The Southwood Lady Knight basketball team notched their first win of the season with a 55-32 win over Mississinewa Wednesday.
With a balance scoring attack led by freshman Katie Stouffer, the Knights put nine players in the scoring column.
Mississinewa scored the first four points of the game, which would be the only points they scored in the quarter. Ana Marie Farlow hit two free throws, followed by a Sarah White bucket to tie the score at 4. Enter Katie Stouffer. Stouffer would come off the bench and immediately convert a three point play with 3:18 to go, putting the Knights up 7-4 and then connect on two more buckets to give Southwood an 11-4 lead after one.
The Knight offense and defense clicked in the second quarter. The Lady Knights would out score the Indians 15-3 to stretch the lead to 26-7 at the half. Farlow got things started with Amy Bowman, Stouffer and Kaley Harness hitting before Emily Murphy ended the quarter with two buckets.
Southwood stretched the lead to 30-7 on four free throws before Mississinewa broke the ice. At 32-10 the Knights went on a 7-0 run with Stouffer and White leading the way. The defense again stood tall, allowing just 9 points in the quarter and Southwood led 43-16 with a quarter to go.
With a substantial lead heading into the fourth, the Knights ran players in and out, losing the quarter 16-12, but winning the game 55-32.
Southwood had 9 players score in the game. Leading the Knights was Katie Stouffer with 17 points. Ana Marie Farlow and Kaley Harness had 8 points each. Emily Murphy had 6 points. Mollie Harnish, Sarah white and Amy Bowman had 4 points. Julia Osborne and Jessica Pegg had 2 points each.