Nov. 20—Kokomo's girls basketball team used a dominant first quarter to take control against Fort Wayne South the Lady Kats went on to take a 42-24 win Saturday night at Memorial Gym.
Kokomo (3-2) held a 12-2 advantage after the first quarter and it kept the lead the rest of the way. The Kats led the Archers 22-15 at halftime and 33-20 after the third quarter. The Kats' lead peaked at 20 in the fourth quarter.
Aijia Elliott led the Kats with a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds. Amara Stroman scored 11 points, Satyra Scott had eight points and Aviannah Pollard had seven points.
Point guard Kamaria White had an all-action line of five rebounds, five steals and four assists to go with two points. Regan McClain contributed seven rebounds.
EASTERN 49, AND. PREP 41
Jenna Odle scored 18 points and Kenzie DeGraaff 17 as the Comets topped Anderson Prep in Eastern's first home game of the season. Kenzie Appleton and Marly Coan had five points each.
The Comets led 13-12 after a quarter, 26-20 at halftime and opened up a 39-27 lead after three quarters. Both teams are now 3-2.
ROCHESTER 41, MAC 40
Miranda Stoll hit six 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead Maconaquah, but the Braves fell by one to the visiting Zebras in a Three Rivers Conference game.
Also for the Braves, who went 10 of 22 from 3-land as a team, Bailey Carson had 10 points, Sydney Barnes had five rebounds and Hallie Maiben and Addie Maiben had three assists apiece.
NW 60, WABASH 43
Up 43-41 after three quarters, Northwestern outscored Wabash 17-2 in the final quarter to win going away.
E'BROOK 61, TAYLOR 8
Jallainah Harris led the Titans with four points. Eastbrook improved to 4-0. Taylor fell to 0-4.
David Conner (144-pound weight class) and Chad Washburn (190) won individual titles to highlight Kokomo's showing in Arsenal Tech's John Hurrle Memorial Invitational. The meet featured 15 teams.
Also for the Kats, X'Avion Ford (132) was a runner-up and Christien Damewood (126) and Gabe Newland (138) had third-place finishes.
Western sent its JV team and went 4-2 in the season-opening tourney. The Panthers beat Marion 43-42, beat Blue River 42-24, beat Taylor 51-18, and beat Eastbrook 42-24. The Panthers lost 70-12 to Harrison and 54-30 to Madison-Grant.
Noah Watson (215 pounds) led Western with a 5-0 record. Brady Shannon (120) and Cambell Robertson (157) each went 5-1, Brady Comer (144) was 4-0, Jack Hunter (106) was 4-2, Erik Hunt (138) was 3-0, Carter Shannon (132) was 3-3 and Christian Sharp (190) was 2-2.
"It's a good way for our younger guys to get some experience and that's kind of what we use it for," Western coach Chad Shepherd said. "We got 17 kids who don't normally get matches some matches and got them some experience. It was a good day."
Western competed in the Clinton Prairie Invitational. No team scores were kept.
Rebekah McGuire (110 pounds) led the way for Western, finishing second with a 3-1 record. Emma Roe (125) was also 3-1 and took third. Regan McGuire (115) and Makenzie Myers (135) each were 2-1, and Shaylee Walker (120) was 2-2.
"It was a good meet," Shepherd said. "I think we learned a lot about where we were from a conditioning standpoint. I think the girls seem to get a little better every time they go on the mat, which is good."