Northfield Lady Norse defeat Bluffton


Maconaquah 63, Manchester 62

Emma Garriott and Eva Bazzoni combined for 54 of Manchester’s 63 points, each scoring 27, but the Manchester girls basketball team couldn’t find the two points needed to defeated Maconaquah.

The host Braves led the Squires 50-45 heading into the fourth quarter of the Three Rivers Conference game and held off Manchester, coming down to the final second, pulling out a 63-62 win Monday, Jan. 4.

With 15 seconds remaining in the game, Maconaquah went 1-2 from the free throw line to lead 63-61, giving the Squires a chance to tie or win the game.

Garriott was fouled, hitting the first free throw but missing the second, cutting the lead to 63-62. Manchester had possession with 0.6 seconds left in the game, but weren’t able to pull out the win.

Bazzoni had 27 points, nine rebounds, and four steals on the night and Garriott finished with 27 points, four steals, three assists, two rebounds, and one block.

Makenzy Meyer had four points and seven rebounds, Morgan Parrett added four points and six rebounds, while Kindra Stetzel had five rebounds and one assist, Keilan Creager had two rebounds and one assists, and Ainsley West had one assist, one block, and one rebound.

The JV team started strong and put an exclamation point on a 42-25 win over Maconaquah.

Manchester led 22-14 at halftime and closed the game with a 16-7 fourth quarter on its way to the win.

Kaidyn Howard had a big game with 12 points, three assists, two rebounds, two steals, and one block, while Gracie Lauer added 11 points and two rebounds.

Aliala Atienza had six points and five rebounds, followed by Chaynee Tennant with four points and five rebounds, Alexis Gearhart with four points and one rebound, Leyna Borgmann with three points, seven rebounds, and three blocks, and Olivia Neal with two points, five rebounds, and one steal. McKelvey Espeset added one assist and one steal, and Kelsey Blum had one rebound.

Triton 41, Manchester 35

Three days after putting up 63 points against Maconaquah, points were hard to come by for the Squires, who fell short in a 44-35 loss at Triton Thursday, Jan. 7.

Manchester put up just four points in the first quarter but their defense kept Triton to six points.

The Trojans extended the lead to 16-10 halftime, but weren’t able to pull away, leading 28-24 heading into the fourth quarter with just a four-point advantage.

The hosts held on for the win by outscoring the Squires 13-11 in the final eight minutes.

Bazzoni led the Squires with 12 points, four steals, and two assists, while Parrett had 11 points and five rebounds, and Garriott had four points, three assists, three steals, and two rebounds.

West had four points and two assists, Meyer had two points and three rebounds, Stout had two points, two assists, and two steals, Stetzel added three rebound and three steals, and Creager had one steal and one rebound.

The JV team played a 2-quarter game lost 16-5.

Atienza led Manchester with three points, five rebounds, two steals, and one assist, followed by Blum with two points and two rebounds, Neal with six rebounds and one steal, Tennant with one rebound and one steal, and Lauer and Borgmann each had one rebound.

Manchester 51, North Miami 35

The Lady Squires got back on its winning ways Saturday night, Jan. 9, with a 51-35 conference victory over North Miami.

Late surges in the first and second quarters helped Manchester take a 24-13 halftime lead and the Squires held off the Warriors in the second half.

Manchester was hanging on to 12-11 lead with just over two minutes left in the second quarter, Emma Garriott nailed a three-pointer to start a 13-2 run to close the half leading 24-13. Garriott scored five points in the run while Bazzoni had three points, and Stout and Parrett each hit two free throws.

North Miami stuck around, keeping the Lady Squire lead at or around 10 points for the first four minutes of the third quarter before Garriott scored seven points in a two-minute span to increase the lead to 33-18 with 4:40 left, and Manchester held on for the win.

Bazzoni led Manchester with 20 points, five rebounds, five steals, and two assists, and Garriott had 17 points, five rebounds, and six steals.

Meyer had five points, 13 rebounds, and two steals, followed by Creager with five points and three steals, Parrett with two points, five rebounds, and three steals, and Beletu Stout with tow points, two rebounds, and two assists. Stetzel added three rebounds, while West had one assist, one rebound, and one steal, and Borgmann and Atienza each had one rebound.

The JV team played two quarters against North Miami and topped North Miami 22-14.

Howard led the way with 11 points, two rebounds, and two steals, followed by Lauer with six points, five rebounds, and three steals, Neal with two points, two rebounds, and two steals, Borgmann with one point, two rebounds, and two steals, Atienza with one assist and one steal, and Kim Schroll and Alexis Gearhart with one rebound each.


Northfield 49-46

Kearston Stout hit the game-winning three pointer to lift the Northfield girls basketball team to a come-from-behind 49-46 win at Bluffton Tuesday night, Jan. 5.

Bluffton held the lead throughout the game but the Lady Norse outscored the Lady Tigers 23-15 in the fourth quarter, including Stout’s clutch shot, to pull out the win.

Addi Baker led Northfield with 15 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, followed by Kyra Kennedy with 13 points, four rebounds, three steals, and two assists, Kenzie Baer with seven points, seven rebounds, and one assist, Emma Hoover with seven points, three rebounds, and two steals, and Stout with seven points, three rebounds, and three assists.

The JV team had no trouble with Bluffton, taking a 10-4 first quarter lead and an 8-0 shutout in the fourth, to cruise to a 35-18 win.

Hannah Holmes followed her strong Wabash County Tournament performance with 18 points, two steals, and one rebound, followed by Eden Hoover with five points and five rebounds, Ava Copeland with four points and four rebounds, Jaycee Krom with four points, three rebounds, and two assists, Ainsley Dale with two points and three points, and Gabby Haupert with two points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Northfield 65, Tippecanoe Valley 48

Northfield led Tippecanoe Valley 30-25 at halftime of its TRC contest Thursday night, Jan. 7, then took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Vikings 22-4, and cruised to a 65-48 win.

Tippecanoe Valley led 13-12 at the end of the first quarter before Northfield took five-point lead at halftime with an 18-12 second quarter.

Kennedy led a balanced Northfield attack with 18 points and five rebounds, followed by Stout with 16 points, seven rebounds, and five steals, Baker with 13 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists, Baer with 10 points and seven rebounds, and Hoover with eight points, five rebounds, six assists, and three steals.

The JV team also ran away from the Lady Vikings in a 39-19 win Thursday night.

Holmes led Northfield with 14 points and 10 rebounds, followed by Krom with six points and two steals, Haupert with five points and four rebounds, Miller with five points, Hoover with four points and three steals, Addy Rosen with two points and two rebounds, Alex Cartwright with two points and one rebound, and Dale with one point, two assists, and one rebound.


Southwood 63, Marion 36

Southwood had no trouble with Marion Wednesday night, Jan. 6, in a 63-36 win.

Alaina Winer led the Lady Knights with 13 points and four assists, followed by Ella Haupert with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists, and four blocks, and Bailey Wyatt with 11 points, four rebounds, and one block.

Maggie Ball had 10 points, 10 assists, and two blocks, followed by Meredith Norman with nine points and four rebounds, Aliea Sweet with six points, six assists, and four blocks, Mya Denney with two points and two assists, Lili Combs with one point and one assist, Rylee Barney with eight assists, and Makenna Younce with two assists.

Southwood 40, Madison-Grant 33

The Lady Knights traveled to Madison-Grant Saturday, Jan. 9, and came away with a 40-33 win.

Wyatt led the way with 15 points, three rebounds, and three steals, followed by Haupert with eight points and eight rebounds, Winer with seven points, four rebounds, and two assists, Ball with six points, six rebounds, and two assists, Sweet with two points and seven rebounds, and Barney with two points, six rebounds, and one assist.

The JV team edged Madison Grant 26-25 in a come-from-behind win.

Denny led Southwood with 11 points and three rebounds, followed by Younce with five points, three rebounds, and two steals, Combs with four points, nine rebounds, three assists, and three blocks, Culver with four points, Hipskind with two points and two rebounds, while Bailey Miller had four steals and two blocks, and Norman had one rebound, two steals, and one assist.

Posted on 2021 Jan 12