Lady Apaches Route Blackford in Season Opener

The Wabash Lady Apaches opened their basketball season Saturday, getting 22 points from Bailey Yoakum and 18 from Jaycee Parrett as they cruised past Blackford 61-35.

Tabby Wagner would get the first bucket of the season for the Apaches off an offensive rebound before getting a three from Parrett to take a 5-2 lead. Tied at 7 Carmen Higdon would sink a free throw that started a 5-0 run for Wabash, taking a 12-7 lead before leading 12-9 after the first stop.

Blackford would score 6 of the first 9 points of the second quarter to tie the score at 15 when Bailey Yoakum took matters into her own hands. Yoakum would score 10 straight points, with two coming off a fast break assist from  Parrett as the Apaches grabbed a 25-15 lead. After a Bruin bucket Yoakum again would dominate, scoring the last 6 points of the half which included 14 in the second quarter as Wabash led 31-17 at the half.

Starting where she left off, Yoakum would get the first bucket of the third quarter before Blackford scored 8 straight to cut the Wabash lead to 33-25. A bucket from Abby Vinopal stopped the Bruin run as the Apaches got points from Higdon and Parrett to lead 40-26 before Blackford scored 7 straight to slice the lead to 40-33. Parrett would score the final bucket of the quarter as Wabash led 42-33 with a quarter to go.

Losing their large lead, the Apaches wasted no time starting the fourth to put the game away. Yoakum and Parrett would cause havoc in the front court, scoring 8 straight to increase the lead to 50-33. Up 50 -35 Sabrina Wagner would connect for a deuce that started an 11-0 run to end the game with Wabash winning 61-35.

Athlete Name Pts
Sabrina Wagner (Sr) 4
Jaycee Parrett (Sr) 18
Bailey Yoakum (Jr) 22
Tristan Vigar (Jr) 3
Abby Vinopal (So) 2
Chelsea Archer (Sr)
Tabatha Wagner (So) 4
Carmen Higdon (Fr) 8
Athlete Name Off Def Tot Reb Ast Stls TO
Sabrina Wagner (Sr) 0 3 3 0 0 1
Jaycee Parrett (Sr) 5 2 7 0 6 2
Bailey Yoakum (Jr) 1 2 3 0 8 1
Tristan Vigar (Jr) 0 0 0 1 0
Abby Vinopal (So) 2 1 3 0 0 2
Chelsea Archer (Sr) 1 1 2 0 1 0
Vali Reed (Jr) 0 0 0 1 0
Tabatha Wagner (So) 3 2 5 0 2 0
Carmen Higdon (Fr) 3 1 4 0 0 0


The Wabash junior varsity defeated Blackford 35-10.

Tristin Vigar led the Apaches with 14 points. Kiley Stone added 6, Carmen Higdon 6, Vali Reed 6, Kaylee Graf 3.

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