The Wabash Lady Apache basketball team had a night they would soon like to forget Tuesday, as 4A # 17 Warsaw paid a visit. Wabash shot just 29.4% from inside the three point line, 12.5% from outside the line and committed 25 turnovers for the night in a 55-22 loss.
For the first four and a half minutes it looked as though the Lady Apaches were going to give Warsaw all they wanted. After going down 5-0 to start the game, Claire Cromer drained a three and Katelyn Vogel hit two free throws to knot the score. After a Tiger bucket, Vogel would connect to make it 7-7 with 3:20 to go before the powerful Lady Tigers went to work. Using a full court trap, Warsaw would create kaous for Wabash and score 12 straight points to take a 19-7 lead. Abby Stein would stop the run with a bucket and the Lady Apaches trailed 19-9 after one.
Warsaw would score the first four points of the second quarter to go up 23-9 when Stein hit again. After a Katelyn Vogel bucket made it 25-13, Kyleigh Hampton picked up her third fould and the Tigers took advantage of the height advantage. Warsaw would out score Wabash 16-6 in the quarter for the 35-15 halftime lead. Lyndsie Thomas hit the third Wabash bucket of the quarter.
The second half is one the Lady Apaches would soon like to forget. Charlie Pardo started the scoring in the third quarter with a three pointer, which would be the only Wabash bucket of the quarter. Warsaw scored 15 straight points to lead 50-18 when Claire Cromer was fouled with half a second left, hitting two free throws to make the third quarter score 50-20.
The Lady Apaches could not find the bucket in the fourth quarter, scoring just two points on two Lyndsie Thomas free throws, while holding Warsaw to 5 points for the 55-22 final.
Katelyn Vogel led Wabash with 6 points, 1 rebound, 3 assist. Claire Cromer added 5 points, 1 steal. Lyndsie Thomas had 4 points, 3 rebounds. Abby Stein had 4 points, 3 rebounds. Shelby Stone had 2 rebounds. Sarah Ritter had 2 rebounds. Kyleigh Hampton had 6 rebounds, 4 blocks.
The junior varsity fell 32-15 to Warsaw.
Heather Miller led with 6 pts. Sarah Ritter had 3, Kristyn Ford 2, Madison Barden 2, Katie McCauley 2.