PREP ROUNDUP: Logan gymnasts place 3rd at NCC meet

Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind.
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Feb. 23—The Logansport gymnastics team placed third at a competitive North Central Conference Championship on Saturday at the LHS barn.

Freshman Lexi Brown finished sixth in the all-around with a score of 33.925. She placed fourth on vault (8.975) and added a 7.725 on bars, 8.525 on beam and 8.7 on floor.

Senior Mayle Goad was Logansport's other all-around competitor scoring a 33.525. She placed sixth on beam (8.725) and added an 8.625 on vault, 7.55 on bars and 8.625 on floor.

Junior Kimi Wilkinson placed second on floor with a 9.1. She added a season-high beam score of an 8.25 and a vault score of 8.55.

Sophomore Cassidy Cuppy scored a 6.925 on bars, 8.0 on beam and 8.2 on floor. Freshman Jaelyn Benish scored an 8.25 on vault and 7.55 on bars.

Harrison won with a 106.225, followed by Richmond (104.75), Logan (100.9), Lafayette Jeff (96.725) and Muncie Central (53.375).

"We knew going into today that the competition would be tough," Logan coach Jaime Descoteaux said. "Both Harrison and Richmond have extremely strong teams. I just wanted us to go out there and hold our own and I feel that we accomplished that. I am always impressed with the depth that this team has. I feel confident that we can put any one of our girls on any event and they will do well for us. All of these girls have shown great improvement and that has been our main focus.

"Being able to compete both of my freshmen in this type of meet says a lot about the future of LHS gymnastics. Lexi placing in the all-around amongst some of the top state gymnasts shows a lot of promise not only for her, but for our team. It was nice having three of our girls place in the top six on different events.

"Mayle looked solid again on beam and Kimi put on a great performance on floor. Kimi was just .05 away from first place today and I look for her to be a top competitor on that event at sectionals. Cassidy and Jaelyn both contributed nice scores on their events as well. We will just have to polish every routine for sectionals and get our team score back up to where it has been in the previous two meets."

The Berries travel to Noblesville for their sectional on Saturday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

North WHITE 55, PIONEER 45

North White surged past visiting Pioneer in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Panthers 20-10.

Pioneer led 9-8 after one and 23-19 at halftime. It was tied 35-all after three.

The Vikings (12-8) won their fifth straight and snapped the Panthers' (7-11) three-game win streak.

Ezra Lewellen had 22 points to lead the Panthers. He made four 3-pointers. Hunter Klepinger and Drew McKaig added seven points apiece, and Christian Scott added five.

Hunter Pogue scored 19, Bentley Buschman scored 16 and Stevens had 14 to lead the Vikings.

"This was a game that we knew would be tough because North White is a good team," Pioneer coach Darren McKaig said. "Ezra came out and had his season high to keep us in the game. It was an amazing offensive effort from him tonight. He is getting better and better as we get further into the season. Drew and Hunter had some big baskets and we will need more from them as we move into the tourney as they really help to facilitate our offense. The difference in the game was that we couldn't totally shut down Pogue tonight, especially in the fourth quarter. He's a great player, and we will need to adjust to win if we meet them in sectionals."

Pioneer travels to Tri-County on Friday to conclude the regular season.

CARROLL 74, TRI-COUNTY 58

Carroll rolled past Tri-County Saturday night at Flora for its 18th straight victory.

Jaden Harness scored 22 points to lead the Cougars in their home finale. Harness poured in 19 points in the first half to power the Cougars to a 39-22 halftime advantage.

Carroll (19-1) backed Harness with balance. Jake Skinner scored 13 points, Kaleb Meek had 10 points, Owen Duff had nine, Ethan Duff had eight and Will Eldridge chipped in seven.

Carroll finished a perfect 10-0 in home games. The Cougars visit Western on Tuesday before closing the regular season with a visit to Eastern on Friday for a Hoosier Heartland Conference clash. Carroll already has clinched at least a share of the HHC title and can take it outright by beating Eastern. Eastern (5-1 HHC) can take a share with victories over Carroll and Sheridan this week.

TWIN LAKES 58, WINAMAC 28

Twin Lakes defeated visiting Winamac on Monday night.

Noah Johnson scored 22 points and Clayton Bridwell had 14 to lead the Indians (17-4).

Twin Lakes led 17-6 after one, 33-15 at halftime and 41-20 after three.

Russell Compton had 13 points and Beau Brandt added nine to lead Winamac (6-15).

Twin Lakes hosts Cass tonight. Winamac travels to Rensselaer Friday.

BOYS SWIMMING

WARSAW SECTIONAL

Logansport placed eighth, Cass placed ninth and Pioneer placed 10th in the 12-team field. Culver Academies won the team title.

For the Berries, junior Jacob Miller placed eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.69) and 12th in the 200 IM (2:20.47). Freshman Jake Fincher placed eighth in the 50 freestyle (:24.56) and 12th in the 200 free (2:05.01). Sophomore Michael Hill placed ninth in the 100 breast (1:09.6) and 10th in the 500 free (5:44.72). Sophomore Conner Shannon placed 10th in the 100 backstroke (1:06.96). Junior Graeme Murray placed 11th in the 500 free (5:52.15). Sophomore Jaden Chin-Hong placed 11th in the 100 breast (1:11.71). Sophomore Tristan Kitchel placed 13th in the 50 free (:25.48) and 14th in the 100 butterfly (1:07.77). Freshman Erik Chin-Hong placed 14th in the 100 back (1:13.66).

Logan's 400 free relay team of Fincher, Murray, Hill and Miller placed sixth (3:48.57).

For the Kingfish, junior Briceton Ellington placed fourth in diving (375.7) to advance to Tuesday's Valparaiso Regional, which gets underway at 7 p.m. EST. Sophomore Braxton Armstrong placed sixth in both the 50 free (:23.2) and 100 free (:52.43). Freshman Jackson Hedrick placed seventh in the 500 free (5:39.24) and 11th in the 200 free (2:01.68).

For the Panthers, senior Joseph Mersch placed fifth in both the 50 free (:22.97) and 100 free (:52.03). Junior Ryan Logan placed 13th in the 100 free (:57.36). Junior Dillon Odom placed 14th in the 200 free (2:12.64). Junior Ryan Adams placed 16th in the 100 fly (1:09.45).

Pioneer's 200 free relay team of Mersch, Logan, Adams and Odom placed sixth (1:41.27).