by Gary Andrews
The Apaches went on the road Friday to Gas City to open their 2013-14 season against Mississinewa and with a balanced offense cruised past the host Indians 52-28.
The Apaches would win every quarter, leading 10-9 after one and 27-17 at the half.
The Lady Apaches would go on to out score Mississinewa 25-11 in the second half for the 52-28 win.
Leading the way for Wabash was Claire Cromer with 16 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 4 assist. Kyleigh Hampton added 15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 steals, 3 assist. Sarah Puckett had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, and 3 assists. Lyndsie Thomas had 8 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, and 2 assists. Jaclyn Lewis had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists. Kristin Cromer had 1 point, 1 steal. Kristen Ford had 3 rebounds, 2 assists. Sarah Ritter had 1 steal.
On Saturday Wabash hosted Marion, falling behind 11-2 after a 0 for 8 shooting start and not getting a rebound the first five minutes, to battle back and defeat Marion 46-40 and move to 2-0 for the season.
After falling behind 11-2 Lyndsie Thomas would get the Lady Apaches first bucket with 1:45 left in the first quarter, followed by a Kyleigh Hampton three as Wabash battled back to trail just 11-10 after one.
The Apaches would continue their run to start the second quarter, making it a 13-3 run to knot the score at 15 and led at the half 21-20.
Claire Cromer would give Wabash a 26-20 lead early in the third quarter with a three pointer, which would be their largest lead of the game other than the final score. Wabash led 33-30 after three.
Kyleigh Hampton and Sarah Pucket would hit in the fourth to keep the lead at six before the Giants made one final push, closing the gap to 42-40 with a minute and a half to play. Lyndsie Thomas would then hit a big bucket for Wabash to make it 44-40 as the Lady Apaches held on for the 46-40 comeback win.
Leading the way for Wabash was Kyleigh Hampton with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. Claire Cromer added 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, 3 assists. Sarah Puckett had 6 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist. Jaclyn Lewis had 4 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals, and 2 assists. Lyndsie Thomas had 4 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. Sarah Ritter had 2 points, 1 rebound, and 3 assists. Kristin Cromer had 2 rebounds, 2 assists. Kristen Ford had 1 rebound, 1 assist. Shelby Stone had 1 assist.
Marion 33-27 defeated the Wabash junior varsity.
Madison Barden had 8 points, Katie McCauley 7, Cailey Beauchamp 6, Carli Henderson 2, Sydney Mullett 2, and Kristin Cromer 2.