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Cumberland scores 1,000, Akase hits game-winning FTs in Valley come-from-behind win over Manchester

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Boys basketball

Nolan Cumberland scored his 1,000th career point in Tippecanoe Valley’s 59-57 win over Manchester on Jan. 28.

Tippecanoe Valley 59, Manchester 57 (Jan. 28): Nolan Cumberland surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career in the second quarter and scored 14 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter as Valley earned a come-from-behind win over host Manchester on Jan. 28.

Kyler Johnson added a career-high 17. Stephen Akase tallied eight points, including the go-ahead free throws with 3.2 seconds left that broke a 57-57 tie.

Valley made 16 of 19 free throws.

Valley trailed 56-45 at one point in the fourth quarter but finished on a 14-1 run.

Gavin Betten scored 24 points, and Etan Hendrix and Trevor Heath added 10 each for Manchester.

Manchester led 34-25 at halftime.

Valley beat Manchester on the road for the first time since 2013.

Valley won their eighth straight game and improved to 13-3 overall and 5-1 in the Three Rivers Conference. Manchester fell to 12-4, 4-1.

The loss left Peru as the lone remaining unbeaten team in the TRC.

VALLEY (59) (13-3, 5-1)

Cooper Walls 0 0-0 0, Tayde Kiser 2 2-2 6, Nolan Cumberland 12 3-4 28, Stephen Akase 2 4-4 8, Kyler Johnson 5 7-9 17, Riley Shepherd 0 0-0 0, Dylan Neese 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 21 16-19 59

MANCHESTER (57) (12-4, 4-1)

McLain 2 2-2 6, Hendrix 2 5-5 10, Martin 1 4-4 6, Heath 4 1-3 10, Betten 9 4-6 24, Wagoner 0 1-2 1, Kline 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 18 17-22 57

Three-point field goals:

Valley 1 (Cumberland),

Manchester 4 (Betten 2, Hendrix, Heath)

Total fouls: Valley 17, Manchester 16

Fouled out: Walls (TV), Betten (MAN)

Technical foul: Shepherd (TV)

Score by quarters

Valley 10 15 14 20 – 59

Manchester 19 15 17 6 – 57


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