by Gary Andrews
The Wabash girls’ basketball team put themselves in the drivers seat for another TRC title Saturday, using a huge fourth quarter to defeat Whitko 47-37. With the win the Lady Apaches move to 14-3 on the year, but more important a perfect 5-0 record in the TRC.
Although it was a 10-point win, Wabash trailed after three quarters before the fourth quarter surge to win the game.
Whitko would out score Wabash 11-10 in the first and 10-7 in the second to lead the Lady Apaches 21-17 at the half.
Using a balanced scoring attack and keeping their cool the Lady Apaches would chip away at the Wildcats, out scoring Whitko 13-10 and trailed 31-30 after three to set up the thrilling fourth quarter.
Wabash would totally dominate the fourth quarter, holding Whitko to just 6 points while reeling off 17 for the 47-37 conference win.
Claire Cromer led Wabash with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists. Lyndsie Thomas added 11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists. Sarah Puckett had 10 points, 10 rebounds. Jaclyn Lewis had 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal. Shelby Stone had 4 points, 2 rebounds. Kyleigh Hampton had 3 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals.
The Wabash junior varsity would fall to Whitko 29-26.
Leading Wabash was Jaycee Parrett with 6 points. Katie McCauley and Sydney Mullett would add 5 points each, Madison Barden 4, Cailey Beauchamp 3, Starr Hullinger 2, Taylor Cain 1.