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  • Val T.

Valley puts 3 in double figures in sectional semifinal win over Knox

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Boys basketball

Tippecanoe Valley 54, Knox 26 (March 1): Ian Cooksey hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points while Riley Shepherd added 12 and Stephen Akase had 11 for the Vikings in a Class 3A, Sectional 18 semifinal win over Knox on March 1.

Logan Taylor and Nolan Short had six points each for Knox, who lost their sixth straight game and finished 6-16.

Valley led 24-10 at halftime and extended the lead to 48-12 after three quarters.

Valley also beat Knox 63-41 in their regular season game on Feb. 9.

Knox has not won a sectional title since 2004.

John Glenn beat Bremen 45-38 in the other semifinal.

John Glenn went on to beat Valley 35-30 on Saturday to win the sectional title.

KNOX (26) (6-16)

McLaughlin 2 0-0 4, Short 2 0-0 6, Schwandt 1 1-2 3, Huff 1 0-0 3, Jordan 0 0-2 0, Strong 1 0-0 2, Taylor 2 0-0 6, Weber 1 0-0 2, Singleton 0 0-0 0, Leonhardt 0 0-0 0, Walker 0 0-0 0, Boyd 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 10 1-4 26

VALLEY (54) (16-8)

Davis Cowan 3 1-2 7, Riley Shepherd 5 2-3 12, Blain Sheetz 2 1-2 5, Stephen Akase 5 1-3 11, Kyler Johnson 0 0-0 0, Ian Cooksey 5 0-0 13, DeOndre Hamilton 1 0-1 2, Wes Parker 0 1-2 1, Aiden Shepherd 0 0-0 0, Owen Omondi 1 1-2 3, William Mellott 0 0-0 0, Hudson Shepherd 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 22 7-15 54

Three-point field goals:

Knox 5 (Short 2, Taylor 2, Huff),

Valley 3 (Cooksey 3)

Total fouls: Knox 16, Valley 9

Score by quarters

Knox 5 5 2 14 26

Valley 13 11 24 6 54


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