The Wabash Lady Apaches struggled, but won their 8th game out of the last 10 to move to 6-2 in the TRC with a 47-37 win over Peru Wednesday.
The first quarter and a half for the Lady Apaches was a little shaky as they fell behind 1-0 off a Holly Huneryager free throw before Bailey Yoakum hit. Kristin Cromer followed Yoakum’s bucket with two free throws for a 4-1 lead when Ashlynn Shank hit, followed by two Shirley Morens free throws to put the Tigers up 6-4. Katie McCauley would tie the score with Huneryager matched her bucket as Peru led 8-6. Cromer would then score off a steal, followed with a bucket from Madison Barden to give Wabash a 10-8 lead when Huneryager hit again to tie the score. Katie McCauley would get the last bucket of the quarter as Wabash led 12-10.
Cromer would hit to start the second quarter for a 14-10 lead when the Tigers would score 7 straight. Shank would hit to start the run, followed by an Alli Gardner bucket and two Shank free throws to give Peru a 17-14 lead. Madison Barden would then score for the Apaches and was followed by buckets from Sydni Mullett, another Barden bucket and one from Cromer to grab the lead back at 22-17. Peru would get the last points of the half off a Shank bucket as Wabash led 22-19 at the half.
Alli Gardner would get the first bucket of the third quarter to close the gap to 22-21 when Mullett scored off an offensive rebound and was followed by Barden doing the same. Barden would hit one more time to give Wabash a 28-21 lead when back came the Tigers. Ashlynn Shank would connect and was followed by a Lindley Prescott bucket and a Huneryager free throw to make it 28-26. Bailey Yoakum would end the scoring in the quarter, scoring off a steal and converting a three point play to give Wabash a 31-26 lead with a quarter to go.
Gardner would drain a three to start the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 31-29 when the Apaches would score 6 straight. Jaycee Parrett got on the board for the first time, followed by free throws from Yoakum and Barden to lead 37-29. Shirley Morens would make it 37-31 before the two teams traded buckets to make it 41-35. Wabash would then get a free throw each from Cromer and Barden before Yoakum scored as the lead grew to 45-35. Buckets from Gardner and Barden would make the final score 47-37.
|Sabrina Wagner (Jr)||0||0||2||0||0|
|Jaycee Parrett (Jr)||2||1||1||2||1||1||0|
|Madison Barden (Sr)||15||5||3||8||1||1||1|
|Bailey Yoakum (So)||11||1||3||4||3||8||0|
|Sydni Mullett (Sr)||4||3||1||4||2||1||0|
|Chelsea Archer (Jr)|
|Kristin Cromer (Sr)||9||0||2||2||3||5||0|
|Katie McCauley (Sr)||6||3||1||4||0||0||0|
Wabash won the junior varsity contest 23-17.
Leading the Lady Apaches was Abby Vinopal with 15 points. Vali Reed added 4, Kennedy Bracket 2, Kelsie Olinger 2.