The Wabash Lady Apaches fell in their sectional opener to Pioneer 54-37 Monday. Earlier in the tournament Manchester fell to Carroll 62-50.
The Lady Apaches came out and gave Pioneer all they wanted in the first quarter and trailed just 14-11 after 1. The game stayed close in the second quarter but Pioneer hit a last second 3 pointer to grab a 9 point half time lead. Wabash struggled to score in the third quarter and fell behind by 14 entering the fourth. The Lady Apaches drew within 11 with just under 4 minutes remaining but back to back 3 pointers went in and out and they could get no closer as they fell 54-37.
Rylee Yoakum paced the Wabash offense with 10 points, followed closely by Libby Mattern and Linda Cordes with 9 and 8. Jade Stumbo pulled down 9 rebounds to lead the Lady Apaches. Ashlyn Brooke, the states leading scorer, led Pioneer with 27 points. Wabash finishes the season at 9-14.
On February 1st the Manchester Lady Squires fell to Carroll 62-50.
The Lady Squires came out fighting after a 3-day postponement against top ranked Carroll Flora. Only down 3 after the first quarter, the ladies walked into halftime with an 8 point deficit. In the second half, the ladies continued to battle but a couple of their runs were cut short of the lead. Brookelynn Buzzard had a career-high night with 22 points, 2 steals, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists. Gracie Lauer played a huge game on the inside with 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal. Keilan Creager led in rebounding with 9, including 5 offensive boards, had 6 points, and 2 assists. Ainsley West had some huge saves on the inside with 3 blocks and also added 5 rebounds and 5 points. Makenzy Meyer grabbed 8 boards, had 5 points, and 1 steal. Molly Schannep added 2 points, and Aliala Atienza played tough defense and added 1 point, 1 rebound, and 1 steal. Kim Schroll and Maddy Miller also came in and added a lot of energy. Overall, from the bench to the court, this team played with heart and supported one another. It is a tough ending to a season, but we couldn’t be more proud of the growth and character these young women have showed this season!