The Northfield girls basketball team picked up their first win of the season Tuesday, defeating Peru 44-33.
The Lady Norse controlled the entire game, grabbing a quick 5-0 lead on a Payton Thomson bucket and a three from Abby Keaffaber. The Norse built the lead to 10-2 off a three from Ariel Dale and a deuce from Melanie Beery. Northfield led 13-9 after one.
Peru would get a good start in the second, scoring 7 of the first 9 points of the quarter to grab a 16-15 lead, but Northfield responded with a bucket from Hope Unger and a second three from Keaffaber. Peru would end the half with two free throws for a 23-22 Northfield halftime lead.
On the back of Kelcie Thomson and Unger, plus a sticky defense Northfield would take control of the game in the third. The Norse would score the first 11 points of the quarter with Thomson and Unger each hitting from behind and inside the arch to lead 34-22 before Peru scored their first points of the quarter with 7.8 seconds left. Northfield led 34-24 with a quarter to go.
After a Beery bucket started the fourth quarter Peru would score four straight to make it 36-28 when Payton Thomson hit two free throws, followed by a Beery free throw for a 39-28 lead. Northfield would get two Kelcie Thomson free throws and a bucket from Beery down the stretch as they picked up win number one 44-33.
Abby Keaffaber led the way with 11 points, 6 steals, and 7 rebounds. Kelcie Thomson had 9 points, 2 steals, and 6 rebounds
The JV Lady Norse won against Peru 39-15
Kelcie Thomson led with 8 points followed by Maddie Snyder with 7, Ariel Dale with 5, and Abbey Ross and Ally Keaffaber both with 4.
The Southwood Lady Knights traveled to Oak Hill on Tuesday for a road game versus the Lady Eagles, falling to the host 61-31.
Although it is the Thanksgiving season, it was Groundhog Day for the Lady Knights as they again were unable to score, shooting a frigid 21.4 percent from the field. Comparatively, Oak Hill shot 52.3 percent from the field which included 3-5 from beyond the 3 point arc. The one bright spot for the 0-3 Lady Knights was a 13-17 performance from the free throw line.
|Makenna Dawes (Jr)||4||3||4||7||1||0||0|
|Ellie White (Jr)||0||0||1||1||0||1||1|
|Taylor Heath (Jr)||6||2||0||2||0||0||0|
|Alissa Pershing (Fr)||0||0||1||1||0||0||0|
|Ashley Parson (Jr)||7||0||2||2||0||2||0|
|Morgan Farr (Fr)||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Josey Brubaker (Sr)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Kassidy Atwood (Jr)||2||2||3||5||0||0||0|
|Brooke Elliott (Jr)||11||2||0||2||2||0||0|
The Wabash Lady Apaches were being handled by Madison Grant for three quarters Tuesday before an outstanding fourth quarter comeback propelled Wabash to a 41-38 win over the Argylls.
The Wabash offense struggled most of the first half, trailing 8-3 after the first stop and 16-12 at the half. Madison Grant would extend their lead in the third, out scoring the Apaches 13-10 to lead 29-22 with a quarter to go before a Wabash offensive out burst in the fourth. The Lady Apaches broke loose for 19 points while holding the host to just 9 in the 41-38 comeback win.
|Athlete Name||Pts||Off||Def||Tot Reb||Ast||Stls||TO|
|Sabrina Wagner (Jr)||2||0||1||1||1||0||0|
|Jaycee Parrett (Jr)||17||0||1||1||1||2||4|
|Madison Barden (Sr)||5||2||5||7||1||2||0|
|Bailey Yoakum (So)||5||1||2||3||3||2||6|
|Sydni Mullett (Sr)||4||2||1||3||0||5||2|
|Kristin Cromer (Sr)||4||1||1||2||3||5||1|
|Katie McCauley (Sr)||4||2||2||4||0||0||5|
After losing to North Miami 34-57 last Thursday, Southwood’s 8th grade boys basketball A team responded with a 38-29 victory over visiting Oak Hill Monday.
Stats vs. N. Miami
Braden Barney- 3 pts. 3 reb. 1 ast. 1 blk.
Payton Deeter- 4 reb.
Dillion Filip- 2 pts. 3 reb.
Carson Heath- 2 pts. 2 reb. 1 ast. 1 stl.
Baron Hedrick- 15 pts. 1 reb. 2 stl. 1 blk.
Gabe Lloyd- 2 pts. 2 reb. 2 ast.
Ty Roser- 2 pts. 1 reb.
Jackson Simons- 8 pts. 5 reb. 1 ast.
Stats vs. Oak Hill
Braden Barney- 2 pts. 2 reb. 1 stl. 1 blk.
Payton Deeter- 2 pts. 3 reb. 1 ast. 1 stl.
Dillion Filip- 3 reb. 2 ast. 3 stl. 1 blk.
Carson Heath- 2 pts. 1 ast. 2 stl.
Baron Hedrick- 7 pts. 1 reb. 2 ast. 1 stl.
Gabe Lloyd- 10 pts. 3 reb. 4 ast.
Ty Roser- 2 pts. 1 stl.
Jackson Simons- 13 pts. 1 reb. 2 stl. 2 blk.
Grant Whitham- 2 reb.
The B team defeated North Miami on Thursday 27-16 and fell to Oak Hill 16-28 on Monday.
Stats vs. N. Miami
Payton Deeter-4 pts. 3 reb. 2 stl.
Dillion Filip- 3 reb. 1 stl. 1 blk.
Carson Heath- 2 pts. 1 reb.
Isaac Holloway- 8 pts. 4 reb. 4 stl.
Luke Hunsberger- 2 pts. 5 reb.
Riley Whitesel- 8 pts. 8 reb. 1 ast.
Ty Roser- 2 pts. 1 reb. 1 stl.
Grant Whitham- 5 pts. 5 reb. 4 stl.
Stats vs. Oak Hill
Isaac Holloway- 6 pts. 3 reb. 2 stl.
Luke Hunsberger- 7 reb. 1 blk.
Matt Poor- 2 reb.
Ty Roser- 2 pts. 2 stl.
Riley Whitesel- 5 pts. 10 reb. 3 stl.
Grant Whitham- 3 pts. 7 reb. 2 stl.
The 7th grade fell to Oak Hill 45-27.
Conner Rich led the Knights in scoring with 10 points. He also pitched in 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Carson Rich finished off the game with 9 points on 4-6 shooting.
Knights move to 1-1 on the season.
The Manchester girls basketball team lost their second game in a row Monday, falling to Winamac 57-42. In a game that had 45 fouls called and 55 free throws shot the Squires could never find their rhythm or their shot in the loss.
The Squires took a 2-0 lead early on an Ellie Milam bucket before Winamac scored 6 straight to take the lead. Tiffany Johnson stopped the run with a bucket and cut the lead to 9-6 on two Cierra Carter free throws before Winamac’s Camryn Kopka hit a three right before the buzzer to lead 12-6 after one.
Manchester would grab the momentum to start the second quarter when Johnson hit two free throws, followed by a Milam bucket to close the gap to 16-13 before four Winamac points. Manchester would come right back with two Milam free throws and buckets from Drew Thompson and Bailey Sewell to make it 20-19. Winamac would then score the last six points of the quarter to lead 26-19 at the half.
Winamac would be the hot team coming out of the locker room, scoring 5 of the first 7 points to increase their lead to 31-21. Ellie Milam would score three straight and the Squires got two, three pointers from freshman Kennedy Fierstos to cut the lead to 34-30, but couldn’t get closer as they trailed 39-35 with a quarter to go.
Tiffany Johnson would get the first points of the fourth quarter to make it 39-37, but again Winamac would answer with a run, this time 8-2 to grab a 47-39 lead. Trailing, the Lady Squires were forced to foul with Winamac converting free throws down the stretch for the 57-42 final.
Leading Manchester was Ellie Milam with 9 points. Drew Thompson added 7, Kennedy Fierstos 6, Tiffany Johnson 6, Bailey Sewell 6, Cierra Carter 6, Sydney Day 2.
Manchester won the junior varsity game 41-21.
Kennedy Fierstos led with 13 points. Bethany Collett added 10, Erika Kendall 6, Rachel Cave 6, Kiera Stacy 4, Emily Mize 2.
Although the Wabash offense put up 57 points it was the defense that stood out Saturday as they held Southern Wells to single digit scoring in every quarter in a 57-26 win.
The first quarter was an offensive explosion for Wabash as they put up 21 points while the defense held the Raiders to just 2. The Apaches would win the second quarter 11-9 as they led 32-11 at the half.
The Lady Apaches would go on to win the second half 25-15 as 10 players saw action in the 27-26 win.
|Sabrina Wagner (Jr)||2||1||2||3||1||0||0|
|Jaycee Parrett (Jr)||14||1||3||4||2||1||0|
|Madison Barden (Sr)||6||1||3||4||5||2||0|
|Bailey Yoakum (So)||10||2||3||5||6||3||0|
|Sydni Mullett (Sr)||2||4||4||8||1||2||0|
|Chelsea Archer (Jr)||0||2||2||0||0||0|
|Kristin Cromer (Sr)||2||0||2||2||1||3||0|
|Katie McCauley (Sr)||21||7||2||9||1||1||0|
The Northfield girls basketball team had the task of taking on the undefeated Huntington North Lady Vikings Saturday and for a half gave the visitors all they wanted. The youthful Norse played even with the senior laden Vikings the first half before Huntington took control in the second half for a 67-45 win over the Norse.
Huntington jumped out to a 4-0 lead on two buckets from Madi Canady before a Kelcie Thompson bucket made it 4-2. Sarah Fryman would then score off an offensive rebound before Abby Keaffaber hit what started a 7-0 run by the Norse. Hope Unger hit a three to give Northfield the lead, then got a bucket from Payton Thompson to lead 9-6. With Northfield up 11-9 Payton Thompson would drain a three that made it 14-9 before Karmen Koch nailed a bomb, followed by a Fryman bucket and a steal for a bucket from Hannah Stoffel to give the Vikings a 16-14 lead after one.
Indi Shear would hit to start the second quarter and tie the game before buckets from Canady and Fryman made it 20-16. Northfield would then go on a 9-3 run that was capped off with a Payton Thompson three for a 25-23 lead when Hannah Williams hit back to back buckets, followed by a Stoffel bucket to give Huntington the lead back at 29-25. Indi Shear would hit to end the half with Huntington on top 29-27.
The Lady Vikings would score 8 of the first 10 points of the third quarter to open a 37-29 lead, but the Norse would come back with buckets from the Thompson sisters to cut the lead to 37-34. As good teams do, Huntington would then find that run they were looking for, getting a bucket from Ellie Lawson that ignited a 12-0 run to open a 49-34 lead. Melanie Beery would stop the run with a bucket and after a Norse free throw Huntington led 49-37 with a quarter to go.
Hannah Williams and Madi Canady would do damage early in the fourth for Huntington as the lead grew to 56-38 before a bucket from Kelcie Thompson and two free throws from Unger made it 56-42. With the score 61-45 Huntington would get a bucket from Fryman and a free throw and bucket from Rileigh Johnson for the 67-45 final.
|* Abby Keaffaber||4||1||3||4||3||0||1|
|* Hope Unger||7||1||1||2||0||0||0|
|* Payton Thomson||13||1||4||5||2||0||1|
|* Melanie Beery||5||1||1||2||0||0||0|
|* Kelcie Thomson||9||0||5||5||4||0||1|
Huntington won the junior varsity game 42-36
|* Abbey Ross||8||2||1||3||1||0||0|
|* Ellie Schuler||2||1||0||1||0||0||1|
|* Ally Keaffaber||4||0||5||5||1||0||0|
|* Melanie Beery||1||1||1||2||1||0||0|
|* Madison Snyder||8||2||5||7||0||0||1|
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University head coach Josh Dzurick had wanted to see his 2015-16 in a battle-tested situation.
He got that and more from the Black and Gold, as the home team snuck past Midwest Conference member Carroll University of Wisconsin 61-59 in game two of the 2015 Main View Tipoff Classic.
“Both sides played hard (all the way to the end),” the Spartans’ skipper said. “We got frustrated a little bit late, but we caught our breath and kept battling. I liked our intensity tonight … we didn’t let one mistake become two and managed to overcome things. We were up against a great (Carroll) team, and it was good to be at home and get a win like this.”
The visiting Pioneers, slipping to 1-1 on the young season, got out of the gate fast at Stauffer-Wolfe Arena, leading 5-2 over a minute in and keeping the advantage until the closing moments of the first period when an 8-0 Spartans’ run got the home crowd buzzing, overturning a 16-13 deficit. MU, winning its home opener for a third successive season, kept the lead until the early portion of the second half when it swung back to CU (36-33). However, the Black and Gold answered again, reeling off another roll of eight straight points, and held the upper hand until the dramatic final moments.
The Pioneers’ Sarah Begini converted a lay-up, after the visitors hit six consecutive free throws, to give them a 59-58 lead with 1:17 left. MU senior guard Justine Kruger (Francisville, Ind.) took advantage of a turnover 27 seconds later, driving the lane and forcing a foul. After hitting the front end of the two-shot opportunity with only a half-minute left, Carroll got the rebound, but sophomore forward Tori Christlieb (Culver, Ind.) grabbed the ball away from a Pioneer player in the corner, drove the basket and hit an up-and-under lay-up for a 61-59 Spartans’ lead. The visitors had one more attempt before the buzzer but a three-pointer from the wing rolled off the rim, sealing the final.
“I remember (sophomore forward Samantha Bolen of Greenwood, Ind.) leaning over and telling me we were getting the rebound if the free throw missed,” Christlieb said. “We managed to do so, and the final play worked out. This was a big win against a very good team.”
“I was pleased to see (Tori) stay with the play and finish it off,” Dzurick said. “Our returning players really went after it down the stretch.”
Freshman forward/center Maddy Minehart turned in an impressive start to her Manchester University career, tallying a team-high 15 points to lead two players in double figures as Kruger ended with 12. Kruger also came up big for the home team with eight assists which was a personal single-game career high. Bolen and Christlieb were an imposing force on the boards, combining for 13 of the squad’s 38 rebounds, and freshman guard/forward Beth Schaefer (Fort Wayne, Ind.) picked off three steals.
The Spartans return to action, closing out play at the 2015 Main View Tipoff Classic Saturday, Nov. 21, when they face off against Wisconsin – Whitewater at 3 p.m. The Warhawks, moving to 2-0, dispatched Berea College of Kentucky with a big second half roll in route to an 89-61 win in Friday’s opener. Carroll and Berea begin day two at 1 p.m. inside Stauffer-Wolfe Arena.