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Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - November 24, 2005, Logansport, Indiana www pharostribune com Hardnosed Cotts Colts says that isnt why theyre 100 B3 I This page designed by Mike Byers Notre Dame B2 Logansport Ind Thursday Berry Bowl blowouts Logansport sprints past Pioneer 8150 BV CHRIS MAGKINDER PharosTribune sportswriter It happened so quick One minute the game started the next Pioneer coach David McWherter called a timeout The timeout which came into the game didnt help slow down the Logans port boys basketball team Wednesday evening The Berries cruised to an 8150 victory over Pioneer in the opening round of the Cass County Invitational at the Berry Bowl Logansport now will take on Peru for the championship at 8 Saturday while Pioneer will battle with Caston in the consolation game at 6 After the game McWherter told Lo gansport coach Al Rhodes youre going to have a real good The way the Berries played Wednes day that looks to be true And there was nt anyone more excited about that than Rhodes For our first game we played very ef he said Our starting five this is their third year on varsity We know what they can do Were just waiting to see who can do what off the bench Tonight we saw some good There were good things all over for the Berries Ten different players scored in the game five were in double fig ures Logansport also dominated the glass outrebouding Pioneer 3120 Final ly Logansport was able to run its fast break offense to perfection getting most of its points off turnovers Just 71 seconds into the game the Berries had a 70 lead as many fans had nt arrived at the gameyeL By the time it was six oclock the scheduled game time Logansport held a 165 lead and would never let Pioneer make it a game Obviously turnovers are a huge prob lem for McWherter said It was one of our weaknesses last year and were trying to work on that Zach Dietrich had a monster game for the Berries scoring 10 hard earned points in the paint and grabbing 12 rebounds Its definitely a goal I want to get to every Dietrich said of a doubledouble The ball was just falling my way a lot today and the shots were Dietrichs ability to be a force in the paint al lowed the Berries to have a solid insideout side game that is when they werent on the fast break Guard David Tribbett was one of the beneficiaries scoring 11 points includ ing three firstquarter triples Victor scored agamehigh 17 points and Kory Rombold added 12 Kevin Smith was the other player in double figures for the Berries 10 with 10 points Taylor Farrer led Pioneer with 14 points all coming in the fourth quarter including three triples Matt Gates added 11 points and Justin Ruff dropped in eight The Panthers 01 drained eight three pointers on the night And that in an evening that was overall disappointing was one of two things McWherter said his team would take out of the game Positively we are getting experience playing a very good team and getting to see what level we need to be at to be a pretty good he said PharosTribune photo by Angl Turnpaugh BOWLED OVER Logansports Kory Rombold 51 collides with Pioneers Matt Gates 32 during the first half of their opening round game at the Cass County Invitational on Wednesday j ii Ji Gaston outmusd PharosTribune photo by Angl Tumpaugh TOUGH SHOT Castons Scott Rimpler 41 attempts a shot as Perus Jacob Briscoe 51 tries to block Wednesday in the opening round of the Cass County Invitational By GHRIS MACXJNDER PharosTribune sportswriter The Caston boys basketball team didnt have the start to the season it had imagined Going against a tough Peru squad the Comets were flustered offensively Wednesday and fell 6329 in the open ing round of the Cass County Invita tional at the Berry Bowl We got absolutely manhandled physically and said frustrat ed Comets coach Ryan Bales after the game We came out and we were flat f have no reason Despite being bother on the offen sive end because Peru often trapped the ball handler with a double team Caston had plenty of shot attempts The problem was most of them werent easy The Comets shot just 21 percent from the field and rarely got an offen sive rebound as Peru crashed the glass after nearly every shot to negate sec ond chance opportunities Defensively Peru 10 seemed to be more energized rarely letting any Cas ton player drive the lane and contest ing every bounce pass Still Peru Thompson was nt very thrilled with the performance Quite honestly I wasnt pleased with our Thompson said We dou bleteamed the ball which didnt want to and that allowed them to get some open looks We played better de fense when we went Both teams started the game stow and Caston held early leads of 20 and 42 With left in the first quarter the game was knotted at six That was where Peru began to pull away Tigers star Cameron Wobten a 6 used his athleticism to get a steal and hit a pullup jumper and teammate Chris Maynard hit a triple sunk a free throw to give Peru a 136 lead to end the quarter There were two times in the game where Caston looked like it would make a serious run The first came at the start of the second quarter The Comets buckled down on defense and handful of Peru turnovers In fact they held the Tigers off the Scoreboard for the first of the second quar ter Unfortunately for Caston it scored only two points in that span Midway through the third Caston made its fi nal charge After a layup by Jacob Briscoe gave Peru a 3416 lead Caston forced some turnovers and got some fastbreak layups The result was four quick points that forced Peru to take a time out Another turnover out of the timeout led to another Caston bucket cutting deficit to 3422 But it was all the comeback Caston had left as Peru pulled away after that We were just able to wear them Thompson said They are go ing to cause a lot of teams problems later in the Forward Lucas Powlan scored nine points to lead Caston while point guard Dustin Swartzel added eight Wooten led Peru with 13 points in cluding a monstrous twohanded slam in the third quarter Brad Smith added 11 while Quinn Saine chipped in nine all threepointers Caston will take on Pioneer in the Cass County Invitational consolation game at 6 Saturday at the Berry Bowl while Peru will play Logansport for the title at 8 veate NFU Scoreboard B4 ROUNDUP November 24 2OOS Early hole dooms Winamac in loss to Itoin Lakes i Rom STAfT REPORTS An early threepoint barrage by Twin Lakes proved too much for the Winamac boys basketball team to overcome in Wednesdays season opener The Warriors roared back from an early deficit but couldnt get the win falling to Twin Lakes 5040 Winamac fellbehind early and trailed 217 after the first quarter Slowly the Warriors made a couple runs at Twin Lakes to make it a game The Warriors pulled to within eight at 3426after three quarters and looked poise to pull off the comeback But as the clock ticked down Winamac 01 was forced to foul and Twin Lakes made its clutch free throws Twin Lakes also won the battle on the boards outrebounding Winamac 3126 Jay Snyder scored a gamehigh 24 points for Twin Lakes 14 coming in the fourth quarter as Winamac continuously put him on the free throw line He also hit two of Twin Lakes four firstquarter threepointers Evan Howe led Winamac with 16 points Howe scored 11 of his teams 17 firsthalf points Wade Shidler added eight while Matt Garling chipped in sev en Duffy leads No 13 Notre Dame past Indiana BLOOMINGTON AP Notre Dame guard Megan Duffy had seen enough ooiAfter watching the Fighting Irish oStPuggleforneafty 30 cided to put away unranked Indiana by herself She scored 12 of her careerhigh 26 points in the final 10 minutes and teamed with Charel Allen during a deci sive fiveminute stretch midway through the second half to lead No 13 Notre Dame to a 7461 victory Wednesday night I wanted to put the team on my back and just go Duffy said It was kind of hard to get in the flow of this game because there were so many stop pages but at the end I wanted the ball in my hands so we could get it Notre Dame 30 won its third game in six days and its third straight in the series between the instate rivals who had not met since Dec Foul trouble madeiit tough for the Irish right from the start Center Melissa DAmico played only nine minutes Wednesday while forward Crystal Erwin managed only 21 minutes The Irish also lost starting guard Tulyah Gaines with a sprained right an kle into the contest Gaines did not return and coach Muffet McGraw said it was doubtful Gaines would play Sunday against Southern Cal So Duffy a senior point guard had to do more than usual Besides setting up teammates Breona Gray and Allen for open shots Duffy hit 8of15 shots in cluding 3of6 from 3point ranged and rallied the Irish from a 5147 deficit with remaining We wanted to keep the ball in her McGraw said We wanted Megan to get the first look and then run our offense When the shot clock got down to 12 or 15 seconds we wanted the ball back in Megans Gray who replaced Gaines finished with 14 points while Allen added 11 and the Irish shot percent from the field in the second half to pull away The difference was Duffy If you have a great point guard youre going to have a great Indiana T See DUFFY Page EM Best Quality Service Selection Price Starting at 199 Your Diamond Specialist 604 E BROADWAY LOGANSPORT 5747530212 HOURS SAT 9AM5PM
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