The Warsaw Tigers clinched at least a share of their 5th straight NLC championship by defeating the Plymouth Pilgrims 54-41.
Fueled by a 16-2 run in the first four minutes of the third quarter, the Tigers blew open a closely played game. Warsaw’s stingy defense brought the victory home by holding Plymouth to fifteen points below their season scoring average.
Nolan Groninger was high point man with 21 points to go with his 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Trevor Rumple scored 11 points. Wyatt Amiss scored 9 points coming on three three point shots during the 3rd quarter run. Coming off a foot injury, Tyler Metzinger added 7 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. Blake Marsh led the team with 6 rebounds and 6 assists despite fighting flu-like symptoms. Rounding out the scoring were: Marsh 3, Adamiec 2, and Reese 1.
The Tigers play host to the Merrillville Pirates tomorrow, Saturday,
February 9 with the JV tip-off starting at 3:00pm.