Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


February 7, 2014

Northwestern, Taylor girls score big wins

Purple Tigers close season on a 3-game roll; Western falls at Cathedral

Northwestern’s girls basketball team pulled away from North Miami in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Warriors 15-5 in that frame to post a 49-33 victory. Northwestern led by just two points at halftime and six going into the final frame.

Sydney Zeck led all scorers, scoring 14 for the Purple Tigers, and Brooke Treadway had a big night with 11 points and 16 rebounds. Olivia McClure added eight points and Sophia Beachy six.

“[It was a] great win for our seniors, Olivia, Kelsey [Richards] and Arika [Richey],” Northwestern coach Kathie Layden said. “They did a great job and played very well.

“Brooke Treadway had another dominating night on the boards. Sydney Zeck had a good all-around game as well.”

Northwestern closed the regular season with three straight wins to improve its record to 9-9.


The Taylor Titans (5-14) celebrated senior night with a comfortable win over Clinton Central (3-16).

Taylor started out with a 14-5 lead at the end of the first quarter, and it increased to 34-13 at halftime, and 47-17 at the end of the third quarter.

“We have been working hard on reversing the ball better,” Taylor coach Dennis Bentzler said. “I thought the kids did a great job of finding the open man, and that was a good feeling to see it happen. All 14 players got to play, and they played very well. It was a good night for everyone.”

Lydia Owens led Taylor with 11 points. Kaitlynn Good added 10 points, and Brie Boehler came up with eight points.


With the loss of Wednesday’s game at Tipton to cancelation, The Class 3A No. 4-ranked Panthers (16-3) picked up a game with Cathedral in Indianapolis to help fill out the schedule.

The Irish (11-8) exacted revenge for a 38-26 loss Western handed them in the Twin Lakes Holiday Tournament on Dec. 27.

Raven Black led Western with 15 points, while Jessica Givens added 11. The loss snapped a seven-game win streak for the Panthers.

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