by Gary Andrews
The Northfield Lady Norse 7th grade basketball team completed an undefeated season by winning the RRC tournament Saturday at Wabash. Northfield defeated Manchester 35-22 in the semi-finals before dismantling Tippecanoe Valley 44-19 in the championship. The Lady Norse finished 15-0.
Against Manchester, Ariel Dale led with 12 points. Kelcie Thomson and Melanie Beery added 8 points each.
Kennedy Fierstos led Manchester with 9 points. Emma West added 4, Carsyn Howard 4, Jirni Cripe 2, Tiara Lincoln 2, Kasi Casper 1.
For Northfield in the championship game, Kelcie Thomson led with 16 points. Ariel Dale added 13, Melanie Beery 7, Hope Unger 6. Coach Allen noted that Ally Keaffaber played ”awesome defense”.
The Northfield 8th grade team was topped by Rochester in the semi-finals, while the Wabash 8th grade team was defeated by Tippecanoe Valley in the semi-finals.