“A 30-point weekend, we’re happy with that,” Cowley said. “Credit Rossville for taking us out of our game plan of getting the ball in the post in the second half.”
Brandon Tonsoni led the Hornets (9-3) with 17 points.
Both the Panthers showed good signs in playing Rossville close for a half after a five-point loss at Caston Friday.
“We took away a lot of positive things to build on,” Cowley said. “We’re finding who to go to offensively. Against Caston in a conference and rivalry game you’ll never have a hard time of showing up and competing. We just have to do the little things better, whether that’s going after loose balls or offensive rebounds or turnovers. We had a lowest turnover weekend of the season. We had 12 last night and 15 tonight.”
Pioneer travels to West Central Tuesday.
Caston had two wrestlers advance on Saturday.
Efrain Ameziquita placed third in the 120-pound weight class, and Jacob Maroney placed fourth at 106.
Peru repeated as team champions with 270.5 points. Maconaquah was runner-up (221.5), and Southwood was third (168).
The Tigers had six individual champions, led by Evan Loe (145), who became a four-time sectional champ and moved to 39-2 on the season. Other champions were Shane Garretson (106), Connor Quin (120), Peyton Sturgill (138), Danny Fisher (170) and Erik Hobbs (220).
West Central won the event with 243 points Wednesday in Monon. The Trojans were followed by host North White (226), Winamac (125), South Newton (117), Caston (51), Frontier (51) and Pioneer (26).
Winamac junior Gage Garpow won the MWC title in the 170-pound weight class.
Caston sophomore Jacob Maroney was the champ in the 106-pound weight class.
Caston 40, Faith Christian 25
Marli Leazenby and Mickayla Rans scored 10 points apiece to lead the Comets in Fulton. Anna Brown added nine points and Jaycee Denton chipped in five.
The Comets led just 12-10 at halftime before outscoring the Eagles 15-1 in the decisive third quarter for a 27-11 lead.
The Comets (11-5), who won their fourth straight game, travel to North White on Monday.