Sports Shorts: Jan. 14
Slicers boys get edged, win streak ends
La Porte’s boys basketball team had its six-game winning streak snapped with a narrow, 69-68 loss at Plymouth on Saturday night. Drake Gunn led the Slicers (8-5) with 17 points, and Grant Ott-Large had 16 points. Garrott Ott-Large scored 14, and Jake Spence added 13 points. La Porte led 31-23 in the second quarter, but couldn’t hold the lead.
Blazers girls win streak halted
Chicago Simeon stopped Marquette’s school-record 16-game winning streak on Saturday at Kenwood Academy, rolling over the Blazers, 58-32. Sophia Nolan posted 13 points and sister Emma Nolan recorded 10 for Class A No. 1 Marquette (16-2), which made just eight baskets and only had four players score.
NP girls swimmers ninth at NIC
The New Prairie girls swim team finished ninth of 11 teams in Saturday’s Northern Indiana Conference Meet at Penn with 72 points. The Cougars were led by diver Savanah Keldsen, who took fifth with an 11-dive season-high of 341.1 points. South Bend St. Joseph won the meet (606).
Cougars boys rout Buchanan
New Prairie’s boys basketball team rolled 54-35 at Buchanan (Mich.) on Friday night. Braydon Flagg paced the Cougars (4-7) with 21 points, and Mike Klemczak netted 18. New Prairie outscored the Bucks 17-7 in the second period.
La Porte Parks Youth Sports sign-ups
The La Porte Park and Recreation Department holds its Youth Sports Registration Nights, with registrations offered for Boys Baseball, Girls Slowpitch Softball, T-Ball and Tennis, from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium (1001 Ridge Street). Keeping sports fun, especially in the early stages of youth participation, is the primary concern of the park programs. The department promotes participation for all, positive competition and building character, as well as teaching fundamentals and traditions of the game, championing sportsmanship and encouraging family and community support. Visit www.cityoflaporte.com, or call 219-326-9600 for more information.
Glenn girls hoops falls
John Glenn’s girls basketball team held visiting and undefeated Penn 21 points below its season average, but lost 44-21 to the Kingsmen on Friday night. Bethany Hayden tallied eight points for the Falcons (10-8, 5-5 Northern Indiana Conference), who got outscored in every quarter, including 12-3 in the third. Class 4A No. 3 Penn improved to 19-0, 10-0 in the NIC.