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2019-02-06 / Sports

Indians Do Well, Very Well in St. Ignace


Jaylen James streaks in on a fast break. Jaylen James streaks in on a fast break. Last Tuesday, January 29, both of Newberry’s Varsity clubs (men and women) traveled to St. Ignace to take on the Saints.

Lady Indians

The Lady Indians had just three goals in mind when they went to St. Ignace last week: keep the number one statewide Saints from scoring more than 60 points; stay out of a running clock situation; and score over 30.

Coach Jim Dzelak was happy with his team after the game was over, for the girls accomplished all three goals, losing to the Saints 57—33.

The Indians did that by going on a leisurely weave for most of the game, thus taking time off the clock and consequently keeping the ball out of the hands of the fast-breaking Saints.

Newberry jumped out to an eight-to-two-point run to open the game. St. Ignace crawled back to lead by one, 11—10, after the first eight minutes of play.


Luke Jordan aims for a three-point shot. Luke Jordan aims for a three-point shot. St. Ignace began to open it up with a pair of treys early in the second quarter and led 25—14 at the half.

The Saints continued to dominate, despite Newberry’s slow-down approach, and built up a 38—23 advantage going into the fourth quarter.

Kate Rahilly paced the Indians with 15 points. Both Adrian Depew and Madison Grigg scored six, Adrika Tomica four and Aly Cameron two.

Emily Coveyou and Tessa Shepard led the Saints with 16 points each. Emmalee Hart and Hallie Marshal had six each, Anna Hart and Emma Feleppa four each, Madison Olsen three and Ally Schultz two.

Indian Men

The Newberry men had only one goal in mind— beat the Saints. They accomplished that with room to spare, nailing 10 triples on the way to a 66—40 victory.

Newberry started off strong with a 13—5 firstquarter lead, but it wasn’t until Jackson McCudden hit a pair of three-point shots to open the second stanza (and added two more later in the quarter) to let the Saints fans know that Newberry was there to win.

The Indians enjoyed a 33—15 halftime lead, and the Newberry fans knew that the outcome was going to be rosy.

McCudden added his fifth trey to close out the third with Newberry leading 44—25.

Treys by Logan Depew, Devin Carson and Austin Troop and a pair by Lucas Martin in the fourth quarter led to the Indians’ second win over St. Ignace and third of the season.

McCudden contributed 23 points for the night. Carter Smithson followed with eight, Jaylen James seven, Luke Jordan, Ethan Edwards and Martin six apiece, Troop and Cason three each and Logan Depew and Josh Slaght two each.

Tucker Sheppard had 14 for the Saints. Cooper Lannoo added 11, Jacob Dorenbecker five, Ely North four and Shawn Livingston and Ryan LaVake three each.

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