Winamac 53, Manchester 46
The Winamac Warriors remained undefeated at 4-0 with the win over Manchester.
After a 7-7 first quarter score, Winamac broke out with a 17-13 second quarter for a 24-20 lead at halftime. The Warriors then added to their lead with an 18-9 run in the third for a 42-29 lead at the quarter break. Winamac went on to win 53-46.
Jessica Schramm led Winamac with 18 points and five rebounds, followed by Stephanie Shorter (13, 5) and Bethany Brogdon (11. 7 assists).
Kayla Flack led Manchester (1-2) with 27 points.
Eastern 63, Cass 38
Eastern exploded for 32 points in the second quarter to build a commanding lead, and went on to beat Lewis Cass 63-38 in a Mid-Indiana Conference girls basketball game at Greentown.
Cass held a 12-11 lead after the opening quarter, but Eastern’s 32-point explosion gave the Comets a 43-20 halftime lead.
Caston 44, Covenant Ch. 11
Caston’ is off to its best start in years after a 44-11 win over visiting Covenant Christian Friday evening.
The Comets have started the season 3-1 for the first time in over 12 seasons. Their 33-point win over Covenant Christian was their largest margin of victory since beating North White by 41 points in 2005.
Ingrid Martinez scored 12 points and Marli Leazenby had 11 to lead the Comets. Anna Brown scored six and Mickayla Rans and Katie Henry added five apiece.
“We got off to a really good start. We pressured them in the first quarter and got out to a 16-4 lead, which set the tone for the night,” Caston coach Carl Davis said. “We backed off in the second quarter. The girls got comfortable and stopped taking care of the things they took care of in the first quarter. But after halftime they took care of things on both ends of the floor.”
Covenant Christian dropped to 0-2.
Caston competes in the Northfield Tournament next Saturday. The Comets square off against Northfield at 11 a.m. to open tourney play, followed by Maconaquah vs. Heritage. The consolation is at 5:45 p.m., followed by the championship at 7:15 p.m.