Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Breaking News

Sports

November 16, 2013

Lady Kats turn back Tigers in season opener

Love leads charge as Kokomo leads wire to wire.

It looked like the girls basketball season opener it was Friday at Northwestern as visiting Kokomo took a 51-41 win over an injury-plagued but stubborn Tiger squad.

“Sloppy” would be the kindest way to describe a contest in which the teams combined for a whopping 71 turnovers.

But both teams also found some bright spots, especially in the second half, as the squads settled in and played much better basketball over the final 16 minutes. Several times the Lady Kats appeared ready to turn the game into a runaway, but Northwestern’s young team never gave in and kept it close to the end.

The brightest spot for the Kats was the 3-point shooting of senior Jasmine Love, who sank 5 of 9 attempts en route to a game-high 18 points. Two other seniors, starter Alanis Jones and sub Cierra Tinder, scored 11 points apiece for Kokomo.

With five players in street clothes due to injury and only one senior dressed for the game, the Tigers hung tough, relying on the steady inside play of sophomore post Brooke Treadway, who posted a double-double with 13 points and a whopping 19 rebounds.

Early on, it appeared the Kats might be headed to a blowout win. Kokomo scored the first nine points of the game before quick NW junior guard Kaitlyn Daanen sank two free throws to make it 9-2 at the first stop.

Northwestern struggled early, turning the ball over on its first seven possessions of the game. But Kokomo had trouble finding the basket and made plenty of errors of its own to allow the Tigers to stay close.

Treadway’s basket early in the second period cut the lead to 9-4, but Kokomo responded and stretched the lead to 20-12 on Schnetavia Williams’ hoop with 1:03 to play in the half. Treadway answered with a hoop-and-harm three-point play to cut it to 20-15, but Kaila Stiner hit a pair of freebies to put the Kats up 22-15 at intermission.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • NFL Preseason Watch Out Football [Duplicate] Manziel scores as NFL's top-selling jersey CLEVELAND (AP) — Second on Cleveland's depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this week as a backup, had the league's top-selling jersey since April 1. The league

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT072214 - B1 briefs - mug Sports briefs for Tuesday, July 22 Kokomo’s Tionna Brown is set to compete in the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships this week at Humble, Texas.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT072114 - Post 6 baseball - pic Sixers close with split The Kokomo Post 6 senior baseball squad split a doubleheader against Highland Post 180 on Sunday at CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park, putting the wraps on a successful regular season.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • White is Athlete of the Week White played well in the Boys State Junior Championship at the Bloomington C.C.

    July 21, 2014

  • Sports briefs for Monday, July 21 Three Howard County youth baseball all-star squads are advancing to Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional tournaments.

    July 21, 2014

  • SPL - KT072014 - John Martino column - pic 1 (small) MARTINO: Poison ivy is prevalent in summer “Looks like you got into some poison ivy again,” I said to my mother last week. It was easy to tell as a red rash covered her arms and her face was painfully swollen. She is one of those people who loves being outdoors yet highly allergic to the common plant. Sometimes I believe she can get the rash by simply looking at the noxious weed.

    July 20, 2014 4 Photos

  • Sports brief for Sunday, July 20 Sixers win twice to take 1st in tourneyCRAWFORDSVILLE — The Kokomo Post 6 American Legion baseball team won twice Saturday to take the championship of the four-team Crawfordsville Tournament.The Sixers beat Greene County 11-0 in five innings in the s

    July 20, 2014

  • SPL - KT071914 - B1 briefs - mug Sports briefs for Saturday, July 19 Kokomo's Tyler White put together an impressive run in the Boys State Junior Golf Championship this week at the Bloomington Country Club.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT071814 Brett Bowman column Brett Bowman: Getting up to speed with Indiana Sprint Week Two-time defending USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series champion Bryan Clauson scored his first career win at the Terre Haute Action Track Wednesday to kick off the second half of the 2014 version of Indiana Sprint Week.Clauson, the defending ISW c

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Friday, July 18 Sixers fall to Plymouth 1-0 on the roadPLYMOUTH — Plymouth Post 27 beat Kokomo 1-0 with a run in the bottom of the seventh inning of the nine-inning American Legion baseball game Thursday night.“If you’re a baseball fan, it’s one of those games that

    July 18, 2014