GIRLS BASKETBALL RESULTS: JAN. 11
Ink Free News / Sports on Sunday, January 12, 2020
WARSAW 62, NORTHRIDGE 55
The Lady Tigers picked up a key Northern Lakes Conference win Saturday night over the Lady Raiders.
In the game played at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center due to flooding at the Tiger Den, Warsaw spread out a 34-23 lead at the half, then put the screws to Northridge with a 13-4 third quarter. Ridge would rally with a huge 28-point fourth quarter, but the hole was too deep.
Warsaw had four players in double figures in the scoring column, led by Kaylee Patton’s 14 points. Patton added seven rebounds and was 8-8 from the free throw line. Brielle Harrison had 12 points and Audrey Grimm and Kendall Wayne both had 11 points and three steals apiece.
Juliana Weaver had a big night for Ridge, scoring 17 points and adding five steals and three assists. Makenna Knepp had 15 points and Colleen Miller had 10 points, seven rebounds and four steals.
The win moves Warsaw to 3-1 in the NLC and Ridge to 2-2. NorthWood’s win over Wawasee Saturday night has the Panthers at 5-0 heading into the final stretch of the regular season, Warsaw sitting in second place and needing some help.
Northridge’s JV team won the first game of the night, 29-25, over Warsaw. Marin Hart and Zoe Bergan had five points apiece in the loss. Northridge used a 12-2 third quarter to make the difference in the win.
ARGOS 58, LCA 32
Lakeland Christian struggled to keep pace with the potent Dragons.
Argos had four score at least eight points, with both Edmunds and Hoffman hitting the mark, with LaFree scoring 10 points and M Dunlap totaling 11 points.
Tori Calizo had a double-double for the Cougars with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Jessi Calizo finished with nine points, seven rebounds and three steals.
ST. FRANCIS 63, GRACE 56
Grace’s women’s basketball team ended its five-game road trip with a 63-56 loss at No. 13 St. Francis on Saturday.
The Lady Lancers (12-6, 3-3 Crossroads League) suffered their lowest scoring output of the season; Grace shot just 36 percent from the floor, including 28 percent on 3-pointers.
The Cougars (13-4, 4-2 CL) never trailed in Saturday’s game, although the lead was single digits for almost the full contest.
Grace’s scoring issues started in the first quarter. The Lady Lancers shot 4-of-17 (24 percent) from the floor in the period compared to 53 percent for the Cougars.
USF led by seven after one quarter, and the Cougars stretched the lead to 12 midway through the second quarter.
Grace ended the half with momentum, however. The Lady Lancers held the Cougars to just two points for the final 5:39 of the first half, taking advantage with a 12-0 run to tie the score.
Kyannah Stull scored five points during that spurt, and Micaela Box hit a triple.
USF scored in the final minute and claimed a 29-27 advantage at halftime. Stull’s 12 points at the break led all players.
On two occasions, Grace cut the gap to just one point during the third quarter. But each time, the Cougars had a response. Grace faced an eight-point deficit by the quarter’s end.
With 7:24 remaining in regulation, Grace still trailed 52-45. Kamryn Hostetler caught fire, scoring in the paint and hitting a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions to put pressure on the Cougars.
USF hit a triple on the next possession, but Stull countered with a trey of her own to make the score 58-56 with 4:30 to play.
But Grace’s offense dried up at that moment. The Lady Lancers were unable to score again for the final four minutes, missing its last five shots to go along with a turnover.
As a result, USF pulled away for the final seven-point margin of victory.
Stull finished with a game-high 18 points and five assists, hitting four 3-pointers. Hostetler also reached double digits with 16 points and two steals while also making four triples.
Box scored eight points with two assists off the bench, Brooke Treadway pulled down eight boards, and Lexi Minix and Vironnica Drake each scored five.
The Lady Lancers return home on Wednesday with a 7 p.m. game against Spring Arbor.