by Gary Andrews
The Wabash Lady Apache basketball team opened TRC play with Tippecanoe Valley Saturday, picking up a 56-44 win to start conference play 1-0.
Wabash got off to a great start, doubling up on Valley in the first quarter 16-8. The Apaches would do the double again in the second quarter 12-6 to open a 28-14 first half lead.
Valley would try to get back in the game in the third quarter, out scoring Wabash 12-8 to close the gap to 36-26 with a quarter to go. The Apaches would not falter, putting up 20 fourth quarter points in route to the 56-44 win.
Leading the Lady Apaches was Lyndsie Thomas with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 assist. Kyleigh Hampton added 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals, 2 assist. Sarah Puckett had 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assist. Jaclyn Lewis had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals, 2 assist. Claire Cromer had 4 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assist. Kristen Ford had 4 points, 1 steal. Sarah Ritter had 1 point. Shelby Stone added 3 rebounds, 2 assist. Heather Miller had 1 rebound.
Wabash moves to 6-1.
The junior varsity also picked up win, beating Valley 39-22.
Leading Wabash was Katie McCauley with 14 points, 4 rebounds. Jaycee Parrett added 8 points, Cailey Beauchamp 4, Madison Barden 4, Sydney Mullett 4, Kiersten Cole 2, Taylor Cain 2, and Carli Henderson.