The 2011-12 Wabash Apache basketball team is known for making huge runs. That one run happened again Friday night as Wabash defeated Manchester 70-51.
From midway through the second quarter to midway through the third quarter the Apaches went on a 20-0 run that ended up being the difference in the 19 point game. The Wabash win makes it the first time since 1978 that the Apaches have swept the county in basketball.
Tyler Brewer would score the first four points of the game before Logan Brunn’s two free throws made it 4-2. Behind Travis Shears, Shea Beauchamp and Jacob Ellis, the Apaches would open the lead to 12-4 before the Squires got the train slowed down. Derek Self would hit, followed by a Connor McLaughlin three and a bucket from Clayton Petrie made it 14-11. Shears would hit at the buzzer to give the Apaches a 16-11 lead after one.
Logan Brunn hit the first bucket of the second quarter, cutting the lead to 16-13. Shears and Tyler King would answer with back to back buckets to push the lead back to 20-13 forcing a Manchester time out. The Squires collected themselves and inched their way back to 25-21 when the Apache run that became the out come happened. Buckets from King, Ellis, Landon Cole and Breyton Nealis gave the Apaches an 8-0 run to end the quarter and Wabash led 33-21 at the half.
After ending the second quarter on an 8-0 run the Apaches started the third quarter on a 12-0 run. Two buckets each from Nealis and Brewer and one each from Cole and Beauchamp and the Apaches led 45-21. Logan Brunn stopped the run with a bucket to make it 45-23. Wabash built the lead to 20 points at 50-30 before the Squires cut it to 52-37 by quarter end.
Defensive spark plug Andrew Adamson would get things started for Wabash in the fourth. Two minutes in the Squires main physical presence Caleb Thomas fouled out. Tyler Brewer hit the first free throw, missed the second and got his own rebound, putting it back up and Wabash led 57-37. The Squires, behind seniors Derek Self and Logan Brunn would out score the Apaches by one the rest of the quarter for the 70-51 final. Self had 7 and Brunn 6 points in the quarter.
Leading Wabash was Tyler Brewer with 18 points. Shea Beauchamp had 14, Breyton Nealis 11, Travis Shears 10, Jacob Ellis 6, Tyler King 5, Landon Cole 4 and Andrew Adamson 2.
Leading Manchester was Logan Brunn with 18 points. Derek Self had 16, Connor McLaughlin 8, Clayton Petrie 4, Phoenix Goad 2, Neil Underwood 2 and Caleb Thomas 1.