Sports Shorts: Feb. 16
Westville beats Morgan Township in boys hoops
Behind 19 points from Josh DeChantal and 14 points from Jace Woods, Westville’s boys basketball team beat Morgan Township 62-52 on Friday night in Porter County Conference action. DeChantal and Woods combined for five of the Blackhawks’ seven makes from 3-point range.
LaCrosse takes down North Newton
The trio of Kaleb Frazier, Hayden McDougal and Jaye Mitzner combined for 60 of the LaCrosse boys’ 65 points in their 65-58 win over North Newton on Friday night. Frazier made four triples and led all scorers with 26 points on the night.
Glenn boys hoops falls in double OT thriller
John Glenn’s boys basketball team lost a barnburner, 65-59, to Mishawaka in double overtime at home on Friday night. Rob Porter paced the Falcons (10-10, 3-7 Northern Indiana Conference) with 18 points, including 6-of-7 on free throws, and Carter Yung had 15 points. Evan Dreibelbeis added 10 points. Glenn outscored the Cavemen 13-7 in the fourth quarter, but got outscored 12-6 in the second overtime.
Five area girls named to Hoosier Basketball Magazine list
Five area players were selected Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top Senior Girls’ high school players for 2018-19, as compiled by the publication.
They were La Porte’s Riley Ott, Michigan City’s Hannah Noveroske and Janicia Anderson, and Marquette Catholic’s Emma Nolan and Sophia Nolan. This compilation is the result of direct observation of hundreds of games during the past season, as well as contact and discussion with numerous Indiana Basketball Coaches Association coaches, sportswriters, sportscasters, college recruiters, and referees throughout Indiana.
Further research and evaluation will occur to determine a final list of 60 seniors. Those 60 girls will be invited to Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s 38th annual Top 60 Senior Girls’ Workout on Sunday, March 3, at Marian University in Indianapolis.
La Porte athletics schedule change
The boys swim sectional originally scheduled at La Porte on Saturday will now be at Chesterton High School.
Girls basketball semistate pairings announced
The IHSAA girls basketball semistate pairings for next weekend have been announced.
Class A No. 1 Marquette (25-2) will play at the La Porte Semistate against No. 4 Northfield (25-2) at noon on Saturday. The 4A semistate matchup between No. 1 Hamilton Southeastern (25-1) and No. 4 Crown Point (28-0) will follow the Class A game. Class 2A No. 3 Oak Hill (23-4) vs. No. 1 Central Noble (27-0) will tip at the Logansport Semistate at 3 p.m., followed by Class 3A No. 11 Marion (23-4) vs. No. 1 Northwestern (25-3).
In the south semistates, Class 2A Evansville Mater Dei (17-10) vs. No. 4 Winchester (25-3) will take place at Jeffersonville at noon, followed by Class 4A No. 19 Castle (23-4) vs. No. 10 Lawrence North (21-6). Class A No. 2 Vincennes Rivet (28-0) will face No. 3 University (24-2) at 3 p.m. in Jasper with Class 3A No. 2 Salem (23-3) vs. No. 7 Benton Central (26-4) to follow.
La Porte middle school lacrosse seeks players
La Porte middle school lacrosse is looking for more players. Both boys and girls in grades 5-8 can sign up now. For more information, visit www.laportelacrosse.com, email@example.com, or call or text 219-393-9552.
Michigan City-Marian boys game Tuesday
Michigan City’s boys basketball game at Mishawaka Marian has been moved to Tuesday. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity game following.
Blazers boys hoops time change
Marquette’s game on Thursday with Goshen will be a varsity-only contest and will begin at 6 p.m. and not 7:15, as originally scheduled. Players and parents will be recognized for Senior Night prior to tip-off with ceremonies taking place following the game.
Yeti Race on Feb. 24
The Crazy Legs Race Series will host the Yeti Half Trail run at 8 a.m. on Feb. 24 at Bluhm County Park in Westville. Trails maybe muddy, wet or snowy, so runners are urged to come prepared for the conditions. The course is three loops around the park with one aid station that is passed twice. Hydration packs are allowed. All runners receive a winter hat and gloves as well as a finisher’s medal. Runners have four hours, 30 minutes to complete the course. More information is available at www.crazylegsraceseries.info or by emailing race director Paul Stofko at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at https://raceroster.com/events/2019/20330/yeti-trail-half.