Things got a little tense at the end of the game Wednesday as the Wabash Lady Apaches took off to an 8-0 lead and held off a late Lewis Cass run, aided by four made technical foul shots to defeat the Lady Kings 38-30.
Bailey Yoakum started the Wabash run at the beginning of the game with a bucket and was followed by buckets from Kristin Cromer and Madison Barden before two Cromer free throws to lead 8-0. Up 8-3 the Apaches found Katie McCauley for a bucket and a free throw to lead 11-3 after one.
While Wabash would have a hard time finding the bucket in the second, getting just two buckets from Barden and Yoakum, Cass would out score the Apaches 9-4 to cut the Wabash lead to 15-12 at the half.
Cass would continue their momentum to start the third quarter, scoring the first 4 points to grab a 16-15 lead. Madison Barden would give Wabash the lead back with two free throws before a Cass bucket made it 18-18. Wabash would get a free throw from Barden and a bucket from Yoakum to end the scoring in the quarter with the Apaches clinging to a 21-18 lead with a quarter to go.
To start the fourth, Wabash would find Katie McCauley for 5 straight points to open a 26-18 lead before a Cass three made it 26-21. Leading just 28-24 with 4:33 left Wabash would get a gift when a technical foul was called on the Cass bench and a second tech on the coach. Madison Barden would calmly sink all four free throws to make it 32-24 before another Cass three made the score 32-27. A Kristin Cromer free throw made it 33-27 when Cass scored three straight for a 33-30 score. With 1:58 left, Jaycee Parrett would come up big, converting an old fashion three point play for a 36-30 lead. The lady Apache defense would tighten the last minute, not letting the Kings score with Sabrina Wagner putting the nail in the coffin with two free throws at the 14.8 mark to seal the deal.
Shooting just 58% from the free throw line for the season, the Lady Apaches were 11 of 13 in the fourth quarter with Madison Barden going 8 of 9 from the line.
|Sabrina Wagner (Jr)||2||1||1||2||0||0||0|
|Jaycee Parrett (Jr)||3||1||0||1||2||1||0|
|Madison Barden (Sr)||14||3||6||9||2||2||0|
|Bailey Yoakum (So)||6||1||5||6||1||2||0|
|Sydni Mullett (Sr)||0||1||1||1||0||0|
|Chelsea Archer (Jr)||0||0||0||0||0|
|Kristin Cromer (Sr)||5||0||1||1||0||1||0|
|Katie McCauley (Sr)||8||1||2||3||0||1||0|
The Wabash JV won 42-35 to move to 11-8 on year.
Tristan Vigar & Tabby Wagner scored 14 points each. Abby Vinopal added 10, Kiley Stone 2, Vali Reed 2.