Lady Apaches Win Rematch Over Southwood

The Wabash and Southwood girls basketball teams met on the first night of the county tourney on December 29th with the Lady Apaches winning 44-32 on their way to the county title. Saturday the two teams met again for a regular season TRC matchup with Wabash defending home turf 59-30.

Southwood took an early 4-0 lead off buckets from Kassidy Atwood and Brooke Elliott before Sydney Mullett made it 4-2 with a bucket. With the Lady Knights up 6-2 after two Katie Stouffer free throws the Wabash offense went to work. Madison Barden hit a free throw that started a 5 point run to give the Lady Apaches a 7-6 lead. Kristin Cromer hit a bucket with sister Claire converting two free throws. Tied at 7 Sarah Ritter gave Wabash a 9-7 lead and the quarter ended with Claire Cromer being fouled on a three quarter court buzzer beater. Cromer hit two of the three free throws to give the Apaches an 11-7 lead after one.

Abby Houlihan connected for the first bucket of the second quarter with Kristin Cromer answering. With Wabash up 17-11 Ashley Parson drained a three to make it 17-14. Sarah Puckett would then hit, followed by two Claire Cromer free throws to make it 21-14, when the Lady Knights scored 4 of the next 5 points to close the gap to 22-18. Puckett would hit again with Parson making one free throw before the half as Wabash led 24-19.

Katie Stouffer would get the first bucket of the third quarter to make it 24-21 and after trading buckets it was 27-23. Looking as though the game was going to be a dog fight to the end the Lady Apaches caught fire. Sydney Mullett would hit a bucket that started a 12-0 run to open a 39-23 lead. During the run Kristin and Claire Cromer hit along with Sarah Ritter and Jaycee Parrett. Brooke Elliott stopped the run with a bucket, but the Apaches got buckets from Sarah Puckett and Jaycee Parrett to end the quarter as Wabash led 43-25.

The Wabash momentum started the fourth quarter where it left off in the third as Claire and Kristin Cromer hit back to back and were followed by Katie McCauley and Sarah Puckett hitting to finish an 8-0 run to start the quarter and increase their lead to 51-25. Katie Stouffer hit to stop the run, but the Lady Apaches would score 8 of the next 12 points for a 59-29 lead  and win the rematch 59-30.

Athlete Name Pts Off Def Tot Reb Ast Stls BLK
Makenna Dawes (So) 0 0 1 1 1 1
Haley Heath (Sr) 0 1
Ashley Parson (So) 4 3 0 3 2 1
Abby Houlihan (Sr) 6
Kassidy Atwood (So) 6 4 1 5
Brooke Elliott (So) 5 2 1 3
Grace Whitham (Sr) 1 0 3 3 1
K. Stouffer (Sr) 8  16 10
Athlete Name Pts Off Def Tot Reb Ast Stls BLK
Jaycee Parrett (So) 4 1 1 1 2
Shelby Stone (Sr) 3 3 2 5 5 1
Madison Barden (Jr) 6 5 5 1 3 1
Sarah Ritter (Sr) 5 1 1 2 1
Sydni Mullett (Jr) 6 2 2 4 1
Bailey Yoakum (Fr) 2 1
Abby Stein (Sr) 0 3 1 4
Claire Cromer (Sr) 16 1 1 6 4
Sarah Puckett (Sr) 8 3 2 5 1 3 2
Kristin Cromer (Jr) 7 3 4 7 2
Katie Mccauley (Jr) 2 3 3

Wabash won the junior varsity contest 38-11.

Leading Wabash was Bailey Yoakum with 10 points. Jaycee Parrett added 9, Sabrina Wagner 8, Katie McCauley 6, Breanne Sewell 2, Vali Reed 2, Chelsea Archer 1.

Leading Southwood was Josey Brubaker and Ashley Parson with 3 points each. Ellie White and Lorynn Hunt added 2 points each.

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