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Lady Squires Win On Carter Buzzer Beater

The Manchester girls basketball team went on the road to Winamac Saturday, winning 26-24 on a Cierra Carter buzzer beater. The Lady Squires led 17-12 at the half before ”the shot” gave Manchester their second straight win.

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Lady Apaches Rebound At Southern Wells

After losing their first game of the year Thursday to Culver, the Wabash Lady Apache basketball team rebounded at Southern Wells Saturday, defeating the Raiders 48-41.

The first two quarters were polar opposite of each other, with points coming at will in the first and hard to come by in the second. With an up and down pace in the first quarter, when the dust settled the score was tied at 21. It was just the opposite in the second with a combined 7 points being score as Southern Wells led 25-24 at the half.

Wabash would come back to win the third quarter 10-7 to grab a 34-32 lead, then held off the Raiders in the fourth 14-9 for the 48-41 final.

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Lady Norse Capture Northfield Invite

The Northfield Lady Norse captured their own tourney Saturday, defeating Concord 43-25 and Fairfield 42-34. Southwood also played in the tourney, falling to Fairfield 62-61 and defeating Concord 42-37. The Lady Knights played Northwestern Friday night which gave them a three game tour in 24 hours.

Northfield got the day started by taking on Concord. Perhaps a little flat the Norse struggled in the first quarter as Concord led 9-8 after one. The tide changed to start the second quarter as the Norse got buckets from Arie Kennedy, Payton Thomson and Jacklyn Peas. Abby Keaffaber drained a three as the Norse defense  held Concord scoreless in a 17-0 run to lead 25-9 at the half.

Northfield kept their momentum in the second half, winning the third quarter 13-5 before losing the fourth in a game that was already decided for the 43-25 win.

Payton Thomson led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points. Cherish Leming added 9, Abby Keaffaber 8, Jacklyn Peas 7, Arie Kennedy 6, Ashley Koch 2.

Southwood would play game two against undefeated Fairfield, giving the Falcons all they wanted.

On the back of Brooke Elliott the Lady Knights led 10-8 after the first stop, with Elliott scoring 6 points. Coach Dallas Duggan would go deep on his bench in the second quarter, trying to preserve stamina with the Falcons who like to push the ball, getting scoring from 6 different players. Brooke Elliott led the charge with 6 points, with Katie Stouffer adding 5 and Kassidy Atwood 4 as the Lady Knights led 32-26 at the half.

Fairfield would have the hot hand to start the third quarter, scoring 9 of the first 11 points to grab a 35-34 lead, but the Knights answered with buckets from Stouffer, Elliott and Atwood to grab the lead back at 41-35. Southwood would out score Fairfield 5-3 down the stretch and led 46-38 with a quarter to go.

The Lady Knights, showing signs of tired legs in the fourth, held off the Falcons for half of the fourth quarter before the pace went Fairfield’s way and they grabbed a three point lead. With 10.6 seconds remaining Elliott hit one free throw to make it 62-61, then fouled to stop the clock. Fairfield missed both free throws and the Knights had one more shot. After getting the ball across half court, Southwoood called time out to set up a play with 1.8 seconds left with the shot being just long in a 62-61 defeat.

Brooke Elliott led the Knights with 20 points. Kassidy Atwood added 14, Katie Stouffer 12, Makenna Dawes 5, Ashley Parson 4, Taylor Heath 2, Haley Heath 2, Aleesha Phillips 2.

After a 2 1/2 hour break the Knights would take the floor again to take on Concord. Running on fumes the Knights struggled for three quarters, before a second wind in the fourth gave Southwood the win. The shooting struggled for the Knights as they connected just four times in the firstand trailed 10-8 after one.

Concord would out score Southwood 5-3 in the second as the lone Knight bucket came from Brooke Elliott as Southwood trailed 15-11 at the half.

The Knight offense warmed up a little in the third, but Concord was smelling blood and continued to push the Knights winning the third quarter for a 33-25 lead. Brooke Elliott scored 8 of the 14 Southwood points in the quarter.

As fatigued as Southwood looked the first three quarters, it was just the opposite in the fourth. Brooke Elliott hit two free throws early as Johnny White said ” we are going to make a run”. Johnny was right as the Knights got a buckets from Haley Heath, Kassidy Atwood, Makenna Dawes and two Atwood free throws to score the first 12 points of the quarter and took a 37-33 lead. Concord would tie the score at 37 when Elliott hit again. Haley Heath would hit 3 free throws down the stretch as the Knights held Concord to just 4 points in the quarter in a 42-37 win.

Leading Southwood was Brooke Elliott with 20 points. Haley Heath added 9, Kassidy Atwood 8, Ashley Parson 2, Makenna Dawes 2, Taylor Heath 1.

The final game of the night was Northfield taking on Fairfield. Hot first half shooting and tenacious defense led to the Norse pulling off a 42-34 win.

Payton Thomson was unconscious in the first quarter, hitting from behind the arch three times and scoring 16 points as the Norse led 18-10 after one. Jacklyn Peas had the other Norse bucket.

With Arie Kennedy badgering sharp shooter Katie Yates the Norse continued to stretch their lead. Thomson hit two buckets, one being a three with Jacklyn Peas getting a bucket as Northfield led 28-17 at the half.

The third quarter was a low scoring affair as the bucket wasn’t as wide. The Norse managed just two buckets which came from Abby Keaffaber and Jacklyn Peas. With the Norse up 33-21, Fairfield scored the last 5 points of the quarter which included a banked three pointer at the buzzer to cut Northfield’s lead to 33-26 with one quarter to go.

Fairfield came out swinging in the fourth, scoring the first 4 points to make it 33-30 before an Abby Keaffaber bucket made it 35-30. Fairfield then cut the lead to 35-34 when Peas connected on two free throws, plus one from Keaffaber to hold the lead.  The Norse defense would hold the Falcons scoreless the final 2 minutes as they hit 4 free throws down the stretch for the 42-34 win.

Leading Northfield was Payton Thomson with 24 points. Jacklyn Peas added 9, Abby Keaffaber 5, Sarah Driscoll 2, Cherish Leming 1, Arie Kennedy 1.

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Knight Wrestling At Bluffton

Knights Wrestling garnered one victory at Bluffton’s season opening event Saturday.

The Knights dropped matches to WesDel 32-42, Fremont 24-57, Central Noble 24-58, and Concordia 12-72, before defeating host Bluffton 51-21.
Senior Dustin Curless was 3-0 on the day.  Junior Nathan McCown was 4-1 while wrestling above his weight.  Alex Shinninger, Chris Adams, Dylin Porter, and Cavin Beavers were 3-2.  Phillip Klinger, Matthew Campbell, and Reid Votaw went 2-3.  Also wrestling were Logan Louck, Chad Elliott, Codie Sarll, and Asher Teague.
Next action will be Tuesday at North Miami.


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Wabash JH Basketball Splits

Wabash 8th grade boys basketball split two games at Caston Early Bird tournament. They lost first game to Tayler 35-27. Blake Gribben led the Apaches with 11 points in the loss. Devin Higdon knocked in 7. They were able to bounce back and beat Caston 41-19 in the consultation game. Leading scorers in the second game were Jackson Nance with 14, Blake Gribben with 12, and Robert Irgang with 9. Team is now 1-2 on the season.

The 7th grade Apaches were able to capture the tournament championship! The Apaches were able to overcome a 5 point fourth quarter deficit and defeat Taylor 31-25 in the first game. The team was led by Trenton Daughtry and James Booth, each with 12 points. Wabash defeated the Home Caston team 37-15 in the Championship game. James Booth was only Apache to score in double figures with 10. Trenton Daughtry was next with 8 points. With the wins the 7th graders improve to 3-0. Both 7/8 grade teams will host Northfield on Monday evening.

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Knights Fall At Northwestern

The Southwood Lady Knights’ fell to 0-2 following a 40-52 road loss to the Northwestern Tigers Friday. The Lady Knights, although finishing on the short end of the score, displayed much intensity, out rebounding the much taller Lady Tigers by a 32-29 margin,. Poor shooting again doomed the Lady Knights as they shot a very cold 25.6 percent from the field while only shooting 60 percent from the free throw line.

Brooke Elliott led the Lady Knights in scoring with 17 points while collecting six rebounds and two steals. Sophomore Kassidy Atwood, making her first varsity start of the season, scored 9 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and added an assist. Haley Heath had 5 points, led the team in rebounding with 7, dished out 3 assists and made 4 steals. She also had a team high 7 pass deflections. Taylor Heath added 5 points and 1 rebound, assist and steal. Makayla Ridgeway scored 1 point and added 4 rebounds. Finally, Katie Stouffer scored 3 points, had 4 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots.

The junior varsity fell to Northwestern 45.20.

Ashley Parson- 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1steal, 1 block
Makenna Dawes- 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals
Lorynn Hunt- 2 points, 2 rebounds
Ellie White- 1 point, 10 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Olivia Adams- 1 point, 1 steal

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Spartans Top Benedictine, Advance To Main View Final

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Senior center Alyssa Hammond (Osgood, Ind.) tossed in a personal single-game high 16 points, leading three Manchester University players in double figures in one of two semifinal round games of the 2014 Main View Tipoff Tournament Friday, Nov. 21.

MU (1-0), winning its season opener for the second successive season, held off a determined charge from visiting Benedictine College of Illinois 57-53. The Spartans, moving into the finals of the tournament for the second straight year, battled through a hard-nosed Eagles’ crew throughout the evening.

BC held as large as a six-point lead on a few occasions early on, but a 23-18 Black and Gold deficit with 18 seconds left in the first half turned into a 47-37 lead with 7:20 to play in regulation, due to a 29-14 run, much to the delight of the partisan crowd on hand at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena. Benedictine, dropping to 0-3, ebbed away at the margin and trimmed it to two (55-53) on a three-pointer by Vincenza Ranallo with four seconds left. On MU’s ensuing possession, junior guard Katie Arterburn (Indianapolis, Ind.), joining Hammond in the double-figures club, caught a long in-bounds pass, was fouled and hit a pair of free throws with 1.8 seconds left to ice the decision.

Hammond’s 16-point night, compiled due to a seven-of-16 field goal effort, and eight-rebound game led both categories. Arterburn added 11 off the bench, while senior guard Jocelyn Hamilton (Columbus, Ind.) added 10 points. Senior forward Abby Lang just missed double figures with eight points but turned in team highs in assists (four) and steals (three.).

The Spartans take aim at the tournament title Saturday, Nov. 22, facing the University of Chicago at 3 p.m. The Maroons held off a strong charge from Capital University of Ohio 74-71 in Friday’s opener.

NOTES: Hammond registered her 25th game of five-or-more rebounds and her eighth double-figure scoring contest … Arterburn, dating back to last season, has tallied double-digit point totals in three of her last four games.

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Lady Squires Pick Up First Win In Home Opener

The Manchester Lady Squires were at home for the first time Friday hosting Mississinewa. The Lady Squires used a strong second half, holding the Indians to just 8 second half points on their way to a 33-21 win.

Manchester took a 2-0 lead on two Celina Carter free throws and led 4-2 after a Bailey Sewell bucket before the Indians scored  7 straight to end the quarter and led the Squires 9-4 after one.

Manchester got the first bucket of the second quarter, which was a three from Rae Bedke to make it 9-7 when Mississinewa scored 4 straight to open a 13-7 lead. Celina Carter then hit two free throws and the Squires got a late bucket from Cierra Carter to close the gap to 13-11 at halftime.

Manchester would make some adjustments and the half, coming out and owning the second half. The Lady Squires would score the first 10 points of the third quarter with Cierra Carter getting it started. Celina Carter would then score, followed by two Bailey Sewell buckets and one from Rae Bedke to lead 21-13. Mississinewa would chip away at the Manchester lead and had it cut to 25-21 when Tiffany Johnson grabbed and offensive rebound, putting it back up and in right before the buzzer to give Manchester a 27-21 lead with a quarter to go.

Dominating on both ends of the floor, the Lady Squires did the almost impossible in the fourth quarter by holding the Indians scoreless. Manchester got buckets from Cierra Carter, Celina Carter and Drew Thompson to win their first game of the year 33-21.

Leading Manchester was Cierra Carter and Celina Carter with 8 points each. Bailey Sewell added 6, Rae Bedke 5, Ellie Milam 2, Tiffany Johnson 2, Drew Thompson 2.

The Manchester junior varsity fell to Mississinewa 30-27.

Leading the Lady Squires was Erika Kendall and Sydney Day with 10 points each. Bethany Collett added 5, Kiera Stacy 2.

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