Sports Shorts: Feb. 4
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Spirited young Cougars lose sectional game to Marian
New Prairie’s girls basketball team faced a stiff challenge in the form of reigning sectional champion Class 3A No. 5 Mishawaka Marian in a sectional semifinal at South Bend Washington. In the first half, the Cougars scratched and clawed, staying close before the break and trailed by only 10 with two minutes left in the third quarter. But New Prairie succumbed in the second half, losing 73-37. “The team we started the season with to the team we ended the season with, they took major strides,” N.P. coach Todd Dermody said. “We got contributions from everybody in positive ways. Those are all things we can look at and say, ‘OK, let’s build on that for next year.’” Maddie McSurley led the Cougars (5-19) with 12 points, and Taylor Nelson had 11. Sydney Meyers and Jordan Winters both scored six.
Glenn girls hoops prevails in sectional semis
John Glenn’s girls basketball team grinded out a 36-29 win over the host Panthers in a Class 3A South Bend Washington Sectional semifinal on Saturday night. Seja Lang led the Falcons (15-9) with 13 points, and Bethany Hayden netted 10. Glenn led 15-10 at the break. The Falcons next meet Mishawaka Marian in a sectional final on Monday at 6 p.m. CST.
Covenant Christian too much for LaCrosse boys
Class A No. 7 Covenant Christian rolled over LaCrosse 80-48 in boys basketball Saturday. Freshman Ben Garwood topped the Tigers with 11 points. Hayden McDougal notched nine.
Wolves top Adams in boys buckets
Ray Howard scored 17 points and Jevon France contributed 14 as Michigan City topped South Bend Adams 64-54 in boys basketball Saturday. The Wolves used a 23-12 third-quarter advantage to break out of a halftime tie and hit 10-of-12 free throws in the final period to secure the victory.