The Wabash Lady Apache basketball team traveled to Warsaw Saturday to play in their first ever semi state. Wabash got to Warsaw by winning the Manchester sectional and Lapel regional.
Ft Wayne Canterbury would end the Lady Apache run, as Wabash had a cold shooting night, connecting on just 20% from the field in a 57-39 loss to the #2 team in the state.
Wabash would get the first two points of the game from Claire Cromer before Canterbury answered with 7 straight to lead 7-2. Sydni Mullet would stop the run with a free throw before two more Canterbury buckets made it 11-3 after one.
Canterbury would extend their lead to 15-3 to start the second quarter when Claire Cromer stopped the 8-0 run with a bucket. The Cavaliers would answer by scoring 8 of the next 10 points to lead 23-7 when Sydni Mullett hit two free throws to make it 23-9. Canterbury would then hit two free throws to end the half, leading Wabash 25-9.
Sarah Puckett would get the first bucket of the second half which was a three pointer before Canterbury ripped off 5 straight to increase their lead to 30-12. Wabash would then find some offense with Madison Barden hitting twice plus another Cromer bucket to make it 33-18, but the Cavaliers would score 4 of the last 6 points in the quarter to lead 37-20 with a quarter to go.
The pace picked up in the fourth as Wabash tried to increase the speed of the game in a comeback effort. Claire Cromer would hit 9 free throws in the quarter as the Lady Apaches scored 19 points, but it wasn’t enough as Canterbury ended an amazing Wabash season 57-39.
Leading Wabash was Claire Cromer with 19 points. Sarah Puckett added 7, Madison Barden 8, Sydni Mullett 3, Kristin Cromer 2.