A bad first quarter is not what you want against a ball control team, but that’s what happened to the Wabash boys basketball team Friday, falling behind by 14 in the first quarter to Tippecanoe Valley and losing 69-51.
The Apaches dug a hole for themselves in the first quarter, only finding the bucket twice for 4 points, while allowing Valley 18 and trailed 18-4 after one.
Things would change in the second quarter as the Wabash up tempo game found itself and closed the Valley gap to 34-25 by the half.
Being down 14 in the first quarter and using a ton of energy to cut the lead in the second, the Apaches just couldn’t cut the lead any closer, with Valley out scoring Wabash 20-16 in the third quarter and 15-10 in the fourth to top the Apaches 69-51.
Leading Wabash was Andrew Adamson with 15 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals. Breyton Nealis had 12 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 block. Landon Cole had 7 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assist. Tyler Brewer had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. Kodi Clemons had 4 points and 1 rebound. Tyler King had 3 points and 1 rebound. Shea Beauchamp had 2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal and 1 block. Roger Davis had 2 points and 3 rebounds. Nate Price had 1 rebound and 1 assist.