Archive - Nov 2012 - Sports Article
The lid on the Bellmont basket that had earlier in the game been receptive to cashing in free throws closed tight in the final minutes of Saturday night's non-conference girls varsity basketball game with Heritage as the Squaws missed eight of their final nine tries in the fourth quarter and Heritage escaped with a 52-43 win.
PORTLAND—Jay County jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after five Bellmont turnovers in the first two and a half minutes of the game and never looked back cruising to a 41-20 non-conference home win over the Squaws.
So dominant were the Patriots is evidenced by the fact they always led by a margin that was at least double what Bellmont had on the board.
FORT WAYNE—Two weeks into the girls basketball season, the Lady Jets played their first game.
Such is the penalty for a regional volleyball title as a slightly rusty Adams Central squad fell to an athletic Blackhawk Christian team 42-33 on Friday night.
The Lady Braves, now 2-2, clearly had a grasp on the game plan. Get the ball to 6'1" Brittney Chalfant.
In last weekend’s Norwell Invitational, Bishop Dwenger finished in second place and Bellmont in fourth, leading Bellmont coach Drew Norby to have an idea of how Thursday’s dual meet would go against Bishop Dwenger and Bishop Luers.
As it turned out, Norby had no idea.
Bellmont won the meet by three points against Bishop Dwenger, 134-131, and Bishop Luers came in third with 63 points.
The Squaws fell to 1-2 on the season after falling to Bishop Dwenger at the Teepee on Tuesday night, 47-34.
Scoring once again came at a premium for Bellmont who, for the first time this season, could not keep their opponent in check defensively. One reason for the change...Ally Christman.
The senior poured it on the Squaws all night long finishing with 21 points on 7-10 shooting from the field including a blistering 4-5 from beyond the arc.
OSSIAN—It's still early in the season for girls swimming but Jay County, Bishop Dwenger and Oak Hill battled back and forth Saturday for the team title at the Norwell Girls Swim Invitational before the Patriots prevailed by a 239-234-233.5 count over Dwenger and Oak Hill.
Bellmont finished fourth overall with 167.5 points followed by South Adams 136, Norwell 82, Bluffton 78, Columbia City 69, and Adams Central 7.
After Bellmont's shaky start on Tuesday was followed by a mediocre first half against Woodlan at the Teepee on Friday night, it seemed as though the Squaws were doomed to a long season.
That all changed with a 17-6 advantage in the third quarter eventually leading to a nail-biting 42-41 victory over the Woodlan Warriors for Bellmont's first win of the season.
BERNE—Reminiscent of Bellmont/Concordia on Tuesday, South Adams' opener felt a lot like a pre-season affair against the Daleville Broncos with plenty of missed shots, turnovers, and slow offense.
When the rust settled after the final horn, the Broncos escaped with a 23-21 victory over the Lady Starfires ruining first-year coach Brett Freeman's debut.
It was not a scorer's game at the Teepee on Tuesday night as the Bellmont Squaws hosted Concordia Lutheran in their season opener losing 42-25.
By the end of the first quarter, it definitely appeared to be the first game of the season for both squads as Bellmont led 3-2 after the frame. Audrey Schultz' three-point play off of an offensive rebound with 3:40 left put the Squaws on the board for the first time as she was slapped on the arm putting the lay-up back in.
DENVER, IN—The stage was set.
After drawing Tipton once again in the opener, then meeting North Miami in the championship for a rematch of last season's sectional championship, AC needed only to win over the Warriors to earn a second shot at Sheridan at the regional level after they defeated Tri-Central.