Noblesville Holiday Tournament Live Blog
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We at Prep Hoops Indiana are right back in the gym this Wednesday. After covering six games between the Bob Wettig Memorial Tournament at Richmond High School and the East Central Indiana Holiday Tournament at Northeastern High School on Tuesday,…
We at Prep Hoops Indiana are right back in the gym this Wednesday. After covering six games between the Bob Wettig Memorial Tournament at Richmond High School and the East Central Indiana Holiday Tournament at Northeastern High School on Tuesday, I’ll be covering the first four games of the day at the Noblesville Holiday Tournament. The day tips off with a pair of semifinal matchups before the 7th place and 5th place deciding games later in the afternoon. 3rd and 1st place will also be decided on Wednesday night, but I will not have live coverage of those contests. We will have game recaps after each contest including top individual performers and much more! Also, follow along via @BRamseyKSR on Twitter for more live coverage.
Lawrence Central 64 Columbus North 42
Lawrence Central jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in this one. Their full court pressure defense was giving Columbus North problems and it was leading to some easy baskets for the Bears. Then, senior guard Jake Franklin got going from beyond the arc to help LC extend their lead as they doubled up the Bull Dogs 38-19 at the half. From there it was on cruise control for the Bears.
Columbus North briefly got the game into single-digits in the late third/early fourth quarter but could never fully get over the hump. In the end, Lawrence Central pulled away to move to 6-4 on the season with a 64-42 victory. The Bears will play in the championship game of the Noblesville Holiday Tournament at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Senior forward, one of the top football prospects in the Midwest, finished 16 points and 6 rebounds to pace the Bears. Jake Franklin added 13 points including three three-pointers. chipped in with 9 points as well.
For Columbus North, senior guardled all scorers with 18 points in the loss for the 7-4 Bull Dogs.
Noblesville 61 Crown Point 44
What was a back-and-forth game for about 20 minutes started to turn into a blowout in the second half.connected on his third three-pointer of the third period as time expired to cap off a 26-10 quarter for the Miller. What was a 24-23 advantage at halftime ballooned to 50-33. Crown Point never got back into the game at that point before falling 61-44. Class 4A #8 Noblesville is now 7-1 on the season while Crown Point fell to 5-4.
The Millers were led by unsigned senior guard Luke Almovodar with 21 points including five three-pointers on the afternoon. Junior guardadded 17 points while junior forward stuffed the stat sheet with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Bellarmine signee AJ Lux scored 24 points to lead all scorers in the loss for the Bulldogs. He also connected on five three-pointers.finished with 13 points.
Noblesville will now take on Lawrence Central at 7:45 p.m. for the championship of the Noblesville Holiday Tournament. Crown Point will take on Columbus North in the third place game at 6:00.
Chesterton 53 Northridge 33
Chesterton was always in control of this one from the opening tip, but they really turned it on to start the second half. The Trojans started the third period on a 13-0 run and did not allow Northridge to score until afree throw with 47.2 seconds remaining. That dominant run opened up what was a seven point halftime advantage into a 39-23 lead after three quarters.
In the fourth quarter, 6’6″ junior forwardtook over the game scoring nine of his game-high 15 points to really allow the Trojans to pull away. Chesterton led by as many as 25 late in the game and went on to win 53-33 to earn seventh place in the Noblesville Holiday Tournament.
As mentioned earlier, Sims led all scores with 15 points for Chesterton. Sean Kasper added 11 points whilerounded out the Trojans in double-figures with 10 points.
Norwell 59 Castle 46
In a battle of the Knights, Norwell came out on top to take home fifth place in the Noblesville Holiday Tournament. Early hot shooting by Jake Parker got Norwell going and then 11 third quarter points byhelped them pull away. In the end, Norwell came away with a 59-46 victory to move to 9-2 on the season.
Bethel signeescored a game-high 21 points for Norwell while Jake Parker added 15 points.
For Castle, senior forwardscored 18 points and pulled down 6 rebounds to lead the way.