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Chris Beezhold recorded a game-high 24 points for Covenant Christian, including the game-winning layup with two seconds to go Friday in a 56-55 boys basketball win over Kouts.

Ben Lins added nine points for the Knights (3-0). Gavin Herrema and Cade Walstra each had eight.

Zac Nomanson led the Mustangs (1-2) with 17 points. Cole Wireman had 14 points and five rebounds.

Victory Christian 69, North White 52: Tyler Schmidt poured in 31 points to lead the Lions. Tomas Lapas added 12 points for VCA (5-0). Brandon Elea had 10.

Hanover Central 75, Whiting 70: Kole Popko paced the Wildcats attack with 20 points. Wyatt Chalos (14), Luke Barach (11), and Dillon Koontz (10) were all also in double figures for Hanover Central (3-0).

Hebron 56, Wheeler 38: Jake Friel scored a game-high 15 points as the Hawks picked up a win. Logan Ryan added 11 and Carson Roeske 10 for Hebron (2-1).

Morgan Township 63, West Central 46: Trevor Braden posted a double-double pouring in 27 points to go with 13 rebounds to lead the Cherokees (2-0). Hunter Swivel and Cody Maxwell each added 12 a piece. Luke Savage dished out seven assists.

Washington Township 64, Boone Grove 49: Collin Burton had 20 points and Dylan Clem chipped in 11 for the Senators in a PCC win. Brock Pappas and Zack Little added nine apiece for Washington Twp. (3-0, 1-0).

Westville 66, LaCrosse 47: Tyrese Walker led the way for the Blackhawks in a PCC win with 21 points and four assists. Cade Albers added 13 points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Westville (3-0, 1-0). Josh DeChantal had 10 points and six rebounds.

Girls basketball

Victory Christian 48, Grace Christian 33: Leighton Huber posted 23 points to pace the Lions (2-1) in the win.

Lake Central 51, Merrillville 28: Rachael Robards knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and scored a game-high 18 points for L.C. in a Duneland Athletic Conference win. Taiylour Kirkwood chipped in 11 for the Indians (5-4, 1-1).

Kennedy Tanniehill scored 11 for the Pirates (1-6, 0-2).

Portage 50, Crown Point 45: Alexis Switzer tallied a game-high 18 points as the Indians edged the Bulldogs for a DAC victory. Kristen Cravens hit three 3s and added 11 for Portage (5-2, 2-0).

Ellie Vandeel (16) and Mya Scheidt (11) were in double figures for Crown Point (3-5, 0-2).

Kankakee Valley 65, Lowell 30: Lindsey Stokes scored 19 points and Kaylee Barrett had 13 for the Kougars in a blowout win. Sarah Martin added nine for K.V. (8-1).

Alana Bennett had 14 for the Red Devils (2-5).

LaCrosse 31, Westville 28: Mya Morrow scored a team-high nine points for the Tigers in a Porter County Conference win. Allison McCormick had eight points and seven rebounds for LaCrosse (5-3, 1-0).

Kivi Pender had 10 points and eight boards for Westville (5-3, 0-1).

Munster 30, Hobart 22: Izzy Bednarowski scored 10 points as the Mustangs (6-3, 1-0) opened their Northwest Crossroads Conference season with a win.

LaPorte 62, Valparaiso 51: Riley and Ryin Ott both posted 19 points to lead the Slicers to a DAC win over the Vikings. Janelle O'Neal added nine for LaPorte (5-2, 2-0).

Ari Gerdt led Valpo (6-3, 1-1) with 19 points. Taelynn Oelling had 10.

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