Local roundup – February 19

Boys basketball

Lancers handle Shawe

Christian Cox scored 21 points and Justin Fosskuhl added 14 as a shorthanded Edinburgh squad pulled away for a 53-38 win at Madison Shawe on Saturday.

Cox and Fosskuhl each hit four 3-pointers for the Lancers (14-8), who play their regular-season finale Thursday at Brown County.

Warriors fall at New Pal

Brennan Neal scored 19 points, but Whiteland came up on the wrong end of a 63-49 score at New Palestine on Saturday.

The Warriors (10-11) wrap up their regular season Friday at home against Beech Grove.

Franklin College

Swimmers sweep Liberal Arts

The defending champion Franklin College men and women dominated the 2018 Liberal Arts Championships in Decorah, Iowa, last week.

On the men’s side, the Grizzlies scored 811 points to top runner-up Nebraska Wesleyan by 248.5. James Hone won the 200 backstroke and anchored the winning 400 freestyle relay, which he swam with Ben Doss, Jordan Cermak and Sam Hall.

The women, who have won all 14 events they competed in this season, scored 815.5 points to win by almost 400. Jessica Halsmer (200 backstroke) and Courtnee Coffman (100 freestyle) earned individual gold, while the 400 free relay team of Brynna Sentel, Amy McCormick, Jacqueline Richard and Coffman also claimed first place.

Men’s basketball finishes with loss

With the final spot in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament on the line, Franklin College saw its season come to an end in a 96-73 loss at Bluffton on Saturday.

Senior John Beineke scored 28 points and added seven rebounds in his final game for the Grizzlies (8-17, 7-11 HCAC), while Kale Morris had 13 points.

Women’s basketball defeated at Bluffton

Despite a career-high 24 points off the bench from Kelsey Smith, Franklin College dropped its season finale at Bluffton on Saturday, 98-82.

Bayleigh Walker added 15 points and Ashlin Aycock 13 for the Grizzlies (7-17, 6-12 HCAC), who lost a tiebreaker for the final spot in the conference tournament.