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Valley sports briefs: Wagner stars as Valley girls beat Maconaquah, NorthWood

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Girls basketball

Tippecanoe Valley 55, Maconaquah 42 (Thursday): Sidney Wagner scored 22 points, and

Sidney Wagner

Kaydence Mellott and Hayley Backus scored 11 points each for the Valley girls basketball team in a Three Rivers Conference road win over Maconaquah Thursday.

Corrina Stiles added nine.

Valley led 32-27 at halftime and extended the lead to 50-33 after three quarters.

Valley is 6-0 against Maconaquah since Maconaquah joined the TRC in the 2015-16 school year.

Valley also won the JV game 34-22 behind Molly Moriarty’s 15 points.

VALLEY (55) (9-6, 3-1)

Sidney Wagner 10 1-1 22, Ashley Butler 1 0-1 2, Kaydence Mellott 4 3-4 11, Corrina Stiles 3 3-4 9, Hayley Backus 5 1-2 11, Lily Ault 0 0-0 0, Mercedes Snapp 0 0-2 0

TEAM: 23 8-14 55

MACONAQUAH (42) (6-7, 2-2)

Hubenthal 1 3-5 5, A. Merritt 3 0-0 6, Moore 1 0-0 2, Maple 5 4-6 16, Wilson 3 1-2 8, L. Merritt 0 0-0 0, Truax 2 0-0 5, Sharp 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 15 8-13 42

Three-point field goals:

Valley 1 (Wagner),

Maconaquah 4 (Maple 2, Wilson, Truax)

Total fouls: Valley 15, Maconaquah 19

Fouled out: Wagner (TV)

Score by quarters

Valley 15 17 18 5 – 55

Maconaquah 13 14 6 9 – 42

JV: Valley 34, Maconaquah 22

Valley 57, NorthWood 52 (Jan. 12): Sidney Wagner scored 27 points, Kaydence Mellott had 10, and Hayley Backus had nine for the host Lady Vikings in a win over sectional rival and defending Class 3A state champion NorthWood Jan. 12.

Wagner made 11 of 13 free throws, including all four attempts in the fourth quarter.

This was the teams’ first meeting since NorthWood knocked Valley out of last year’s sectional.

Alea Minnich scored 17 of her 24 points in the second half for NorthWood.

Valley led 29-19 at halftime.

Valley also won the JV game 39-33 thanks to 12 points from Rily Holloway and 10 from Molly Moriarty.

NORTHWOOD (52) (1-8)

Lengacher 2 0-0 4, Miller 5 0-0 11, Minnich 7 8-9 24, Steiner 1 0-0 3, Ghafar 0 1-2 1, Lomeli 0 0-0 0, Bonner 0 1-2 1, Wise 4 0-2 8, Edwards 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 19 10-15 52

VALLEY (57) (8-6)

Sidney Wagner 8 11-13 27, Ashley Butler 1 0-0 3, Kaydence Mellott 2 4-5 10, Corrina Stiles 1 0-0 2, Hayley Backus 4 1-2 19, Lily Ault 2 0-0 6, Mercedes Snapp 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 18 16-20 57

Three-point field goals:

NorthWood 4 (Minnich 2, Miller, Steiner),

Valley 5 (Ault 2, Mellott 2, Butler)

Total fouls: NorthWood 16, Valley 12

Score by quarters

NorthWood 6 13 18 15 – 52

Valley 14 15 13 15 – 57

JV: Valley 39, NorthWood 33

Wagner nominated for player of week: Valley senior point guard Sidney Wagner was nominated for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Franciscan Health player of the weeek award for District 1 girls for the week of Jan. 11.

Wagner averaged 22.3 points per game in games against NorthWood, Maconaquah and Rochester.

The award went to Crown Point junior Jessica Carrothers.

Boys basketball

Valley 34, Plymouth 28 (Jan. 9): Dawson Perkins scored 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots, and Nolan Cumberland scored all 11 of his points in the fourth quarter for the visiting Vikings in the win over Plymouth.

Rex Kirchenstien scored three points and had three steals.

“Brendyn Stump added three (points) and played great ‘D,’ shutting down Plymouth’s best guard in the second half,” Valley coach Chad Patrick said in a statement.

VALLEY (34) (2-7)

Paul Leasure 0 0-0 0, Brendyn Stump 1 1-2 3, Rex Kirchenstien 0 3-5 3, Nolan Cumberland 3 3-4 11, Dawson Perkins 5 3-4 13, D.J. Estep 1 0-0 2, Braden Shepherd 0 2-2 2, Chase Miller 0 0-0 0, Riley Shepherd 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 10 12-17 34

PLYMOUTH (28) (2-10)

Bales 2 0-1 6, Yoder 1 2-4 4, Strain 3 2-2 10, Feece 0 2-4 2, Wray 2 0-2 4, Mills 1 0-0 2, Aker 0 0-0 0, Weidner 0 0-1 0

TEAM: 9 6-14 28

Three-point field goals:

Valley 2 (Cumberland 2),

Plymouth 4 (Strain 2, Bales 2)

Total fouls: Valley 14, Plymouth 16

Turnovers: Valley 15, Plymouth 11

Score by quarters

Valley 4 6 6 18 – 34

Plymouth 8 5 6 9 – 28

Northfield 60, Valley 56 (OT, Jan. 8): Paul Leasure hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points, but Valley dropped a TRC home game to Northfield in overtime on Jan. 8.

Nolan Cumberland had 17 points, and Dawson Perkins recorded a double-double (11 points, 19 rebounds). Rex Kirchenstien had five points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Dillon Tomlinson scored a game-high 24 points for the Norsemen. Clayton Tomlinson added 21.

Valley led 27-21 at halftime. The game was tied 49-49 after regulation. Northfield outscored Valley 11-7 in the overtime.

Northfield made as many free throws (8) as Valley attempted.

NORTHFIELD (60) (3-5, 2-1)

D. Tomlinson 7 5-7 24, Haupert 1 0-2 2, C. Tomlinson 8 1-5 21, Kroh 0 0-0 0, Krom 2 0-2 4, Jayden Peas 2 2-2 6, Osborn 1 0-0 3, Halderman 0 0-0 0, Jaxton Peas 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 21 8-18 60

VALLEY (56) (1-7, 0-2)

Paul Leasure 9 0-0 23, Rex Kirchenstien 2 0-0 5, Nolan Cumberland 6 4-6 17, Chase Miller 0 0-0 0, Dawson Perkins 5 1-2 11, D.J. Estep 0 0-0 0, Braden Shepherd 0 0-0 0, Brendyn Stump 0 0-0 0, Riley Shepherd 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 22 5-8 56

Three-point field goals:

Northfield 10 (D. Tomlinson 5, C. Tomlinson 4, Osborn),

Valley 7 (Leasure 5, Cumberland, Kirchenstien)

Total fouls: Northfield 12, Valley 14

Turnovers: Northfield 9, Valley 17

Score by quarters

Northfield 10 11 17 11 11 – 60

Valley 9 18 10 12 7 – 56

Middle school girls basketball

TVMS 31, Rochester 28 (8th grade, Monday): Mackaylie Costello scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds for the TVMS eighth-graders (4-0) in a win over Rochester Monday.

Lydia Craig scored five points, Avery Wagoner had three, and Carlee Snyder, Bailey Bussard and Emma Patrick had two each.

Snyder also had five rebounds. Madison Thompson had three rebounds, and Bussard had two rebounds.

TVMS 37, Northfield 35 (8th grade, Jan. 11)

TVMS 43, Northfield 21 (7th grade, Jan. 11)

Mackaylie Costello scored 10 points, Avery Wagoner had eight points, Lydia Craig had seven, Emma Patrick had six, Carlee Snyder had four, and Bailey Bussard had two for the TVMS eighth-graders in the win over Northfield Jan. 11.

In the seventh grade game, Gabriella Gonzalez had 20 points, five rebounds, six assists and 19 steals for TVMS in the win. Dalynne Bussard had 12 points, a team-high 10 rebounds, eight steals and five assists. Maci Parker had six points, six rebounds, three steals and one assist. Betty Shepherd had three points, one assist and three steals.

Middle school boys basketball

Peru 33, TVMS 30 (8th grade, Thursday)

TVMS 48, Peru 20 (7th grade, Thursday)

Ian Cooksey scored 13 points, and Blain Sheetz had three points and a team-high seven rebounds for the TVMS eighth-graders (4-13) in a loss to Peru Thursday.

In the seventh-grade game, Grady Moriarty had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Vikings (13-5) in a win over Peru. Gage Overbey added 11 points, and Landon Patrick had nine points.

Rochester 38, TVMS 19 (8th grade, Jan. 12)

TVMS 21, Rochester 18 (7th grade, Jan. 12)

Blain Sheetz scored four points, and Oliver Trigg had three points and three rebounds for the TVMS eighth-graders in a loss to Rochester on Jan. 12.

In the seventh grade game, TVMS won behind Landon Patrick’s 10 points. Grady Moriarty had seven points and four rebounds.

TVMS 33, Wabash 27 (6th grade “A”, Jan. 12)

TVMS 27, Wabash 9 (6th grade “B,” Jan. 12)

Hunter Paxton scored 17 points, and Owen Omondi added 13 for the TVMS sixth grade “A” team (8-2) in a season-ending win over Wabash Jan. 12. Max Harsh added two ponts, and Greyson Shoemaker had one.

TVMS also won the “B” game behind 10 points each from Damian Garcia and Owen Ryan. Parker Adamson had seven.

Plymouth Lincoln 53, TVMS 8 (8th grade, championship, Jan. 9)

TVMS 38, Urey 20 (8th grade, first round, Jan. 9)

Tristyn Ragon scored four points, and Blain Sheetz added two points and five rebounds, but the TVMS eighth-graders lost in the championship game of the Urey Tournament to Plymouth Lincoln Jan. 9.

The Vikings reached the championship game with a 38-20 win over Urey earlier in the day. Ian Cooksey scored 16 points, and DeOndre Hamilton added 10. Oliver Trigg had six points and a team-high eight rebounds.

LaPorte Kessling 42, TVMS 41 (7th grade, 2 OT, championship, Jan. 9)

TVMS 46, Urey 33 (7th grade, first round, Jan. 9)

Landon Patrick scored 11 points, and Gage Overbey had nine points for the TVMS seventh-graders in a double overtime loss to LaPorte Kessling in the championship game of the Urey Tournament Jan. 9. Grady Moriarty added seven points and a team-high seven rebounds.

The seventh-graders reached the championship game with a 46-33 win over Urey earlier in the day. Patrick scored 19 points, and Overbey added 15. Moriarty had a team-high five rebounds.


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