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Apaches down Knights, improve to 8-1 on the season

Southwood's Jackson Siimons looks to put up a shot around the defense of Wabash's Jasper Walter during Friday night's basketball action. The Apaches won 87-58 to improve to 8-1 on the season. Photo by Josh Sigler

By Josh Sigler
jsigler@thepaperofwabash.com

Led by five players who scored at least eight points, Wabash’s boys basketball team picked up a convincing 87-58 win over host Southwood Friday night, Jan. 4.


The Apaches (8-1) built a 26-13 lead by the end of the first quarter, an took a 46-31 lead into the half. Wabash outscored the Knights 41-27 in the second half.


Dereck Vogel led the Apaches with 21 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three assists. He hit 5-of-10 from 3-point range.
Trenton Daughtry added 19 points, five steals and six assists, and Logan Vander Velden added 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.


Jared Holley finished with nine points and six steals, and Elijah Vander Velden contributed eight points and five rebounds.
Gabe Lloyd led Southwood with 16 points and four assists. Braden Barney added 10 points, while Dallas Holmes added 10 points and 10 rebounds in the loss for the Knights (3-7).

Norse drop pair
Northfield’s boys basketball team took a 36-29 lead into the half of its contest with Tippecanoe Valley, but were unable to hold on in a 76-57 loss to the Vikings.


The Norse shot 60 percent in the first half before a dramatic drop off in the second half.


Clayton Tomlinson led Northfield with 18 points, and Jared Peas added 12 points and four assists. Nate Drancik scored nine points and led the team with five rebounds.


The Norse also fell to Madison-Grant, 78-57. Northfield shot just 28 percent in the loss.


Jared Peas led the way with 18 points and five rebounds. Logan Peas scored 13, and Clayton Tomlinson finished with 12 points, seven assists and three steals.

Squire boys run away from North Miami
Manchester never trailed in their Three Rivers Conference match-up with North Miami Friday, Jan. 4, topping the Warriors 80-56.


The Squires opened the game with an 8-0 run that started with a 3-pointer from Thane Creager 20 seconds into the contest.
North Miami cut the lead to 10-8, but back-to-back 3-pointers from Caleb Stout gave Manchester the cushion they needed to cruise to the win.


Weston Hamby led the Squires with 23 points, followed by Stout with 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and Creager with 12 points.


Manchester stands at 5-5 overall and 2-0 in conference play.


They host Wabash Friday, Jan. 11 with JV starting at 6:15 p.m.

Squire girls can’t hold on to 4th quarter lead
Manchester led North Miami 36-30 with four minutes remaining in the game Saturday, Jan. 5, but the Warriors outscored the Squires 17-3 to finish with a 47-39 conference win.


North Miami chipped away at the lead with back-to-back baskets, then hit 11-14 free throws down the stretch to pull away for the victory.


Kennedy Fierstos led the Squires with 13 point and four rebounds, followed by Kiera Hatfield with nine points and three rebounds, and MacKenzie Day with four points.


Manchester dropped to 9-7 overall and 4-1 in the Three Rivers Conference.


They hit the road this week with conference games at Peru Wednesday, Jan. 9 and Wabash, Saturday, Jan. 11.

Lady Apaches win
Wabash’s girls basketball squad improved to 7-9 (3-2 TRC) on the season after a 61-48 win over North Miami Saturday.


The Lady Apaches led by just one at the half san two after three but used a big fourth quarter to ice away the win.


Hope Unger scored a game high 25 points to lead Wabash, while Alivia Short added 11 and Mariah Wyatt finished with nine.

Manchester wrestlers win TL Duals, 2nd at East Noble
The Squire wrestling team continued its strong season with a 5-0 record at the Twin Lakes Duals.


Manchester has seven champions with 5-0 record in Ethan McWilliams, Elijah Burlingame, Dylan Stroud, Delton Moore, Ashton Moore, Trevor Dill and Bryce Kamphues.


At East Noble, the Squires fell 1 1/2 points shy of the team title for a second place result.


Delton Moore, Trescott Duffy and Kamphues each earned individual championships.

Norse wrestlers compete
Five wrestlers competed in the 14-team Bill Kerbel Wrestling Invitational Saturday and came away with two placings.


Seth Forsyth placed fourth at 145 with a record of 2-2, and Jasper Donaldson place fifth at 195 with a record of 3-1.
 

Posted on 2019 Jan 08