Day one of the 2012 Wabash county basketball tournament is in the books and oh what a day it was. Two of the junior varsity games were decided by a buzzer beater shot and all the varsity games were thrillers to the end.
At 9:00 the girls junior varsity games got things going with Wabash defeating Northfield 40-23 and Southwood topped Manchester 31-25.
Wabash and Southwood will meet at 9:00 for the girls jv championship.
In the boys jv games, Wabash defeated Manchester on a half court Christian Hall shot at the buzzer for a 42-40 win. In the west gym, Northfield’s Nick Ridenour hit at the buzzer to give the Norse a 34-31 win.
Wabash and Northfield meet at 10:30 to decide the county champ.
In the afternoon session the Southwood and Northfield girls got the varsity action started with an overtime barn burner. The Lady Norse avenged an earlier season loss to the Lady Knights, out scoring Southwood 13-7 in the overtime for a 44-38 win.
The Northfield and Wabash boys were up next to square off for the second time of the season. The Apaches led at the half 14-12 in a low scoring affair. The game would go to the wire with Collin Dawes connecting with 5.3 seconds left to lift the Norse to a 34-32 win.
The Manchester and Wabash girls would be the third game on the varsity schedule. The Lady Squires led 9-6 after one quarter before the six time defending champion Lady Apaches took control for a 47-34 win.
The last game of the night was the Manchester and Southwood boys, who capped off a great day with a nail biter that wasn’t decided until the last minute. The largest lead of the game was 8 by Southwood in the third quarter before the Squires battled back to take the lead in the fourth. The Knights would pull away in the last minute for the 48-41 win.
Northfield and Wabash will meet for the girls title, while Northfield and Southwood will battle for the boys.
Full county details and pictures will be posted after Saturday’s games.
Saturday’s schedule :
9:00 Wabash & Southwood jv girls championship. 9:00 Manchester & Southwood boys jv consolation.
10:30 Northfield & Manchester girls jv consolation 10:30 Wabash & Northfield boys jv championship
2:00 Southwood & Manchester varsity girls consolation
3:45 Wabash & Manchester boys varsity consolation
5:30 Northfield & Wabash girls championship
7:30 Northfield & Southwood boys varsity championship