The nerves were high Saturday night as the state ranked #2 Wabash Lady Apaches were looking to win their 10th game in a row, Kaleigh Hensley was looking to make county scoring history and brother-in-laws were coaching against each other. History was made as Hensley scored 27 points to become Wabash County’s all time leading scorer. As usual Southwood was a very tough matchup for Wabash as their team height caused trouble
Kaleigh Hensley started out with a ball of fire, hitting the first two buckets of the game to give Wabash a 4-0 lead. She was then pulled from the game to gather her composure and nerves. The Lady Apaches built the lead to 10-3 before Mollie Harnish hit the last bucket of the quarter to make it a 10-5 game. In the quarter Hensley lead Wabash with 5 points. Harnish lead Southwood with 4.
Wabash started the second quarter with an 8-0 run to build a 13 point lead at 18-5. Abby Harness hit for Southwood to end the run. Wabash would then go on a 5-0 run with a three pointer from Kelsey Cromer to make it 23-7. After a Southwood bucket another Lady Apache run came, this time 8-0 and then a half ending bucket from Gabi Nearing for a 33-11 half time lead. Hensley had 10 in the quarter, Cromer 6. Harness had 4 for Southwood.
Wabash would out score Southwood 16-10 in the third quarter to take a 49-21 lead going in to the final quarter. Hensley scored 7 points in the quarter to leave her 3 points from breaking the record. Cromer added 5. Sarah White lead Southwood with 3.
Hensley started the fourth quarter with two free throws to put herself within two points of relieving the pressure from herself and her team mates. Southwood was not going to roll over and made it very hard for her to get the ball. The Lady Knights went on a 6-0 run forcing the tempo. With 4:53 left Hensley was fouled. She tied the record with the first free throw and then hit the record breaking second to give Wabash a 54-29 lead. Southwood, playing hard like a Brian Bassett team always does out scored Wabash in the final quarter 15-10 for the 59-36 final.
Kaleigh Hensley lead Wabash with 27 points. Kelsey Cromer had 13, Kyleigh Hampton 9, Marin Hill and Gabi Nearing 4 and Lyndsie Thomas 2.
Mollie Harnish lead Southwood with 12 points. Sarah White had 8, Abby Harness 6, Jessica Pegg 5, Ana Marie Farlow 3 and Amy Bowman 2.