McCutcheon’s Danielle Auckley broke her school record in the 50-yard freestyle Friday night but barely missed a berth in today’s championship race during preliminaries at the IHSAA Girls Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis.
Auckley finished ninth with a time of 23.85 seconds, Meg Taylor of Franklin Central edged her for the final championship race berth at 23.68. Auckley will swim in today’s consolation finals.
The senior also earned a berth in the 100 freestyle consolation race after finishing 11th with a time of 51.90.
Carmel swimmers set six state records to establish the Greyhounds as favorites to win their 29th consecutive state title.
Ally Scott had five of North White’s 15 steals, and the Vikings held Caston to two points in the first half on the way to a 39-15 semifinal victory.
Audrey Minix scored 11 points and Maci Heimlich had 10 for North White (15-9), which advances to the title game against West Central.
The Trojans (18-6) had no trouble with South Newton, winning 44-21 behind a defense that collected 20 steals. A 22-1 edge in the second quarter sealed the semifinal victory.
Ashton Barkho had 11 points and four steals to lead West Central. Mickayla Wenzel also had four steals to go with her 10 points, and Gretchen Blackburn scored 10 points and made three steals.
Carroll knocked down 11 of 16 3-pointers, including 4 of 4 by Carly Kingery and knocked off the tournament hosts 58-35.
Kingery scored 14 and the Cougars (20-3) were led by Libby Eller, who scored 16 and also knocked down four treys. Macy Willoughby added 12 points.
Maggie Deboy led the Hornets (8-16) with seven points.
Carroll will face Clinton Prairie in tonight’s championship game. The Gophers knocked off Tri-Central 50-39.
Fountain Central Sectional
Class 2A No. 10 Fountain Central protected its home floor with ease, building a 48-5 halftime lead on Clinton Central and moving to the championship with a 72-22 victory.
The Mustangs (19-3) were led by sophomore Macee Williams’ double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds. Maggie Fishero scored 16 and Kyla Keeling provided 13.
North Newton Sectional
North Judson took advantage of 29 fouls called on Delphi, sinking 29 free throws to outscor the Oracles 42-26 in the first semifinal game.
Myka Roth had 16 points for Delphi, which finishes 18-6, before fouling out.
Awaiting North Judson in the title game will be Rensselaer, a 51-40 winner over Winamac.
Emily Tonner had 15 points to lead three players in double figures for the Bombers (12-11). Freshman Morgan Fleming added 12 poins and Kara Bulington had 10.