Penny scores 12 for Junior All-Stars

OXFORD — Logansport’s Jasmine Penny scored 12 points and pulled down five rebounds in the Junior All-Stars’ 86-72 loss against the Indiana All-Stars in an exhibition game Tuesday night at Benton Central High School.

Penny shot 4 of 8 from the field and 4 of 5 from the foul line in the contest.

“She really played well in the second half,” said Logansport coach Jerry Hoover, who estimated Penny played 10 to 11 minutes of the contest. “She got three field goals in a row to start the second half. That was the only time of the game the juniors led. She got them ahead.

“She showed she belonged there, no question.”

Hoover added Penny’s scoring binge to start the second half came at the expense of Kelly Farris, a Connecticut recruit who led Heritage Christian to four straight Class 2A state titles.

“The girl going to Connecticut was on her. She laid it on her for three field goals in very short order,” he said.

Hoover said Penny had a quiet first half before heating up in the second.

“She played in the first half, she just didn’t have many opportunities to score,” he said. “In the second half I thought she did really well. She created opportunities for herself to score. All of the baskets except one were just driving to the basket and making somebody foul her or getting a layup.”

Hoover added the game was played at a near-capacity crowd.

“They probably had 3,000 people there,” he said.

Final four T-shirts on sale at Cass

WALTON — Lewis Cass’ baseball team will play Hammond Bishop Noll in a Class 2A semistate game at noon on Saturday at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend. Tickets are $6 apiece.

There will be final four T-shirts on sale at the Cass baseball field from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday this week. Cost is $10 per shirt.

Directions to Coveleski Stadium: Take US 31 North into South Bend; at the south edge of South Bend, US 31 turns into South Michigan St.; continue north into the downtown area — Michigan St. is one-way north bound; after going under the railroad underpass on Michigan St., turn left (west) on South St.; Bus transfer station is at Michigan and South streets; take South St. west two blocks to stadium; parking lot is at corner of Lafayette and South streets.

Waddups to continue volleyball career

Recently graduated Logansport senior Brooke Waddups has signed to play volleyball at Manchester College.

Waddups was selected as a member of the inaugural All-Loganland volleyball team this past season. She was also named the Berries’ MVP and has led Logansport in digs the past three seasons.

Pioneer offering physicals tonight

ROYAL CENTER — Pioneer is offering athletic physicals from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight in the Pioneer auxiliary gym. The cost is $15 per physical.

Floyd steps down as USC hoops coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Floyd has resigned as basketball coach at Southern California following allegations that he gave $1,000 in cash to a man who helped steer former star player O.J. Mayo to the Trojans.

Floyd on Tuesday submitted a one-paragraph letter to USC athletic director Mike Garrett saying he was quitting because he no longer had full enthusiasm for his job.

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