Local Briefs: Nov. 14
Westville girls hoops thumps foe
Westville’s girls basketball team won 54-21 over Culver at home on Saturday night. Mary Parkman paced the Blackhawks (2-1) with 23 points and five rebounds, and Sarah Weston had nine points and eight boards. Halie Riffett and Morgan Shreves each posted six rebounds, and Kivi Pender added five boards. Westville outscored the Cavaliers 13-3 in the third quarter. Westville’s JV rolled 21-2. Sarah Henrich led the Blackhawks with 11 points, and Audrey Benefield had eight rebounds.
La Crosse girls hoops victorious
La Crosse’s girls basketball team beat Tri-County 50-39 on the road on Saturday night. Justene Charlesworth tallied 20 points for the Tigers (2-2), and Claire Garwood scored 11. Erin O’Connor had 10 points. La Crosse outscored the Cavaliers 19-9 in the fourth quarter.
City girls hoops loses at Plymouth
It’s an overused statement: “The score doesn’t indicate how close this game was” … but it really does apply with Michigan City girls basketball team’s 61-43 loss at Plymouth on Saturday afternoon. The Wolves (1-2) were tied with the Pilgrims (3-0) 24-24 at half, and were only down by one point midway through the third quarter when post players Hannah Noveroske and Janice Anderson each committed their fourth fouls on back-to-back possessions.
City fell behind by as much as 13 with the post players on the bench, but managed to get back to a five-point deficit when they returned. Then they both fouled out midway through the fourth. Molly Heath led City with 15 points on five 3-pointers, while Noveroske had 12 points and seven rebounds. Anderson had four points, 10 boards and three blocks, while Madison Evans chipped in eight points.
Falcon girls hoops claims NIC win
John Glenn’s girls basketball team started Northern Indiana Conference play with a 59-45 victory over South Bend Adams on Friday night at Glenn. Kyannah Stull led all scorers with 15 points for the Falcons (3-0, 1-0 NIC), and Morgan Plunkett scored 12. Bethany Hayden had 10 points, and Kelly Freehauf and Mariah Plunkett each netted nine. Glenn led 28-15 at half.
John Glenn High School winter/spring parent/athlete meetings
John Glenn High School will have the winter (boys basketball and wrestling) and spring parent meetings for parents and athletes on Thursday at 6 p.m. EST in the John Glenn High School Auditorium. Boys basketball and wrestling will have an individual parent meeting after the athletic department meeting. Spring sports will have individual meetings during the spring season.
PNW women’s hoops rolls past Rochester
The Purdue Northwest women’s basketball team notched a 90-73 road victory at Rochester College in the consolation game of the Leah Whitaker Memorial Tournament on Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion. Casidy Deno led the Pride with a game-high 27 points that included four 3-pointers. She also had seven rebounds and four assists. Ellie Michalski added a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while freshman Shoe Rhonehouse had 19 points.
PNW gives new mascot an official name
The results are in. After a month-long survey that saw nearly 2,300 people cast votes, the Purdue University Northwest Pride mascot has a name. It’s Leo, represented by the image of a lion, and he made his debut this year on both the Hammond and Westville campuses at the opening welcome rallies in August. But now he has a name.
Leo was the most popular vote from the official online survey, which was distributed on Oct. 12. PNW students, staff, faculty, alumni and fans were encouraged to cast votes. Fans can now follow Leo on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pnwLEO/.