Friday, Feb 11th
The Wabash Lady Apaches wasted no time Friday night letting the fans and North Miami know they were on a mission. The Wabash defense forced 20 North Miami turn overs in the first quarter and the offense was clicking on all cylinders. Wabash lead 31-5 after one quarter and went on to win 69-18.
North Miami scored the first bucket of the game and after that it was all Wabash. After a Kaleigh Hensley four point play and a two point bucket the Lady Apaches were up 6-3. At that point Wabash would go on a 20-0 run to all but ice the game early. Wabash would hold a 31-5 first quarter lead. Hensley had 15 points in the quarter, Kelsey Cromer had 7, Marin Hill 6 and Kyleigh Hampton 3.
North Miami would actually out score Wabash in the second quarter 7-5. Wabash was in a little foul trouble and the Lady Apaches had trouble finding the bottom of the bucket. Hensley had all five Wabash points. At half time it was 36-12.
The Apache defense would show up again in the third quarter, holding North Miami with out a point until 2:30 to go in the quarter. When the Wabash defense is swarming it tends to ignite the offense and that’s exactly what happened. Wabash held North Miami to three points in the quarter while scoring 17. Hensley and Cromer lead the attack with 8 and 7 points. Wabash lead 53-15 after three.
Wabash would start pulling players in the fourth quarter, but the reserves wanted a piece of the action to. The defense stayed strong, allowing just 3 points and the offense put up 16 points. Brittany Stone and Hannah Mullett came off the bench and controlled the ball and the boards. Stone hit a nice jumper and Mullett controlled the boards, hitting a free throw and a rebound bucket. Lyndsie Thomas hit 4 free throws in the quarter for the 69-18 final.
Leading Wabash was Kaleigh Hensley with 32 points. Kelsey Cromer had 14, Marin Hill 8, Kyleigh Hampton 6, Lyndsie Thomas 4, Hannah Mullett 3 and Brittany Stone 2.
Wabash scored 36 points off turn overs. Hensley, second in the state in steals had 12 for the game.