The Bellmont Braves 8th grade boys’ basketball team battled to a runner-up finish in the Commodore Classic tournament held at St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur on Friday and Saturday, January 3-4, finishing with a 3-2 record on the weekend.
The Classic was a seven-team tournament comprised of teams from Decatur, Ossian, New Haven, and Fort Wayne. The BMS Braves' only losses in the tournament were to eventual champion and #1-seeded St. John the Baptist of Fort Wayne.
Tonight's contest at Bellmont between the Braves and the South Adams Starfires will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m. after the JV game. The broadcast will begin the pregame at approximately 7:20 or when the JV game is completed. To view the game, click the link below, then log in with a username and password for the free service. Enjoy the game!
Free throws were the key to the game for Bellmont in both winning and nearly losing to Heritage on Friday night as the Braves held on to a 62-58 overtime victory over the visiting Pats.
"We're pleased with getting a win," noted Bellmont coach John Baker whose team improved to 3-4 on the season with the victory. "There is no such thing as a bad win. With that said we made things more interesting than they should have been. Taking care of the basketball and sinking free throws and it wouldn't have gone to OT."
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"We're strong enough to win it, and there are a couple of other teams that are equally as good if not better. It comes down to bonus points," sized up Adams Central wrestling coach Doug Schultz, on the chances that his squad successfully defends its Class A state wrestling championship Saturday at Westfield High School.
MONROE— Apparently, football is not the only sport where inches matter.
Alex Byerly sank a game-tying three-pointer with six seconds to play against visiting Bellmont on Saturday night but had a small part of his heel on the sideline in the process and the shot did not count.
The result was a Braves victory that seemed a lot closer than it could have been at the Hangar in Monroe, 58-54.
MISHAWAKA — "It was by far my most favorite match that I've ever had...in my life," stated Bellmont senior 220-pounder Fletcher Shaneyfelt after he outhustled and outsmarted his South Bend Riley foe, Tremayne Perryman, 11-8 in the final Bellmont match of the day, earning him at least an eighth place in the 32-team Al Smith lnvitational.
Tonight the Squaws welcome county-rival Adams Central to the Teepee for a game of two teams desperately needing a win. The Lady Jets (1-8) and Bellmont (0-10) square off beginning with the JV at 6:15 p.m. with the varsity to follow 20 minutes after.
The DDD webcast pregame show will begin at the end of the JV match or approximately 7:15 p.m. To view the gamecast, click the link below, then log in with a username and password. Enjoy the free service!
Tonight the Squaws host the Lady Bulldogs of New Haven on the hardwood. The varsity contest will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. The DDD pre-game show will begin at 7:15 or approximately when the JV contest concludes.
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WOODBURN—Despite holding a one point lead with under two minutes to go in the fourth quarter, three turnovers in the final minute turned out to be the deciding factor as Adams Central fell to the Woodlan Warriors by a score of 54-50 on Friday night.
The Warriors' senior guard Greg White came up big for Woodlan in the final quarter scoring five points and collecting three steals. His two biggest points of the contest came with 7.1 seconds as he connected on two free throws to give the home team a four-point lead.