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Friday, January 14, 2022 1:00 am

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Northrop girls edge past Bellmont on late 3

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After dropping a four-point decision to Bellmont at home in the 2020-21 season, Northrop exacted revenge Wednesday night in Decatur, getting a three-pointer from Niya Bell with 1.4 seconds remaining to knock off the Braves, 42-39.

Northrop emerged in a contest that stayed tight throughout, as the teams entered halftime tied at 16.

The Bruins and Braves stood tied at 39 with 54 seconds to go before Bell's late heroics. Nevaeh and Saniya Jackson scored 18 and 11 points, respectively, for Northrop (10-5), while Sydney Keane's 13-point effort proved tops for Bellmont (12-6).

BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN 52, BETHANY CHRISTIAN 38: At Blackhawk, the Braves moved to 3-0 against Class A Sectional 51 opponents. Three players for Blackhawk (14-6) broke double figures – Allie Boyer (17 points), Aubrie Swain (11) and Hailee Kline (10).

WHITKO 55, LAKEWOOD PARK 46: In South Whitley, the Wildcats claimed glory in a catfight against the Panthers to snap a seven-game slide. Frannie Talarico scored 19 for Lakewood Park (6-11), while Whitko upped its record to 4-11.

CANTERBURY 27, NORTH SIDE 00: At Canterbury, the Cavaliers improved to 2-2 in their last four games, edging the Legends in a defensive struggle. North Side (2-16) led 22-21 after three quarters but mustered only a basket by Zara Nokour in the final stanza. Olivia Hamilton paced Canterbury (3-13) with eight points.

NECC Tournament

Consolation round

CENTRAL NOBLE 66, HAMILTON 14: In Hamilton, the Cougars knocked off the Marines for the eighth time in a row. Central Noble holds an 11-7 record on the season, while Hamilton fell to 1-10.

WESTVIEW 34, FREMONT 33: In Topeka, the Warriors and Eagles battled to an 18-all tie through three quarters before Westview outscored Fremont 16-15 in the fourth to eke out a win. Hope Bortner's three-pointer with five seconds remaining proved the difference for the Warriors. Jada Rhonehouse's double-double (23 points, 10 rebounds) paced the Eagles (6-12).

FAIRFIELD 44, WEST NOBLE 27: In Benton, the NECC's second-place Falcons took an 18-11 halftime lead, then won the second half by 10 to improve to 3-4 against the Chargers in the NECC Tournament since the 2000-01 season. West Noble (5-13) will get another crack at Fairfield to close the regular season Jan. 28.


NECC Tournament

Consolation round

ANGOLA 72, HAMILTON 22: In Hamilton, the Hornets extended their win streak over the Marines to 24 games. Hamilton last defeated Angola on the opening night of the 2000-01 season, an 80-74 victory in Hamilton. The Hornets now stand 4-6, the Marines 0-11.

FAIRFIELD 72, CHURUBUSCO 36: In Benton, the Falcons moved back over .500 on the season, halting a quick two-game slide by doubling up the Eagles. Churubusco (0-9) has split its last 14 games against Fairfield.


GARRETT 65, CENTRAL NOBLE 12: In Garrett, the Railroaders put the finishing touches on an undefeated dual meet season against NECC foes. Tanner McMain (126 pounds), Hayden Williams (132), Brayden Baker (145), Chase Leech (152) and Kaidin Colburn (160) each won by pin for Garrett (13-4, 10-0).

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