Winamac came up short in losing to Twin Lakes 56-53 in girls basketball action in Monticello on Thursday.
The Warriors had the ball with less then five seconds left, but couldn’t convert as the final was 56-53.
“We had a chance to steal one on Twin Lakes’ senior night,” Winamac coach Jeff Wagner said. “But with a couple of good looks in by the basket with under five seconds on the clock, and trailing by one, we came up just short. We got beat on the boards, and gave up to many second chance shots that in the end sealed our fate. The girls knew we cannot give up 56 points in many games and win, but we did see some positives on the defensive end of the floor, which we will be able to use as we go into sectionals.”
Twin Lakes (8-9) outrebounded Winamac 26-19, which nine of those for the Indians were offensive rebounds.
The Warriors (8-6) hadn’t played for nearly a week, and Wagner was pleased with the girls effort.
“I was happy with our effort after being off for six days, and getting one practice in before this game due to the weather. Our condition did not play a factor in this game, and the girls looked pretty sharp all things considered. I think everyone was happy to just be playing again.”
One bright spot for Winamac was Stephanie Shorter scoring her 1,000th point. Shorter led the Warriors with 20 points in the contest. Bethany Brogdon added a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists, and Ali Larkin added 10 points.
Winamac travels to Frontier on Saturday afternoon.
Caston 50, Tri-County 34
Marli Leazenby scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Comets to the Midwest Conference win in Fulton.
The Comets (10-5, 4-1 MWC) jumped out to a 22-1 lead after one quarter. They led 34-15 at halftime and 38-25 after three.
Jaycee Denton, Mickayla Rans and Anna Brown each added nine points in the win.
Tri-County dropped to 4-13 and 2-5 in the MWC.
Twin Lakes 69, Winamac 52
The Warriors dropped to 3-5 with the loss at home.
Colin McGee led Winamac with 12 points. Parker Fox and Derek Dotlich had nine each. Adam Gruenig added six.
“It’s hurt us that we’re not practicing more,” Winamac coach Kyle Johnson said. “We’re trying to get better but we need practice time to get better. We shot poorly (19 for 46) and Twin Lakes shot well (27 for 45). We played hard, but we weren’t able to play smart at all tonight.”
Cameron Bennington scored 19 points to lead the Indians (7-5), who won their fourth straight since a loss to Logansport on Jan. 4. Tyler Reddington and Cody Deboy were also in double figures with 10 each.
Winamac travels to West Central (4-7, 2-1) tonight for its MWC opener.
Pioneer 117, Tippecanoe Valley 55
Drew Benesh and Dylan Bice were quadruple winners, and Carter Ulrich and Tyler Shaw were double winners for Pioneer.
Benesh won in the 50 freestyle and 500 freestyle, and Bice was tops in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Shaw took first in the 100 freestyle. Spenser Ulrich won the 200 individual medley, and Jacob Van Horn placed first in the diving.
Benesh and Bice joined Carter Ulrich and Blake Johnson in winning the 200 medley relay, and Benesh, Bice, Ulrich joined Tyler Shaw in winning the 400 freestyle relay.
West Lafayette 143, Logansport 37
The Berries were shutout in winning an event, but took away with three second places.
Dustin Clements was second in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, and Jacob Forgey was second in the diving.
“We went up against a really good team with lots of depth,” Logansport coach Heidi Hendricks-Knight said. “My boys did a good job.”
Pioneer 97, Tippecanoe Valley 79
Emma Groff and Kaity Cover were quadruple winners, and Gabby Harvey was a triple winner for Pioneer. Groff won in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Cover was tops in the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle, and Harvey came in first in the 500 freestyle. Joanna Marshall won the 100 breaststroke.
Groff, Marshall, Cover and Harvey won the 200 freestyle relay. In the 400 freestyle relay, Cover, Groff and Harvey joined Kayla Miller in winning the 400 freestyle relay.
West Lafayette 112, Logansport 71
Isabelle Kraud was a double winner for the Berries. Kraud won in the 100 backstroke and 500 freestyle. Jen Crafford took first in the 200 individual medley. Becca Yeoman was tops in the 50 freestyle, and Brooke Bullard won the diving.
“It was the last meet of the season,” Logansport coach Heidi Hendricks-Knight said. “They are a really tough team. We had some good swims. We are getting ready for sectionals next week.”
Logansport finished in second place in the North Central Conference wrestling meet with a score of 200 points at Huntington North High School Wednesday.
Kokomo won the meet with a score of 224. Anderson was third (168) followed by Richmond (152.5), Huntington North (137.5), Muncie Central (126.5) and Marion (106).
Logansport had three NCC champs crowned at the meet. They were Justin Porter (113 weight pound class), Josh Brandt (126) and Ryan Schrock (138).
Porter (2-0) defeated Richmond’s Blake Hill 9-2 to win the championship. Brandt (3-0) took down Richmond’s Ryan Weireter on a 7-3 score in winning the title, and Schrock (3-0) also won by a decision over Muncie Central’s Dean Prybylla with the score being 3-0.
The Berries also scored three second place finishes by Kevin Gonzalez (152), Sandis Carter (160) and James Aho (170).
Gonzalez (1-1) made it to the finals before losing to Kokomo’s Chad Gaddis in a 4-1 decision. Carter (2-1) was pinned by Huntington North’s Kyle Jolas, who is undefeated at 24-0, in a time of 3:17, and Aho (1-1) was pinned by Kokomo’s Keair Ross at the 1:45 mark.
Logansport third place finishers were Gerald Silva (145), John Ward (182) and Michael Leonard (195). Berries placing fourth were Anthony Torres (106) and Jesse Dominguez (120), and sixth place was occupied by Daniel Dominguez (132) and Braxton Young (285).
Overall, the Berries placed 13 of their 14 wrestlers in sixth place or better. Logansport will participate in the Twin Lakes Sectional on Saturday.