Area swimmers dowell at sectional
WARSAW — Pioneer was the top qualifier among area schools in the IHSAA boys swimming sectional preliminaries Thursday.
The Panthers’ Drew Benesh was the top qualifier with a fifth place finish in the 100 freestyle (:53.19) and sixth in the 50 freestyle. Dylan Bice came in fifth in the 100 backstroke (:59.54) and seventh in the 500 freestyle (:11.55.32). Benesh and Bice teamed up with Carter Ulrich and Tyler Shaw to place fifth in the 200 medley relay and fifth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:48.38).
Logansport’s Dustin Clements was the top Berry, qualifying in four events. Clements placed fourth in the 50 freestyle (:23.42) and fourth in the 100 backstroke (:58.95).
Phil Stephenson, Marcus Record and Zane Desnborn teamed up with Clements for a fourth place (1:41.26) finish in the 200 freestyle relay and seventh place (1:53.14) finish in the 200 medley relay.
Cass’ Jonah Martin came in sixth (:55.32) in the 100 freestyle. Martin was joined by Garrott Klinkhamer, Andrew White and Derek Sullivan for a seventh place finish (1:44.31) in the 200 freestyle relay, and Caleb Young was joined by Dakota Krug, Derek Sullivan and Martin for a seventh place (3:59.81) finish in 400 freestyle relay.
No. 13 Michigan State beats Purdue 94-79
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue did everything it could to hang with No. 13 Michigan State. It didn’t matter what the Boilermakers did, the Spartans were just too much.
“We were trying to stay with them and we obviously weren’t,” coach Matt Painter said after Purdue’s 94-79 loss Thursday night. “We played them on the wrong day. I wish we would have played them last Sunday.”
The Boilermakers went into the game still on a high from last weekend’s 82-64 win over Indiana. The Spartans spoiled it with a school-record 17 3-pointers and it was a rough start of three games in six days for Purdue.
Kendall Stephens scored 19 points and Ronnie Johnson added 17 for the Boilermakers (15-11, 5-8 Big Ten), who have lost two of three.