Prep roundup for Saturday, Nov. 18

Nov. 18—Tri-Central's girls basketball team beat Taylor 51-25 in a Hoosier Heartland Conference game on Friday at Sharpsville.

Lilly Stewart and Natalie Newcom each scored 13 points for Tri-Central and Autumn Hurt added 12. The Trojans (2-2 overall) got up early and maintained their grip in winning their HHC opener.

"I thought we started the game well. Our effort was really good the first quarter. I think we won the first quarter 15-4," TC coach Mathew Corn said. "We were kind of doing what we wanted offensively — ball movement was really good — defensively we were kind of pressuring them, getting them turned over a little bit. Then the second quarter I thought the effort dropped. Defensively we weren't as good, sometimes the ball stuck.

"We got some good scoring from a couple girls that we kind of needed them to see the ball go in the basket a little bit with Lilly and Natalie specifically. Autumn did what she's been doing all year. She did a nice job. The Dempsey twins, Angela and Olivia, defensively I thought were really good. They just keep doing the right things for us."

Jallainah Harris led Taylor (0-3, 0-3 HHC) with 11 points and Amelia Collins added six.

CASS 39, NW 25

Cass jumped to a 25-10 halftime lead and kept control the rest of the way in beating Northwestern for the first time since the 2015-16 season.

Aftin Griffin scored a game-high 17 points and took five steals to lead the Kings. Heta Kosunen had seven points and seven rebounds and Kinsey Mennen had five points, six rebounds and three blocked shots.

At 5-0, the Kings are off to their best start in more than 20 years, and they're just two wins shy of matching their win total from last season.


The Class 3A No. 12-ranked Panthers rolled past the visiting Blue Devils for a 1-0 start in Hoosier Conference East Division play.

The Panthers (6-0 overall) led 28-0 after the first quarter and 51-1 at halftime.

McKenna Smith led Western with 12 points, Ellyse Walden had 11 points and Mackenzie York, Kayleigh Turner and Rhiana Bowman had 10 apiece.


Eastern dropped to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the Hoosier Heartland Conference with the road loss.

Jenna Odle led Eastern with 17 points and Marly Coan and Kenzie DeGraaff grabbed nine rebounds apiece.

Eastern hosts Anderson Prep tonight for its home opener.


Class 2A No. 5-ranked Carroll turned back Clinton Central in an early HHC showdown.

The Cougars improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the HHC while the Bulldogs dropped to 5-1 and 0-1.