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Written By Ink Free News / Sports on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Jack Stover had eight points, but Wawasee couldn’t catch Columbia City Tuesday night. InkFreeNews file photo by Mike Deak

Triton Boys 71, Winamac 48

Triton was white hot from the start Tuesday night against visiting Winamac. The Trojans scored 27 in the first quarter and 24 more in the second quarter, building a 24-point halftime lead.

Tyson Yates had a night to remember, scoring 22 points and adding six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Ashton Oviedo had 16 points and Bruce Johnson came through with 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Triton (5-1, 2-0 HNAC) has won five in a row after an opening loss to NorthWood to start the month.

Russell Compton led the Warriors with a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds. Beau Brandt added 12 points and eight rebounds.

A 14-0 fourth quarter allowed Triton to pull away in a 38-20 JV win over Winamac. Triton finished the game on a 21-3 run. Evan Briles led the Trojans with 13 points and 12 boards, and Chandler Westafer added 13 points and three steals.

Columbia City Boys 41, Wawasee 24

Wawasee (2-2) had its varsity core back intact but struggled from the field, shooting 9-37 from the floor, and missed all eight of its three-point attempts. Jack Stover led the Warriors with eight points.

Jaxon Crawford led City with 17 points and eight rebounds and Andrew Hedrick added 11 points and six assists.

The Warrior JV had three in double figures, led by Collin Roberson’s 18 points, in a 56-21 triumph over the Eagles. Jay Finlinson had 15 points and Mason Possell added 10 points.

Peru Boys 56, Tippecanoe Valley 48

Valley opened Three Rivers Conference play with a loss at Peru Tuesday night.

The Vikings (1-3, 0-1 TRC) had Nolan Cumberland tally 20 points and Brendyn Stump had nine points.

Peru turned 13 offensive rebounds into 12 second chance points, to which Valley didn’t have any second chance points on the night. Treygan Curtis led the Tigers with 22 points and Matt Ross added 13 points and 12 rebounds, six of those offensive.

Valley’s JV improved to 4-0 with a 47-25 win. Dom Welk paced the visitors with 14 points and Kyler Johnson had 11 points.

Wawasee Girls 49, Concord 42

Wawasee evened its record at 3-3 on the season and picked up its first Northern Lakes Conference win of the season.

Kennedy White had her best game to date, recording 17 points, four steals and four rebounds. Danielle Jenkins had 10 points and four steals, and the duo of Emily Haines and Lindsay Doss each had six points and two rebounds.

A 20-point third quarter had the Warriors go from one down at the half to up 10 going into the final quarter.

The Concord JV opened the night with a victory, 31-24. Brooklyn Gibson tallied eight points and eight rebounds for Wawasee (2-2) and Abbi Burelison contributed 11 rebounds.

Norwell Girls 55, Warsaw 47

A long road trip for Warsaw Tuesday didn’t end in a happy drive home as the Lady Tigers fell to the Lady Knights in Ossian.

The Class 3-A No. 2 Knights held off a hard-charging Warsaw side in the fourth quarter as the Tigers poured in 21 points to make it interesting.

Bailie Stephens, Audrey Grimm and Kensie Ryman all tallied 10 points for Warsaw (9-3) and Abby Sanner had eight points and 11 rebounds.

Maiah Shelton led the Knights with 21 points and 13 rebounds and Mackinzie Toliver added 12 points.

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