Lady Knights pick up 2 TRC wins

The Southwood girls basketball team won two Three Rivers Conference games against Wabash County rivals Manchester and Wabash heading into the Wabash County Tournament this week.

Southwood 53, Manchester 39

The Southwood and Manchester girls basketball teams battled to a 16-16 tie in the first quarter of their Three Rivers Conference game Friday night, Dec. 17, but the Lady Knights outscored the Lady Squires 20-8 in the second to take a 36-24 halftime lead, and didn’t let up in the second half to cruise to a 53-39 win.

Southwood’s hit eight 3-pointers in the first half and 11 overall to help their cause.

Ella Haupert led Southwood with 20 points, including six 3-pointers, and four rebounds, while Alaina Winer had 13 points with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, and three assists, Aleia Sweet and Bailey Wyatt each had eight points with two 3-pointers apiece, with Sweet adding eight rebounds, five steals, and three assists, and Wyatt garnering six rebounds and two steals. 

Grace Drake and Quinn Claussen each added two points with Drake adding three rebounds and two steals, and Claussen with five rebounds, three steals, and two assists.

Ainsley West led Manchester with 13 points, four rebounds, and three assists, while Brookelyn Buzzard had 12 points, five rebounds, and six steals, and Gracie Lauer played big inside with seven points and seven rebounds. Molly Schannep had four points and six rebounds, Aliala Atienza had two points and five rebounds, and Kelian Creager had one point, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

Southwood 51, Wabash 32

Southwood won another county battle, this time against Wabash, Tuesday, Dec. 21, upending the Lady Apaches 51-32.

The Lady Knights took control early with a 16-7 first quarter lead and extended it to 33-13 at halftime.
Mattern led Wabash with seven points, followed by Rylee Yoakum with six points, Janika Stumbo with four points, Ashley Province, Linda Cordes, and Brook Westendorf with three points each, and Kierra Wilson, Jade Stumbo, and Kasey Long with two points apiece.

Cordes led the team with 10 rebounds and four assists, while Long pulled down five rebounds, and Mattern, Hannah Layne, and Jade Stumbo each had four rebounds.

Southwood statistics were not available.

Peru 54, Southwood 49

Southwood trailed Peru 20-15 at the end of the first quarter, stayed close throughout, but couldn’t get over the hump in a 54-49 loss to the Lady Tigers Saturday, Dec. 18.

Peru outscored Southwood 20-17 in the two middle quarters, and couldn’t overcome the eight-point deficit in the fourth.

Haupert had another big game with 27 points, four rebounds, and three assists, while Wyatt had nine points, seven rebounds, and two assists, and Winer added nine points and one rebound.

Sweet had two points, four rebounds, and four assists, while Claussen had two points and three rebounds.

Columbia City 69, Northfield 18

Northfield had a rough night at Columbia City Wednesday night, Dec. 22 in a 69-18 loss.

The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 22-6 lead at the end of the first quarter while Northfield never got rolling.

Eden Hoover led Northfield with five points and five rebounds, followed by Addy Rosen with four points, six rebounds, and three assists, Elli Baker with four points and three rebounds, Ainsley Dale with two points and two rebounds, Camryn Kuhn with two points and one rebound, and Emily Pennington with one point and eight rebounds.

Posted on 2021 Dec 28