2018-02-14 / Sports

Sheridan, TL crush Carroll

By Greg Hoffman
Contributing sportswriter


Delphi’s #31 Zach Townsend and #13 Garrett Tomson fight for a rebound against Twin Lakes. Bill Stauffer photo Delphi’s #31 Zach Townsend and #13 Garrett Tomson fight for a rebound against Twin Lakes. Bill Stauffer photo Carroll (4-13, 0-5) was blown out in two games on the road over the weekend. The first was a Hoosier Heartland Conference matchup against Sheridan (10-8, 5- 2) 60-33, then to Twin Lakes (10-10) 59-25.

The Cougars did not play well at Sheridan. They were up 7-6 after one, but were down 20-15 at half-time.

Throughout this season Carroll has had a down quarter in most of its games. Friday night it was the third quarter as Sheridan scored the first 9 points to start the third to take a 29-15 lead. The Blackhawks led 40-18 after three, but their biggest lead of 27 points came at the end. Carroll’s defense went south in the second half. They were outscored 40-18 and outrebounded 29-12. Jalen Ovalle led Carroll in scoring with 10 points and Owen Seward added 9 points.

Although the Cougars played harder than they did the night before, they were never in the game at Twin Lakes. The Cougars fell behind 10-0 early in the contest and trailed 21-3 after one. The Cougars, who have had trouble putting the ball in the hoop all year, were 1 of 9, .111 percent from the field while Twin Lakes was 8 of 15, .533 percent. Things did not get better as Carroll was down 32 to 11 at half-time and 40-21 after three.


Delphi’s Seth Waters charges into lane. Twin Lakes defeated the Oracles 53-41. Taylor Lawson photo Delphi’s Seth Waters charges into lane. Twin Lakes defeated the Oracles 53-41. Taylor Lawson photo The bigger Indians were physical with the Cougars, pushing them around all night. Twin Lakes outrebounded Carroll 31 to 12 - 10 to 1 on the offensive end. Twin Lakes outscored Carroll 46-10 from 2-point range. Jaden Harness led Carroll with 8 points and Aaron Atkisson had 7 points.

Carroll could not find the range from the field either game. At Sheridan they were a poor 9 of 35, .257 percent from the floor and a little worst Saturday at Twin Lakes, 9 or 37, .243 percent from the field.


Delphi’s Cade Murray makes a contested shot between two Twin Lakes defenders. Taylor Lawson photo Delphi’s Cade Murray makes a contested shot between two Twin Lakes defenders. Taylor Lawson photo Carroll plays three times this week. Tuesday night they were hosts to West Lafayette (15-4), who are ranked 14th in 3A, and this weekend they finish conference play -Friday they host Clinton Central (0-18, 0-6) and Saturday they travel to Taylor (2-15, 2-3).

JV results

The Junior Varsity dropped two games last week – 40-26 at Sheridan and 43-15 at Twin Lakes.

The young Cougars stayed with Sheridan for three quarters as the hosts led 23-22 after three quarters before the Blackhawks used a 13-0 run to start the fourth quarter. Sheridan outscored Carroll 17-4 in the period for the easy win. Gabe Lawson came off the bench to lead the Cougars with 14 points.

At Twin Lakes, it was all the host team as the Indians led 9-0 after one, 23-7 at halftime, and 33-11 after three. Kaleb Meek led Carroll with 5 points.

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