On Tuesday, January 23rd, Wabash Valley College played host to the opening night of the Class S Region 16 SIJHSAA Boy's Basketball Regional.
In Game 1, 3-seeded New Hebron defeated 6-seeded West Salem by the final score of 39-17. Leading scorers for New Hebron were Nathan Wernz with 17 points and Nagatu Goodrich with 12 points. Leading scorer for West Salem was Zane Hayes with 13 points. New Hebron will now play Thursday evening at 6:00 pm against #2 seed Clay City.
In Game 2 of the night, 4-seeded Allendale Yellow Jackets defeated the 5-seeded St. Mary's Rockets by the final score of 42-37. After one quarter of play, the Yellow Jackets led 11-10 and expanded their lead going into halftime to 28-20. St. Mary's came out strong in the third quarter and went on a 10-2 run to tie it up at 30-30 with 2:30 minutes to play in the quarter. But, the Yellow Jackets responded with a 7-2 run to end the quarter and played to a draw in the fourth quarter to win the game. Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were: Kollin Kelsey with 21 points, JD Bowser with 17 points, Trentin Casburn with 3 points, and Owen Gher with 1 point. Scoring for the Rockets were: Elliott Acree with 10 points, Gehrig Jones with 9 points, Andrew Goldman with 9 points, Steven Haase with 5 points, and Jesse Brogan with 4 points.
Allendale will now play Thursday evening at 7:15 pm against the #1 seed St. Joe (Olney).