The Wabash Lady Apache basketball team did not care that 4A Warsaw was coming to town with a storied girls basketball program. Wabash executed their pressure defense and Kaleigh Hensley had a record setting offensive performance as Wabash defeated Warsaw 71-41.
Wabash came out fast with two Kaleigh Hensley buckets to take a quick 5-0 lead. Warsaw then went on a 7-1 run to take the lead at 7-6. The rest of the quarter was all Wabash, finishing the quarter with a 14-0 run. Kelsey Cromer got the run started with a three pointer, followed by two three pointers from Hensley and a three and a two from Kyleigh Hampton to take a 20-7 first quarter lead.
Warsaw would score the first three points of the second quarter before Hensley had a steal and a bucket to make it 22-10. Hensley and Cromer would hit again to force a Warsaw time out. Coming out of the time out the two teams traded buckets before Wabash would go on another run. Leading 27-14 Wabash ran off 12 straight points to take a 39-14 half time lead. During the run four different players scored for Wabash. Hensley and Gabi Nearing lead the run.
During the third quarter Wabash would have several three to four point runs to build the lead to 33 points at the end of the quarter. Hensley scored 12 of Wabash’s 17 points in the quarter.
Wabash worked on their ball control game to start the fourth quarter, while still managing to score 15 points. Four different players scored in the quarter with several nice back door passes and ran the floor very well, also with some nice passes to seal the deal in their 71-41 win.
Kaleigh Hensley lead Wabash with a school record 41 points. She also had 7 rebounds, 3 assist and 7 steals. Kelsey Cromer had 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assist. Kyleigh Hampton had 11 points, 2 rebounds and 6 blocks. Gabi Nearing had 7 points and 5 rebounds. Marin Hill had 3 rebounds and 1 assist, while Lyndsie Thomas had 4 rebounds.