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March 5, 2014

Sports briefs for Wednesday, March 5

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Simpson played in 26 games this year. He averaged 4.3 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

Simpson will remain on scholarship at Purdue.

– Purdue sports information department

Western’s Givens earns District 2 honors

Western senior Jessica Givens was named the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s District 2 girls player of the week after helping lead the Panthers to a Class 3A semistate victory last week.

A 5-foot-10 wing, Givens scored 10 points and grabbed nine boards, helping No. 6-ranked Western (22-3) defeat Norwell 41-31 Saturday in the northern semistate at Warsaw. She shared game-high scoring honors with teammate Carley O’Neal and was the game’s top rebounder.

The Panthers face No. 2 Evansville Mater Dei (26-1) in Saturday’s Class 3A state final at The Hulman Center in Terre Haute. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m.

Western has tickets, priced at $15, on sale in the athletic office.

Travel hoops program schedules signups

The Carver Cougars summer basketball travel program will hold signups from 5-7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, March 12, at the Carver Community Center. The program is open to boys and girls grades 3-12. Teams will play approximately 27 games including a tournament in Fort Wayne.

The cost is $240 per player.

Anyone interested in playing or coaching or in need of more information should contact Josh McFarland at 765-434-6956.

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