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Taylor's Degenkolb, Bradbury earn CL weekly honor

Taylor junior Mason Degenkolb and senior Kendall Bradbury were named the men’s and women’s players of the week, respectively, the Crossroads League announced on Monday. 

Degenkolb poured in 33 points on 13-of-17 shooting and added seven assists in TU’s 75-72 upset of No. 19 USF on Saturday. The Tipton, Indiana-native averaged 26 points and six assists in two Trojan wins, while shooting 67.7 percent from the field. Degenkolb either scored or assisted on 33-of-58 Taylor field goals.

Bradbury won the award for the fourth time already this season after posting her eighth double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds in No. 10 Taylor’s, 72-54 win over No. 25 Saint Francis on Saturday. Bradbury converted on 9-of-15 shots and moved past 2,400-career points.

Boys basketball

Mississinewa 97, Taylor 55

Ole Miss erupted for 54 points in the first half at Taylor on Saturday and cruised to its seventh-straight win with a blowout of the Titans on Saturday.

The Indians blistered the nets by hitting 59-percent (34-of-58) from the field.

Tai McClung led the way for Ole Miss with 27 points, 15 rebounds and five assists while Brenden Gochenour scored 15 on 5-of-7 shooting from three-point range. Anthony Horton finished with 13 point and 10 assists and Heisman Skeens chipped in 10 points, five rebounds and three assists.

The Mississinewa JV team (8-2) defeated Taylor, 47-17. Bryce Luedtke led Ole Miss with 16 points. 

Mississinewa (7-3) travels to Bellmont on Wednesday.

Madison-Grant 78, Northfield 57

The Argylls outscored the Norsemen 18-7 in the second quarter to take a 38-21 lead to halftime before finishing with their fourth win in the last five games and second in a row on Saturday.

Isaac Cooper poured in 19 points hitting all nine of his field goal attempts while Jackson Manwell hit five 3-pointers on his way to 18 points. Kaden Howell finished with 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals for M-G. Grant Brown added 10 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Wyatt Rudy had eight points for the Argylls.

Madison-Grant (6-5) travels to Frankton on Friday for an important Central Indiana Conference battle.

Eastbrook 58, Cowan 43

Garrett Holder scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures and help the Panthers earn their second win of the season on Saturday against the Blackhawks.

Dylan Bragg ended with 15 points, Bryce Schamber added 13 points and 10 rebounds while Alex Baker chipped in with 11 points.

Eastbrook (2-7) travels to Oak Hill on Friday.

Elks hoop shoot winners

The annual Elks hoop shoot free throw contest was held Saturday at Northview Elementary School in Gas City.

Results from each age division were as follows:

8-9 year old boys - 1. Will Tonagel, 2. Mason Butler; 10-11 boys - 1. Kylan Wilmert, 2. Kavion Martin; 10-11 girls - 1. Camryn Bolser, 2. Amiyaa Parr-Inman; 12-13 boys - 1. Taden Metzger, 2. Steven ‘Luke’ Hillman; 12-13 girls - 1. Sophia Morrison, 2. Audriana Prater.

Winners from each age division advance to compete in the district finals on Jan. 27 in Yorktown and have a chance to earn a trip to the national finals in Chicago in April.