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Girls

(Records in parentheses)

Boone Grove (7-1): The Wolves defeated Lake Station for the 11th consecutive time, 62-30. Sophomore Brittany Slicker matched her career high with 10 points.

Chesterton (5-2): The Trojans recorded a big Duneland Athletic Conference win over Michigan City, 64-56, to even the series at 12 wins apiece. Senior Claire Holba led the way with 21 points, moving past Missy Ray and Bridgett Schwoegler into seventh place on the Chesterton scoring list. Junior Lindsay Gorman added 20 points, which equaled her career-best. Senior Brooke Gardner netted 10 points and brought her career total to 200.

Hanover Central (4-3): The Wildcats rolled past Washington Twp. 53-17 to take a 33-16 advantage in the series.

Hebron (2-6): Hebron won its 10th straight over LaCrosse, 61-26, with senior Alix Shircliff (17) and sophomore Rylie Shrum (10) each recording a personal best. The Hawks have a 32-11 advantage in the series.

Kouts (5-1): The Fillies handed Morgan Twp. its first loss of the season, 44-37. This was the 11th straight win over the Cherokees for Kouts, which leads the series 54-23.

Morgan Twp. (8-1): The Cherokees' 37-30 win over Whiting marked the first time in history that a Morgan team began the season winning its first eight games. The loss to Kouts stopped the streak at eight. The Cherokees lead the series with Whiting 8-4.

Portage (1-7): The Indians' 50-49 loss to Valparaiso ran their losing streak to seven games after a season-opening victory. Senior Tori Bliss scored 16 points and moved past Bri Wischman and Michele Pickering into eighth place on the Portage scoring list. Sophomore Nicki Monahan accounted for 17 points and moved over the 200 mark to 204.

South Central (5-1): The Satellites defeated Marquette 48-21 for their 14th straight win in the series. The victory also gave them with their best start in five years. Senior Stephanie Balon scored eight points to move over the 700 mark to 704. She also passed 2000 grad Tarah Kitchell and moved into eighth place on the Satellite scoring list. Senior Shelby Worthen tossed in 13 points to move over the 400 mark to 411.

Valparaiso (5-4): The Vikings' one-point victory over Portage increased their winning streak to three games after a 2-4 start. The win also gives the Vikings a 52-15 advantage in the series with Portage. Senior Ariana Paul scored 17 points and moved over the 500-point plateau to 502. Junior guard Clarisse Fletcher notched a personal best with 14 points.

Washington Twp. (0-9): Senior Jessica Johnson tossed in a career-high 10 points in a 72-25 loss to North Judson.

Wheeler (5-3): Juniors Tijana Raketic (12) and Christina Gandy (10) each posted a personal best in a 60-14 win over Marquette. The Bearcats have won nine straight from the Blazers and lead the series 21-7.

 

Boys

Boone Grove (1-2): The young Wolves suffered losses to Valpo, 63-33, and Highland, 60-37. The loss to Valpo was the ninth straight in the series, which Valpo leads 32-5. Junior Lukas Kemp (15) and senior Rick Gayda (11) each recorded a career high against the Vikings.

Chesterton (0-4): The Trojans dropped a 60-32 decision to Michigan City, marking the first time a Chesterton team has opened the season with four straight losses since the 1985-86 squad lost its first 10 games.

Hanover Central (3-3): The Wildcats placed five players in double figures in a 78-54 victory over Washington Twp. Sophomore Jeremy Pedersoli netted a career-high 12 points.

Hebron (1-3): The Hawks picked up their first win of the year with a 53-41 decision over LaCrosse. Senior Matt McJunkin scored a season-high 11 points for the Hawks. Hebron has a 42-29 advantage over the Tigers in the series.

Kouts (5-0): The Mustangs won their fifth straight game, 69-41 over South Central. Junior Matt Bradley matched his season high with 13 points. Kouts has a 24-22 advantage in the series. The Mustangs have a defensive average of 40.8 per game, which ranks 13th in the state.

Morgan Twp. (4-1): The Cherokees were able to come from behind for a 54-50 win over Westville, providing coach Matt Bush with his 250th win as a coach. Senior Brandon Grubl stashed 24 points in the game and moved into a 16th-place tie on the Cherokee scoring list with 2001 grad Aaron Rosenfeld. Junior Brandon Murphy equaled his season high with 15 points.

Portage (1-3): Senior Anton Fentress scored a career-high 15 points, and senior Brandon Hall matched his personal best with 10 points in a 57-46 win over Hobart.

South Central (2-2): The Satellites bounced back from the loss to Kouts with a 47-40 win over Bremen. Junior Marcus Kammrath matched his career high with 12 points against the Lions.

Valparaiso (4-1): The Vikings had a busy three-game week that began with a win over Boone Grove. They followed with victories over Portage, 53-32, and South Bend Clay, 57-40. The Vikings have won six straight from Portage and lead that series 96-27. Senior John Clymer tallied a career-high 17 points against Boone and poured in 20 against Clay to move over the 200 mark for his career to 212. The Vikings are allowing 37 points per game, which ranks third in the state.

Washington Twp. (1-4): Sophomore Bobby Ross scored a personal-best 15 points in the Hanover loss, and senior A.J. Whitcomb netted a career-high 19 in a 73-67 loss to Oregon-Davis.

Westville (1-4): Senior Jesse Mills equaled his season high with 16 points in a loss to Morgan. Senior Reilly Wilson added 12 points to move over the 500 mark to 505.

Wheeler (2-1): The Bearcats suffered a rare loss at the hands of Lake Station 54-47. They had won 23 straight over the Eagles. Senior center Nigel Mims buried a season-high 22 points.

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