MONROE—The opening round of the 91st boys and 40th girls ACAC basketball tournament opened for Adams Central and Southern Wells at the Hangar Tuesday night with the Adams Central boys posting a 61-49 victory over the Raiders while the Wells County girls breezed past the Jets by a 58-28 count.
KINGSLAND — A highly-motivated Bellmont wrestling team turned in it's top performance of the season Monday night at Norwell, denying No. 18 East Noble a second consecutive victory over the Braves. With the convincing 37-22 NHC win, Bellmont racked up a second win over a top-20 team in three days, and now leads the series with the Knights 27-1.
"I just told the kids to go over to the (auxillary) gym, and walk around, talk, find an attitude," explained Bellmont coach Brent Faurote, whose wrestling time out was never more needed, after a 48-21 thrashing by No. 15 Mishawaka in Saturday's Main Event, likely the toughest super dual in the state.
"We did not wrestle with an attitude against Mishawaka ... but then we came back and wrestled really well in the Bloomington South match."
MONROE—Despite a gutsy second half performance on Friday night, the Adams Central Lady Jets (3-9) fell just short of the win as they fell to the Heritage Patriots (9-3) by a score of 41-38 at the Hangar.
"Overall, I thought our second half performance was one of the best stretches we've played in all season," explained AC head coach Sam Beer. "Heritage is a great team, and the way we were able to come back in the second half the way we did against them was great."
Tonight the Squaws entertain the Columbia City Lady Eagles on the hardwood beginning with the JV game at 6:30 p.m. The webcast will begin with a pre-game show at approximately 7:25 p.m. or after the reserve contest.
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Wayne Trace and Homestead are slated to be new entrants in Saturday's annual Main Event slated for the Bellmont High School gymnasiums.
The poor weather and road conditions which have kept school closed this week could cut down on the eight-team wrestling field. Adjustments will then be made in the schedule, released today by Bellmont assistant coach Tim Myers.
Bellmont will host NHC foe Homestead tonight at the Teepee with the jayvee action slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Braves will bring in a 6-3 mark while Homestead, according to the last NHC statistic sheet, is 3-1 in duals.
Bellmont has been idle since the Al Smith Invitational on Dec. 26 and 27 at Mishawaka. The Braves had a strong showing, garnering seven indivdual places while earning sixth place as a team in the 32-team tournament.
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."