Girls basketball in full swing

Trailing 37-34 with three minutes remaining in their season opener against Warsaw, the Manchester Squires saw the Tigers finish the game with a 20-3 scoring run for a 57-37 Wednesday night, Nov. 11.

Warsaw led Manchester 21-15 after a high-scoring first quarter and took a 29-20 halftime lead.

The Lady Squires cut the lead to 33-25 after three quarters and was one possession away from tying the game with three minutes remaining in the fourth, trailing 37-34, before Warsaw closed it out.

Eva Bazzoni returned from missing nearly the entire 2019-20 season, the senior led Manchester with 15 points, three assists, and three steals.

Makenzy Meyer was strong under the basket with 10 points, eight rebounds, and one block.

Morgan Parrett had five points and six rebounds, followed by Beletu Stout  with five points, three rebounds, two steals, and two assists, Emma Garriott with two points and five rebounds, and Ainsley West with two assists and one rebound.

The JV team lost its opener to Warsaw 47-13.

Gracie Lauer led the Squire JV team with four points, two rebounds, one block and one steal, while Kaidyn Howard had four points and two rebounds.

Leyna Borgmann had two points and three rebounds, followed by Olivia Neal, two rebounds, one block, and one steal, Chaynee Tennant with two rebounds, one assist, and one steal, Aliala Atienza with one point and two rebounds, and Kelsey Blum and Kim Schroll with one rebound each.


Northfield 57, Mississinewa 40

The Northfield Norse used strong first and third quarters to pull away with a 57-40 win over Mississinewa Friday, Nov. 6.

Northfield jumped out to 19-9 lead after one quarter, then turned a 29-22 halftime lead into a 48-29 score after three quarters.

Addi Baker led the Lady Norse with 21 points, six rebounds, and four assists, Emma Hoover recorded 20 points, nine rebounds, and two assists, Kyra Kennedy posted 11 points, nine rebounds, and two assists, and Kearston Stout added five points and eight rebounds.

Jenna Krom had three rebounds and two assists, followed by Ainsley Dale with two rebounds, and Addy Rosen with one steal.

Fairfield 55, Northfield 52 OT

Northfield led Fairfield 24-19 at halftime, trailed 36-32 after three quarters, then battled back to tie the game and force overtime but fell short 55-52 Saturday, Nov. 14.

Baker led the Lady Norse with 15 points, three rebounds, one assist, and one steal, followed by Hoover with 11 points, six assists, and three rebounds, and Kennedy with 10 points eight rebounds, and one assist. Stout had five points, 14 rebounds, and three assists, followed by Baer with five points and two rebounds, Krom with two points and one steal, Dale with two points, and Rosen with two points.


Blackford 43, Southwood 30

Southwood trailed Blackford 17-8 after one quarter of play and never got back into it in a 43-30 loss on the road Friday, Nov. 6.

Ashley Smith led the Lady Knights with 11 points and seven rebounds, followed by Aleia Sweet with 10 points, six rebounds, three steals, and three blocks, Ella Haupert with six points and four rebounds, Rylee Barney with two points, five rebounds, and three blocks, and Maggie Ball with one points, two rebounds, and two blocks.

Alaina Winer added six rebounds, three blocks, and three steals, followed by Bailey Wyatt with three rebounds, two assists, and one steal, Mya Denney with two points, and Makenna Younce with one rebound.

Bluffton 46, Southwood 35

A tough second quarter proved to be the difference in Southwood’s 46-35 loss to Bluffton Saturday, Nov. 7.

The Tigers led 10-7 after the first quarter, then took control with a 17-9 second quarter for a 27-16 halftime lead.

The Lady Knights outscored Bluffton 19-17 in the second half but they weren’t able to get closer than the final 11-points margin.

Haupert led Southwood with 16 points, five rebounds, and two blocks, and Smith had 11 points, three rebounds, and two blocks.

Barney had two points and four rebounds, followed by Ball with two points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two blocks, Sweet with two points, six rebounds, three blocks, and one steal, Denney with two points and two rebounds, and Winer with two rebounds and one assist.


Taylor 52, Wabash 40

The Wabash Apaches lost its season opener on the road at Taylor 52-40 Friday, Nov. 6.

Wabash led 12-8 at the end of the first quarter and trailed 28-26 at halftime.

The game remained close with Taylor leading 43-40 with five minutes remaining, but Wabash didn’t score again, falling to the Titans 52-40.

Libby Mattern led Wabash with 15 points and four rebounds, including five three-pointers, Alivia Short scored  seven points and pulled down five rebounds, followed by Mariah Wyatt with six points, and five rebounds, Nici Gunderman with four points, two rebounds, three assists, and four steals, Madison Lutz with four points, three steals, and two rebounds, Isabelle Davis with two points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals. and Rylee Yoakum with two points and three rebounds, Jordan Stumbo added five rebounds.

Wabash 72, Elwood 25

The Lady Apaches rebounded in a big way with a 72-25 win over Elwood Thursday, Nov. 12.

Wyatt led Wabash with 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Short had 11 points, and Mattern had 10 points. Gunderman had nine points, five rebounds, and three steals, followed by Brooke Westendorf with eight points and two steals, Lutz with six points, one steal, and one assist, Davis with five points, four rebounds, and five assists, Yoakum with five points, three rebounds, five assists, and five steals, and Hannah Layne with three points, six rebounds, and one assist.

Jordan Stumbo pulled down 12 rebounds and had two steals, Jade Stumbo added four rebounds, Ashley Province had one rebound and one assist, and Kasey Long had two steals.

Wabash 64, Marion 27

Ten of 12 Wabash players scored with three Lady Apaches hitting double-digit points in a 64-27 win over Marion on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Wabash left little doubt of the outcome of the game early by outscoring the Lady Giants 19-4 in the first quarter and 22-5 in the second for a 41-9 halftime lead.

Short led Wabash with 16 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks, while Wyatt had 14 points, 10 rebounds, five steals, and three assists, and Mattern had 10 points, four steals, two rebounds, and four assists.

Westerndorf had five points, seven rebounds, and four steals, followed by Jordan Stumbo with four points, 10 rebounds, and two assists, Jade Stumbo with four points, six rebounds, and two assists, Layne with four points, one rebound, and one block, Yoakum with three points, three assists, and two rebounds, Davis with two points, nine rebounds, and two assists, and

Lutz with two points, one assist, and one steal. Long added four rebounds and two steals, and Province had one rebound and one assist.

Wabash improved to 2-1 on the season with the win.

JV Wabash 37, Marion 33

The JV team defeated Marion 37 33 .

In and back-and-forth battle, the Lady Apaches outscored the Lady Giants 11-7 in the fourth quarter to pull out an 11-7 win.
Kierra Wilson led Wabash with 12 points followed by Jade Stumbo with 11 points.

Posted on 2020 Nov 17