Local roundup – January 23

Boys basketball

Center Grove soars past Roncalli

Center Grove defeated Roncalli at home on Saturday, 58-36. Nate McLain led the offense with 17 points, while Trayce Jackson-Davis had 11. With the win, the Trojans improve to 8-5.

Grizzly Cubs rout New Palestine

Franklin topped New Palestine, 60-52, on Saturday. The Grizzly Cubs advance to 9-4 with the victory.

GCA slides past Trinity

Greenwood Christian took home a victory against Trinity Lutheran on Saturday, 49-44. Offensively, Payton Modlin led the Cougars (6-9) with 17 points. Quentin Steele had 12, all from 3-pointers.

Lancers get past Rising Sun

Edinburgh beat Rising Sun in a close contest on Saturday, 59-54. The Lancers advance to 5-12.

Girls basketball

Ben Davis too much for Trojans

Center Grove was topped by Ben Davis on Saturday, 63-52. Cassidy Hardin led the Trojans (13-7) with 18 points, while Allison Utterback put up 15.

Swimming & diving

Trojans top Lawrence Central

Both the girls and boys teams for Center Grove defeated Lawrence Central on Saturday. The girls took home a 126-52 victory, while the boys won, 133-43. The win followed up a fourth-place finish in the Fishers College Event Invitational on Friday.

Franklin College

Swimming wins HCAC title

Both women’s and men’s Franklin College swim teams won the Heartland Conference Championship on Saturday. The women finished with a team score of 251, while the men finished with 312.5.

The women started out the night with a victory in the 200 medley relay by Mackenzie Dwyer, Kaitlin Mans, Karlee Demsey and Regina Solik. Demsey, Solik, Amy McCormick and Haley Blaich later took home a victory in the 400 freestyle relay. Solik also had an individual victory in the 50 freestyle. Other notable victories included Demsey in the 100 butterfly and McCormick in the 500 freestyle.

The men also acquired a victory in the 200 medley relay to start off the night. The team consisted of Artur Schneider, Jack Heim, Bailey Willoughby and Sam Hall. Schneider later took first-place finishes in the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, and 200 individual medley.

James Hone won first in the 200 freestyle, while Cameron Culp took top honors in the 100 breaststroke. The men continued their dominance with victories from Rob Warren in the 500 freestyle and Jacob Keener in both diving competitions.

Both Franklin teams will compete in the 2017 NCAA Liberal Arts Championships next weekend.

The women’s team hopes to improve upon last year’s second place finish, while the men’s team will look to acquire their fifth championship in a row.