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High School Basketball Roundup for December 30, 2021

VICTORIA JACOBSEN | The Journal Gazette

ELNORA – Blackhawk Christian beat Class 3A No. 6 Brownstown Central 77-61 on Thursday to win the Daviess County Classic. Lewis Jones led the Braves (9-0) with 23 points and Josh Furst and Gage Sefton each scored 16. Sefton was named the tournament MVP, while Furst and Jones were also named to the all-tournament team. 

Clay City Tournament

NORTH SIDE 56, MARTINSVILLE 53 (OT) – At Clay City, the Legends won their fourth game in a row and their first overtime game of the season to claim the Clay City title. North Side hit six of eight free throws and Rodney Woods made a field goal to outscore the Artesians 8-5 in overtime. Jordan Green led the team with 18 points and Woods scored 17. 

Hall of Fame Classic

NEW CASTLE – Homestead (8-4) lost to Cathedral 62-50 and then beat Connersville 62-33 in the consolation game on Thursday evening. Fletcher Loyer scored 28 points in the first game and 30 in the second, making nine 3s over the course of the day. Grady Swing scored 10 points and Andrew Leeper had 12 rebounds against Connersville. 

EASTSIDE 38, WEST NOBLE 37 – At Ligonier, Eastside's Owen Willard scored on a put-back with less than a second left in the game to keep the Blazers (10-0) undefeated. Gabe Trevino, who missed the first attempt at a game-winner, led all scorers with 15 points and Willard scored nine. Austin Cripe of West Noble scored 14 and Julio Macias had 11. 

Girls Basketball

Wawasee Classic

SYRACUSE – The Norwell girls (12-3) won their 400th game under coach Eric Thornton with a 55-44 win over Plymouth and then made it 401 in the evening with a 49-42 win over Wawasee. Thornton is the 23rd Indiana girls basketball coach to win at least 400 games. 

Huntington North beat Wawasee 46-41 – overcoming a 10-point deficit in the final five minutes of the game – and then beat Plymouth 37-22 on Thursday. Grace Sell scored 22 points in the first game and 13 points with eight rebounds in the second. Molly Daugherty had nine points in each game. The Vikings are 11-3 and have won their last eight. 

Lady Tiger Tournament

WARSAW – Garrett beat Warsaw 63-57 in the tournament final after each team easily won their semifinal game; Garrett beat Kokomo 40-18 and Warsaw (11-5) beat Chesterton 54-17. Nataley Armstrong led the Railroaders (14-1) with 26 points in the final, while Warsaw's Abby Saner scored 16 and Kacilyn Krebs scored 14. 

Interra Classic

MIDDLEBURY – The Bishop Dwenger girls won their third pool-play game of the two-day tournament on Thursday morning, beating Rushville 52-41. That sent the Saints (7-11) to the third-seed game, where they lost to Knox 52-41. 

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