Wabash Girls Top Northfield
December 18, 2011By Gary Andrews of Three Rivers Conference
The #15 Wabash Lady Apaches were looking for their third consecutive win about three miles north at county rival Northfield Saturday night. The Lady Apaches started fast and cruised to a 42-22 victory.
A hot offensive start combined with a stifling defense gave the Apaches a 10-0 run to start the game and they never looked back.
Kyleigh Hampton got things started with back to back buckets, followed by buckets from Marin Hill and Kelsey Cromer, plus two Cromer free throws for the 10-0 lead. Sidney Reed stopped the Wabash run with a bucket to make it 10-2 with 4:00 to play. After the Reed bucket, Wabash would go on a 7-0 run to finish the quarter and led 17-2 after one. In the second run, Hampton would hit two more buckets, one a three.
Hill and Kelsey Cromer would start the second quarter with buckets to increase the lead to 20-2 before Reed stopped the run again. At 20-4 the Cromer sisters would score the next five points. Claire converted a three point play and Kelsey hit two free throws to build the lead to 25-4. Kylie Echard would hit a free throw for the Norse to make the halftime score 25-5.
Northfield would out score Wabash in the third quarter 6-4. Caitlin Eltzroth started the quarter with a bucket, followed by a Echard bucket and a Sydney Eltzroth free throw to make it 25-9. Kelsey Cromer would get Wabash’s first two points of the quarter on a bucket with 2:06 to play to make it 27-9. Katie Stephan and Marin Hill traded buckets and Wabash led 29-11 after three.
The Lady Apaches would have five different players score in the fourth quarter and Northfield was led by Sydney Eltzroth as the Apaches held on for the 20 point win, 42-22. Eltzroth had 7 of her 8 points in the fourth quarter.
Leading Wabash was Kelsey Cromer with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 steals. Kyleigh Hampton had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 4 blocks. Marin Hill had 8 points, 10 rebounds and 1 steal. Claire Cromer had 8 points, 1 rebound, 3 assist and 3 steals. Katelin Vogel had 2 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals.
Leading Northfield was Sydney Eltzroth with 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block. Sidney Reed had 4 points and 5 rebounds. Kylie Echard had 3 points and 5 rebounds. Katie Stephan had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Arie Kennedy had 2 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal. Alyssa Richter had 2 points and 1 rebound. Caitlin Eltzroth had 1 point, 1 assist and 2 steals.