Sports activities briefs for Friday, April 14 | Sports activities

NCC votes to oust Harrison, McCutcheon

The North Central Convention can be a seven-team league beginning the 2024-25 faculty 12 months, the convention introduced Thursday.

“On April 12, the North Central Convention (NCC) member principals and athletic administrators performed their annual spring management assembly,” the convention said in a press launch. “At this assembly, a proposal to amend the convention membership construction from 9 colleges to seven colleges was offered and accredited by an 8-2 vote. On account of the accredited modification, the convention memberships for Harrison (West Lafayette) and McCutcheon will expire on the finish of the 2023-2024 faculty 12 months.”

That would go away the NCC with Kokomo, Logansport, Marion, Lafayette Jeff, Richmond, Muncie Central, and Anderson after the departures.

BobKats motor previous Leprechauns 124-119

Led by a giant evening from level guard Larry Plummer, the Kokomo BobKats put six gamers in double figures and acquired 4 or extra factors from all 10 gamers who took the court docket in a 124-119 victory over the Lebanon Leprechauns on Thursday at Memorial Fitness center.

Plummer poured in 35 factors, connecting on 14 of 24 photographs together with 4 of seven from 3-point land. He additionally had a team-high 5 assists.

Devin Harris scored 16 factors, Tremont Moore scored 15, Martrellian Gibson and Tujara Henderson 12 every, and Edward Oliver-Hampton scored 11 because the BobKats improved to 10-2. Johnny Griffin Jr. had 13 rebounds to go along with six factors and Moore had 10 boards.

Kokomo hosts the Medora Timberjacks as we speak at 7 p.m. in Memorial Fitness center.

MAC selects Bellar as Golfer of Week

Ball State’s Kash Beller was named the Mid American Convention’s Males’s Golfer of the Week Thursday after the previous Peru standout posted a robust displaying for the Cardinals within the Mason Rudolph Championship.

Bellar tied for 18th with rounds of 74, 70 and 68 to steer Ball State to an Eleventh-place end. To spotlight his tourney, the sophomore scored a hole-in-one in his opening spherical.

The match drew seven of the highest 50 groups within the nation, together with No. 1 Vanderbilt. Bellar led all MAC gamers on the tourney and beat seven of the highest 100 gamers within the nation. The match wrapped up Wednesday.

“Kash continues to offer us nice manufacturing, with one other top-20 end,” Cardinal coach Mike Fleck stated in a narrative in regards to the match on the BSU web site. “It was enjoyable to look at his hole-in-one come up on the scoreboard on day one.”

Ball State is subsequent in motion as we speak and tomorrow within the Boilermaker Invitational in Lafayette.

IUK baseball tops Alice Lloyd 9-4

The IU Kokomo baseball squad scored eight runs over the second, third and fourth innings to beat Alice Lloyd 9-4 Thursday in a River States Convention recreation at Kokomo Municipal Stadium.

Thomas Obergfell sparked the Cougars’ assault with a three-run homer in IUK’s five-run second inning. His blast put the house facet forward for good. Nolan Bowser was 1 for 3 and drove in two runs. Tahj Borom was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and Tucker Platt was 2 for 4 with a run.

Alice Lloyd scored three runs on IUK starter Mason Whitely (3-3) within the third inning, however he threw shutout frames in his different 5 innings to get the win. He allowed one stroll, six hits and two earned runs whereas placing out six.

The win gave IUK a 10-8 document within the RSC and 20-17 document general forward of IUK’s three-game convention residence set with Brescia. That collection begins with a single recreation as we speak at 3 p.m., adopted by a doubleheader Saturday at midday.

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