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Columbus North boys basketball edges Franklin Central 59-57

December 15, 2013
Columbus North High School



    INDIANAPOLIS -- Senior Evan Henry scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter Friday night (Dec. 13), including two free throws with 27.5 seconds remaining, to help the Columbus North boys basketball team hold off Franklin Central 59-57 in the Conference Indiana opener for both schools.
    Classmate Elliott Welmer tallied a team-high 17 points and junior Trent Larson added 16 points for the Bull Dogs, who improved to 3-0 overall. Junior Josh Speidel chipped in six points, and senior Andre Abedian had five points.
    Senior Lucas Huffman netted a game-high 18 points for the Flashes (3-1). Senior Jalen Bell contributed 16 points, and senior Jacob Malone had 13 points for Franklin Central.  
    Welmer scored seven points and Speidel had five CN took a 15-13 lead in the first quarter. Welmer added eight more points in the second period as the Bull Dogs extended their advantage to 32-28 at the half. Larson pitched in seven points in the third quarter as Columbus North led 46-43 at the third stop.
    Henry took over in the final period, going 4-of-4 from the field and adding the two big free throws as for a 59-56 edge before the Flashes narrowed the margin to two for the final. Larson also sank a 3-pointer in the final quarter.
    Franklin Central won both sub-varsity games.
    Grant Pedigo and Landon Alting each scored 10 points as FC took the JV game 37-27. Sophomore Mitchell Kelley paced Columbus North with nine points and junior Marquis Humes had six points.
    In the freshman game, Jake Cerbone scored 14 points to lift the Flashes to a 46-33 decision. Wilson Huber chipped in eight points, while Jamie Burnett and Chris Ford each added seven points for FC. Nathan VanDeventer netted 13 points and Alex King had 10 to top the Bull Dogs.
    Columbus North returns to action at 4:15 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 14) when it faces Cathedral (1-1) in the Forum Credit Union Tip-Off Classic at Southport. The Irish lost 68-38 to Indianapolis Tech on Friday.
    The Bull Dogs follow by visiting Columbus East for a tripleheader next Friday (Dec. 20). JV and freshman games begin at 6 p.m., and the varsity follows the JV at about 7:30 p.m.
 
GAME SUMMARIES
At Franklin Central
 
Varsity Game
    Columbus North (59) -- Evan Henry 5 2-3 12, Trent Larson 5 2-2 16, Christian Glass 1 0-0 3, Josh Speidel 2 1-2 6, Elliott Welmer 5 7-9 17, Andre Abedian 1 2-2 5. Totals: 19 14-18 59.
    Franklin Central (57) -- D.J. Heinrichs 2 0-0 6, Jalen Bell 7 2-3 16, Lucas Huffman 6 5-7 18, Antoyne Jackson 0 0-0 0, Jacob Malone 6 0-2 13, Matthew Clements 0 0-0 0, Marcus Burk 1 0-0 2, Landon Alting 0 0-0 0, Matthew Anderson 0 2-2 2. Totals: 22 9-14 57.
Columbus North ............ 15 17 14 13 -- 59
Franklin Central ............ 13 15 15 14 -- 57
    3-point goals: CN 7 (Larson 4, Glass 1, Speidel 1, Abedian 1), FC 4 (Heinrich 2, Huffman 1, Malone 1).
    Total fouls: CN 16, FC 19.
    Fouled out: None.
    Technical fouls: None.
 
JV Summary
    Columbus North (27) -- Vince Grana 2 1-2 5, Cameron Fathauer 0 0-0 0, Devin Mann 1 1-4 3, Mitchell Kelley 3 2-4 9, Marquis Humes 2 2-4 6, Alex Algee 1 2-4 4, Payton Kelsay 0 0-0 0, Drew Schoeberl 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 8-18 27.
    Franklin Central (37) -- Cerbone 2 1-2 6, Nelson 2 0-0 4, Weinke 0 2-2 2, Pedigo 5 0-0 10, Alting 5 0-0 10, Peterson 1 0-0 3, Kocken 0 0-0 0, Borton 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 3-4 37.
Columbus North ............ 6 8 7 6 -- 27
Franklin Central ............ 11 8 4 14 -- 37
    3-point goals: CN 1 (Kelley 1), FC 2 (Cerbone 1, Peterson 1).
    Total fouls: CN 8, FC 16.
    Fouled out: Weinke.
    Technical fouls: None.
    
Freshman Summary
    Columbus North (33) -- Nathan VanDeventer 2 8-12 13, Zach Green 0 1-2 1, Wade Rankin 0 0-0 0, Alex King 4 0-0 10, Stephon Peters-Smith 3 0-2 6, Grant Byers 0 0-0 0, Spencer Fairbanks 1 1-1 3. Totals: 10 10-17 33.
    Franklin Central (46) -- Jamie Burnett 3 0-2 7, Dalen Stokes 1 2-2 4, Jake Cerbone 6 0-0 14, Wilson Huber 3 2-2 8, Chris Ford 2 3-3 7, Jon Arnold 0 0-0 0, Jaylon Howard 3 0-0 6, Brandon Carson 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 7-9 46.
Columbus North ............ 9  9   7  8 -- 33
Franklin Central ............ 7  9 16 14 -- 46
    3-point goals: CN 3 (King 2, VanDeventer 1), FC 3 (Cerbone 2, Burnett 1).
    Total fouls: CN 14, FC 16.
    Fouled out: None.
    Technical fouls: None.
 
 

 

 

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