The Manchester Lady Squires trailed Wabash for most of the game Saturday before a fourth quarter rally and a Kerigan Hatfield three pointer at the buzzer lifted the Manchester Lady Squires past the Wabash Lady Apaches 34-32.
Manchester would take a 3-0 lead on a Kennedy Fierstos three and led 7-4 after two buckets from Erika Kendall before Carmen Higdon started a 6-0 run for the Apaches with a bucket. Alivia Short and Hope Unger each had a bucket as Wabash led 10-7. Sydney Day would make it 10-9 before Kendall hit right before the buzzer, giving Manchester an 11-10 lead after one.
Wabash would do most of the scoring in the second quarter, holding Manchester to just two points. Higdon would get the Apaches going, followed by a Bailey Yoakum three and a bucket from Higdon again for a Wabash 16-11 lead. Kerihan Hatfield would get the lone bucket for Manchester before Higdon ended the quarter with a three as Wabash led 19-13 at the half.
The Squires would close the gap quick to start the third off a three from Hatfield and a bucket from Kendall to make it 19-18. Unger would answer with a three for Wabash to make it 22-18. At 24-20 Manchester would get a three from Hatfield and a deuce from Day to grab a 25-24 lead that Wabash erased quickly with a bucket from Short and two free throws from Yoakum to give Wabash a 28-25 lead with a quarter to go.
Again Manchester would get the good start to open a quarter, getting another three from Hatfield and an offensive rebound bucket from Kendall to put Manchester up 30-28. Wabash would respond, getting free throws from Short, Yoakum and Unger to take a 32-30 lead with 51.3 second left. Wabash would foul with 22.1 on the clock with Day making one free throw to make it 32-31. The Squires would then put the Apaches on the line with 15.1 left with Wabash missing both free throws to set up the final play. The Squires would work the ball around the key and running out of time Hatfield launched a 23 foot shot from the top of the key that hit the bottom of the net at the buzzer to lift the Squires past the Apaches 34-32.
Erika Kendall: 10 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal
Sydney Day: 5 points, 2 steals, 3 assists, 7 rebounds
Kerigan Hatfield: 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Kennedy Fierstos: 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist
Emma West: 2 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds
Kiera Hatfield: 2 rebounds
Jirni Cripe: 1 steal
Eva Bazzoni: 2 rebounds
Wabash scoring : Carmen Higdon 10, Hope Unger 6, Bailey Yoakum 9, Abby Vinopal 2, Alivia Short 5.
Wabash won the junior varsity contest 36-33.
Wabash scoring : Madison Lutz 9, Delaney Truman 7, Nici Gunderman 7, Mariah Wyatt 12
Bailey Mooney- 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Ranissa Shambarger- 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Kennidy Lauer- 5 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Mackenzie Day- 5 steals, 5 rebounds, 2 assists
Gabbie Brewer- 10 points, 1 steal, 3 rebounds, 1 assist
Morgan Parrett- 5 points, 5 steals, 2 rebounds
Emma Garriott- 1 rebound
Kyrsten Eakright- 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist
Beletu Stout- 2 assist, 1 rebound