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Columbus North boys basketball wins Wettig Invitational

January 5, 2014
Columbus North High School



    RICHMOND, Ind. -- Junior Josh Speidel scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Saturday night (Jan. 4), helping the Columbus North boys basketball team knock off Richmond 81-60 to claim its third consecutive championship in the Bob Wettig Invitational in Richmond.
    Speidel was chosen as MVP of the event for the second time in three years, this season's award joining the one he earned in 2011-12. CN's Evan Henry was the event MVP in 2012-13.
    In the title game, junior Trent Larson added 21 points, senior Elliott Welmer added 14 plus 11 rebounds and junior Kooper Glick chipped in 10 points as the Class 4A No. 10 Bull Dogs moved to 9-2. They captured their 12th consecutive game in the 16-team Wettig Invitational over three seasons.
    Joel Okafor scored 21 points and Michael Tillman netted 16 points to pace the host Red Devils, ranked seventh in Class 4A. Richmond dropped to 8-1.
    In the final, Columbus North jumped to a 21-10 lead in the first quarter, then pushed its advantage to 38-26 at the half. Larson had 12 points and Speidel 11 at the half.
    The Bull Dogs used a 23-11 burst after intermission to move the count to 61-37 at the third stop. CN then maintained throughout the final period for an impressive 21-point decision.
    The victory over Richmond was Columbus North's second of the day over a previously undefeated team. Earlier, the Bull Dogs defeated Fort Wayne North 59-54 in the semifinal to move into the championship game. Richmond reached the title game following a 63-45 victory over Class 4A No. 16 Jeffersonville.
    In CN's semifinal game against Fort Wayne North, Speidel poured in 25 points with 11 rebounds as the Bull Dogs overcame an early deficit to claim a narrow victory.
    Welmer added 13 points and eight rebounds, while Henry tallied 10 points for CN. Senior Mike Davis scored 19 points and classmate Tre'Vion Crews netted 11 points for the Redskins.
    Fort Wayne North took a 16-12 edge at the first stop, but Columbus North rallied for a 28-24 lead at the half. The Bull Dogs pushed the count to 45-40 at the third stop, then battled throughout the final period to claim the hard-fought victory.
    In the third-place game, Fort Wayne North defeated Jeffersonville 90-66.
    Larson and Welmer joined Speidel on the seventh annual event's all-tournament team. Others on the honor unit included Tillman and Davious Webster of Richmond, Crews and Davis of Fort Wayne North, David Vogel and Drew Shively of Norwell, Brad Hunt of Jennings County and Myles Ervin of Floyd Central.
    Here is a list of all the placement-round games:
    15th-16th: Indianapolis Metropolitan 81, Fox Creek Christian (Ky.) 54
    13th-14th: Rock Creek Academy 61, Indianapolis Tindley 49
    11th-12th: East Central 57, Greenfield-Central 56
    9th-10th: Portage 53, Connersville 41
    7th-8th: Bedford North Lawrence 76, Floyd Central 65
    5th-6th: Jennings County 76, Norwell 65
    3rd-4th: Fort Wayne North 90, Jeffersonville 66
    1st-2nd: Columbus North 81, Richmond 60
 
GAME SUMMARIES
At Richmond
 
Semifinal
     Columbus North (59) -- Kooper Glick 1-3 1-1 3, Evan Henry 4-11 1-1 10, Trent Larson 2-4 2-5 6, Josh Speidel 10-16 5-9 25, Elliott Welmer 5-9 3-4 13, Christian Glass 1-2 0-0 2. Totals: 23-45 12-20 59.
     Fort Wayne North (54) -- Oosha Mitchell 3-9 0-0 7, Sean McGee 3-11 1-1 9, Mike Davis 7-11 1-3 19, Jeremy Jones 1-9 0-0 3, Tre'Vion Crews 5-10 1-1 11, Terrell Crews 1-1 0-0 2, Myluv Sutton 1-6 0-0 3. Totals: 21-57 3-5 54.
Columbus North ............... 12 16 17 14 -- 59
Fort Wayne North ............ 16   8 16 14 -- 54
     3-point shooting: CN 1-11 (Henry 1-3, Glick 0-1, Larson 0-1, Glass 0-1, Speidel 0-2, Welmer 0-3), FW North 9-26 (Davis 4-6, McGee 2-5, Sutton 1-2, Mitchell 1-3, Jones 1-6, Tre'Vion Crews 0-4).
     Rebounds: CN 28 (Speidel 11, Welmer 8), FW North 34 (McGee 9, Mitchell 8, Davis 8).
     Assists: CN 11 (Larson 4, Speidel 2, Glass 2), FW North 8 (McGee 4, Mitchell 2).
     Turnovers: CN 11 (Welmer 6), FW North 13 (McGee 5).
     Blocks: CN 3 (Welmer 2, Speidel 1), FW North 1 (Davis 1).
     Steals: CN 8 (Henry 3, Welmer 2), FW North 6 (Tre'Vion Crews 2).
     Total fouls: CN 12, FW North 22.
     Fouled out: Mitchell, McGee.
     Technical fouls: None.
 
Championship Game
     Columbus North (81) -- Kooper Glick 2-5 6-6 10, Evan Henry 2-9 0-0 5, Trent Larson 7-9 4-4 21, Josh Speidel 7-10 8-8 24, Elliott Welmer 5-9 4-7 14, Vince Grana 0-0 0-0 0, Devin Mann 0-0 0-0 0, Christian Glass 2-5 2-2 7, Mitchell Kelley 0-0 0-0 0, Marquis Humes 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Littrell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 25-47 24-27 81.
     Richmond (60) -- Davious Webster 3-14 0-0 6, Abdul Shabazz 1-3 0-0 2, Michael Tillman 7-13 0-0 16, Joel Okafor 8-22 2-3 21, Zach Lett 0-1 0-0 0, Isaiah Rader 3-7 0-0 6, Kendal Baker 1-6 2-2 5, Nick Thomas 0-0 0-0 0, Auntonio Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Devin Thomas 1-1 2-2 4. Totals: 24-67 6-7 60.
Columbus North ............... 21 17 23 20 -- 81
Richmond ............................ 10 16 11 23 -- 60
     3-point shooting: CN 7-19 (Larson 3-4, Speidel 2-4, Glass 1-3, Henry 1-5, Glick 0-1, Welmer 0-2), Richmond 6-21 (Okafor 3-11, Tillman 2-7, Baker 1-3).
     Rebounds: CN 38 (Speidel 12, Welmer 11, Larson 5), Richmond 26 (Lett 7).
     Assists: CN 17 (Welmer 7, Glick 3), Richmond 7 (Okafor 3, Shabazz 2).
     Turnovers: CN 11 (Henry 2, Speidel 2), Richmond 5 (Webster 2, Tillman 2).
     Blocks: CN 4 (Welmer 3, Speidel 1), Richmond 1 (Thomas 1).
     Steals: CN 3 (Speidel 2, Grana 1), Richmond 7 (Shabazz 2, Okafor 2, Rader 2).
     Total fouls: CN 10, Richmond 20.
     Fouled out: Shabazz, Okafor.
     Technical fouls: None.
 

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