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Leasure scores season-high 25, but Maconaquah’s 17 treys doom Vikings

Valley adds North Judson to schedule


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Boys basketball

Maconaquah 77, Tippecanoe Valley 63 (Saturday): Paul Leasure scored 25 points and dished out three assists, and Nolan Cumberland had 15 points and five rebounds for the Vikings in a Three Rivers Conference home loss to Maconaquah Saturday.

Brendyn Stump added 10 points, and Dawson Perkins had seven points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Valley fell to 4-12 overall and 1-7 in the TRC. The Vikings host Columbia City on Tuesday and close out conference play with a road game at North Miami Friday.

Hayden Maiben hit seven 3-pointers and scored a game-high 27 for the Braves. Bauer Maple added 19, and Nolan Kelly and Feenix Kile had 10 each. Kelly also had 10 rebounds.

Maconaquah hit 17 3-pointers and also made 12 of 13 free throws.

Valley led 39-38 at halftime, but Maconaquah came back to lead 55-53 after three quarters.

Maconaquah also won the JV game 48-44 in overtime. Riley Shepherd led Valley with 12 points, and Dylan Neese added 10.

MACONAQUAH (77) (8-6, 3-1)

Maiben 9 2-2 27, Kelly 1 8-8 10, Betzner 2 0-0 6, Kile 4 0-1 10, Stoll 2 0-0 5, Maple 6 2-2 19

TEAM: 24 12-13 77

VALLEY (63) (4-12, 1-7)

Paul Leasure 9 4-4 25, Brendyn Stump 4 0-0 10, Nolan Cumberland 6 2-3 15, Chase Miller 0 0-0 0, Dawson Perkins 2 3-6 7, Braden Shepherd 2 0-0 6, Cooper Walls 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 23 9-13 63

Three-point field goals:

Maconaquah 17 (Maiben 7, Maple 5, Kile 2, Betzner 2, Stoll),

Valley 8 (Leasure 3, Stump 2, Shepherd 2, Cumberland)

Total fouls: Maconaquah 15, Valley 13

Turnovers: Maconaquah 14, Valley 10

Score by quarters

Maconaquah 18 20 17 22 – 77

Valley 21 18 14 10 – 63

JV: Maconaquah 48, Valley 44 (OT)

Valley 57, Winamac 43 (Jan. 30): Nolan Cumberland scored 12 of his game-high 18 points in the second half for Valley in a home win over Winamac on Jan. 30.

Dawson Perkins added 14, and Paul Leasure added 10.

Valley snapped a four-game losing streak.

Russell Compton scored nine of his team-high 12 points in the first quarter. Beau Brandt had eight, and Alex Stark and Ryan Gregor had six each.

Valley led 33-31 at halftime.

Valley outscored Winamac 16-9 from the foul line.

WINAMAC (43) (5-9)

Trent Fox 1 0-0 3, Russell Compton 3 4-6 12, Carson Bennett 2 0-0 4, Matt Swartzell 0 1-2 1, Beau Brandt 2 3-4 8, Ryan Gregor 3 0-0 6, Jaden Terry 1 1-1 3, Luke Dickinson 0 0-0 0, Alex Stark 3 0-0 6, Gavin Taylor 0 0-0 0, Noah Wilson 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 15 9-13 43

VALLEY (57) (3-11)

Brendyn Stump 2 0-0 6, Paul Leasure 3 2-2 10, Nolan Cumberland 6 4-5 18, Chase Miller 1 2-2 5, Dawson Perkins 5 4-6 14, Braden Shepherd 0 0-0 0, Rex Kirchenstien 0 4-4 4, D.J. Estep 0 0-0 0, Cooper Walls 0 0-0 0, Landon Walters 0 0-0 0, Dom Welk 0 0-0 0, Dylan Neese 0 0-0 0, Riley Shepherd 0 0-0 0, Kyler Johnson 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 17 16-19 57

Three-point field goals:

Winamac 4 (Compton 2, Fox, Brandt),

Valley 7 (Stump 2, Cumberland 2, Leasure 2, Miller)

Total fouls: Winamac 18, Valley 14

Fouled out: Swartzell (WIN)

Turnovers: Winamac 12, Valley 10

Score by quarters

Winamac 16 15 5 7 – 43

Valley 16 17 9 15 – 57

Valley adds road game against North Judson: The Valley boys basketball team has added a road game against North Judson to its schedule. Game time is 6 p.m./7:30 p.m. (JV/Varsity) Eastern Feb. 23 at North Judson.

Valley’s game against John Glenn scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

Middle school girls basketball

TVMS 8th-graders win home tourney (Saturday): The TVMS eighth grade girls basketball team won a tournament on their home floor Saturday.

They defeated Manchester 19-14 in the first round and Maconaquah 32-16 in the championship game. They improved their record to 8-1.

In the Manchester game, Avery Wagoner led with seven points, and Carlee Snyder had five points and a team-high seven rebounds. Mackaylie Costello had four points, Bailey Bussard had two, and Lydia Craig had one.

Costello and Maddie Thompson each had six rebounds.

Costello had a team-high 10 points in the win over Maconaquah. Craig and Wagoner had seven each, Snyder had four, and Bussard and Emma Patrick had two each. Thompson led with eight rebounds, and Snyder had five.

TVMS 38, Wabash 30 (8th grade, Wednesday): Mackaylie Costello led the TVMS eighth-graders with nine points and 10 rebounds in a home win over Wabash Wednesday. Emma Patrick and Avery Wagoner poured in eight apiece, and Carlee Snyder had seven points and eight rebounds. Lydia Craig added four, and Bailey Bussard had two.

Plymouth 43, TVMS 14 (8th grade, Tuesday): Lydia Craig and Emma Patrick had four points each, and Bailey Bussard, Mackaylie Costello and Avery Wagoner had two points each for the TVMS eighth-graders in a loss to Plymouth Tuesday.

Costello had five rebounds, and Patrick had four.

The loss was the Lady Vikings’ first in six games.


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