Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Sports

March 5, 2014

Hot-shooting Twin Lakes ends Mac's season

MONTICELLO — Maconaquah’s boys basketball season came to an end as the Braves fell to the host Indians 62-50 in the opening round of the Class 3A Twin Lakes Sectional on Tuesday.

Twin Lakes (14-7) advances to play Benton Central (10-11) in the first semifinal game at 6 p.m. Friday. The sectional resumes tonight with Northwestern vs. Peru at 6 p.m. followed by Western vs. West Lafayette.

The Braves (6-13) fell behind early as the Indians jumped out 8-0. K.J. Walton gave Maconaquah its first two points of the game at the 2:34 mark. Mac coach Andy Steele then put in Nick Love, who hit 3 of 4 3-pointers in the final two minutes, and Maconaquah led 11-10 at the end of the first break.

It was even for the first two minutes of the second quarter, but Twin Lakes went on a 10-0 run to take a 26-15 lead with 1:17 left in the half. Mac cut it to six (26-20) on a 3-pointer by Trevor Hagan at the buzzer.

Twin Lakes outscored Maconaquah in each of the last three quarters (16-9 second, 17-15 third and 19-15 fourth) to pull away.

“It look like [the Indians] were hitting golf balls into the ocean at the start,” Maconaquah coach Andy Steele said. “Everything was going in for them, once they got started. We kind of struggled to make shots. Once Nick got us on board, we kind of settle ourselves down. We got into a game of basketball.

“Basketball is a game of runs, but unfortunately, they had one or two more than we did, and we couldn’t come back there at the end.”

Maconaquah’s defense was stellar at times, but Twin Lakes was shooting the lights out in the second half with a 12-for-20 performance (60 percent) from the field, while Maconaquah shot 11 of 23 (47.8 percent) from the field.

“I talked to the coaches about this, and it was how many times were we out on a shooter with a hand in his face,” Steele said. “They were still making them. A lot of the shots they made [Tuesday], we had good defense. My hat’s off to Twin Lakes. They are a very good ball club. We played like I wanted us to play all season.”

Walton led Maconaquah with 15 points, and Love followed with 14.

Tyler Reddington led Twin Lakes with 19 points.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • SPL - KT082114 Brett Bowman column-pic Smackdown gets rolling tonight The three biggest nights of the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series’ season kick off tonight and conclude Saturday night with the third-running of the Stoops’ Freightliner Sprint Car Smackdown at the Kokomo Speedway.The event is rapidly gaining mo

    August 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kokomo tennis 04 Prep roundup for Thursday, Aug. 21: Kokomo tennis tops Alex Kokomo’s boys tennis team topped Alexandria 4-1 on the Wildkat courts on Wednesday to even the Kats’ record at 1-1.The No. 1 doubles team of Blake Brookshire and Joey Hurlocker won 6-2, 6-4 and were the first point off the court for the Kats. The No.

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor fball practice 01 Titans adjusting on the fly to new coach When Taylor found itself without a football coach after the sudden departure of Eric Davis in the first week of preseason practice, the school turned to one person who couldn’t say no, no matter how difficult the situation.Long-time girls basketball

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • EHSvsPeruFB 19 Peru looks to take another step in the right direction The Peru football team posted a 4-6 record last year, which marked the Bengal Tigers’ best showing since the 2000 team went 7-5.Peru coach Bob Prescott would like to build on its 2013 success.“We are trying to improve every day, and taking it one day

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jenkins card Greatest Save brings Major Leaguers to Kokomo Community First Bank Executive Vice President Bob Hickman saw first hand the great benefits and excitement the Greatest Save program brought to the community of Evansville the last two years. He watched as Major League Baseball legends like Rollie Fi

    August 21, 2014 3 Photos

  • Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars NEW YORK (AP) — There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head. You can't see them from far away, but up close, tiny gray hairs are starting to emerge — color-sapped reminders that the New York Jets quarterback is no longer the speedy y

    August 20, 2014

  • SPL - KT082014 - Western football preview - pic FOOTBALL: Western preview Western's football team ran the ball on 575 of its 634 offensive plays last season. Three players combined to account for 424 of the rushing attempts. Expect a much different look from the Panthers under new coach Ronnie Jankovich.

    August 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPL - KT082014 - Cass football preview - mug FOOTBALL: Cass preview Lewis Cass may lack experience entering this season, but not moxie. The Kings return just a handful of starters from last year’s team that finished 5-5, one of the few teams in recent program history that did not win more games than it lost.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT082014 - County boys XC preview - pic BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Howard County preview Western's boys cross country team is ready to chase after more championship hardware. The Panthers are four-time defending Mid-Indiana Conference champions and two-time defending Logansport Sectional winners.

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep roundup for Wednesday, Aug. 20 Taylor's boys soccer team got its season off to a flying start with a 5-1 victory over Western on Tuesday night, highlighted by a hat trick from Hunter Stephens. It marked the first time the Titans had beaten the Panthers in Mike Shane's tenure as coach.

    August 20, 2014

Featured Ads
SportsKT twitter
More kokomotribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Manfred, Torre and MLB Take Ice Bucket Challenge Bank of America Reaches Record $17B Settlement Holder Reassures Ferguson Community With Visit GlobalPost CEO Remembers Foley As a Brave Man Seth Meyers Rolls Out Emmy Red Carpet Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.