A dominating performance by Kristen Spolyar helped Lebanon’s girls basketball team withstand a fourth quarter rally by West Lafayette on Tuesday night as the Tigers hung on for a 76-72 victory at Berberian Gymnasium.
Spolyar scored 39 points on 15 of 22 shooting from the field and completed a double-double with 13 rebounds. Spolyar also handed out five assists.
Four players scored in double figures for West Lafayette, led by Maggie Wodicka with 21. Kylie Martin added 16 points for the Red Devils, who shot 50 percent (31 of 62) from the field but were outscored 17-7 at the free-throw line.
Madi Jacobs scored 13 points and Julia Bittner added 12 for West Lafayette.
Central Catholic 67
Cameron Onken’s all-around play led a balanced offense for the Knights.
The Villanova recruit had 16 points, seven assists and seven steals. Lexi Thompson added 15 and Kaylyn Cherry scored 10 for CC.
Freshman Rylee Seibert paced the host Hot Dogs with 17 points.
Clinton Prairie 54
Madison Douglass just missed a double-double for the host Gophers with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Tatum Neal added 11 for Clinton Prairie, which trailed 32-29 entering the fourth quarter.
Maggie DeBoy led Rossville with 25 points and eight rebounds. Julia Malson grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.
Libby Eller scored six of her 22 points in the fourth quarter to help the Cougars get some breathing room in this Carroll County rivalry.
Macy Willoughby added 13 points for Carroll, which was 17 of 25 from the free throw line. Eller was 5 of 10 from 3-point range.
Myka Roth posted her third double-double of the season with 14 points and 18 rebounds. Dani Swayze added 12 points for the Oracles
Fountain Central 66
North Montgomery 31
Macee Williams and Hattie Duncan combined to shoot 17 of 19 from the field for the host Mustangs.
Williams scored a game-high 21 points to go with eight rebounds. Duncan finished with 16 points. Kaiti Krout handed out six assists and Chynna Yager had five.
Faith Christian 66
Horizon Christian 53
Cam Berning got his senior season off to a fine start, putting up 22 points and 10 rebounds for the host Eagles.
Luke DeHahn also had a double-double for Faith Christian with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Austin Norton added 11 points for the Eagles, who were in command after outscoring their Indianapolis rival 23-8 in the second quarter.
Benton Central 58
Johnny Lanie’s 13 points topped three players in double figures for the visiting Bison.
Sam Smith added 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds for BC. Austin Dixon tacked on 11, most of them coming on 3 of 7 from behind the 3-point line.
Cole Fesler led Frontier with 13 points.
Twin Lakes 80
Dane Holmes hurt Winamac from behind the 3-point line early and at the free-throw line late to help the Indians win their opener.
Holmes sank four of his six 3-pointers to guide Twin Lakes to a 24-17 lead after one quarter. He later completed a 28-point night by making six consecutive free throws in the fourth quarter.
Bryce Bennington had nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, which began with the Indians clinging to a 56-54 lead. Justin Crabb also was in double figures for Twin Lakes with 12 points.
Kankakee Valley 55
Junior Bryce Cook had 18 points, and the host Cavaliers steadily pulled away from the Kougars.
Austin Schneider and Ben Cook each scored 14 points, and Blake Justice sank a trio of 3-pointers to finish with 13.
North White 69
Luke Diener scored 18 points and Jared Shane had 17 to lead the Vikings.
Javier Benitez and Alex Cobb also were in double figures for North White with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Jacob Marcov led Attica with 20 points and 11 rebounds.