Porter County-area prep basketball notes

Porter County-area prep basketball notes

2014-02-04T17:00:00Z 2014-02-10T04:57:06Z Porter County-area prep basketball notesKeith Nuest Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
February 04, 2014 5:00 pm  • 

Girls

Chesterton (9-9): Senior Caroline Puntillo fired in 21 points in a 52-24 win over Andrean last week and moved past 1985 graduate Debbie Ricard into fourth on the Chesterton scoring list.

Hebron (6-10): The Hawks dropped a 49-44 decision to Rensselaer, their 11th loss in the last 12 meetings with the Bombers. Senior Katie Clemens scored 12 points and moved over the 200 mark to 206.

Kouts (11-7): The Fillies topped River Forest 43-32 behind a season-high 25 points from junior Jayla Crump. With 710 career points, Crump moved past 2012 grad Lexi Sippel into 14th on the Kouts scoring list. The Fillies lead the series with the Ingots 8-1.

Morgan Township (11-5): The Cherokees lost to Bishop Noll 47-39 to even the series at three wins apiece. Senior Trina Coleman tallied nine points and now ranks 20th on the all-time Porter County scoring list.

Portage (10-9): The Indians recorded wins over Clark, 53-11, and Griffith, 32-23. Junior Kaitlyn Doud totaled 27 points in the two games to move over the 600 mark to 611. Doud shot past 1991 grad Beth Brechner into 13th on the Portage scoring list. It was Portage's first-ever meeting with Clark.

South Central (11-6): Senior Jill Rosenbaum scored 14 points in a 62-34 win over LaCrosse, bringing her career total to 1,000 points. In the process, she moved past 1980 grad Rhonda Harman into third on the South Central scoring list. Coach Rick Budka's squad has won eight straight after a 3-6 start. Freshman Olivia Tolmen netted a personal-best 11 points. Senior Katelyn Tucker scored five points to move over the 200 mark to 201.

Valparaiso (9-9): The Vikings edged Munster 38-37 to take a 13-4 advantage in the series. Junior Grace Withrow scored nine points and moved past 2009 grad Tara Villarreal into 16th on the Valpo scoring list.

Westville (0-15): Freshman Mary Parkman recorded a personal-best 13 points in a 49-21 loss to North White.

Wheeler (8-10): The Bearcats dropped a 46-38 decision to Hobart. They have lost the last five meetings with the Brickies and have won just four of the 21 games played between the two schools.

Boys

Boone Grove (5-6): Senior Jon Hogg poured in 24 points in a 40-37 loss to Kouts. In the process, he moved past 1998 grad Cordell Hood into 45th on the Boone scoring list.

Chesterton (9-5): The Trojans' 77-45 loss to Lake Central was their ninth in the last 10 meetings with the Indians. Junior Chris Palombizio scored 13 points and moved into a tie for 20th on the Chesterton scoring list with 2006 grad Curt Bradford.

Hebron (10-3): The Hawks squeezed out a 47-46 victory over North Judson for their ninth win in the last 10 games. This was Hebron’s third one-point victory of the season and its fourth win by two points or less.

Kouts (10-2): Senior Jake Bekelya fired in 21 points in leading Kouts to a 40-37 win over Boone. The Mustangs are 72-96 against Boone in the series between the two schools.

LaCrosse (2-11): Senior Bobby Claypool netted 14 points in a 60-38 loss to South Central. His effort also pushed him over the 200 mark for his career to 203.

Morgan Township (8-5): The Cherokees pounded Hanover Central 68-31, giving them a 32-26 advantage in the series. Junior Chase Braden scored 18 points and became the 26th player in Morgan history to reach the 700-point plateau, with 706.

Portage (7-8): Senior Luke Kizer erupted for a career-high 22 points in a 74-56 loss to Michigan City. The Indians fell to 9-30 in their series with the Wolves.

South Central (3-9): The Satellites snapped a four-game skid with a 60-38 win over LaCrosse. They have beaten the Tigers in six of their last seven meetings and have taken a 57-32 advantage in the series. Sophomore David Williams matched his personal best with 12 points.

Valparaiso (8-6): Junior Drew Paul equaled his career best with 11 points in the Vikings' 35-31 win over Merrillville.

Westville (9-5): The Blackhawks defeated Argos 49-45 for their 16th win in 51 meetings between the two schools. Senior Chris Wilkins tossed in 13 points to move over the 200 mark to 201.

Wheeler (4-7): Junior Austin Greiner poured in a career-high 20 points in the Bearcats' 63-54 loss to Calumet.

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