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Caston girls use quick start to beat West Central

Zimpleman scores 15 as Caston beats Peru for first time in over 20 years


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Girls basketball

Caston games against Tri-County, Lakeland Christian canceled: The Caston girls basketball team’s game against Lakeland Christian scheduled for Thursday has been canceled. Caston’s game against sectional rival Tri-County that was scheduled for Jan. 16 was also canceled.

Caston 47, West Central 24 (Thursday): Bailey Harness scored nine points, and Jordan Clingler added eight for the Lady Comets in a road win over West Central Thursday.

Caston jumped out to a 17-2 lead and kept a double-digit lead the entire game. Caston won despite making just one of 13 3-point attempts.

Caston led 28-10 at halftime.

CASTON (47) (13-5)

Isabel Scales 1 2-4 4, Addison Zimpleman 2 0-0 4, Bailey Harness 3 3-4 9, Maddi Smith 2 1-3 5, Jordan Clingler 4 0-0 8, Kinzie Mollenkopf 1 0-0 2, Layne Oliver 0 1-2 1, Brianna Yarber 2 0-0 4, Mikayla Kinser 2 0-2 4, Abby Williamson 1 1-6 3, Emma Kay 1 0-0 3

TEAM: 19 8-21 47

WEST CENTRAL (24) (3-14)

Culp 2 1-2 6, Sharpe 2 0-0 5, Patton 1 0-0 2, O. Mellon 1 0-0 3, B. Mellon 0 0-0 0, Pilarski 1 0-2 2, Nielsen 2 2-4 6

TEAM: 9 3-8 24

Three-point field goals:

Caston 1 (Kay),

West Central 3 (Culp, Sharpe, O. Mellon)

Total fouls: Caston 11, West Central 12

Turnovers: Caston 10, West Central 4

Score by quarters

Caston 17 11 10 9 – 47

West Central 4 6 6 8 – 24

Caston 46, Peru 33 (Jan. 11): Freshman guard Addison Zimpleman hit two 3-pointers and scored a game-high 15 points for the Lady Comets in a road win over Peru Jan. 11.

Jordan Clingler and Isabel Scales added eight apiece. Scales also had a team-high seven assists. Bailey Harness had four points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Zimpleman and Abby Williamson had six rebounds each.

Caston led 28-18 at halftime.

Caston made more free throws (9) than Peru attempted (8).

While historical records are sketchy, it is believed to be Caston’s first win over Peru in at at least 20 years.

Caston also won the JV game 45-25. Emma Kay led three Caston players in double figures with 12 points. Macee Hinderlider and Alexa Finke had 10 each. Kinzie Mollenkopf had six points and eight rebounds, Annie Harsh had four points, and Mikayla Kinser had three points.

CASTON (46) (12-5)

Isabel Scales 4 0-0 8, Addison Zimpleman 4 5-6 15, Bailey Harness 2 0-0 4, Maddi Smith 1 2-2 4, Jordan Clingler 4 0-0 8, Kinzie Mollenkopf 0 0-0 0, Layne Oliver 0 0-1 0, Brianna Yarber 0 2-2 2, Abby Williamson 2 0-0 5

TEAM: 17 9-11 46

PERU (33) (4-10)

Marburger 2 0-0 4, Cassel 0 0-0 0, Raber 0 0-0 0, Bennett 4 0-0 9, Nordman 0 0-0 0, Mouser 2 1-1 5, Eldridge 3 0-1 6, Wolfe 2 3-6 9, Watkins 0 0-0 0, Tomson 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 13 4-8 33

Three-point field goals:

Caston 3 (Zimpleman 2, Williamson),

Peru 3 (Wolfe 2, Bennett)

Total fouls: Caston 13, Peru 11

Turnovers: Caston 13, Peru 5

Score by quarters

Caston 16 12 8 10 – 46

Peru 10 8 9 6 – 33

JV: Caston 45, Peru 25

Boys basketball

Caston 45, Culver 42 (Jan. 8): Joey Spin hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Comets to a Hoosier North road win over Culver at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Jan. 8.

Spin and Kade Zeider tied for team-high scoring honors with 13 points. Sam Smith and Bryce Rudicel had seven points each, and Cam Kline had five.

Recovering from an injury, Spin was playing in his first game since Nov. 24.

Owen Clingler hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead Culver. Jalen King added 10.

Culver led 17-14 at halftime and 29-28 after three quarters.

Caston outscored Culver 19-4 from the foul line.

Caston beat Culver for the third straight season.

CASTON (45) (3-7, 1-1)

Joey Spin 2 7-10 13, Kade Zeider 4 2-2 13, Bryce Rudicel 2 3-6 7, Jake Paschen 0 0-0 0, Sam Smith 1 5-8 7, Cam Kline 1 2-2 5, Jessie Rock-Wolf 0 0-0 0, Carter See 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 10 19-28 45

CULVER (42) (2-4, 0-3)

Owen Clingler 7 1-2 20, Cam Minix 0 0-0 0, Jalen King 4 1-2 10, Marquez Anderson 1 0-0 2, Braxton Conley 1 1-2 3, Emiliano Ortiz 2 1-2 5, Dalton Powell 0 0-0 0, Auston Zehner 1 0-0 2

TEAM: 16 4-8 42

Three-point field goals:

Caston 6 (Zeider 3, Spin 2, Kline),

Culver 6 (Clingler 5, King)

Total fouls: Caston 14, Culver 23

Fouled out: Clingler (CUL)

Score by quarters

Caston 3 11 14 17 – 45

Culver 5 12 12 13 – 42

Wrestling

Maconaquah 78, Caston 0 (Thursday): The host Braves shut out Caston Thursday.

“We did not win any matches tonight, but my kids are learning and getting better,” Caston coach Mark Evans said in a statement.

Caston falls to North Judson, Pioneer: Caston lost dual matches against North Judson and Pioneer Jan. 11. Scores were not provided to RTC.

Ethan Amezquita won by fall against North Judson.


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