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County Day One In The Books

The Wabash County basketball tournament kicked off Friday morning at Northfield High School. Day one is in the books.

The first game of the day would set the tone for the day as the Northfield and Wabash junior varsity girls went to overtime. The Lady Norse jumped out to an 11-4 lead after the first quarter. The Lady Apaches started off hot in the second quarter and cut the Northfield lead to 2 points before the Norse led 17-10 at the half.

Northfield would lead 26-22 after three quarters before a crazy fourth quarter left the score 31-31 and overtime coming. Wabash would out score Northfield 5-1 in the overtime for a 36-32 win.

Wabash, now 8-7, was led by Olivia Braun with 10 points while Kenley McWhirt and Logan Wright added 9 and 7. Jaycee Jones pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the team.

Sam Powell 12 points Laney Haupert 7 points Vivian Haupert 6 points Ayla Dale 5 points Faith Krom 2 points

The second game of the day was the Northfield and Wabash boys junior varsity teams squaring off. In a fast paced first quarter the Apaches led the Norse 13-11 after one.

The pace continued in the second quarter with Wabash leading 19-16 at the half. Wabash would extend their defense in the third, forcing some Norse turnovers and led 33-20 after three. Wabash would hold Northfield scoreless in the fourth quarter, winning 41-20.

Next up was the Manchester and Southwood girls junior varsity game. In a slow paced first quarter Manchester led Southwood 6-4. The second quarter got off to a slow start before heating up. Manchester led 15-11 at the half.

The pace definitely picked up in the third quarter, racing up and down the floor with Manchester leading 27-19 after three. Manchester would pull away in the fourth for a 47-21 win.

In the final junior varsity game of the day the Southwood Knights would find the range behind the arch and led Manchester 13-4 after one quarter. Manchester would claw their way back in the second quarter as the Knights led 23-21 at the half.

The Knights caught fire from behind the arch in the third to open a 42-26 after three. The Knights would cruise in the fourth and go on to defeat the Squires 55-33.

The Southwood and Wabash girls would kick off the varsity session of the county tournament. The Lady Apaches took control right from the tip and led 16-2 after the first quarter. The game settled down in the second with Wabash out scoring Southwood 11-7 to lead 27-9 at the half.

The two teams would play pretty even in the third with Wabash leading 34-19 with quarter to go. Wabash would go on to defeat Southwood 48-26 and will meet the winner of the Northfield/Manchester game for the county championship Saturday.

The Lady Apaches were led by Kait Honeycutt who had 19 points while Kierra Wilson had 8 points and 8 rebounds

The second varsity game was the Manchester and Southwood boys. The Squires got two dunks and 18 points from Gavin Betten in the quarter to lead 24-10 after one. The Squires would keep the foot on the pedal in the second and led 43-19 at the half.

The Squires would pretty much put the game out of reach in the third, scoring 24 points in the quarter and leading 67-26 with a quarter to go. The Manchester offense remained hot as they defeated Southwood 84-34. Manchester will now play the winner of Northfield and Wabash Saturday for the county championship.

Leading the team in scoring was Gavin Betten with 30 points. Other scorers for the Squires were Garrett Sites with 11, Tyler McLain 10, Gavin Martin 9, Kaleb Kline 9, Tallon Torpy 8, Wyatt Prater 3, Carson Heath 2, and Carter Wagoner 2

The first girls varsity was a rematch between Manchester and Northfield. The Lady Norse had three different players score in the quarter and led 16-9 after one. The Norse would increase their lead in the second, out scoring Manchester 16-8 and led 32-17 at the half.

Manchester would come out of the locker room with new energy in the third, scoring 29 points while holding Northfield to just 4 and led 46-36 after three. The Squires would take the air out of the ball for most of the fourth, winning the game 57-44 and will face Wabash Saturday in the county championship Saturday.

Ava Sautter- 6 points, 1 steal

Peyton Ream-7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Brookelynn Buzzard-19 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal

Molly Schannep- 4 points, 1 steal

Emma Walker- 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists

Gracie Lauer- 9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks

Hadley West- 3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists

Kim Schroll- 10 points, 3 rebounds 1 steal

Eden Hoover 15 points Elli Baker 14 points Hannah Holmes 8 points Camryn Kuhn 7 points

The Wabash and Northfield boys were the final game of the first night. The Apaches got off to a good start, but let the Norse hang around and led 16-8 after one. The Northfield defense would lock down Wabash in the second quarter, holding the Apaches to just 2 points white closing the deficit. Wabash led 18-12 at the half.

Again the Apaches would build a double digit lead in the third quarter, but the Norse would claw their way back and trailed the Apaches 33-27 after three quarters. Wabash held off Northfield in the fourth, defeating the Norse 46-34. Wabash will face Manchester in the championship Saturday.

After a long day we will add individual scoring sometime Saturday or Sunday.

To view photos from day one of the junior varsity tournament click on the facebook link below


To view photos from day one of the varsity tournament click on the facebook link below


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