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Scales records double-double, but Lady Comets fall to Marquette Catholic at semistate

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC


The Caston girls basketball team went 22-4 and won Cass County Invitational, Miami County Invitational, Hoosier North, sectional and regional titles.


Girls basketball


Caston senior Isabel Scales looks to go up in the paint while Marquette Catholic’s Laniah Davis tries to stop her during their Class 1A semistate semifinal at Frankfort Saturday. Scales had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, but Marquette Catholic won 41-34. (photo provided by Dee Brown)

Marquette Catholic 41, Caston 34 (Saturday): Isabel Scales scored 13 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out three assists, but the No. 7 Caston girls basketball team lost to No. 5 Marquette Catholic in a Class 1A semistate semifinal at Frankfort Saturday.

Annie Harsh nailed three 3-pointers and scored nine points, and Madi Douglass had eight for Caston, who finished 22-4. Addison Zimpleman contributed two points and 11 rebounds.

The game was the last in the prep careers for seniors Scales, Harsh, Zimpleman, Alexa Finke and Macee Hinderlider.

Laniah Davis hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored a game-high 26 points for Marquette Catholic (23-4). She also had seven rebounds. No other Marquette Catholic player had more than six points.


Caston senior guard-forward Macee Hinderlider drives to the basket during the team’s 41-34 loss to Marquette Catholic in a Class 1A semistate semifinal at Frankfort’s Case Arena Saturday. The Lady Comets finished 22-4. (photo provided by Dee Brown)

Facing a pressing, trapping defense, Caston committed 19 turnovers as compared to Marquette Catholic’s 11. Caston also made just four of 12 free throws while Marquette Catholic was nine for 10.

Caston led 17-11 in the second quarter before Marquette Catholic closed the half on a 9-0 run to take a 20-17 lead. They maintained a 33-30 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Caston won their first sectional title since 1985 and their first regional title ever this season. They also won their second straight Hoosier North title as well as their second straight Cass County Invitational and their fourth straight Miami County Invitational.

In the other semifinal, No. 2 Clinton Central routed Union City 42-18. Marquette Catholic then went on to beat


Caston senior Addison Zimpleman drives on Marquette Catholic’s Pleasant during Saturday’s Class 1A semistate semifinal at Frankfort. Marquette Catholic won 41-34. (photo provided by Dee Brown)

Clinton Central 72-70 in the final later Saturday.

Marquette Catholic will play No. 1 Lanesville in the state championship game at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

CASTON (34) (22-4)

Macee Hinderlider 1 0-0 2, Addison Zimpleman 1 0-0 2, Madi Douglass 3 1-4 8, Isabel Scales 5 3-6 13, Alexa Finke 0 0-2 0, Olivia Thomas 0 0-0 0, Annie Harsh 3 0-0 9

TEAM: 13 4-12 34

MARQUETTE CATHOLIC (41) (23-4)

Chabes 2 1-2 6, Davis 10 4-4 26,


Caston senior guard Annie Harsh looks upcourt during the Lady Comets’ 41-34 loss to Marquette Catholic in a Class 1A semistate semifinal at Frankfort’s Case Arena Saturday. Harsh, who came in averaging under three points per game, tied her season high with nine against Marquette Catholic. (photo provided by Dee Brown)

Robinson 0 2-2 2, Pleasant 1 2-2 5, Balling 1 0-0 2, Snyder 0 0-0 0, Hazzard 0 0-0 0, Jones 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 14 9-10 41

Three-point field goals:

Caston 4 (Harsh 3, Douglass),

Marquette Catholic 4 (Davis 2, Chabes, Pleasant)

Total fouls: Caston 11, Marquette Catholic 16

Fouled out: Pleasant (MQT)

Turnovers: Caston 19, Marquette Catholic 11

Score by quarters

Caston 9 8 13 4 34

Marquette Catholic 9 11 13 8 41




Pictures Courtesy of Dee Brown

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