Pharos-Tribune

February 20, 2014

Sports briefs, Feb. 20


Pharos-Tribune

---- — Warriors stay perfectin MWC play

WOLCOTT — Winamac’s boys basketball team held on for a 47-46 win at Tri-County Wednesday to remain unbeaten in Midwest Conference play.

It was the Warriors’ second league win on the road in as many nights. They improved to 5-0 in the conference and 9-7 overall.

The Warriors have had improved shooting in the second half of the season and that continued Wednesday, as they shot 9 of 16 from 3-point range (56 percent). Adam Gruenig made 4 of 6, J.T. Garnett made 3 of 5 and Parker Fox made 2 of 3.

Gruenig finished with 12 points, Garnett and Fox had nine apiece and Jeremy Bentle added seven. Dalton Button and Derek Dotlich chipped in four apiece.

Zack Patton led the Cavaliers (10-6, 3-2 MWC) with 25 points. Eli Legler and Dane Hardebeck had six apiece and Kyle Miller added five.

Winamac led 27-23 at halftime and 40-36 after three quarters.

Winamac led by five in the closing minute before a Tri-County basket cut the lead to 47-44.

The Warriors then fouled Patton while he was attempting a 3-pointer with just 4 seconds left. Patton missed the first but made the next two to cut the lead to one.

Tri-County had committed just three team fouls though in the second half and Winamac was able to run out the rest of the clock.

“It’s tough to pull out two road victories in two consecutive nights,” Winamac coach Kyle Johnson said. “That’s a testament to the kids. They’ve fought through adversity.”

Winamac travels to Pioneer on Friday before hosting Caston next Tuesday to close out its MWC slate.

No. 8 Logan gymnasts cruise at Marion

MARION — Logansport’s gymnastics team defeated Marion 106.43-97 on Wednesday.

Kelley Platt and Emily Pomasl finished 1-2 in the all-around to lead the No. 8-ranked Berries, and Alexa Abbott placed fourth.

Platt won on floor (9.4), vault (9.375) and bars (9.15) and was second on beam (8.8). Pomasl won on beam (9.1) and was second on vault (9.05), floor (9.0) and bars (8.75).

Abbott was third on vault (9.0) and beam (8.455) and fourth on floor (8.35) and bars (7.9). Maddy Rosenberger was fifth on vault (8.7), Ashlyn Brown was fifth on beam (8.25), Elizabeth Nies was fifth on floor (7.75) and Hannah Brandt was fifth on bars.

Logansport hosts the North Central Conference meet at noon on Saturday.

NCC considering Indianapolis Tech

North Central Conference secretary Mike Austin said in a text message to the Muncie Star Press Wednesday that the conference plans to visit Indianapolis Arsenal Tech in March as it considers future expansion plans, the Star Press said on Twitter. Austin also said Guerin Catholic is now out of the mix for future expansion.

The two schools made presentations in December about joining the league. The NCC, which includes Logansport, is in a state of flux. It has seven current members after New Castle’s departure. It will have 10 schools next year after the addition of Lafayette Jefferson, Harrison and McCutcheon. Huntington North will depart after the 2014-15 school year, leaving the conference with nine members. The NCC is in pursuit of one school to enter the conference in the 2015-16 school year to allow it to maintain an even number.