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Brandon Newman poured in 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday to pace Times No. 2 Valparaiso to a 66-58 win in boys basketball play.

Nate Aerts scored 16 for the Vikings (3-0). Colton Jones added 12. Colin Walls recorded seven assists.

Pike 65, Crown Point 60: Sam Snodgrass turned in an all-around effort of 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists for the Bulldogs (0-2) in the loss. Sam Decker had 10 points and seven rebounds. Matt Hanlon made three 3s and scored 13.

Bremen 44, South Central 32: Carson Husmann had 18 points for the Satellites (0-5).

S.B. Riley 69, Merrillville 56: Johnny Bernard poured in 32 points but it wasn't enough for the Times No. 3 Pirates. Rishard Balkcom and Jaylon Holmes added 10 for Merrillville (1-1).

Munster 67, Morton 59: Tyler Zabrecky led the Mustangs with 16 points including an 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. Nick Fies also had 16 points. Jevon Morris had 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals for Munster (3-1).

Omarion Brown had a game-high 20 points for the Governors (1-3). C.J. Triplett had 12.

Girls basketball

Marquette Catholic 60, Fremd 40: Emma Nolan poured in 25 points as the No. 3 Blazers traveled to Illinois to pick up a win. Sophia Nolan added nine points for Marquette (6-1).

Morgan Township 74, Lake Station 50: Sahara Bee posted a huge double-double with 21 points to go with 20 rebounds to lead the Cherokees (6-2). Kelsi Lemmons (13), Emma O'Brien (12) and Gracie Abbett (11) were also in double figures for Morgan.

Taylor Austin led all scorers with 25 points for the Eagles (4-4). Bridget Collins had 15 points.

Kouts 53, Hanover Central 31: Sadie Leatherman led the Fillies with 15 points and also dished out five assists. Claire Cochran had 11 points for the Fillies (4-5). Morgan Kobza had nine points and five steals.

Amanda Schreiber had a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (2-6).

Warsaw 48, Portage 34: Skylar Flanagan scored seven points and Alexis Switzer had six in the loss for the Indians (5-3).

E.C. Central 47, Andrean 33: Tiara Jackson led the No. 3 Cardinals with 14 points. Tai-Yanna Jackson added 11 points for E.C. (10-1).

Karli Miller had 10 points for Andrean (0-8).

Valparaiso 47, Highland 39: Ari Gerdt had 16 points to lead the No. 4 Vikings to a win. Aleah Ferngren knocked down a trio of 3-pointers, adding 10 points for Valpo (7-2).

Michaela Schmidt scored a game-high 21 points for Highland (4-5).

Elkhart Memorial 52, Merrillville 47: Myjae' Armstrong, Denae Joshua and Brittney Williams each posted nine points for the Pirates (1-7).

Crown Point 63, Hobart 23: Mya Scheidt scored 13 and Ellie VanDeel scored 11 for the Bulldogs (4-5). Caitlyn Phillips, Abby Stoddard and Paige Sanborn each chipped in nine points.

LaPorte 55, Concord 42: Ryin Ott bagged a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Times No. 8 Slicers (6-2). Riley Ott added 12 points and four assists. Kayla Jones also scored 12.


Chesterton pulls off sweep at Hall of Fame Classic: Chesterton took the combined title with 1,091 points along with the boys and girls team crowns.

Jaclyn Klimczak led the Trojans girls. She won the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.25) and teamed with Jadah Eshenauer, Lauren Kallay and sister Maisyn Klimczak to win the 400 freestyle relay (3:36.23). Jaclyn Klimczak also helped the team finish second in the 400 medley relay, while also placing second in the 100 individual medley and 200 butterfly.

Andrew Elders paced the Chesterton boys. He was second in the 400 individual medley plus third in the 100 IM and 200 fly. He also helped the 400 free and medley relay teams place third.

Girls tennis

Munster's Canul picks PNW: Munster senior Kelli Canul signed this week to continue her career at Purdue Northwest. The standout tennis star will be one of 30 freshmen who will study to be in the nursing program and is excited about her future. — Steve Hanlon