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Sports briefs for Tuesday, Dec. 18 | Sports | kokomotribune.com

IUK tops Goshen in women’s b-ball

IU Kokomo’s women’s basketball team beat Goshen 74-68 Monday night in Cougar Gym.

Tia Chambers led the Cougars (8-4) with 25 points. Lakyn Gulley followed with 16 points and former KHS standout Quaynika Merriweather had 11.

Also for IUK, Abby Scott had seven points and seven assists and Kambrey Jolley had 10 rebounds. Chambers took six boards.

Former Western standout Caitlyn O’Neal had 10 points and four rebounds for Goshen.

IUK’s next game is Dec. 29 at Culver-Stockton in Canton, Missouri.

Tipton girls roll to road victory

ROSSVILLE — Tipton’s girls basketball team beat Rossville 53-32 Monday night.

Kelsey Mitchell led the Class 2A No. 6-ranked Blue Devils (11-2) with 20 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists. She hit six 3-pointers. Also for the Devils, Cassidy Crawford had 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots and Lexi Altherr had 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals.

“It was a tough game on the road for a Monday with no practice time this week,” Tipton coach Chad Wetz said. “We didn’t shoot a very good percentage from the field, but our defense was really good.”

Kat swim teams sweep Logan

LOGANSPORT — Led by quadruple winners Madison Cleaver, Macee Reckard and Shelby Wells, Kokomo’s girls swimming and diving team beat Logansport 128-50 Monday in the Berries’ pool.

Individually, Cleaver won the 200 individual medley (2:24.75) and 500 freestyle (5:40.47), Reckard won the 200 free (2:08.25) and 100 backstroke (1:07.12) and Wells sprinted to wins in the 50 free (:29.28) and 100 free (1:04.48).

Also winning individual events for the Red and Blue were Marina Soler (100 butterfly, 1:18.60) and Kaitlyn McGraw (diving, 194.10).

Kokomo also won the 200 and 400 free relays. Reckard, Wells, Soler and Cleaver won the 200 in 1:54.29 and Cleaver, Emily Griggs, Wells and Reckard won the 400 in 4:19.26.

“I thought they swam really well, I thought they swam really fast for the time of year we’re in. I think they’re continuing to progress at a great rate,” Kokomo coach Jeremy Fewell said of his team.

• Kokomo won 10 of the 12 events in beating Logansport in the boys meet.

Individually, Max White won the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly, Cortlandt Kalkstein won the 50 free, Logan Pitner prevailed in the 100 free, Brayden York won the 500 free, Sean Ryals won the 100 backstroke and Isaac Elkin was tops in the diving program.

Drew Coram, Elkin, Cameron Bryant and Pitner won the 200 medley relay. Kalkstein, Pitner, Coram and White won the 200 free relay. And Kalkstein, Pitner, Bryant and White won the 400 free relay.

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