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Slicer boys swimming hangs with L.C.

December 14, 2016 GMT

Both the boys and girls swimming teams at LaPorte are low on numbers this season.

Against Duneland Conference rival Lake Central on Tuesday night, the boys maximized their numbers with eight first-place finishes while dropping a close 92-80 decision to the deeper Indians. The girls also received strong performances in a 137.5-42.5 loss to the hosts in St. John.

Justin Dusza scored first place finishes in the 200 medley (2:06.63) and the 500 freestyle (4:57.17), Isaac Tamores captured the 100 butterfly (55.24) and 100 breaststroke (1:05.07), Ben Kimczak took first in the 100 backstroke (55.80), and Jacob Cooper captured the 50 freestyle (22.59).

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All four swimmers joined in a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:41.38), while Matthew Mitchell captured first in diving (279.00).

“Overall we had a pretty good meet and had good swims all the way down,” Slicers’ boys coach Austin Butcher said.

Despite the girls not logging a first-place finish, coach John Doty was encouraged by his girls’ performance.

“We only had 13 girls swimming tonight, and you need 18 for a full roster,” he said. “We are having great swims, and we had a lot of season-best times tonight.”

• Tiger on top: Justene Charlesworth became the first La Crosse girls basketball player to reach the 1,000 career point mark on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at North Judson. The junior joined eight La Crosse boys in the 1,000-point club and has already moved into seventh on the all-time Tigers scoring list with 1,026 points. The last Tiger to reach the century mark was Skyler Young in 2002 with 1,017, and the closest to 1,000 in the past 15 years, ironically, was Justene’s brother, Riley, in 2013. Justine will get the chance to add to her point total and climb the list more when the Tigers play at River Forest on Wednesday night.

• Westville’s Walker earns IBCA award: Westville’s Tyrese Walker was named the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) boys Player of the Week for District 1. The 5-11 junior paced Westville (5-0) to an 83-41 rout of Boone Grove in its only game of the week, scoring 36 points with one rebound and two steals. Walker was 13 of 18 from the field, including 9 of 11 on 3-pointers, and 1 of 1 on free throws for his big game.

• Satellite girls hoops wins pair: South Central’s girls basketball team edged North Judson 44-43 on Saturday night on the road. With 1.9 seconds on the clock, Amber Wolf made a free throw to seal the win. Kayla Budka paced the Satellites with 14 points and five rebounds, and Wolf scored 13. Olivia Tolmen had 12 points, 10 boards and six assists.

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South Central beat Kouts 40-28 on Tuesday night at home. Wolf led the Satellites (5-6, 2-1 Porter County Conference) with 12 points, and Tolmen had 10 points and eight rebounds.

• Satellite boys hoops drops road contest: South Central’s boys basketball team lost 50-43 at Kouts on Friday night. Garrett Hewlett led the Satellites (2-3, 0-1 Porter County Conference) with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Carson Husmann had 10 points and four steals. RJ Snyder added eight points. South Central got outscored 10-4 in the second quarter.

• Westville girls roll past Boone: Mary Parkman had 20 points and five steals to lead the Westville girls basketball team to a 46-31 victory over Boone Grove on Tuesday night. Morgan Shreves chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds for the Blackhawks, who improve to 8-3 on the season (2-1 in the PCC).

• Cougar girls hoops falls at Argos: New Prairie’s girls basketball team dropped a 75-31 game at Argos on Saturday. Kenna Young led the Cougars (1-11) with 14 points, and Emily Hundt and Sydney Meyers both had five points. New Prairie’s JV lost 33-27. The Cougars’ Young posted eight points, and Kailin Strauch had six points.

• Glenn boys win in double OT: John Glenn’s boys basketball team downed Tippecanoe Valley 66-62 in double overtime at home on Saturday night. Matt Strong led the Falcons (3-2, 2-0 Northern Indiana Conference) with 27 points, and Zac Mago had 23 points. Glenn outscored the Vikings 13-9 in the overtimes.

• Glenn girls hoops routs Clay: John Glenn’s girls basketball team thumped South Bend Clay 75-17 on the road on Saturday afternoon. Kyannah Stull led all scorers with 26 points for the Falcons (10-2, 5-2 Northern Indiana Conference), and Mariah Plunkett netted 15. Dessa Lang added nine points, and Morgan Plunkett and Bethany Hayden each had eight points. Glenn led 33-6 after the first quarter and 47-12 at half.