The Wabash girls basketball team came out pressing and trapping Northfield Saturday, using constant heavy pressure and several runs to run away from the Lady Norse 43-23.
Northfield took the early 2-0 lead on a Kylie Echard bucket and it was all Wabash after that in the first quarter. Claire Cromer drained a three pointer that ignited an 11-0 run for Wabash. Cromer hit twice from behind the arch, while Kyleigh Hampton drained a three and a duece to lead 11-2 after one.
Katie Stephan hit for the Norse to start the second quarter when Wabash would go on another run. The Lady Apaches got a bucket from Lyndsie Thomas that started an 8-0 run to put Wabash up 19-4. Hampton hit her second three of the night, with Charlie Pardo getting in on the action from behind the arch. After a Sidney Reed bucket stopped the run, Hampton would end the half with a three and Wabash led 22-6.
The theme would be much the same in the third quarter. Sidney Reed connected for the Norse to make it 22-8 when Wabash would score 8 straight. After a Claire Cromer bucket the Lady Apaches found Charlie Pardo twice behind the arch, with Pardo finding nothing but net. Wabash led 30-8 when Arie Kennedy broke the run with a bucket. Kyleigh Hampton would then take over, scoring the next 6 points to help Wabash to a 36-10 third quarter lead.
Northfield would out score Wabash 13-7 in the final quarter with Payton Thomson and Sydney Eltzroth both draining a three and scoring 5 points each. Claire Cromer had 5 points for Wabash in the quarter as the Lady Apaches went on for the 43-23 win.
Quotes from Coach Cervenka, “We simply got out played by a very solid fundamental Wabash team. We did not contest their shots and they capitalized on it. We must learn how to stay with our offense and do what we are capable of.”
Leading Wabash was Kyleigh Hampton with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assist, 7 blocks. Claire Cromer added 13 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assist, 2 steals. Charlie Pardo had 9 points, 4 rebounds. Lyndsie Thomas had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assist. Katelyn Vogel had 4 rebounds, 3 assist, 2 steals. Abby Stein had 1 steal. Jaclyn Lewis had 1 rebound.
For Northfield Payton Thomson had 5 points, 1 rebound. Sydney Eltzroth had 5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals. Arie Kennedy had 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assist, 3 steals. Sidney Reed had 4 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block. Kylie Echard had 3 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist. Katie Stephan had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals. Marlee Stefanatos had 2 rebounds, 1 assist. Hannah Cole had 1 rebound. Abby Keaffaber had 1 rebound.
Wabash won the junior varsity game 40-20.
Kristyn Ford led the Apaches with 9 points. Madison Barden had 8, Sarah Ritter 8, Jaclyn Lewis 6, Katie McCauley 2, Sydni Mullett 2, Heather Miller 2, Shelby Stone 1.
For Northfield Abby Keaffaber had 9, Jensen Zumbaugh 6, Payton Thomson 3, Sarah Driscoll 2.