Lady Norse Run Away From Apaches

The Wabash and Northfield girls basketball teams met one night after the boys with the Lady Norse evening the score, defeating the Lady Apaches 54-33.

The Norse would grab a quick lead with an Ariel Dale three before Bailey Yoakum answered with a bucket. At 3-2 Northfield would go on an 8-0 run to grab an 11-2 lead. Melanie Beery would hit two free throws to start the run with Kelcie Thomson hitting from behind the arch. Carmen Higdon stopped the run with an old fashion three point play before Abbey Ross answered with a three before the buzzer to give Northfield a 14-5 lead after one.

Addi Baker would score the first point of the second quarter with Tabitha Wagner answering with a bucket. Dale and Baker would extend the Norse lead to 18-7 with free throws before Yoakum made it 19-8. Wabash cut the deficit to 21-10 when Baker hit, followed by two Ally Keaffaber free throws for a 25-10 lead. Ross would duplicate her quarter ending shot with another three before the buzzer as Northfield led 28-12 at the half.

Again it would be Baker scoring first in  the quarter before Wagner hit two straight to make it 30-16. The teams would trade punches and at 35-22 Thomson would hit a free throw, followed by a Keaffaber three to make it 39-22 before Hogdon ended the quarter with a long ball. Northfield led 39-25 with a quarter to go.

The Lady Norse would not hit a bucket in the fourth until 1:40 left left in the game, but built their lead hitting free throws. Kelcie Thomson would covert 6 charity tosses with Dale adding three and Baker two as the lead grew to 49-32. Thomson got the first bucket at 1:40 as the Norse went on for the 54-33 win.

The Norse was led by Ariel Dale with 16 points and 2 rebounds. Kelcie Thomson recorded a double double with 14 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals. Addie Baker added 9 points and 5 rebounds. Abbey Ross added 8 points. Ally Keaffber added 5 points, Melanie Beery 2.

Carmen Higdon led Wabash with 10 points. Hope Unger added 2, Bailey Yoakum 9, Abby Vinopal 2, Tabitha Wagner 8, Alivia Short 2

Northfield won the junior varsity game 41-30

Northfield scoring : Beery 4, Leming 4, Clark 6, Baer 9, Baker 5, Stout 11, Bogert 2

Wabash scoring : Benysh 4, Truman 6, Gunderman 14, Bowling 6


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