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Ault, Wagner lead Valley girls past Triton

Valley boys add Caston, reschedule 4 other games


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Girls basketball

Tippecanoe Valley 58, Triton 48 (Wednesday): Lily Ault scored a career-high 17 points, Sidney Wagner added 16, and Ashley Butler had 10 for the host Lady Vikings in a win over Triton Wednesday.

Kaydence Mellott added nine, and Corinna Stiles had six.

Triton led 29-27 at halftime.

Valley defeated Triton for the seventh consecutive year.

The teams combined to make 17 3-pointers.

In the JV game, Valley prevailed 27-19 in a game abbreviated to two quarters. Rily Holloway scored nine points, Chesnee Miller had seven, and Molly Moriarty had six.

TRITON (48) (2-3)

Yates 4 0-0 9, Atkins 4 0-0 12, Bules 0 0-0 0, Hepler 1 0-0 3, Abbey Viers 6 1-4 13, Hostrawser 4 3-4 11, Addyson Viers 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 19 4-8 48

VALLEY (58) (5-3)

Lily Ault 6 0-0 17, Ashley Butler 3 4-4 10, Sidney Wagner 6 0-0 16, Kaydence Mellott 2 3-4 9, Corinna Stiles 2 2-2 6, Mercedes Snapp 0 0-0 0

Sidney Wagner

TEAM: 19 9-10 58

Three-point field goals:

Triton 6 (Atkins 4, Hepler, Yates),

Valley 11 (Ault 5, Wagner 4, Mellott 2)

Total fouls: Triton 12, Valley 8

Score by quarters

Triton 17 12 9 10 48

Valley 9 18 17 14 58

JV: Valley 27, Triton 19

Valley 46, Wabash 42 (Dec. 5): Sidney Wagner scored 16 points, and Kaydence Mellott added 13 for Valley in a Three Rivers Conference home win over Wabash Dec. 5.

Lily Ault added seven.

Valley beat Wabash for the seventh straight season. The game was the conference opener for both teams.

Alivia Short scored 15 points for Wabash. Mariah Wyatt added 13.

Valley also won the JV game 39-35. Sidney Nelson scored 10 points, and Molly Moriarty added eight.

WABASH (42) (4-3, 0-1)

Mattern 2 0-0 6, Yoakum 1 0-0 2, Gunderman 0 2-3 2, Wyatt 5 3-4 13, Short 7 1-6 15, Lutz 0 1-2 1, Davis 0 1-2 1, Stumbo 1 0-0 2, Westendorf 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 16 8-17 42

VALLEY (46) (4-2, 1-0)

Sidney Wagner 5 6-8 18, Lily Ault 3 0-0 7, Kaydence Mellott 3 4-7 13, Ashley Butler 1 1-3 4, Corinna Stiles 2 0-0 4, Rily Holloway 0 0-0 0, Mercedes Snapp 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 14 11-18 46

Three-point field goals:

Wabash 2 (Mattern 2),

Valley 7 (Mellott 3, Wagner 2, Ault, Butler)

Total fouls: Wabash 19, Valley 15

Fouled out: Yoakum (WAB), Gunderman (WAB), Wyatt (WAB)

Score by quarters

Wabash 9 13 8 12 42

Valley 7 14 9 16 46

JV: Valley 39, Wabash 35

Wagner nominated for player of week: Valley senior guard-forward Sidney Wagner was nominated for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Franciscan Health Player of the Week award for District 1 girls for the week of Nov. 30.

Wagner averaged 21 ppg as Valley went 2-1 on the week against Argos, Plymouth and Wabash.

The award went to Fort Wayne South Side senior Olivia Smith.

Valley adds Fairfield to schedule: The Valley girls basketball team has added a game with Fairfield to the schedule. Game time is 6:15 p.m./7:45 p.m. (JV/Varsity) Thursday.

Fairfield replaces Winamac on Valley’s schedule. Winamac has put its season on pause due to coronavirus concerns in Pulaski County.

Fairfield is 7-3 and ranked No. 16 in Class 2A.

Valley beat Fairfield 60-48 in a Class 3A sectional final on Feb. 4, 2017, in their most recent meeting.

Boys basketball

Valley reschedules 3 games, adds Caston: The Tippecanoe Valley boys basketball team has added a game with Caston to its schedule. Game time is 6 p.m./7:30 p.m. (JV/Varsity) Saturday at Caston.

Valley’s game with Fort Wayne Luers scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled for Dec. 29 at Valley.

Also, Valley’s game with John Glenn that was postponed on Dec. 12 has been rescheduled for Feb. 13 at John Glenn. The Valley-Peru game scheduled for Tuesday was rescheduled for 7:45 p.m. Dec. 22 at Peru. The Whitko-Valley game scheduled for Friday has been rescheduled for Jan. 13.

Knox 48, Valley 38 (Dec. 4): Nolan Cumberland scored 12 points for Valley in a road loss to Knox Dec. 4.

Valley played without the injured Paul Leasure. In addition, senior center Dawson Perkins left with an ankle injury after scoring six points and grabbing eight rebounds and blocking two shots in the first quarter.

“Braden Shepherd played a good all-around game, scoring eight points and adding six rebounds, and (he) played good defense on Knox’s best player,” Valley coach Chad Patrick said in a statement.

Valley led 24-20 at halftime. Knox led 34-33 after three quarters.

Valley lost to Knox for the fourth straight year.

Valley won the JV game 49-23. Damion Kohler scored 11 points, Riley Shepherd had nine, and Landon Durkes had eight.

VALLEY (38) (0-2)

Brendyn Stump 2 1-2 6, Braden Shepherd 3 0-0 8, Nolan Cumberland 5 1-2 12, D.J. Estep 2 0-0 4, Dawson Perkins 3 0-0 6, Rex Kirchenstien 1 0-0 2, Dom Welk 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 16 2-4 38

KNOX (48) (1-0)

Wagner 5 3-4 14, Short 5 4-4 14, Binkley 3 0-0 7, Wakal 1 0-0 3, Messer 4 0-0 10, Watson 0 0-1 0, King 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 18 7-9 48

Three-point field goals:

Valley 4 (Shepherd 2, Stump, Cumberland),

Knox 5 (Messer 2, Wagner, Binkley, Wakal)

Total fouls: Valley 15, Knox 8

Turnovers: Valley 11, Knox 8

Score by quarters

Valley 15 9 9 5 38

Knox 7 13 14 14 48

JV: Valley 49, Knox 23

Wrestling

Manchester 42, Valley 25 (Thursday): Ian Becker won by fall, and Branson McBrier and Brandon Hammer won by decision for Valley in a road loss to conference rival Manchester. Drake Montelongo and Barrett Heller won by forfeit.

Middle school boys basketball

RMS 6th grade “A” team goes 1-1 at home tourney (Saturday): The TVMS sixth grade “A” team went 1-1 at its home tournament Saturday.

In the first round, the Vikings beat Wabash 31-21.

In the championship game, they lost to Plymouth Riverside 39-33. Hunter Paxton led TVMS with 19 points, Owen Omondi had 10, and Hunter Stage and Greyson Shoemaker had two each.

Meanwhile, the “B” team went 0-2.

In a 20-14 loss to Plymouth Riverside, Damian Garcia scored seven points, Owen Ryan had six, and Noah Mellott had one.

The “B” team also suffered a 31-27 loss to Rochester. Parker Adamson scored eight points, Garcia had seven, Ryan had five, Mellott had three, and Parker Evans and Wyatt Craig had two each.

Manchester 44, TVMS 20 (8th grade, Wednesday)

Manchester 26, TVMS 22 (7th grade, Wednesday)

DeOndre Hamilton scored seven points, and Tristyn Ragon added four points and a team-high 10 rebounds for the TVMS eighth-graders (0-9) in a loss to Manchester Wednesday.

In the seventh grade game, Landon Patrick scored nine points, and Cale Dewees added six points and eight rebounds for TVMS (7-3) in a loss.

Argos 23, TVMS 17 (8th grade, Dec. 7)

TVMS 34, Argos 12 (7th grade, Dec. 7)

DeOndre Hamilton scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds for the TVMS eighth-graders in a loss to Argos Dec. 7. Ian Cooksey contributed one point and seven rebounds.

The Vikings took the seventh grade game behind Gage Overbey’s 11 points. Cale Dewees had seven points and a team-high nine rebounds.

TVMS 44, Southwood 21 (6th grade “A,” Dec. 7)

Southwood 6, TVMS 4 (6th grade “B,” Dec. 7)

The TVMS sixth grade “A” team beat Southwood on Dec. 7. Southwood won the “B” game, which featured a running clock.

Maconaquah 39, TVMS 23 (8th grade, Dec. 5)

DeOndre Hamilton and Keith Haney scored eight points apiece, but the TVMS eighth-graders (0-7) fell to Maconaquah in the TVMS Holiday Tournament Dec. 5. Ian Cooksey had a team-high six rebounds.

TVMS 36, Maconaquah 15 (first round, Dec. 5)

TVMS 36, Huntington Crestview 34 (final, Dec. 5)

Landon Patrick scored 12 points, and Will Mellott added 10 for the TVMS seventh-graders in a win over Crestview in the championship game of the TVMS Holiday Tournament Dec. 5. Wes Parker added five rebounds, a team high.

Valley reached the final with a win over Maconaquah earlier in the day. Parker had nine points, and Grady Moriarty had seven points and two rebounds.

Warsaw Edgewood 39, TVMS 15 (8th grade, Dec. 3)

TVMS 48, Warsaw Edgewood 23 (7th grade, Dec. 3)

Oliver Trigg scored five points and grabbed six rebounds, but the TVMS eighth-graders lost to Edgewood Dec. 3. Ian Cooksey and Keith Haney had three points each.

In the seventh grade game, Wes Parker and Landon Patrick had 14 points each for the Vikings in a win over Edgewood.

Gage Overbey added six points and five rebounds.


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