For two quarters Wednesday the Southwood Lady Knights struggled with Mississinewa before a 19 point third quarter put the game away in a 49-31 win.
It took nearly two minutes for Southwood to get on the board when Haley Heath connected, but fortunately the Indians were having the same problem as the Lady Knights led 2-0. Southwood went up 6-2 on a bucket and two free throws from Katie Stouffer, but the Indians matched the four points and it was tied at 6. Tied at 8, Abby Houlihan would score the final two points of the quarter on free throws for a 10-8 Southwood lead.
The Knights would get just one bucket the first four and a half minutes of the second quarter, a bucket from Stouffer as Mississinewa took advantage. The Indians would score 8 of the first 10 points of the quarter to take a 16-12 lead when Amy Bowman connected and was backed up by a Haley Heath three to regain the lead at 17-16. The Indians would grab the lead with a bucket with Katie Stouffer answering before the buzzer for a Knight 19-18 lead at the half.
Southwood re-connected the switch to start the third quarter. Katie Stouffer got things going and after an Indian bucket Amy Bowman would chime in. Bowman would find the hoop three times with Stouffer hitting again and after an 8-0 run the Knights led 29-20. Two Mississinewa buckets made it 29-24 when a Southwood 9-0 run ended the quarter. During the run Stouffer had two more buckets with Brooke Elliott connecting and Emilie Harnish draining a three to lead 38-24 after three.
The Knights led 40-29 with 6:27 to go after two Elliott free throws. After an Abby Houlihan free throw, Bowman would connect from behind the arch and Stouffer hit again to lead 46-29 at 2:55. At 46-31 Southwood cleared the bench and gained more ground as Danielle Pegg scored and Grace Whitham hit a free throw for the 49-31 final.
Leading the Knights was Katie Stouffer with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks. Amy Bowman added 11 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assist, 1 steal. Haley Heath had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist, 3 steals. Brooke Elliott had 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block. Abby Houlihan had 3 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assist. Emilie Harnish had 3 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assist, 2 steals. Danielle Pegg had 2 points, 2 rebounds. Grace Whitham had 1 point, 1 rebound. Meranda Friend had a steal. Aleesha Phillips had a rebound.
The Lady Knights are 4-2 and host Northfield Friday.
The junior varsity topped Mississinewa 24-20.
Ashley Parson and Taylor Heath had 5 points each. Kassidy Atwood and Meranda Friend had 4 points each. Makenna Dawes added 3 points and Danielle Pegg 2.
Taylor Heath led the team with 6 rebounds. 3 assist, 2 steals. Danielle Pegg had 2 blocks.
The Manchester and Southwood C teams boys took to battle Wednesday with the Squires coming out on top 33-21.
No Manchester stats at this time
For Southwood Will Roberts led with 11 points. Paul Farlow added 5 points. Luke Perlich had 5 rebounds, 4 steals. Drew Hileman added 4 rebounds.
The Wabash 7th grade beat Columbia MS 39-36 Wednesday.
No individual stats available.
The Wabash Middle School 8th grade boys basketball team hosted Columbia Middle School in a Wednesday night contest that saw the Apaches come out on top 47-30. Down at the half, Wabash used an aggressive defense to outscore their guest 27-9 in the second half. Scoring were:
Luke Mattern – 16 pts
Austin Vinopal – 11 pts
John Stewart – 6 pts
Seth Yeadon – 6 pts
Kory Fuller – 1 pt
Austin Spangle – 7pts
Wabash will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to take on Southern Wells. Game time is 6:00pm.
The Northfield varsity girls basketball team used a 13 point run to start the game in route to a 50-24 win over Taylor Tuesday night.
Right from the tip the Norse would keep the tempo high. Cherish Leming got things going with a bucket that was followed by two Katie Stephan buckets, two Sidney Reed free throws, a Stephan three and a Leming free throw to lead 13-0 with 1:48 to go. Taylor would get their first points on a three that was answered by a Payton Thomson three and a deuce to lead 18-3 before two Taylor buckets ended the quarter with Northfield leading 18-7.
The Norse offense would get a little stagnant in the second quarter. Northfield didn’t score until the 5:38 mark when Sidney Reed hit a free throw, but the Norse defense was dominating. Arie Kennedy and Kylie Echard would hit to make it 23-7, forcing a Taylor timeout. Taylor would come out of the timeout, scoring the games next five points to cut the lead to 23-12 when Payton Thomson broke the run with a three. At 26-13 Abby Keaffaber would drain two free throws with Thomson hitting right before the buzzer for a 30-13 halftime lead.
The third quarter got a little slower yet as the Norse would score just 7 points, but for the third quarter in a row the defense held Taylor to single digit scoring, giving up just 3. Cherish Leming would get two of the three buckets in the quarter with Sidney Reed getting the other. Northfield led 37-16 after three.
As she had in two other quarters, Cherish Leming got the scoring started in the fourth. After two Taylor free throws, Kylie Echard would hit four of her own to make it 43-18. At 43-20, Reed and Stephan would get buckets, Arie Kennedy would hit two free throws and Jaclyn Peas would end the game with a bucket for the 50-24 final.
The Norse used a balanced scoring attack with 8 different players scoring, while the defense held Taylor to single digit scoring in every quarter.
Leading Northfield was Payton Thomson with 10 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 5 assist. Cherish Leming and Katie Stephan added 9 points each. Leming added 5 rebounds. Stephan had 1 rebound, 1 steal, 4 assist. Sidney Reed had 7 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist. Kylie Echard 6 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 blocks. Arie Kennedy 4 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assist. Abby Keaffaber 3 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist. Jaclyn Peas 2.
The junior varsity topped Taylor 46-24.
Leading Northfield was Abby Keaffaber with 12 points. Jordan Bratch added 10, Jaclyn Peas 10, Maddy Dale 6, Olivia Taylor 3, Alexis Taylor 2, Kandra Stout 2, Marlee Stefanatos 1.
Northfield is 4-3 and at Southwood Friday.
Paybacks are, well you know. The Wabash Lady Apache basketball team traveled to Warsaw Tuesday, handing the Tigers their 8th lowest point total in girls basketball history. Wabash suffered a 55-22 loss to Warsaw last season, getting their revenge Tuesday night. The Apaches would hold the Tigers without a bucket in the first quarter, doubling up on Warsaw 54-27.
Wabash would jump out to an early 11-1 lead, holding the Tigers without a bucket in the first quarter and led Warsaw 11-3 after one.
Keeping the defensive pressure very high, Wabash would hold Warsaw to single digit scoring again in the second quarter, winning the quarter 17-6 for a commanding 28-7 halftime lead.
Warsaw would get their first double digit quarter in the third, but Wabash still managed to win the quarter 12-10 and were cruising after three 40-17.
Wabash would go on to win the fourth quarter 14-8 in route to the 54-27 final.
The Lady Apaches shot 20 of 35 from inside the arch for 57% and 8 of 13 from outside the arch for 62%. Wabash was 6 of 8 from the free throw line for 75%.
Leading the Lady Apaches was Claire Cromer with 19 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 4 assist. Kyleigh Hampton added 18 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocks, 1 steal, 4 assist. Lyndsie Thomas had 10 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist. Sarah Puckett had 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assist. Kristyn Ford had 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 assist. Shelby Stone had 1 rebound, 1 steal, 2 assist. Sarah Ritter had 1 assist. Jaclyn Lewis had 1 rebound, 1 block, 1 assist.
Wabash moves to 7-1.
The junior varsity fell to Warsaw 48-9.
Jaycee Parrett led with 4 points. Sydney Mullett and Katie McCauley added 2 points each. Madison Barden scored 1 point.
Wabash host Rochester Saturday
The Manchester boys junior high basketball team built a big halftime lead, only to squander it away in the second, falling to Edgewood 38-28.
The Squires led 22-9 at the half before being out scored 29-6 in the second half.
Leading Manchester was Koehl Fluke with 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals. Parker Yard added 9 points, 1 steal, 1 block. Hayes Strurtsman had 7 points, 4 rebounds. Nathan Self had 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block. Trey McNall had 4 rebounds, 1 steal. Brayden Lassiter had 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block.
The 7th grade fell 26-17. No individual stats available
Good experience gained for Spartans at Butler
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – When the final buzzer went off inside Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse Monday, Dec. 9, Manchester University coach Brad Nadborne was looking at much more than the final score.
“Some of our guys will never get an opportunity like this again,” he said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing. Sure, we would have wanted to keep things closer, but this is a very good Butler team. We felt we did some good things from time to time, too.”
In front of a paid crowd of just under 6,000 fans inside one of NCAA Division I’ most iconic settings, the Black and Gold (1-8) served early notice that they were hoping to give their Big East Conference opposition all they could handle. Behind the hot hand of sophomore guard Brady Dolezal (Tipton, Ind.), MU trailed just 10-8 with 14:51 to go in the first 20 minutes. They managed to stay within arm’s distance with less than five and a half minutes to go in the half, trailing only 35-22. However, Butler, moving to 7-2, used a 13-2 run to end the half and then opened the second stanza with a 25-5 roll to break the contest open en route to a 100-41 decision.
Dolezal, who tallied MU’s first eight points, recorded his third double-figure scoring effort in five outings. He finished with 14 points on five-of-eight shooting from the field which included two-of-three from outside the arc. Junior guard Grant Newlin (Muncie, Ind.) just missed on double digits with nine points to go with a team-high two assists. Junior forward Caleb Jackson (New Castle, Ind.) and sophomore forward Jarod Schrock (Logansport, Ind.) each grabbed four rebounds, while Jackson was third on the Spartans’ scoring chart with seven points.
Manchester University returns to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference slate Saturday, Dec. 14, with a 4 p.m. tip-off inside Rose-Hulman’s Hulbert Arena in Terre Haute, Ind.
NOTES: Saturday’s clash with the conference preseason favorites is the Black and Gold’s final pre-Christmas game. They break from competition, after the Terre Haute trip, until Mt. St. Joseph College of Ohio visits Stauffer-Wolfe Arena Saturday, Jan. 4 … The game at Butler was MU’s final 2013-14 non-conference game and the last of three appearances against NCAA Division I schools. It was the 137th all-time for the program against a Division I opponent.