Visiting North Central held Linton to just two fourth-quarter points Monday, enabling the Thunderbirds to come from behind for a 29-24 win in SouthWestern Indiana Athletic Conference girls high school basketball.
Katelynn Kennedy led North Central with 10 points, while Mercedes Shafford led all scorers with 11 for the Miners.
NORTH CENTRAL (29) — Kreischer 2 1-4 5, Netherlain 0 0-0 0, Kennedy 5 0-0 10, Mangram 1 1-4 3, Evans 1 1-3 3, Caddell 2 0-0 4, Swalls 1 0-0 2, Crumrin 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 FG, 3-11 FT, 29 TP.
LINTON (24) — Johnson 1 2-2 5, Parker 1 0-0 2, Booe 1 0-0 3, Gadberry 0 1-4 1, Shafford 2 7-8 11, Nash 0 0-0 0, Robison 1 0-0 2. Totals 6 FG, 10-14 FT, 24 TP.
North Central 6 8 6 9 — 29
Linton 4 11 7 2 — 24
3-point goals — Johnson, Booe. Total fouls — NC 13, Linton 11. Fouled out — none.
Next — North Central (7-13, 3-5 SWIAC) plays Saturday at North Vermillion. Linton (3-17, 0-8) hosts Barr-Reeve on Thursday.
In other basketball news:
• Engineers back in top 25 — Rose-Hulman’s men’s team is ranked 23rd nationally in the latest d3hoops.com national weekly poll released on Monday.
Rose-Hulman has reached the No. 23 position for the second time this season and has achieved its highest men’s basketball national ranking since 1999. The Engineers are also the only Indiana school to receive votes in the national poll.
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Transylvania joined Rose-Hulman in the weekly top 25 poll, marking the first time this season that two HCAC teams have been ranked. The Pioneers are ranked No. 22 nationally this week.
Rose-Hulman is 17-2 and leads the HCAC at 11-1 after defeating Mount St. Joseph 60-39 on Saturday. The Engineers also rank No. 1 nationally in NCAA Division III defensive rankings, allowing just 48.5 points per game.
Rose-Hulman plays at Anderson on Wednesday.
• Rose sweeps women’s honors — Rose-Hulman’s Creasy Clauser and Liz Evans earned Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors in results released by the league office.
Clauser was named the HCAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, while Evans claimed the Women’s Field Athlete of the Week award.
Clauser earned the honors for the second time this season after a school-record performance at the Engineer Invitational on Saturday. Her time of 59.80 seconds marked a school record in the 400-meter dash and helped Clauser top a field of runners from nine schools. The time was also the first sub-one minute indoor women’s 400-meter time in Rose-Hulman history.
Evans recorded the best high jump in NCAA Division III so far this season with a leap of 5-feet-10. The mark is the second-best height of her career that features four NCAA Division III national championships and six All-America awards. Evans also ranks in the top 20 in NCAA Division I, II and III women’s track and field with the mark.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at Ohio Northern University on Saturday.
• Weekend tournaments — Plaza Billiards has announced the results of its weekend tournaments, an 8-ball tournament on Saturday and a 10-ball tournament on Sunday.
8-ball — James Bagley, Mike Welch, Jim Bob Green.
10-ball — Joe “Bubba” Brush, Bruce Whitesell, Joe Gagnon.