Langston Stalling scored 21 points as Times No. 4 Bowman Academy picked up a 72-53 win over Michelle Clark (Ill.) in the first round of the Big Dipper Tournament at Rich South on Tuesday.
Tarik Booker knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and had 15 points for the Eagles (7-1). Cleveland Neal snagged 14 rebounds.
Times No. 4 Hammond also won their first round game with a 76-61 triumph over Rich Central (Ill.).
The Wildcats (6-1) put four players in double figures led by 17 points from Montell Bates. Reggie Abrams scored 16, Malik Miller had 15 and Immanuel Anderson had 14 to round out the top scorers for Hammond. Anderson also hauled in 13 boards to earn the double-double.
Michigan City trailed 44-23 at the half and could not recover in a 79-54 loss to Leo (Ill.)
Daijon Reddix hit three 3-pointers and had a team-high 13 points for the Wolves (2-5). Jaivion Reid added 10 points.
Wheeler needs a coach: Wheeler is seeking applications for head girls volleyball coach. Interested candidates should contact Randy Stelter at 219-759-2561, ext. 2237.
Hall of Fame
Valpo to hold Athletic Hall of Fame Induction: On Jan. 20, the Valparaiso High School Athletic Hall of Fame will have an induction ceremony at the Old Town Banquet Center in Valparaiso.
This year's inductees include: Three families (Anselm, Butterfield, O'Neill), four coaches (John Cook, Terry Cox, John Knauff, Lorrie Woycik) and 10 individuals (Jim Arnold, Rob Cavanaugh, Erik Chilian, Micky Mannel-Copeland, Mike Jones, David Knott, Angie Cook-Moon, Joe Otis, Brett Polizotto, Pete Sattler).
There are about 250 tickets left and the last day to buy tickets will be Jan. 10. Tickets cost $35 and are available at the athletic office and will also be sold at all girls' and boys' home basketball games starting today.