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January 18th, 2013
BLUFFTON—It was a 42-42 tie with 1:35 left in the ball game when Chandler Prible stole a pass at mid-court and drove in for a lay-up that put Bluffton up for good on the Adams Central Flying Jets Friday night at the Tigers' Den.
Both teams entered the contest 3-0 in the ACAC but Bluffton was the team hoisting up the hardware after knocking off Woodlan in the title game at the Coliseum last week for the conference crown.
MONROE – The Bellmont girls’ and boys’ swimming and diving teams swept Adams Central on Thursday, but Jets coaches Patti Sauer and Lana Shoaf received a celebratory push in the pool anyway.
The reason for the celebration – continuing improvement from their swimmers. After sweeping Wabash on Tuesday, the Adams Central swimmers begged to see their coaches take a dip. They were safe on Tuesday, but not so on Thursday.
"There's going to be a good team race Saturday at the NHC, but it will be East Noble and Carroll. We're going to have to wrestle well to get third," stated Bellmont wrestling coach Brent Faurote, stating the unthinkable in years past.
Bellmont, which has dominated NHC wrestling, and NEIAC wrestling before that, will not have a part of an conference wrestling championship for the first time in 23 years Saturday after the dust settles at DeKalb High School.
Adams Central started the ACAC campaign with a narrow loss to Leo, but the 1A state champion Jets can get a share of the loop crown by taking care of business at Saturday's tourney at South Adams.
The Jets have four top seeds, two seconds and 12 overall to the three firsts, three seconds and 10 overall of Leo. South Adams, also a contender, has three top seeds and three seconds with nine overall seeds.
The Jets are defending champs, having won both the dual meet season and tourney a year ago.
MONROE—The Eastbrook Lady Panthers, led by sophomore center Brooke Saylor, ruined AC's coaches vs. cancer game at the Hangar with a 41-34 win against the Lady Jets.
Saylor was cancerous in her own right, at least to the Jets' defense. The center was the benefactor of several lobs down low in the first half resulting in Saylor scoring 23 of Eastbrook's 25 points.
Garrett—Almost everyone was looking at the scoreboard as Bellmont dropped a 48-32 to Garrett Tuesday in non-conference girls basketball action.
But Bellmont coach Andy Heim was quick to talk about his teams defense.
He explained when a team is shooting as hot as Garrett was in the first half, his troops had to stay focused.
Common sense says even with the Railroader team hitting close to 60 percent, by coach Heim’s estimation, it could only last so long.
The Norwell girls continued Saturday night where the Norwell boys left off Friday night and polished off the Bellmont Squaws 62-27 in Northeast Hoosier Conference action at the Teepee after the Knights had beaten the BHS boys by 45 a night earlier.
The Norwell pressure caused immediate and constant woes for the Squaws during the game evidenced by the fact that even though Bellmont shot 83.3 percent from the field in the first period, they still trailed 18-10 at the buzzer.
INDIANAPOLIS — Adams Central went 2-3 in their toughest super dual of the season Saturday at Warren Central, beating Carmel and Northwestern while losing by a point to Roncalli, 37-36. Ben Davis beat the Jets 46-23 and host Warren Central, rated fifth overall in the state, dumped the Jets 52-18.
PONETO — In a dual wrestling meet that lasted 34 minutes, South Adams dominated ACAC rival Southern Wells with six falls and took five forfeits in a 70-12 victory.
The win concluded the Starfires dual-meet season at 13-7, while Southern Wells, which competed without standouts Ben Fiechter at 132 and Daniel Beeks at 138, fell to 7-22.
"It was what it was," stated South Adams coach Eric Myers.
KINGSLAND—Norwell's quest for another deep playoff run did not meet much resistance from the Bellmont Braves on Friday night in an 82-37 shellacking at the Castle.
The Knights (8-3) are ranked #12 in the 3A poll, a team that Bellmont will have to face again if they have any aspirations of a sectional title this season.
The Braves entered the contest a week removed from the beating they took at the hands of Columbia City a week prior when they lost by 40.