Lady Apaches get TRC win at Manchester

by Gary Andrews

The Wabash and Manchester girls’ basketball teams were battling for the second time this season Saturday, as the lady Apaches paid Manchester a visit in a TRC match up. Wabash had defeated Manchester in the county tourney in December 52-27 and backed that up with a 63-31 win Saturday.

The game started in a helter smelter fashion with the first four possessions ending with a turnover. Kyleigh Hampton would break the ice with a three pointer to give Wabash a 3-0 lead and Wabash built the lead to 5-0 with two Claire Cromer free throws. Cierra Carter would stop the Apache run with a bucket to make it 5-2 and the Lady Squires hung close, trailing just 9-6 when Cromer hit a free throw and Lyndsie Thomas a bucket to stretch the lead to 12-6. Kiana Gillum and Lyndsie Thomas would trade buckets to end the quarter as Wabash led 14-8.

The second quarter would be all Apaches as Wabash went on a 9-0 run to start the quarter. Lyndsie Thomas would hit two buckets and a free throw that was followed by a bucket from Sarah Puckett and a three from Hampton to lead 23-8. Sydney Snep would hit a free throw to stop the Wabash run, but Thomas and Puckett would score to make it 28-9. Drew Thompson drained a three to make it 28-12, when Cromer and Sarah Ritter answered to make it 32-12 at the half.

The third quarter would heat up a little as the two teams played to a 15-15 tie. The Lady Squires would cut the lead to 36-21 behind Carter, Kaitlyn Parrett and Sydney Snep, but the trio of Cromer, Thomas and Hampton kept Manchester at bay with Wabash leading 47-27 after three.

The Apaches would apply their dominance in the fourth quarter once more, starting the quarter on a 6-0 run. Wabash got buckets from Cromer, Puckett and Hampton. After a Tabby DeWitt bucket stopped the 6 point run, Lyndsie Thomas would go on her own 6-0 run to increase the lead to 59-29. After a bucket from Ellie Milam, Heather Miller would connect twice as Wabash went on to the 63-31 final.

Leading Wabash was Lyndsie Thomas with 21 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal. Claire Cromer added 16 points, 3 assist. Kyleigh Hampton 13 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, 3 assist. Sarah Puckett 7 points, 2 rebounds. Heather Miller 4, Sarah Ritter 2 points, 1 rebound. Shelby Stone had 1 rebound. Jaclyn Lewis had 1 rebound, 3 steals, 1 assist.

Leading Manchester was Tabby DeWitt with 10 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist. Sydney Snep added 8 points, 4 rebounds. Cierra Carter had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist. Drew Thompson had 3 points, Kaitlyn Parrett 2, Kiana Gillum 2, Ellie Milam 2.

Wabash won the junior varsity game 33-25.

Leading Wabash was Cailey Beauchamp with 10 points. Madison Barden added 9, Katie McCauley 6, Sydney Mullett 5, Jaycee Parrett 3.

For Manchester Celina Carter had 7 points, Bailey Sewell 5, Brooklyn Howard 4, Drew Thompson 3, Bethany Collett 2, Tiffany Johnson 2, Ellie Milam 1.

Posted on 2014 Jan 22