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Stults scores 22 as Argos clinches tie for Hoosier Plains title

Richard’s big 4th quarter lifts Dragons past Caston


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Boys basketball

Argos 47, Lakeland Christian 39 (Saturday): Jake Stults scored 22 points for the host Dragons in a Hoosier North win over Lakeland Christian Saturday.

Jake Stults

Michael Richard added eight, J.J. Morris had seven, Teddy Redinger had six, and Dylan Kindig had four.

Argos led 29-19 at halftime.

Argos won their fifth straight game to improve to 13-4. Argos is also 4-0 in the Hoosier Plains Conference and clinched a tie for the conference crown.

Argos visits Elkhart Christian in their conference finale Feb. 26.

Argos 44, Caston 37 (Feb. 9): Kade Zeider hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points, and Joey Spin added 10, but the host Comets could not hold on to an eight-point halftime lead and lost to Argos Feb. 8.

Zeider scored 11 of Caston’s 16 second-half points.

Caston led 21-13 at halftime, but Argos cut the deficit to 29-27 after three quarters.

Michael Richard scored 18 of his game-high 23 points in the second half for Argos. He outscored the entire Caston team 11-8 in the fourth quarter.

J.J. Morris added seven for Argos (11-4).

This was the teams’ first meeting since their regional semifinal meeting was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic last March.

The win was the 100th for Argos coach Gordon Mosson in his seven seasons at the school. Phil Weybright is the only other Argos coach to get to 100 wins at the school. Mosson has 465 career wins.

ARGOS (44) (11-4)

Michael Richard 9 1-3 23, Jake Stults 2 0-1 4, J.J. Morris 2 2-2 7, Teddy Redinger 1 0-0 2, Dylan Kindig 2 0-0 4, Caden Nifong 1 2-2 4, Kayden Brady 0 0-0 0, Sean Richard 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 17 5-8 44

CASTON (37) (6-11)

Joey Spin 5 0-0 10, Kade Zeider 5 0-0 14, Bryce Rudicel 1 1-2 3, Jessie Rock-Wolf 0 0-0 0, Sam Smith 1 2-4 4, Cam Kline 2 0-0 6, Jake Paschen 0 0-0 0, Carter See 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 14 3-6 37

Three-point field goals:

Argos 5 (M. Richard 4, Morris),

Caston 6 (Zeider 4, Kline 2)

Total fouls: Argos 12, Caston 14

Score by quarters

Argos 4 9 14 17 – 44

Caston 7 14 8 8 – 37


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