Sports Shorts: Dec. 19

December 19, 2018

Week 15 Pro Picks winner: Pamela Kenny

The Herald-Argus Pro Picks contest winner for Week 15 of the National Football League was Pamela Kenny. She was the only person in our contest to earn a 12-3 record. The games she missed were Oakland-Cincinnati, Washington-Jacksonville, and New England-Pittsburgh. Kenny won the $50 prize.

Westville boys hoops falls to Hanover

Westville’s boys basketball team dropped a 57-46 home game to Hanover Central on Tuesday night. Josh DeChantal led the Blackhawks (4-3) with 15 points and six rebounds, and Jace Woods scored 14. LaQunn Wilson added 10 points and six boards, and Jose Jenkins had nine rebounds.

Cougars girls hoops downs Argos

New Prairie’s girls basketball team bested Argos 39-32 on the road on Tuesday night. Libby Lapczynski guided the Cougars (4-9) with 17 points, and Jordan Winters followed with 10 points. New Prairie led by one after the third period, but outscored the Dragons 14-8 in the fourth.

Slicers boys swimmers best Marian

La Porte’s boys swim team edged Mishawaka Marian 84-82 at home on Monday night. The Slicers’ 200-yard medley relay team and 200 freestyle relay team earned firsts, and La Porte also took first in the 200 individual medley, first in the 100 butterfly, first in the 100 backstroke, and first in diving.

Wolves girls hoops cruises

Led by 20 points from guard Katelyn Halfacre and 18 more from star center Hannah Noveroske, the Michigan City girls basketball team cruised to a 81-37 victory over Gary Lighthouse on Tuesday night. Trinity Thompson also contributed for the Wolves (11-3) with 10 points as City won its eighth in a row.

Cougars boys swimmers roll, NP girls fall

New Prairie’s boys swim team routed Bremen 113-70 on the road on Tuesday night. The Cougars’ 200-yard medley relay team of Tommy Eggleston, Dalton Thomas, Mason Young and Roman Piergalski earned first, and their 200 freestyle relay team of Young, Piergalski, Luke Papai and Thomas took first. Their 400 free relay team of Piergalski, Conner Snyder, Papai and Eggleston claimed first, and Thomas won both the 50 free and 100 free. Eggleston took first in the 100 back, and Nolan Szymanski captured first in diving.

New Prairie’s girls swim team lost 96-87 at Bremen on Tuesday night. The Cougars’ 200 free relay team of Erin Johnson, Sofia Barcevic, Harmony Gadacz and Allie Harris placed first, and Harris won the 100 breaststroke. Allie Palmer tallied first in diving.

Cougars-Slicers boys hoops postponed to Saturday

The New Prairie at La Porte JV & varsity boys basketball games originally scheduled for Dec. 1 will now be played Saturday at 5 p.m. at Slicer Gym.

Wolves Noveroske earns IBCA/Subway honor

Michigan City senior Hannah Noveroske was chosen as the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) District 1 Player of the Week on Monday. The 6-foot-4 Noveroske averaged 22.3 points, 11.5 rebounds and 7.3 blocks as the Wolves’ girls went 4-0 in a Tuesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday week. The Xavier University recruit opened with 13 points, 12 boards and eight blocks as City beat Hobart 77-20. She followed with 20 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks in a 70-26 win over New Prairie. Noveroske netted 28 points with 11 boards and six blocks in a 69-52 victory over Merrillville. She totaled 28 points with 14 rebounds and eight blocks as the Wolves improved to 10-3 with a 56-40 win over South Bend Riley. In four games, Noveroske went 38-of-56 from the field and 13-of-17 from the line.

Glenn girls hoops dispatches Lancers

John Glenn’s girls basketball team beat visiting LaVille 48-24 on Tuesday night. Bethany Hayden recorded 17 points for the Falcons (8-7), and Morgan Plunkett chipped in nine points. Glenn jumped out to a 17-3 lead after the first quarter.

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