County schools open girls season with wins

By The Paper Staff

Wabash’s girls basketball squad opened the season with a 44-39 win over Elwood on Saturday night at Coolman Gymnasium.

The Lady Apaches built a 19-6 by the end of the first quarter, then upped their advantage to 29-15 by halftime before holding on in the second half.

Seven different girls scored for Wabash, led by Hope Unger’s 12 and Mariah Wyatt’s 11.

Wabash hosts Mississinewa Nov. 9 before traveling to Marion on Nov. 10.

Manchester 52, Adams Central 45
The Lady Squires (1-0) overcame a 31-29 halftime deficit to defeat the Lady Jets at home.

Manchester outscored AC 10-2 in the third quarter to jump ahead and then held the Jets off in the fourth quarter.

Eva Bazzoni finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead Manchester in the victory.

Jirni Cripe added seven points and six rebounds. Kennedy Fierstos finished with six points, five assists and four rebounds, and Emma West contributed five points, five assists, and five rebounds.

The Squires host Lewis Cass Nov. 6 and Warsaw Nov. 7

Southwood 49, Blackford 23

The Knights opened the season with a rout of the Bruins at Blackford.

Southwood built a 23-9 lead by halftime and never looked back.

Morgan Farr and Sierra Stout both scored 10 points to lead the Knights, while Stout added five rebounds, three steals and three blocks.

Erin Lehner added nine points and three steals, MaKenna Pace finished with eight points, and three assists, and Alissa Pershing scored five points to go with a team-high 12 rebounds.

Southwood travels to Pioneer on Nov. 6 and hosts Huntington North Nov. 10.


Posted on 2018 Nov 06