Caldwell boys advance to sub-state championship; Argonia eliminated

first_imgCaldwell’s Colten Ward shoots over South Haven’s Garrett Bacon in sub-state semifinals in Attica.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Both Caldwell and Attica opened up big leads early and cruised to wins in the Class 1A Sub-State tournament Friday in Attica. That sets up a final tonight with the Caldwell boys playing Attica. The winner moves on to the state tournament and the loser is done for the season.Caldwell is now 18-2 and Attica is 12-9. Attica is the defending state champion.The game for the substate title begins at 7:30 tonight at Attica.On the girls side, Cunningham (19-1) will play Caldwell (13-7) for the substate title at 6 p.m.Friday’s games:Caldwell 63, South Haven 32Caldwell put on a shooting exhibition in the first quarter, and played stifling defense to take a 25-2 lead early on. The Bluejays led 28-8 at the end of one quarter and 36-11 at halftime.Colten Ward had 23 points to lead Caldwell. Hie had six 3-pointers, and four of them were in the first quarter. He had 14 points in the first quarter. Caldwell had five 3-pointers in the first quarter and seven the entire game..Jalen Risley had 18 for Caldwell. Dilyn Volovka had 9, Andrew Dent 6, Corbin Rice 3, Justin Brown 2 and Dylan Schmidt 2.South Haven managed six points late in the first quarter, but the Cardinals did not have a field goal in the second quarter.Caldwell’s Jason Risley drives the lane vs. South Haven.South Haven had a couple 3-pointers in the third quarter and cut the deficit to 19, but got no closer.Lane Browning and Brayden Wilkey each had 11 for South Haven. Garrett Bacon had 6 and Rustin Blaylock had 4. South Haven ends its season at 7-16.Caldwell coach Jason Marlin said he was pleased with how his team played especially in the first quarter.“We had good defensive intensity. We came ready to play,” Marlin said. He added that the defensive intensity let up some in the third quarter.The Bluejays have not played Attica this season but they have played Argonia twice. Argonia played Caldwell a close game in one of those encounters.———Argonia’s Seth Hemberber shoots over Attica’s Ezra Goodman.Attica 56, Argonia 46Attica had four three-pointers in the first quarter and led 20-10 after eight minutes. Argonia made a run in the fourth quarter but got no closer than 10, and finished the game with four players on the court after some fouled out. Attica had six three-pointers for the game.The hot shooting continued for Attica early in the second and the lead swelled to 20.Argonia made a run late in the third and early in the fourth after trailing by 17. Argonia twice cut the deficit to 10 and had the ball, but could not get closer.With three minutes left Seth Hemberger fouled out, and moments later another player fouled out, and Argonia was left with four players.Blake Herndon led Attica with 18 points. He had three three-pointers and scored 11 in the second quarter.   Mason Miller had 12 points, and he had three three-pointers in the first quarter.  Mason McDaniel and Brady Ricke each had 9 and Ezra Goodman added 6.Attica did not have a field goal in the fourth quarter but the team did hit 9 of 12 free throws.Seth Hemberger had 19 for Argonia and Trevor Pierce had 17.  Anthony Handlin had 6 and  Zachariah Haxton had 4.Argonia ends its season at 7-14 and Attica is now 12-9.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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