Pictured below are the four county champion team pictures and the varsity all tourney teams.
The Wabash girls were looking to win their sixth straight county title, while Manchester was trying to get over the Wabash hurdle. Wabash and Manchester were playing for the county title for the fifth time in six years, with Wabash winning the previous four times.
Wabash would set the tone right from the start, scoring the first 12 points of the game and holding the Squires without a bucket in the quarter to lead 14-1 after one. The Lady Apaches had four players score in the quarter, led by Kelsey Cromer with 6 points. Manchester’s lone point came on a Kaylee Watson free throw.
The Apache pace would slow a little and the Squires pick up a little as each team scored 8 points in the second quarter. Wabash would build the lead to 17-2 before the Squires Meika Kennedy hit their first bucket of the game with 3:10 to play. Wabash led 22-9 at the half.
Manchester has been in a shooting slump the last few games and that continued in the third quarter. The Squires could only garner 5 points while allowing 11 and Wabash was in control 33-14 after three. Kelsey Cromer led Wabash with 7 points. Manchester got buckets from Kayla Flack and Hannah Little.
Claire Cromer would lead the Wabash attack in the fourth quarter, scoring 7 of the Apaches 11 points. Manchester put up 7 points, led by Flack with 4.
Wabash would win their sixth straight title, 44-21.
Leading Wabash was Kelsey Cromer with 19 points, while sister Claire had 10. Marin Hill, Kyleigh Hampton and Kalie Obenour added 5 points each.
Kayla Flack led Manchester with 9 points. Meika Kennedy and Kaylee Watson had 4 points each. Hannah Little had 3 and Hannah Schmidt 1.
The boys game was another game of revenge. Wabash came back from a 14 point fourth quarter deficit to defeat Northfield 57-54 on December 16th. Wabash was in the championship game for the third straight year and Northfield was the defending champion.
With Wabash up 4-2 the Norse would go on a 10-0 run in what would become a very fast paced and physical game. The Apaches fought back to make it 14-9 before the next Norse run was 6-0 to make it 20-9. With the score at 20-11 Wabash would be called for a technical foul, which gave the Norse free throws and the ball and the lead 24-11 after the dust settled. Northfield led 24-13 after one. Northfield had five players score in the quarter with Ryan Givens and Chad Glasscock leading with 6 points each.
The high scoring affair would continue in the second quarter. Wabash was using full court pressure and long range bombs, while Northfield tried to work the ball inside. The Norse would win the quarter 19-17 and led 43-30 at the half. Tyler King led Wabash with 11 points, while Dustin Echard led the Norse with 7.
With the shooting ability of Wabash the Apaches are never out of the game and had cut the lead to 49-42 with 3:05 to play in the lowest scoring quarter of the game. Northfield with stood the run, building the lead back to 56-43 with a quarter to go, which was close to the same margin of their earlier matchup with a quarter to go.
This time the Norse were able to with stand the Apache four quarter pressure, controlling the ball and hitting free throws down the stretch, out scoring Wabash 22-18 in the quarter and winning their second straight county title 78-61.
Northfield put all five starters in double figures. Leading the Norse was Collin Dawes with 18 points. Chad Glasscock had 17, Dustin Echard 16, Ryan Givens 14 and Ryan Keaffaber 13.
Wabash had three players in double figures. Tyler King led the Apaches with 17 points. Shea Beauchamp had 14, Tyler Brewer 12, Nate Price 7, Andrew Adamson 5, Landon Cole 4 and Breyton Nealis 2.
The Northfield girls and Manchester boys won the consolation games at the county tourney Friday.
Northfield got by Southwood 52-41 in girls action and the Manchester boys defeated Southwood 60-54.
The girls game was a rematch from December 9th when Southwood defeated Northfield 40-36.
The Lady Norse would use a strong second half to even their season record with Southwood.
The game started at a very slow pace with Northfield clinging to a 6-5 lead after one quarter. Southwood, behind Sarah White’s 9 points would score 13 in the second quarter while holding the Norse to 8 and led 18-14 at the half.
The Norse reversed the roll in the second half with a 21 point third quarter, led by Sidney Reed with 7 and 5 players scoring, while holding the Knights to 7 points and led 35-25 heading to the fourth.
One of Northfield’s nemesis this year has been being able to finish when leading. Things seemed to click as Northfield again out scored Southwood, this time 17-16 to avenge their earlier season loss to Southwood 52-41.
Leading Northfield was Sidney Reed with 15 points. Katie Stephan had 12, Arie Kennedy 11, Sydney Eltzroth 10 and Kylie Echard 4.
Sarah White led Southwood and all scorers with 24 points. Kaley Harness had 7, Emily Murphy 6, Jessica Pegg 3 and Jaycee Wright 1.
The boys game was also a game of revenge. Southwood come from behind to defeat Manchester 61-58 on December 16th.
As expected the game would be tight and close to the wire.
Southwood started the scoring on a Levi Sutton bucket and their lead was quickly erased on a Grant Schuler three. The two teams would trade buckets and the Squires led 12-11 after one.
The second quarter would end up being the deciding factor of the game. Manchester would start the quarter on a 10-0 run, building the lead to 22-11, out scoring the Knights 18-8 in the quarter and leading 30-19 at the half. Logan Brunn led the attack with 8 points. Levi Winget scored 6 of Southwood’s 8 points.
Southwood started to gain some momentum in the third quarter. After Manchester hit the first bucket to go up 32-19 the Knights rattled off 13 straight points to cut the gap to 34-32. The Squires would hold off the surge and maintained a five point lead, 45-40 after three. Jackson Blair and Brunn led with 8 points each.
Back on the 16th the game was a similar situation with the Knights coming from behind to win. This time the Squires were able to maintain their composure, winning the quarter 15-14 and the game 60-54.
Logan Brunn led Manchester with 18 points. Derek Self had 12, Grant Schuler 11, Caleb Thomas and Clayton Petrie 6, Neil Underwood 4, Pheonix Goad 2 and Noah Johnson 1.
For Southwood Levi Winget had 22, Jackson Blair 13, Connor Hobbs 9, Sexton Boggs and Levi Sutton 4 and Grant Keaffaber 2.
The Southwood boys and girls junior varsity basketball teams were crowned 2011 County tourney champions Saturday at Northfield.
The girls started the day off by defeating Northfield 30-24 and were followed by the boys topping Northfield 36-29.
Here are the Southwood girls stats for the two combined County Tourney games.
Haley Heath 22 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 1 block
Emily Lehner 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 14 steals, 1 block
Aleesha Phillips 14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Abby Houlihan 7 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals
Makayla Ridgeway 6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block
Meranda Friend 2 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals
Grace Whitham 1 point, 1 assist
The JV Lady Knights are now 7-3 and play their next game vs. Wabash on
January 7 at SHS.
Nick Krieg 15 pts. 2 stls. 1 Ast. 1 Reb
Nathan Hollars 11 pts. 7 stls. 3 asts. 5 reb.
Robbie Cole 6 pts. 5 stls. 4 asts. 6 reb.
Corey Phillipy 3 pts. 2 asts. 7 reb.
Brett Wyatt 1 reb. 1 Block
Zach Hobson 1 pt. 1 st. 1 reb.
Danny Goff 1 st. 4 reb.
Noah Kirk 1 ast. 3 reb.
For Northfield :
Jon Richardson- 14 points, 5 steals, 5 rebounds
Adam Roser- 7 points
Carter Frieden- 6 points
It was a packed house at Northfield Thursday to watch the varsity girls and boys basketball teams do battle in the Wabash County tourney to see who will play in Friday’s championship games.
As usual in the tourney the teams did not disappoint the fans as they did battle to see who would have a shot at being COUNTY CHAMPS.
Game one matched up the Northfield and Manchester girls. The two teams had met earlier in the year on Dec. 3rd with Manchester winning 61-47.
Manchester would take the early lead and stretch it to 7-1 before the Norse clawed their way back, taking the lead 8-7 on a Sidney Reed bucket and then finishing the quarter on a Reed three to give the Norse an 11-7 lead. The Norse, playing with Kylie Echard in the middle were playing much taller and surprising the Squires with their new look.
Northfield would hold a three point lead most of the second quarter until Meika Kennedy drained a three to give the Squires their first lead since their first bucket of the game. Manchester held a one point lead until freshman Arie Kennedy converted a three point play to give Northfield a 29-27 halftime lead.
The third quarter was a low scoring affair, with Manchester out scoring Northfield 6-5 and trailed the Norse 34-33 after three.
With the Norse still learning to win and Manchester being a veteran team, the Lady Squires calmly gained their composure, taking the lead for good at 38-36 and went on to win 49-44.
Manchester was led by Hannah Schmidt with 14 points. Kaylee Watson added 10. Sidney Reed led Northfield with 15 points. Kylie Echard had 12 and Sydney Eltzroth 11.
This years format was girl, boy, girl, boy so it was time for the county metro battle between the Northfield and Southwood boys.
No one would expect what was about to happen as the Norse totally dominated the Knights. Northfield, the defending county champs jumped on Southwood early and never looked back.
Dustin Echard got things started for Northfield and then got help from three other players in the quarter to lead Southwood 12-2 after one. After a Connor Hobbs bucket, Northfield finished the quarter on an 8-0 run.
Northfield would double up on the Knights in the second quarter, out scoring Southwood 14-7. Ryan Givens and Chad Glasscock led Northfield with 6 points each. Levi Sutton led Southwood with 3 points on a long ball. Northfield led 26-9 at the half.
Hobbs would hit a three to start the third quarter, but the Norse had it clicking on all cylinders, led by Ryan Keaffaber’s 10 points and 5 players scoring to build the lead to 49-16 heading to the fourth.
Northfield out scored Southwood in the fourth 16-12 for the shocking 65-28 final margin to advance to Friday’s final.
Leading Northfield was Ryan Keaffaber with 17 points. Ryan Givens had 16 and Chad Glasscock 12.
For Southwood Connor Hobbs led with 9 points. Ross Phillipy and Levi Sutton added 5 points each.
Game three was the battle of the brother-in-laws in coaches Brian Bassett and Scott Bumgardner, as the Southwood and Wabash girls teams battled.
The Knights would be relying on their height and a box and one defense on Kelsey Cromer, while the short handed Apaches, playing without Kyleigh Hampton and Sarah Puckett would rely on quickness.
After an opening bucket from Apache Katelin Vogel, the taller Knights started to impose their strength and the back of Ana Marie Farlow and the Knights led 6-5 after one. Farlow had 5 of the Knights 6 points and the Southwood defense held Cromer scoreless.
Things started to heat up a little to start the second. After an Emily Murphy bucket, Cromer connected for the first time on a three to tie the score at 8. Katie Stouffer answered before freshman Claire Cromer drained her own three to give Wabash an 11-10 lead. Sarah White hit, followed by another Kelsey Cromer three to put Wabash back up, but the Knights kept coming. The last two buckets of the quarter would come from freshman Jaycie Wright to put the Knights up 19-16 at the half.
The third quarter would be the turning point and deciding quarter of the game as Wabash scored 16 points in the quarter, while holding Southwood to just 3. Vogel and Kalie Obenour got things started, both converting three point plays and then used a 9-0 run to go up 30-21 and end the quarter leading 32-22.
The two seniors, Cromer and Marin Hill would score 13 of Wabash’s 16 points in the fourth quarter to out score the Knights 16-10 for the 48-32 final. Southwood had 5 players score 2 points each in the quarter.
Leading Wabash was Kelsey Cromer with 18 points. Marin Hill added 10.
Leading Southwood was Jaycee Wright, Amy Bowman and Ana Marie Farlow with 6 points each.
The finale of the night was the Wabash and Manchester boys doing battle. The game started with the tale of two runs and caused one team to play catch up the rest of the night.
Manchester would start the game going on an 8-0 run led by two three pointers from Derek Self. Down 8-0 the Apache offense picked up the pace and the pressure, going on a 21-0 run with 6 players scoring, led by Tyler Brewer with 10. Logan Brunn stopped the run with the last bucket of the quarter and Wabash led 21-10.
The pace would stay fast and furious in the second. Manchester cut the lead to 23-19, but the balanced scoring of the Apaches took over with 7 players scoring in the quarter and no one scoring more than 4 points. Brunn led Manchester with 4 and Wabash led 36-22 at the half.
The pace would stay fast coming out of the locker room with the Apaches winning the quarter 19-18. Brewer and Brunn would lead the way with Brewer scoring 8 and Brunn 9 in the quarter. Wabash led 57-40 after three.
Manchester would not let up in the fourth, out scoring Wabash 18-15 but just didn’t have enough time to make a major run to get back in the game. Neil Underwood led the Squires with all 11 of his points in the quarter. Again, Wabash spread the wealth with 5 players scoring. Wabash went on to win 72-58 to earn the right to play in the championship game for the third year in a row.
Leading Wabash was Tyler Brewer with 22 points. Landon Cole and Andrew Adamson had 11 points each.
For Manchester, Logan Brunn had 20 points. Derek Self and Neil Underwood had 11 points each.
Day one of the JV county tourney is under our belts with four hard fought games being played at Northfield Thursday. With games going in both gyms at the same time we did get all the scores, but not all the stats.
For the girls, Northfield defeated Wabash 31-19 and Southwood topped Manchester 37-19
Jensen Zumbaugh led Northfield with 10 points. Cherish Leming had 8. Wabash was led by Heather Miller with 6 points. Jaclyn Lewis and Kalie Obenour added 4 points each.
We do not have the Southwood stats. Leading Manchester was Madison Isbell and Mariah Mobley with 6 points each.
Wabash and Manchester will play at 9:00am Friday. Northfield and Southwood play at 10:30.
On the boys side Northfield defeated Manchester 42-39 in overtime. Southwood topped Wabash 42-38.
Leading Northfield :
Jon Richardson- 13 points, 8 steals
Tanner Wilcox- 11 points, 4 steals, 3 blocks
Adam Roser- 10 points, 5 rebounds
We don’t have the Manchester stats.
For Southwood :
Nathan Hollars 6 pts. 5 Stls.
Nick Krieg 3 pts. 2 stls.
Robbie Cole 10 pts. 5 Reb. 4 Asts. 2 stls.
Corey Phillipy 11 pts. 8 Reb.
Brett Wyatt 9 pts. 7 Reb. 1 Stl
Danny Goff 1 pt. 7 Reb. 1 Stl
Zach Hobson 3 pts. 2 stls.
For Wabash :
Kodi Clemons had 10 pts, 2 stls and 4 reb. Grant Sailors had 11 pts, 5 reb and 1 steal. Jordan Blair had 6 pts and 3 stls
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Thursday, Dec. 29th—-Northfield High School
9:00am Girls Wabash vs Northfield—East gym
9:00am Boys Manchester vs Northfield–Kaltenmark gym
10:30am Girls Southwood vs Manchester—East gym
10:30am Boys Southwood vs Wabash—Kaltenmark gym
2:00 Girls Manchester vs Northfield—-Kaltenmark gym
3:45 Boys Southwood vs Northfield—-Kaltenmark gym
5:30 Girls Southwood vs Wabash—-Kaltenmark gym
7:15 Boys Wabash vs Manchester—-Kaltenmark gym
Friday Dec. 30th—Northfield High School
Session 3- JV
9:00am Girls Championship–Kaltenmark gym
9:00am Boys Consolation—East gym
10:30am Boys Championship—Kaltenmark gym
10:30am Girls Consolation—East gym
Session 4- Varsity
2:00 Girls Consolation—-Kaltenmark gym
3:45 Boys Consolation—Kaltenmark gym
5:30 Girls Championship—Kaltenmark gym
7:30 Boys Championship—Kaltenmark gym
First team listed is home team
ADMISSION: $15 for full tournament ticket
$ 5 for sessions 1 & 3
$ 8 for sessions 2 & 4