Girls’ teams gear up for sectionals

By The Paper staff

Wabash County’s girls’ basketball teams finished out their regular seasons last week.

On Tuesday, the local teams began playing in sectional action at Rochester High School.

Manchester played Oak Hill on Tuesday night, while Cass and Southwood will square off on Wednesday, followed by Rochester against Northfield.

Wabash will play the winner of Oak Hill and Manchester on Friday.

Lady Norse
Northfield put three players in double figures, but it wasn’t enough to top the Rochester.

The Lady Zebras topped the Lady Norse, 64-55, on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Ariel Dale led Northfield with 17 points. Payton Thomson had 13, while Kelcie Thomson had 10.

The junior varsity stopped Rochester, 33-9.

Jordon Shafer had 14 points.

Lady Squires
Manchester ended the regular season with a69-42 loss to Three Rivers Conference champion Tippecanoe Valley on Jan. 28.

Cierra Carter led Manchester with13 points.

Manchester ends the regular season at 9-13, 3-6 in conference play.

The junior varsity defeated Valley, 30-25, to finish with a 16-6 mark, 7-2 in TRC play.

Lady Knights
The Southwood girls' basketball team finished its 2015-16 home schedule with a 51-28 win over Southern Wells.

Brooke Elliott led the Lady Knights with 17 points, while Taylor Heath had 14 points.

The Lady Knights concluded its regular season with a 47-34 win over North Miami on Friday, Jan. 29.

Brooke Elliott led Southwood with 16 points, while Taylor Heath had 10.

Lady Apaches
The Wabash Apaches' girls' basketball team overcame a sloppy first half to pick up its eighth win in 10 games on Wednesday, defeating Peru, 47-37, in a Three Rivers Conference matchup.

Madison Barden led Wabash with 15 points. Bailey Yoakum had 11.

On Friday, the Lady Apaches couldn’t overcome 27 turnovers, and lost to Whitko, 59-44, in its regular-season finale.

Senior Katie McCauley led Wabash with 16 points, while senior Madison Barden added 12.

Posted on 2016 Feb 02