Posting its highest home total of the season of 97.325, Wawasee put itself in position in areas but left scores lacking elsewhere as visiting Huntington North piled up 99.85 points to claim the team win Thursday night.
Wawasee posted big scores on vault and floor, but left a lot to be desired on the bars and beam, specifically on beam where the Vikings made the difference in team scoring.
Kim Garber paced Wawasee with an 8.8 on vault and a 9.1 on floor while Emily Allen following suit with an 8.6 on the vault and 9.0 on floor. Molly Smith added an 8.6 on vault. Smith’s 8.45 on beam, however, was the only score in the eights on either the beam or bars for the Lady Warriors, which had just a 7.75 topper on bars from Taylor Busse while Huntington North countered with four scores in the sevens on bars, led by the 7.95 from Hannah Bomba.
Mavin Chaney posted an 8.55 to lead the scores on beam, with teammate Carly Snyder just behind at 8.25. Robyn Karst and Chaney were one-two on vault with an 8.9 and 8.85, respectively, while Snyder led with an 8.65 on floor, one of four scores for the visitor’s in the mid-eights on the blue platform.
“Since it was Valentine’s Day, we hoped to have a ‘sweetheart’ of a meet,” started Wawasee head coach Nika Prather. “Vault went well, we can’t say the same for beam.
“We did get a decent team score. We want to continue to see it go up.”
Wawasee will take its show on the road Saturday for an entry at the Broncho Invite hosted by Lafayette Jefferson. Wawasee will host its final home meet before the sectional when Plymouth comes to town next Tuesday.