When – Friday-January 10, 2020
Where – North Side Gym-Elkhart, Indiana
What – Northern Lakes Conference – Boys Varsity Basketball
Who – Plymouth Pilgrims (4-7, 1-0) vs. Elkhart Memorial Chargers (4-4, 1-0)
The Plymouth Boys Basketball team travelled north the play against the Elkhart Memorial at historic North Side Gym. The Junior Varsity matchup was the first game of the night. The Pilgrims started out very quickly as Sophomore-Zane Lark hit a 3-point shot to start the game. Plymouth proceed to extend their lead and took a 9-3 lead into the second quarter. The roles were reversed during the second stanza as Memorial crept back into the game. The score at halftime was Ply.-13 — Mem.-12. The third quarter is what dictated the outcome of the game, as the junior Chargers outscored Plymouth by 14 points and ultimately winning the contest. Leading the way for the Pilgrims was Sophomore-Caden Weidner with 11-points, closely followed by Freshman-Nolan Bales.
Final Score – Junior Varsity Game
Plymouth-39 — Elkhart Memorial-50
The Varsity contest was a matchup between two undefeated teams in Northern Lakes Conference play. The Pilgrims defeated the Northwood Panthers back on December 20th by the score of 52-47 and the Chargers defeated the Concord Minutemen 62-50, ironically on the same day. Similar to the the JV game, the Varsity boys started out very fast with Senior-Adam Hunter scoring 11-points and Junior-Jake Reichard-14 all in the first half. With that strong first half showing the Pilgrims took a 30-23 lead into the locker room. As with any NLC game, Elkhart Memorial came charging out in the third and took the lead going into the final quarter of the game, 36-43. The Pilgrims turned up their defensive effort right away and held the Chargers scoreless in the first 4-minutes of the fourth quarter. Along with the tenacious ‘D’, Reichard took over offensively for the Pilgrims, scoring 15-points in the final 8-minutes. The final 3-points on the night also went to Reichard as he drained a fantastic long distance shot as time expired. Jake Reichard put up a team high/game high 30-points.
Final Score- Varsity Game
Plymouth-53 — Elkhart Memorial-50
Both Plymouth Pilgrim boys teams play on the road again tonight, taking on the Tippy Valley Vikings. JV game time is set for 6:15pm.