High school roundup: West Central boys drop four-overtime battle

High school roundup: West Central boys drop four-overtime battle

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High school roundup: West Central boys drop four-overtime battle

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FRANCESVILLE – A pair of 3-pointers by Ryan Klikus beat the buzzer to end the first two overtimes, buying Morgan Township time to defeat West Central 86-82 in four overtimes Saturday night.

West Central (4-11) overcame a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter and held defensively when Morgan Township had the final possession of regulation. Klikus, who finished with 31 points, hit his first 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining in the first overtime period before repeating that feat at the end of the second overtime.

The Trojans had the final possession of the third overtime but were unable to get a good shot off. Foul problems caught up with West Central in the fourth overtime and allowed Morgan Township (4-10) to win the game at the free throw line.

Spencer Holliday had 25 points for West Central. Michael Hamilton added 16, Kody Miller 13 and Hunter Holliday had 11.

Boys basketball

Fountain Central 61

Benton Central 47

VEEDERSBURG – Koby Pierce’s 17 points led four players in double figures for the Mustangs, who never looked back after taking a 22-6 lead in the first quarter.

Ethan Woodrow added 15 points and nine rebounds for Fountain Central (14-2). Tyler Souligne finished with a game-high 19 points for the Bison (3-11), who also got 18 points from Brandon Rooze.

Pioneer 50

Rossville 47

ROSSVILLE – For the second consecutive night, the Hornets were stung by a buzzer-beating 3-pointer on their home floor.

Michael Gregorash paced a balanced effort for Rossville (8-8) with 14 points, while James Baker and Austin Miller added 11 apiece.

Twin Lakes 71

South Newton 32

MONTICELLO – All eleven players who saw the floor scored for the Indians, who coasted after pulling out to a 40-12 halftime lead.

Tyler Reddington led Twin Lakes (8-7) with 13 points, while freshman Jarrett Hammel had 14 points and eight rebounds in defeat for the Rebels (2-11).

Caston 36

Faith Christian 19

Despite shooting 14 percent from the field, the visiting Comets prevailed thanks to 26 of 32 free throw shooting.

Jake Howdeshell was 8 of 8 at the line but 0 of 7 from the field for Caston (11-5). Leading scorer Quentin Douglas was 7 of 8 on free throws but 1 of 7 on field goals for nine points.

Cam Berning had 10 points for Faith Christian (2-14), which was only slightly better shooting from the field at 19 percent.

North White 80

Clinton Prairie 69

MONON – Luke Diener spearheaded a 35-point second quarter for the Vikings that erased a 10-point deficit.

Diener scored 13 of his team-high 27 points to help North White (6-8) take a 49-35 halftime lead. Cole Ruemler finished with 18 points, and Drake Fleck added 11.

The Vikings needed that balance to offset a tremendous shooting night by Clinton Prairie’s Austin Martin. Martin was 11 of 12 from the field and 10 of 11 at the free throw line to finish with 34 points. Martin scored 22 points in the second half for the Gophers (2-12).

Frontier 70

Tri-County 57

WOLCOTT – Three quarters of good defense were enough to help the Falcons withstand a 30-point finish by the Cavaliers.

Austin Woolley scored 21 points and Jordan Zarse had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Frontier (7-9). Brandon Gallinger added 10 for the Falcons.

Kyle Miller led three players in double figures for Tri-County with 18 points. Zack Patton scored 14 and Lucas Vosburgh put up 11 for the Cavaliers (9-6).

Rensselaer 40

Hebron 26

RENSSELAER – Bryce Deno’s game-high 12 points to lead the Bombers (7-8) to their third consecutive victory.

River Forest 62

North Newton 53

MOROCCO – Wade Scheurich scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second half for the Spartans (0-14), who were unable to overcome a 14-point halftime deficit.

Girls basketball

Harrison 60

Zionsville 52

Autumn Ringen scored a game-high 18 points for the Raiders (8-12), who build a double-digit lead in the second half to claim their fourth victory in five games.

Courtney Jacobsen added 12 points, and Kaitlyn Carnahan contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out.

Westfield 37

McCutcheon 29

Despite holding Westfield 17 points below its scoring average, the Mavericks could not generate any offense.

Kerstyn Lowery’s 11 points paced McCutcheon (4-16).

Noblesville 60

Lafayette Jeff 22

NOBLESVILLE – Erin West and Aliyia Kind had six points apiece for the Bronchos (2-18).

Frontier 48

Winamac 28

WINAMAC – The Class A No. 4 Falcons moved closer to a perfect regular season by holding Class 2A No. 10 Winamac to no field goals in the second half.

Frontier (19-0) led 26-23 at halftime behind eight points apiece from Catie Neary, Jenna Sullivan and Haley Grimes. Sullivan added seven more points in the third quarter and finsihed with a game-high 17. Grimes finished with 12 and Neary had 10.

Winamac (14-4) was 5 of 8 from the free throw line in the second half and led by Bethany Brogdon’s 12 points.

Rensselaer 48

Tipton 46

TIPTON – Emilie Ziese’s 14-footer with 2.5 seconds to go earned the Bombers a physical Hoosier Conference victory.

Ziese finished with 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots for Rensselaer (13-6, 2-4). Aimee Mattocks added 10 points.

Macie Lively’s halfcourt shot bounced hard off the back rim at the buzzer for Tipton (10-9). Kacie Juday led the Blue Devils with 14 points.

North White 48

LaCrosse 43

LaCROSSE – Darian Eccles fought through a tough shooting day to score 16 points for the Vikings (6-14).

Lacey Hendress added 14 points and six steals. Ally Scott just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds before fouling out.

Carroll 43

Rossville 38

ROSSVILLE – The Cougars found their offensive touch in the second half, scoring 30 points to overcome a nine-point deficit.

Bailey Worl scored a game-high 14 points for Carroll (14-5), one more than teammate Kaitlin Ragan.

Emily Virtue-Gamblin had 10 points, and Michaela Miller was 3 of 3 from 3-point range for nine points to lead Rossville (2-16).

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