By TRIBUNE SPORTS STAFF
---- — Tipton senior Kacie Juday scored 23 points to become the program’s all-time leading scorer in a 77-47 victory over Tri-Central Wednesday night, passing her sister Brooklyn for the career mark.
“I couldn’t have done it without my teammates all four years,” Kacie said. “It was even neater to pass my sister. It was like a record she passed down to me [to break], I guess you could say. I actually didn’t know how close I was because I didn’t want the pressure, so I asked [Brooklyn] and coach [Nick Comer] not to tell me. My sister has wanted this for me forever and has always encouraged me to beat it.
“It’s nice to not have the pressure anymore. We’re ready for the team to win some championships, and I’m ready to help them do that.”
Brooklyn, who now plays at the University of Pennsylvania, scored 1,189 points from 2009-12. Kacie, Stony Brook University recruit, scored on a layup on Tipton’s first possession of the fourth quarter to pass her sister, and now stands at 1,191 career points.
“Her maturation over the last four years, from a coaching standpoint, has really been a joy to watch,” Tipton coach Nick Comer said of Kacie. “To see her physically evolve as a player and emotionally evolve as a person, of all my years of coaching, is one of the things I will take away having the most positive memories of.”
The Class 2A No. 6-ranked Blue Devils (9-3) raced out to a 25-10 lead at the first stop and took a 47-26 lead into the half before holding the Trojans to five points in the third quarter to go up 63-31.
Kacie Juday also added a game-high 10 rebounds in the win. Macie Lively added 17 points and four assists for the Blue Devils, while Molly Mahaney added 11 points and Lela Crawford added 10 points to the victory cause.
Cecelia Rayl led TC (7-7) with 11 points and seven rebounds, while Shelby Ramsey added nine points.
Western 146, Eastern 37
Glen Brown and Asa Sheffer were quadruple winners, and Josh Jansen, Matt Duke, Conner Hill and Reggie Manuel were triple winners for Western in their dominant win over Eastern.
Brown won in the 200-yard freestyle (1:46.54) and 100 backstroke (:56.07). Sheffer was tops in the 100 butterfly (:57.28) and 500 freestyle (5:23.40). Jansen took first in the 200 individual medley (2:21.23). Duke was first in the 50 freestyle (:23.64). Hill won the 100 freestyle (:54.88), and Manuel was tops in the 100 breast stroke (1:11.04). Cody Cox won the diving program with a score of 203.76.
In the relays, the team of Sheffer, Manuel, Jansen and Hill won the 200 medley relay (1:52.15). The foursome of Duke, Manuel, Jansen and Brown won the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.06), and Sheffer, Hill, Duke and Brown teamed up to win the 400 freestyle relay (3:29.57).
“We had two meets this week, and we are swimming well,” Western coach Brad Bennett said. “Chris Kirkendall was second in diving with almost breaking 200, and we are really proud of him on having a personal best score.”
Harrison 60, Kokomo 42West Lafayette 58, Kokomo 44
Blake Brookshire and Logan Hawk were double winners for the Katfish in their double dual.
Brookshire won in the 50 freestyle (:23.23) and Hawk was tops in the 100 backstroke (1:04.42). Both Hawk and Brookshire teamed up with Caleb Cook and Jordan Bousum in winning the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.09). In the meet against Harrison, Jacob Benzinger was also added to the winners’ list with a first in the 100 breast stroke (1:10.35).
“It was kind of a tough meet after having swam in the North Central Conference meets this past weekend,” Kokomo coach Jay Glick said. “We hit tough competition with two dual meets, and the guys didn’t back down. I was proud of how they swam.”
Western 132, Eastern 54
Summer Brown was a quadruple winner. Claire Casner was a triple winner, and Lilly Armour, Danielle Pate and Brittany Lake were double winners for the Panthers.
Brown was tops in the 200 individual medley (2:12.12) and 50 freestyle (:25.20). Casner took first in the 100 butterfly (1:07.66). Pate won the 100 freestyle (1:01.09). Lake placed first in the 500 freestyle (5:54.95). Annie Boytim won the diving program (180.75), and Anna Constable was tops in the 100 backstroke (1:12.96).
In the relays, Casner, Armour, Brown teamed up with Ally Purvis in winning the 200 freestyle relay (1;49.28), and the team of Casner, Pate, Lake and Brown combined in winning the 400 freestyle relay (4:02.01).
“The girls swam with some really nice depth,” Western coach Brad Bennett said. “All the swimmers had races that were close. For instance, in the 200 freestyle, all the girls were with in three seconds of each other, and it was also that way in the 500 freestyle.”
Katie Swartzendruber was a double winner for Eastern.
Swartzendruber won the 100 breast stroke (1:19.85), and Swartzendruber teamed up with Alicia Eckart, Callie Burnett and Avery Ewing in winning the 200 medley relay (2:08.12).
Harrison 81, Kokomo 21West Lafayette 77, Kokomo 24
Senior Hannah Reecer picked up a win in the diving program in the final home meet of her career with a score of 160.95 to lead the Wildkats on senior night.
Sydney Glassburn finished second in the 50 free in :30.06, while Brooke Dill (100 back, 1:13.89) and Autumn Carroll (100 breast stroke, 1:24.60) both added fourth-place finishes for Kokomo.
“We knew both teams would be incredibly competitive,” Kokomo coach Donita Walters said. “It was senior night so we let the seniors set the event lineup, and we had girls swim events they’ve never swam before. The score doesn’t indicate how much fun we had. We had them a little outside of their comfort zone, but they did exceptionally well.”
Maconaquah 42, Southwood 33
Chase Wilson (126), Ryan Hintz (132), Daniel Stephenson (138), Wesley Wilson (152), Taylor McKinley (170) and Nick Ingram (195) each won by pin for the Braves.
Seth Parason won by decision, 7-4, at 120, and Jimmy Sunday scored a 16-9 decision at 160.