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Saturday prep hoops roundup: Blackhawk Christian tops Concordia behind Lucas Kroft's double-double

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Three other Braves scored in double figures in the win

Sunday, January 08, 2017 9:58 AM

Blackhawk Christian held off a late charge from Concordia Lutheran on Saturday night to pick a 72-60 win at home. The Braves led most of the game, but Concordia cut the lead to one point with just under four minutes remaining, 58-57. But the Braves defense held up down the stretch with a 14-3 run. Concordia outscored Blackhawk Christian in the first and third quarters.

Lucas Kroft led Blackhawk Christian with 16 points and 14 rebounds as one of four Braves scoring in double figures. He was joinws by Kole Barkhaus (14), Luke Sassmannhausen (13) and Frankie Davidson (12).

The Cadets were paced by 21 points from Adam Gottschalk and 17 from Jadon Dance. Larson Ashford posted a team high nine rebounds.

Huntington North 37, East Noble 29: The Vikings pulled away in the tight game on the strength of a 13-5 fourth quarter. Hunter Hollowell scored 10 points to lead Huntington, followed by nine from Sam Daugherty and eight from Zach Daugherty. East Noble was led by Hayden Jones with 11 points.

South Side 86, Marion 71: Cortney Shorter scored 26 points as the Archers won on the road at Marion. Trejean Didier added 20 points, Mikale Stevenson scored 19 and Brandan Eldridge added 13 points in the win. Shorter and Didier each hit four three-pointers in the contest.

Guerin Catholic 52, Bishop Luers 51 (OT): Anton Berry had 14 points and 10 rebounds, but was held in check offensively early in the Luers loss. Ray Walker led the Knights with 15 points and JJ Foster added 13.

Woodlan 58, Bluffton 31: Woodlan used a 20-6 second quarter to pull away from Bluffton and stay unbeaten in the Allen County Athletic Conference. Aaron Hahn scored 18 points and Ah'lan Howard added 10 for Woodlan. Bluffton was led by Hudson Shalley win nine points.

Norwell 57, Leo 53: The Knights recorded arguably their biggest conference win since coach Mike McBride took over this season, topping the co-defending conference champion Lions. Cody Shively and James Smith each scored 16 points to lead Norwell. Cole Wilson added 10 points for the Knights. Leo was paced by Luke Stoller's 15 points, 12 from Will Moreau and 10 from Jeremy Davison.

New Haven 60, DeKalb 51: The Bulldogs held off the upset bid from DeKalb to pick up the Northeast 8 conference win. DeKalb led after one quarter and kept the game close until late. James Gardner led New Haven with 15 points, followed by 10 from Diamond Towns. Isaac Brown scored 16 for DeKalb to lead all scorers and Logan Kruse added 12.

Heritage 50, Southern Wells 47: Rylie Schane scored 24 points to lead the Patriots and Lamar Hudson added eight points and 10 rebounds.

Jay County 46, Adams Central 26: Jay Houck scored 19 points and Jason Schlosser added 12 in the conference win.

Delta 63, South Adams 51: Jared Grabau scored 22 points by the Starfires never could catch up to Delta.


Carmel 56, Homestead 54 (OT): The Spartans lost their first game of the season to Class 4A number-three Carmel on the road Saturday. The Greyhound defense held Homestead's Karissa McLaughlin (16) and Madisen Parker (10) to just 26 combined points, including just six in the first half. Jazmyne Geist added 12 points for Homestead.

Wayne 49, Blackhawk Christian 46: The Generals scored their first win of the season over the visiting Braves despite 22 points from Blackhawk Christian's Courtney Pulver. Ranya Coleman scored 18 points and Mya Jackson added 17 for Wayne in the win. Starr Hullinger added 10 points for the Braves.

Bishop Luers 43, Canterbury 32: The Knights pulled away in the fourth quarter as Taylor Bradley scored 10 of her game-high 16 point in the period. Lydia Reimbold added nine points for Bishop Luers. Alainia Rongos led Canterbury with 11 points, followed by 10 from Mason VanHouten.

Whitko 53, Rochester 25: Eight different Wildcats scored, led by 13 from Aly Reiff and 11 from Brianna Cumberland.


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