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January 24, 2014

Sports briefs for Friday, Jan. 24

Girls HCT final moved to Monday night

The Howard County Girls Basketball Tournament is scheduled to conclude on Monday after the final day of the tourney was postponed Thursday due to difficult winter weather.

The schedule of play remains the same with the consolation to tip off at 6 p.m. at Taylor, and the championship to follow at approximately 7:45. The junior varsity championship is at 6 p.m. in the middle school gym.

The consolation game features Eastern vs. Northwestern. Taylor and Western will clash in the final.

League games top boys hoops schedule

If Mother Nature allows, there is a heavy slate of conference games tonight on the KT-area boys basketball schedule.

In the Mid-Indiana Conference, league leaders Hamilton Heights and Peru are both on the road tonight. Heights (6-3, 2-0 MIC) visits Eastern (1-7, 0-2), while Peru (5-6, 2-0) visits Taylor (3-6, 0-2).

Also in the MIC tonight, Howard County Tournament champion Western (6-3, 2-1) hosts Maconaquah (3-5, 0-2), and Northwestern (4-4, 2-1) hosts Cass (6-2, 1-1).

In the Hoosier Conference tonight, six-time defending league champion Tipton (6-2, 2-0) hosts Benton Central (3-7, 1-3). Tipton and West Lafayette share the Hoosier lead.

And in the Hoosier Heartland Conference tonight, Tri-Central (4-5, 1-1) hosts Carroll (5-5, 1-1), and Clinton Central (2-8, 0-2) hosts HHC leader Rossville (7-3, 3-0).

Saturday’s big game has Tipton visiting Kokomo (6-6). Also Saturday: Western hosts Tri-Central; Northwestern hosts Mississinewa; Taylor entertains Clinton Central; Eastern visits Northfield; Cass visits Delphi; and Carroll visits Pioneer.

Kokomo girls hoops falls to McCutcheon

LAFAYETTE — Kokomo couldn’t hold off McCutcheon as the Mavericks defeated the Wildkats 53-47 at McCutcheon High School Thursday in girls basketball action.

The Wildkats (9-6) were up 35-33 at the end of the third quarter, but a 20-12 run in the fourth by the Mavericks (9-8) changed the outcome of the game.

McCutcheon hit 15 of 17 free throws in the second half, compared to Kokomo’s 4 of 10 from the line.

“The game changer was the free-throw line,” Kokomo coach Snyder said.

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