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By Bill Barrows
 
There is more high school basketball on tap this week as the girls head down the home stretch with an eye on sectional play at the end of the month. The boys teams begin to hit it hard after the holiday break. 
 
On Tuesday, the Lady Norse entertains Eastern and the Lady Apaches play host to Eastbrook. On the boy’s side, Manchester travels to Maconaquah and Southwood hosts Oak Hill. Wednesday, there is a lone game as the Lady Squires travel to Peru. Thursday, the girls are on center stage as Southwood travels to Eastern and Northfield is at Mississinewa.
 
Posted on 2017 Jan 10
County tourney tips off this week

By Bill Barrows

The Wabash County Tourney is the focus for high school basketball this week. The tourney is at Southwood this year on Dec. 29-30, which is where the first one under the current format took place. It was the brainchild of Southwood Athletic Director Tom Finicle two decades ago.

Posted on 2016 Dec 27
Knights run away from Squires in fourth quarter
By Eric Christiansen
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- In a tight, back-and-fourth ball game between Southwood and Manchester, the Knights went from trailing the Squires later in the third quarter to cruising to a 65-52 win.
 
Southwood's Carson Blair scored 23 of his game-high 35 points over the last 11 minutes of the game to slam the door on the Squires.
 
Things were slow-going early on with Manchester taking an 8-7 lead midway through the first quarter. Two baskets from Mason Hamby and one from Koehl Fluke gave the Squires a 12-7 lead, and they led 18-14 after the first quarter.
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 20
Wabash, Northfield split boys, girls basketball games
Northfield's Ariel Dale (top photo, at right) looks for a way to get around Wabash defender Jaycee Parrett. Wabash's Trenton Daughtry (bottom photo, at left) launches a shot over Northfield defender Austin Trump (11). Photos by Joseph Slacian
 
By The Paper staff
 
Wabash’s boys and Northfield’s girls won home-and-home basketball games on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16-17.
 
On Friday, Wabash’s boys defeated the host Norse, 53-41. However, on Saturday the Lady Norse defeated host Wabash, 56-50.
 
On Friday, Northfield drew first blood on a basket by Austin Trump. Wabash battled back, scoring seven unanswered points, all from Trenton Daughtry.

Northfield battled back with a pair of free-throws from Kyle Reed and another basket from Trump to pull Northfield within one, 7-6.

After Derek Vogal put the Apaches up by three, 9-6, Reed tied the score on a basket and free throw following a foul on Matt Jones.

Luke Mattern put the Apaches up 11-9 at the end of the first quarter. It would be the closest Northfield was the rest of the evening.

 

Posted on 2016 Dec 20
Wabash Little League to host state tourney
By Joseph Slacian
 
The Wabash Little League will host the 12-year-old State Tournament, League President and Wabash City Council member Bryan Dillon informed the Council at its Dec. 12 meeting.
 
He said the tourney rotates around the state, and the local host must be selected by the Indiana Little League.
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 20
NHS, SHS split boy-girl double header
Northfield's Jacklyn Peas looks for a passing lane on Friday night against Southwood. Photo by Joseph Slacian
 
By The Paper staff
 
Northfield and Southwood split a girls-boys basketball doubleheader on Friday night.
 
The Lady Norse defeated Southwood, 56-48. Meanwhile, Southwood’s boys defeated Northfield, 79-52.
 
The Lady Norse looked like they were going to dominate Southwood early on. Northfield built an 11-6 lead after one, and a 22-9 lead halfway through the second quarter.
 
The second quarter spurt started when Ariel Dale connected on a three-point shot at the 7:12 mark. Southwood’s Brooke Elliott hit one of two free throws to cut Northfield’s lead to seven, 14-7.
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 13
Lady Squires fall to No. 1 Whitko
By Eric Christiansen
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Facing the top-ranked team in Class 2A, Manchester led just one time against Whitko, but didn't let it get out of hand for nearly three quarters. But an 11-1 run over the final 3:33 of the third quarter gave the Wildcats a 15-point lead and an eventual 52-27 win on Friday, Dec. 9.
 
Whitko led 15-5 late in the first quarter, but a free throw from Ellie Milam and baskets by Cierra Carter and Sydney Day cut it to 15-10.
 
Whitko went on a 6-0 run, but the Squires answered with a 5-0 run midway through the second quarter.
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 13
Squires drop games to Warsaw, Huntington North
By Eric Christiansen
 
NORTH MANCHESTER -- It wasn't the easiest of nights for the Squires on Thursday, Dec. 8, when they traveled to Warsaw and fell to the Tigers 63-36.
 
Warsaw opened up with a 14-4 first quarter lead and never looked back. It increased the lead to 29-10 at halftime, 43-21 after three quarters.
 
The Squires were held to 13-36 shooting, but hit four 3-pointers and went 6-8 from the free throw line.
 
Posted on 2016 Dec 13

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