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Culver boys basketball briefs: Ortiz scores 13, but Cavs drop Bi-County game to Bremen

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Boys basketball

Bremen 37, Culver 31 (Monday): Emiliano Ortiz scored 13 points, but the Culver boys basketball team lost to visiting Bremen in a Bi-County Tournament quarterfinal game at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Monday.

Jalen King added five points, Shane Shuman and Braxton Conley had four each, Cameron Minix had three, and Owen Clingler had two.

Carson Miller had 12 points, and Ty Feldman added 11 for Bremen.

Bremen led 17-16 at halftime. The game was tied 27-27 after three quarters.

Culver, who fell to 3-7, will host Argos at 6 p.m. Friday in a consolation game.

Triton 59, Culver 32 (Friday): Owen Clingler scored 10 points for Culver in a home loss to Triton Friday.

Culver dropped to 3-6 overall and 0-4 in the Hoosier North.

Triton has won the last four meetings between the teams.

The teams could meet again in Class 1A, Sectional 50, which Culver will host from March 2-6.

Culver 52, Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 42 (Jan. 11): Emiliano Ortiz poured in 21 points, and Owen Clingler added 15 for Culver (3-5) in a road win over Covenant Christian Jan. 11.

Braxton Conley and Jalen King added six points each, and Marquez Anderson had four.

Culver trailed 13-4 after one quarter but came back to lead 25-20 at halftime.

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) (2-5, 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



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