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December 22, 2013

Kings motor to finish

Late run pushes Cass girls past Taylor


Kaleigh Atchley led Maconaquah (0-10, 0-3 MIC) with 11 points, and Jalyn Windsor added eight.


Taylor Davis scored 17 points and Cecelia Rayl added 14 to lead the Trojans past the visiting Blackhawks in Hoosier Heartland Conference play.

Sheridan (8-2, 1-2 HHC) led 34-31 at the end of the third quarter, but TC (5-3, 1-1) forged a 42-all tie by the close of regulation and then won the game in overtime.

“The girls played with heart. We’ve been asking for it,” TC coach Kyle Stage said. “Against [Clinton] Prairie earlier this week, in our first conference game, I’m not sure we knew how to win and [Saturday], I’m hoping we figured that out. We played smarter at the end of the game and we rebounded like crazy. Any time a shot went up on either end, we had our hands on it and we refused to let them tie us up.”

Hadley DeWeese led the Trojans with 13 rebounds.

One of the differences in the game was free-throw shooting. TC made 12 of 17 attempts while Sheridan made just 5 of 13.



Kokomo finished third in the event at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis with 43 points, behind champion Columbus North, which edged out Bloomington South 128-125 for the team title. Lafayette Jeff was fourth with 32 points.

The Wildkats grabbed five third-place finishes. The team of Logan Hawk, Jordan Bousum, Nathan Banush and Caleb Cook took third in the 200 medley relay in 1:52.4.

Blake Brookshire was third in the 50 free (:23.6) and 100 free (:52.48), while Bousum followed closely behind in fourth place in the 50 free in :23.8.

The team of Cook, Bousum, Brookshire and Phillip Heilman took third in the 200 free relay, but a clock malfunction prevented times from being tabulated. Banush, Bousum, Brookshire and Hawk added a third-place finish in the 400 free relay in 3:37.94.

“There were some pretty tough teams there in Columbus North and Bloomington South,” Kokomo coach Jay Glick said. “Those types of teams are pretty tough to get ahead of, but it was a good experience for our guys to see that level of competition and know it’s out there. This was a good chance for us to see that.”

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