Lady Norse pick up 2 wins

Northfield continued its hot streak with two wins last week, while Manchester won its first game of the season in Wabash County girls basketball action last week.

Northfield 55, Southwood 44

The Three Rivers Conference, Wabash County, and school district rivals Northfield and Southwood girls basketball teams did battle Friday night, Dec. 10, with the Lady Norse pulling away from the Lady Knights for a 55-44 win.

In a back-and-forth contest, Northfield led 14-8 after one quarter, only to watch Southwood take a 24-23 halftime lead.

The Lady Norse regained the lead with an 18-13 third quarter, and clinched the game in the fourth quarter.

All seven Northfield players who saw the court scored at least five points.

Leading the balanced scoring attack was Hannah Holmes with 18 points and 14 rebounds, followed by Addy Rosen with nine points, six rebounds, and five assists, and Eden Hoover with eight points, four rebounds, and three assists.

Camryn Kuhn, Ainsley Dale, Emily Pennington, and Elli Baker each scored five points.

For Southwood, Ella Haupert led the way with 15 points and four steals, followed by Alaina Winer with 11 points and six rebounds, Bailey Wyatt with nine points, and three rebounds, and Aleia Sweet with seven points and five rebounds.

Northfield 64, Taylor 59

Hannah Holmes led five Lady Norse double-digit scorers to a win 64-59 win over Taylor at home Tuesday, Dec. 7.

Holmes had a monster game with 24 points and 10 rebounds in the come-from-behind Northfield win.

Taylor led the game 29-26 at halftime before Northfield tied it up at 46-46 after three quarters and pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Lady Titans 64-59.

Eden Hoover had 13 points, four rebounds, and three assists, followed by Elli Baker with 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists, Emily Pennington with 10 points and seven rebounds, and Ainsley Dale with six points, four rebounds, and six assists. Addy Rosen added four assists and three rebounds.

Wabash 57, Bluffton 41

Libby Mattern scored 21 points to help the Wabash girls basketball team to a 57-41 road win over Bluffton Tuesday, Dec. 7.

The Lady Apaches took control early, leading 16-8 after the first quarter, and slowly pulled away from the Lady Tigers.

Rylee Yoakum also scored in double-digits with 13 points and added five rebounds, while Linda Cordes had eight points and four steals, followed by Hannah Layne with five points and five rebounds, and Kierra Wilson with five points and three rebounds.

Rochester 55, Wabash 39

The Lady Apaches couldn’t recover from a disastrous first quarter against Rochester Saturday night, Dec. 11, falling to the Lady Zebras 55-39.

Rochester raced out to a 22-4 lead and never led the Wabash get into the game.

Yoakum led Wabash with 13 points and four rebounds, while Cordes had nine points, Mattern had five points and four steals, and Jade Stumbo added four points and seven rebounds.

Huntington North 68, Manchester 17

The Lady Squires were no match for Huntington North Tuesday night, Dec. 7, in a 68-17 road loss.

The Lady Vikings took a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 38-10 at halftime.

Brookelynn Buzzard led Manchester with six points and two rebounds, followed by Ainsley West with four points and four rebounds, Molly Schannep with four points, Maddy Miller with two points and two rebounds, and Olivia Neal with one point.

Manchester 59, Whitko 48

Ainsley West’s 30 points and six rebounds, the Lady Squires enjoyed their first win of the season in a 59-48 road victory at Whitko Friday night, Dec. 10.

Manchester jumped out to an 18-10 lead after one quarter, only to see Whitko chip away at the lead, cutting it to 43-41 heading into the final eight minutes.

But the fourth quarter belonged to the Lady Squires who outscored Whitko 16-7 to clinch the win.

Buzzard had 13 points and three assists, while Gracie Lauer had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Senior Keilan Creager added five rebounds, four steals, and three assists.

The JV team shut out Whitko in both the second and third quarters to run away with a 43-23 win.

Miller led the team with 18 points, five rebounds, and three steals, while Kim Schroll had eight points and six rebounds, and McKelvey Espeset had seven points and five rebounds.

Carroll (Flora) 63, Manchester 38

The Squires didn’t have an answer for the 8-4 Carroll Cougars in a 63-38 Saturday night, Dec. 11.

The Cougars jumped out to an 18-9 lead and outscored the Squires in every quarter.

West led Manchester with 14 points, six rebounds, three blocks, and three steals, while Creager had eight points, six rebounds, and three assists, and both Atienza and Buzzard recorded five points and three rebounds. Gracie Lauer added four points, two rebounds, and two steals.

The JV team defeated Carroll 29-25. Espeset led Manchester with 10 points, followed by Schroll with seven, Miller with five, and Smith with four.

Southwood 57, Mississinewa 51

Southwood could never get rid of Mississinewa in their matchup Wednesday, Dec. 8, but held off the Lady Indians 57-51 at home.

The Lady Knights took a 15-14 first quarter lead and increased it to 28-23 at halftime, then withstood Mississinewa the rest of the way.

Ella Haupert led Southwood with 25 points and eight rebounds, followed by Bailey Wyatt with 11 points and 11 rebounds, Aleia Sweet with six points and three steals, and Makenna Younce with six points. Quinn Claussen pulled down six rebounds, and Lili Combs added five.

The JV team couldn’t hold on to its lead after three quarters and fell short 23-19.

Macy Barney led the team with six points, followed by Grace Drake and Aaliyah Dyson with four each, and Aubree Huffman with three points.

Posted on 2021 Dec 14