It was a big Saturday night for the Wabash girls basketball team. With a win they still had a chance at a share of the TRC title with a little help from Manchester and Kelsey Cromer was chasing 1000 career points, needing 30 to reach the milestone on senior night.
Both things came to reality as the Lady Squires knocked off Tippecanoe Valley and Cromer drained a three midway through the third quarter to reach the milestone, scoring 36 for the game.
With Manchester beating Valley, Rochester defeating Northfield and Wabash topping Whitko it created a 4-way tie for a share of the TRC between Wabash, Manchester, Tippecanoe Valley and Rochester with 5-2 records.
The Apaches sent a message right off the bat, jumping out to a 15-7 first quarter lead and extending that lead in the second quarter, leading 31-16 at the half.
Wabash has had some third quarter lapses in recent games, but that didn’t happen Saturday as they come out forcing the tempo, when Cromer drained one of her six three pointers on the night to reach 1000. The Apaches would go on to out score Whitko 21-14 in the quarter and led comfortably 52-30 with a quarter to go.
Being up 22 points with 8 minutes to go, the energy level relaxed a little as Whitko would win the quarter 14-12 for the 64-44 final.
Leading Wabash was Kelsey Cromer with 36 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assist and 2 steals. Cromer was 6 of 8 from behind the arch. Katelyn Vogel had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Kyleigh Hampton had 5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Marin Hill had 5 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assist and 1 steal. Claire Cromer had 3 points, 1 rebound, 2 assist and 1 steal. Kalie Obenour had 3 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Charlie Pardo had 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Sarah Puckett had 1 rebound.