Sports Shorts: Nov. 23
Balanced Blackhawks roll River
Westville put four players in double figures offensively in a 64-43 win over River Forest on Tuesday. Sarah Weston led the way with 19, followed by Chloe Fortune (14), Grace Weston (11) and Nicole Albers (10).
St. Joe laps N.P. girls
South Bend St. Joseph won every swimming event in a 138-45 victory over New Prairie on Tueaday. Savannah Keldsen scored a 220.3 to win diving for the Cougars.
Cougars boys edge SBSJ
Dalton Thomas won the 100-yard freestyle in 52.36, Wrigley Hemphill took the 100 backstroke in 1:00.29 and both boys swam a leg on the winning 200 free relay as New Prairie topped South Bend St. Joseph 94-83 in Tuesday’s season opener.
New Prairie boys hang on in hoops
New Prairie withstood a fourth-quarter surge by host South Bend Career Academy to prevail 55-53 in Tuesday’s season opener. Braydon Flagg powered the Cougars with 23 points, including four 3-pointers, and seven rebounds. Nick Ryan added 14 points and blocked three shots.
LP athletes to stuff Christmas stockings for troops/veterans
Led by the La Porte High School Student Athletic Council, Slicer athletes will team up with Cutler Funeral Home to furnish Christmas stockings to soldiers and veterans. Slicer athletes will be asked to stuff one stocking, and then provide an empty stocking to another athlete to be stuffed. That athlete will then stuff a stocking and provide an empty stocking to another athlete. Each time a stuffed stocking is returned, another stocking will go out to a different athlete in hopes of reaching as many LPHS athletes as possible by Dec. 1. Cutler’s will deliver the stockings at their expense to the Chicago USO, which will ship them to troops abroad in time for Christmas. Last year, 325 stockings were donated locally and they were shipped by the USO to military personnel in Afghanistan. The LPHS athletic council hopes to help increase the donations significantly this year.
O-D girls hoops routs Riley
Oregon-Davis’ girls basketball team rolled 81-54 over visiting South Bend Riley Tuesday night. Mercedes Rhodes earned 26 points, including five 3-pointers for the Bobcats (4-2), and Katie Sauer had 16 points. Jaden Worthington added 15 points. At the break, O-D led 42-29.
Glenn girls hoops gets nipped in double OT
John Glenn’s girls basketball team dropped a 56-51 road game in double overtime to South Bend St. Joseph Tuesday night. Bethany Hayden led the Falcons (3-3, 1-1 Northern Indiana Conference) with 16 points, and Seja Lang scored 14. Morgan Plunkett nailed three 3-pointers to add nine points. Glenn led by three at half, 26-23, but got outscored 33-25 in the last two quarters and two overtimes. Glenn’s JV fell 32-28.