The Pennant

Boys Basketball: Groves leads Penn past Elkhart Memorial

Penn boasted five players in double-figures as the Kingsmen ran past Elkhart Memorial, 90-57, in high school boys basketball action on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.

It was the final regular-season contest between Penn and Elkhart Memorial, as Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central will merge to form Elkhart High School in 2020-2021. Penn leads the series 42-26. Penn and Elkhart Memorial are both in the Class 4-A Elkhart Sectional.

Senior Guard Evan Groves led the Kingsmen with 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting (including 4-of-4 three-pointers).

Derek Derda worked for a double-double, scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Jayden Doster scored 15 points, Carter Hickey scored 14 points, and Tobias Patton scored 10 points.

Penn hit 13-of-20 three-pointers and shot 54 percent overall (33-of-61).

PENN 90: Carter Hickey 14, Markus Burton 8, Joe Smith 6, Seamus Penney 0, Jayden Doster 15, Evan Groves 18, Derek Derda 17, Tobias Patton 10, Gabe Gatete 2, Casey Shultz 0, Caleb Fischer 0, Cole Wojciechowski 0.

Elkhart Memorial 57: D’Arjon Lewis 15, Collin Baer 4, Brackton Miller 12, Rodney Gates 1, Jacob Marley 0, Titus Rodgers 4, Damarion Anderson 6, Erick Nocentelli 2, Malachi Emmons 9, Brandon Brooks 4.

PENN                         18        24        25        23 – 90

Elkhart Memorial      13        6         17        21 – 57

Three-pointers: PENN 13 (Evan Groves 4, Carter Hickey 4, Jayden Doster 3, Tobias Patton 2).