The Southwood and Northfield boys basketball teams got back to the old days of tipping off the night before Thanksgiving Wednesday before a packed house at Northfield. The night got started with the junior varsity game going triple overtime with the Knights prevailing 61-55.
In the varsity game the Norse struck quick on a Tanner Wilcox bucket that was quickly answered with a bucket from Alex Harmon. The lead would go back and forth with Cody Holmes and Carson Blair trading buckets as the Norse led 8-5 when the Knights made a run. Harmon would connect on a jumper that started a 9-0 run by the Knights as Southwood led 14-8. During the run Brandin Frazier had two buckets with Matt Nose chipping in a deuce. Tanner Wilcox would stop the run with a two before Harmon ended the quarter with a three and the Knights led 17-10.
Southwood would quickly open their lead to 22-11 on a Carson Blair two and a three before two Adam Roser free throws. The Knights then got two buckets from Noah Kirk to lead 26-14 when Noah Shear connected and was followed by a Tanner Wilcox free throw to make it 26-17, but again the Knights answered with a late bucket, this time from Clay Hinrichsen to lead 28-17 at the half.
Carson Blair got things going to start the third with a bomb from behind the arch to open a 31-17 lead for the Knights before two straight Adam Roser three’s got the game back to 8 at 31-23. Matt Nose would then convert an old fashion three and was followed by a Robbie Cole three and two Nose free throws to give Southwood their largest lead of the night at 39-23. Alex Harmon would sandwich a bucket between buckets from Jarred Short and Austin Burns as Southwood led 41-27 after three.
The two teams would trade buckets for much of the fourth quarter with each team hitting four times for a Southwood 50-38 lead with 2:30 to play. Northfield cut the lead to 50-42 on buckets from Noah Shear and Heath Miller, but with time on the Knights side Nose would convert two free throws as the Knights held the Norse off for a 52-44 win.
Leading Southwood was Matt Norse with 13 points. Alex Harmon and Carson Blair added 11 points each. Brandin Frazier had 6, Noah Kirk 4, Clay Hinrichsen 4, Robbie Cole 3.
Leading Northfield was Tanner Wilcox with 12. Noah Shear added 10, Adam Roser 8, Austin Burns 6, Jarred Short 3, Cody Holmes 3, Heath Miller 2.
In the junior varsity triple overtime thriller, Northfield led 21-14 at the half before a huge Knight third quarter gave Southwood a 33-25 lead. Northfield had the big fourth quarter to tie the score at 45 at the end of regulation with Matt Coe hitting two free throws with .04 remaining to tie the score. The first overtime ended 49-49, the second 53-53 before the Knights pulled it off in the third OT 61-55.
Leading Southwood was Blake Martz with 14 points. Peyton Trexler added 11, Jeffery Finicle 10, Ethan Roberts 10, Andrew Finicle 7, Christian Deeter 6, Paul Farlow 3.
Leading Northfield was Matt Coe and Kyle Reed with 14 points each. Austin Trump added 12, Ryan Driscoll 8, Jon Schuler 4, Jacob Watkins 3.
The Manchester boys basketball team got the start they were looking for Wednesday as they traveled to Mississinewa and defeated the Indians 58-45 behind a 30 point performance from Chase Fierstos.
Manchester led 11-8 after the end of one. The Squires had four buckets in the quarter, three from Fierstos and one from freshman Koehl Fluke. Manchester would extend their lead one point in the second as they won the quarter 18-17. The Squires had three bombs from behind the arch, one each from Fierstos, David McAtee and Chaney Zolman. Fierstos scored 11 points in the quarter as Manchester led 29-25 at the half.
David McAtee would nail a three in the third with Fierstos and Zolman collecting two buckets each as Manchester again won the quarter 14-10 to lead 43-35 with a quarter to play.
With the lead the Squires went to the free throw line 10 times in the fourth, hitting just 5 as the Indians closed the gap. Manchester scored 15 points in the quarter to hang on for the 58-45 win.
Leading Manchester was Chase Fiestos with 30 points. Chaney Zolamn added 12, David McAtee 10, Braydon Sewell 4, Koehl Fluke 2.
Coach Thompson ” Much to work on but the win was nice to start the year with.”
The junior varsity nipped the Indians 33-32.
Leading the Squires was Kane Gable with 13 points. Gable hit two free throws with one second left to win the game.
The Wabash boys basketball team opened their 2014-15 season at home Wednesday, hosting Oak Hill. After leading 19-15 after the first stop, a second quarter let down cost the Apaches as they fell 58-46.
Wabash led 19-15 after the first quarter, but a 4 point second quarter cost Wabash the lead as they trailed 28-23 at the half. The Apaches were limited to one bucket in the quarter that was a three pointer at the buzzer.
The offense bounced back a little in the third, but Wabash was still out scored 13-11 and trailed 41-34 with a quarter to go. Oak Hill would out score Wabash 17-12 in the fourth for the 58-46 final.
Leading Wabash was Christian Hall with 18 points. Taylor Vigar added 10, Cody King 9, Chase Dirig 6, Juwan Carter 3.
|Athlete Name||Off||Def||Tot Reb||Ast||Stls||TO|
|Owen Yeadon (Jr)||2||2||2||1|
|Chase Dirig (Sr)||2||2||1||4|
|Juwan Carter (Sr)||1||1||1||1|
|Taylor Vigar (Jr)||3||1||4||3||3||5|
|Christian Hall (Sr)||4||7||11||1||1|
|Marcus Jones (Jr)||2||1||3||2|
|Brodie Hough (Sr)||1||1||1||1|
|Cody King (Sr)||5||3||8||2|
|Tyler Hough (Jr)||4||4|
Oak Hill won the junior varsity game 50-26
Leading Wabash was Luke Mattern with 12 points. Kaleb Kelshiemer added 5, Justin Beauchamp 4, Eryk Weber 3, Austin Vinopal 2.
The Wabash Lady Apache basketball team improved their season record to 4-1 with a 61-27 win over Madison Grant Tuesday.
Wabash dominated the entire game, scoring doubles figures in every quarter while never letting the Argylls score more than 9.
|Jaycee Parrett (So)||6|
|Shelby Stone (Sr)||2||1||3|
|Madison Barden (Jr)||4||3||1||4|
|Sarah Ritter (Sr)||2||2||3||5|
|Sydni Mullett (Jr)||4||2||4||6|
|Abby Stein (Sr)||2||2||2||2|
|Claire Cromer (Sr)||24||2||1||3||1||3|
|Sarah Puckett (Sr)||11||5||1||6||4|
|Kristin Cromer (Jr)||4||2||2||1||4|
|Katie Mccauley (Jr)||2||2||2|
Coach Stone ”Excellent defensive effort , good win going into Thanksgiving break.”
JV also won 40-36 and are now 5-0
The Southwood Lady Nights welcomed the seventh ranked Lady Eagles of Oak Hill to Southwood on Tuesday night as the two teams played in front of a raucous crowd. Led by a hard-nosed defensive effort, the Lady Knights beat the Lady Eagles 46 to 41.
Offensively, Brooke Elliott, although foul plagued throughout the game, led the team in scoring with 15 points and added two steals. Katie Stouffer chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds, while adding five blocked shots, two steals and 7 pass deflections. Haley Heath added 9 points, 8 rebounds , 5 assists and 7 pass deflections. Taylor Heath came off the bench to add 9 points, 3 steals and 4 pass deflections. Kassidy Atwood scored 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Makenna Dawes, Ashley Parson, Aleesha Phillips, Abby Houlihan and Makayla Ridgeway all provided positive minutes off the bench to lead the Lady Knights to victory. The Lady Knights improved their record to 2-3 and will return to hardwood action on Monday, December 1 with a road game versus Madison-Grant.
|Makenna Dawes (So)||1|
|Taylor Heath (So)||9||1||2||3||1||3|
|Haley Heath (Sr)||9||3||5||8||5||1|
|Ashley Parson (So)||0||1|
|A. Phillips (Sr)||0||1|
|Abby Houlihan (Sr)||0||1||1||1|
|Kassidy Atwood (So)||2||3||2||5||1|
|Brooke Elliott (So)||15||1||2||3||1||2||0|
|K. Stouffer (Sr)||11||3||1||4||1||2||5|
The Lady Knight’s JV Basketball team fell to Oak Hill Tuesday night. The Lady Knights were once again lead offensively by Ashley Parson with 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal. Makenna Dawes added 8 points, and 5 rebounds. Kyrstin Gouveia had 2 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 blocked shot. Ellie White got 14 rebounds on the night.
The Northfield Lady Norse varsity girls’ basketball team fell to 2-3 on the season in a hard fought 52-39 loss to 4A Kokomo. The game was tight until midway through the 2nd quarter, when Kokomo went on a run that had the Lady Norse down by 12. The Norse fought back, tying the score at 34 by the end of the 3rd. The 4th quarter was ice cold shooting from the Lady Norse, as Kokomo pulled away from the foul line.
Coach Salmon was very proud of the effort the team displayed, as the Norse competed with the bigger, more athletic LadyKats.
The Lady Norse return to action Tuesday, December 2nd at Maconaquah.
Photos By Sam Knight
The Southwood 7th Grade Boys Basketball team defeated the Oak Hill Golden Eagles 37-23.
Carson Heath- 2 pts. 4 reb. 1ast.
Baron Hedrick- 6 pts. 2 reb. 4 ast.
Ty Roser- 2 pts.
Jackson Simons- 7 pts. 7 reb. 1 ast.
Gabe Lloyd- 19 pts. 6 reb. 1 ast.
Grant Whitham- 1 pt. 3 reb.
Braden Barney- 0 pts. 3 reb. 2 ast.
Payton Deeter- 0 pts. 2 reb.
The 7th Grade “B” team fell to Oak 29-6.
Dakotah Culver- 0 pts. 1 reb.
Isaac Holloway- 1 pt. 3 reb. 1 ast.
Tyler Proffitt- 0 pts. 1 reb.
Nick Berlier- 0 pts. 1 reb.
Riley Whitesel- 2 pts. 6 reb.
Landon Topliff- 0 pts. 1 reb.
Kyler Chapman- 3 pts. 3 reb.
Dillion Filip- 0 pts. 6 reb.
Payton Ensor – 11 Points, 10 Rebounds, 2 Assists
Southwood 28 – 30 Oak Hill
The Wabash boys junior high basketball teams took a pair of games from Northfield Monday. The Wabash 7th grade won 36-16, while the 8th grade defeated the Norse 42-39.
The Apache 7th grade offense was spread out, as nine different players were able to score. The leading scorer for the Apaches was Trenton Daughtry with 13.
Grayden Craig led the Norse in scoring with 10, while Braden Ripplinger added 4, and Liam Johnson chipped in 2
Devin Higdon led the Apaches 8th grade with 15 points; scoring 9 of his 15 in the fourth quarter including 2 free throws with just seconds left to extend the lead to three. Other top scorers for Wabash were Blake Gribben with 12, Robert Irgang with 8, and Jackson Nance with 7.
Jared Peas led the Norse with 11 points. Other scores were Chance Hartman with 10, and Nate Drancik and Cole Rosen with 9 pts each.