Midwest Conference matchup, 57-50.

With the win the Warriors (8-7 overall) remain undefeated in conference play at 4-0. They take to the road again tonight when they travel to Tri-County (10-5, 3-1 MWC) to try and keep their conference record clean.

The Falcons (6-11, 3-3) opened the game in a box-and-one with Warrior sharpshooter Adam Gruenig as the center of attention. Gruenig got a quick look early and buried the shot from behind the arc but was harassed most of the night. It took his Warrior teammates a few minutes to digest what was going on but when they adjusted they made the best of things.

With Gruenig bottled up, J.T. Garnett, Parker Fox and Levi Schultz stepped up and hit some big shots to send Winamac out to a 13-10 lead after one quarter of play.

In the second frame the Warriors started to stumble a bit. They opened the quarter on a 5-0 run to up the score to 18-10 and forced Frontier into a timeout. It was a different Falcon club that took the floor after the timeout as the Warriors struggled against the Falcons defense and couldn’t stop their pass and cut offense. Before they knew what had hit them Winamac was looking at a 11-1 run by Frontier and the Falcons took a 23-22 lead over the Warriors. Winamac tried to hold the ball for the last 30 seconds but missed on its attempt and went into the break with a 26-24 deficit.

Coach Kyle Johnson’s half-time talk must have been nothing short of inspirational, for when they took the floor for the second half they began playing some of their best basketball of the year. The Warriors quickly opened on a 12-0 forcing coach Rush McColley to take his second timeout of the quarter with his squad down 36-26. The run was devastating for Frontier as it was apparent Winamac had taken the wind out of the sails. Winamac went on to take a 43-34 lead after three.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Sports
  • SPT-PT041614 - Nate Champion.jpg Champion caps Le Moyne career with run to NCAA Tourney

    For Nate Champion reaching the NCAA Tournament was always a major goal at Division-II Le Moyne University. Champion and the Dolphins reached that goal this season during his senior year. Champion said that when he and 6-foot-11 big man Jim Janson ent

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Wednesday, April 16 Lewis Cass senior point guard Maci Maupin will continue her basketball career at the next level.

    April 16, 2014

  • SPL - PT041614 - Tom Lindley column - Lindley column sig We're all still watching Wildcats' Calipari After winning a big case and accepting compliments from his fellow attorneys, the man thanked his colleagues and responded that he really would have liked to represent the opposition. “I think I could have won arguing their side, too,” he told them.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Logan AD Fisher to retire Logansport athletic director Greg Fisher’s retirement request was approved by the Logansport Community School Corporation school board Monday.

    April 15, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Tuesday, April 15 Monday's inclement weather meant led to postponements of scheduled sporting events.

    April 15, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Monday, April 14 Whitney Jennings and Jerry Hoover teamed up one more time and had a familiar result: a lopsided victory.

    April 14, 2014

  • SPT-PT041314 - lhs baseball.jpg Logan baseball has strong showing at Joe Heath Classic Logansport's baseball team had dominating wins over Lafayette Jeff and Harrison to open Joe Heath Classic play and had a seventh-inning rally fall just short in a loss to McCutcheon. The Berries had to settle for a 2-1 showing at the Classic and they

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pioneer, Winamac split baseball doubleheader Pioneer and Winamac split a doubleheader Saturday in Midwest Conference baseball action in Royal Center. The Panthers won game one 6-1 before the Warriors salvaged the split with a 6-0 victory. Deven Smith got the complete-game win for the Panthers (

    April 13, 2014

  • Lombardi inducted into softball hall of fame What started as a hobby turned into a 45-year affiliation. Lombardi inducted into softball hall of fame By Rick Conrad For the Pharos-Tribune

    April 13, 2014

  • DEALING Berries blast Bronchos 16-0 at Classic

    A year ago Logansport’s baseball team had a tough-luck loss to Lafayette Jeff in sectional play. The Berries had to watch from the sidelines as the Bronchos made a run to the semistate championship game.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
More pharostribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Poll

Should e-cigarette marketing be regulated like tobacco?

Yes
No
Unsure
     View Results
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.