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Lady Squires upset Northfield

Northfield's Kyra Kennedy tries to drive around Manchester's Jirni Cripe during second quarter action Saturday night. Photo by Joseph Slacian 

By The Paper Staff

Led by 13 points apiece from Kennedy Fierstos and Eva Bazzoni, Manchester’s girls basketball squad outlasted Class A No. 4 ranked Northfield 41-39 Saturday at Northfield.
Manchester took a 19-14 lead by the end of the first quarter, and maintained a 30-27 lead at the half. Northfield edged closer, 33-31 at the end of the third quarter, but Manchester was able to hold the Lady Norse off in the end to improve to 4-4 on the season.
Northfield fell to 5-2.
“I am so proud of our girls and the way they played tonight,” Manchester coach Jacob Everett said. “We hit shots when we needed to, defended when we needed to and rebounded well when we needed to. We did everything we needed to do to pull off this upset. From our starters to our bench players, each girl that played tonight impacted the game in a positive manner.”
Fierstos added four assists and three steals, while Bazzoni added six rebounds, two steals and two assists.
Jirni Cripe finished with seven points, six rebounds, and two assists.
And, Kennidy Lauer added six points, five rebounds and three assists.
Ariel Dale led Northfield with 14 points, and Addi Baker added eight points and 12 boards.
The loss caused Northfield to drop to the Class A No.6 spot in the latest basketball poll.

Valley tops Wabash
Wabash’s girls basketball team fell behind 16-2 by the end of the first quarter and never fully recovered.
Wabash outscored Valley 37-31 the rest of the game, pulled within three late, but couldn’t close the game any further in a 47-39 loss.
The Lady Apaches (3-5, 0-1 TRC) were led in scoring by the trio of Mariah Wyatt (15), Alivia Short (12) and Hope Unger (11).

Southwood edges Rochester
The Lady Knights jumped out to a 12-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
Erin Lehner led Southwood with 13 points, nine steals and five rebounds. MaKenna Pace added 12 points, five steals and two assists.
And, Morgan Farr added seven points, five steals and two rebounds.

Apaches outlast Whitko
Wabash’s boys basketball squad improved to 3-1 on the year with a 54-52 win over Whitko Friday, Nov. 30.
The Apaches (3-1) were led by Elijah Vander Velden with 16 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots. Logan Vander Velden added 14 points and four assists. And, Blake Gribben had seven points and 10 rebounds.

Vikings down Southwood
Southwood fell to Huntington North 56-27 on Friday.
Dallas Holmes led the Knights with 15 points and Connor Rich added 10 points.

Lady Norse rout Maconaquah
Northfield’s girls basketball team broke open in the second half what was a close contest on its way to a 68-34 road win over Maconaquah on Tuesday, November 27.
Leading by just 23-21 at the half, the Class 3A No. 4-ranked Lady Norse outscored the Lady Braves 45-13 in the final two quarters to seal the win.
Kyra Kennedy led the way in victory with 19 points, four assists, four rebounds and seven steals. Kelcie Thomson added three assists, eight rebounds and three steals, and Ariel Dale rounded out the Lady Norse leaders with 12 points and five rebounds.

Apaches rout Elwood
Wabash’s boys basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 57-34 win over visiting Elwood Tuesday, Nov. 27.
The Apaches surged to a 19-5 lead through the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
Trenton Daughtry led the victory charge with 14 points, six assists, nine rebounds and five steals.
Logan Vander Velden finished with nine points, five assists and 11 rebounds. And Jared Holley chipped in with eight points, five rebounds and two steals.

Manchester falls to OH
The Lady Squire hoops squad dropped a 60-30 decision at Oak Hill on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to fall to 3-4 on the season.
Oak Hill jumped out to a 15-2 lead by the end of the first quarter, and upped its lead to 27-9 by halftime.
Kennedy Fierstos led the Squires with 11 points, while Kiera Hatfield, Eva Bazzoni and Emma Garriott each chipped in with five points.

Southwood comeback falls short
Midway through the third period the Knights trailed 33-16 before a furious comeback fell short in a 41-36 loss to Eastbrook on Nov. 28.
MaKenna Pace led the Knights (2-3) with 12 points, seven steals, and three rebounds.
Erin Lehner added nine points five rebounds, three steals and three assists.
Sierra Stout contributed seven points, four rebounds and two steals.
And, Morgan Farr added five points, five steals two assists and two rebounds.

Wabash battles back, falls
Wabash’s girls basketball team fell behind 17-9 by the end of the first quarter, and fell further behind, 33-20, by halftime. The Lady Apaches outscored Alexandria 21-11 in the second half, but the comeback attempt fell short.
Wabash (3-4) was led in scoring by Mariah Wyatt with nine points.

Emmanuel off to 4-0 start
Emmanuel Christian School is off to a 4-0 start to the season after defeating Heritage Hall of Muncie, Suburban of Indianapolis, and Tuesday night, Grace Baptist of Plymouth.
The score Tuesday was 56-32. J.C. Frank had 17 points and Preston Ritzema added 16 in the win for the Eagles
The Eagles defeated Cornerstone of Indy to move to 4-0.
J.C. Frank led the way with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Preson Ritzema had 13 points, and Levi Hinds added 10 points.

Southwood grapplers fall to Elwood
The Knights fell to a more experienced Elwood team, but showed improved effort this time out in a 34-30 loss.
Scoring for the Knights were: Jackson Taylor (113) by fall in 3:38; Caden Prickett (126) and Isaac King (132) picked up forfeits; Elijah Sutton (138) won by fall in 2:37; and Carson Kelley (45) won by fall in 1:38.

Wabash swimmers top Valley
Wabash’s boys and girls swimming teams both picked up wins over Tippecanoe Valley Thursday, Nov. 29.
The girls prevailed 94-76.
The team of Hipskind, Bruss, Lindsay and Honeycutt were tops in the 200 medley relay, while Bruss, Hipskind, Lindsay and Honeycutt won the 200 free relay.
Mallory Hipskind won the 100 freestyle, and Becca Bruss won the 100 breast stroke.
The boys squad came out on top 82-67.
The team of Evans, P. Cordes, M. Cordes and France on the 200 free relay.
Alex Baggett won the diving portion of the meet. Kyle Thomas won the 100 butterfly and Paul Cordes won the 100 freestyle.

Wabash grapplers outlast Rochester
Wabash’s wrestling squad picked up a 43-29 win over Rochester Thursday, Nov. 29.
Individual winners for the Apaches were R.J. Steg, Jared Brooks, Ethan Higgins, Braden Brooks, Robert Barnett, Chad Wyatt, Jr., Luke Voroil and Grant Warmuth. 

Posted on 2018 Dec 04