OSSIAN – Wawasee had a career day from one of its promising young players and picked up a win at the two-game Norwell Shootout on Friday.
The Lady Warriors basketball team gave the hosts from Norwell a run for its money in game one in a 58-49 Knights win. In the loss, Casey Schroeder scored 15 points in the top game of her career. The sophomore guard hadn’t scored in double digits in her career, and had just five points heading into the fourth quarter before dropping 10 points on the Knights in the final eight minutes.
Schroeder was 6-6 from the free throw line in the game – all in the fourth quarter – and Hannah Haines added 16 points, scoring half of those in the fourth quarter.
Wawasee trailed 42-29 heading into the fourth, making Norwell work for its win. The Knights were 10-15 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and 16-23 overall from the stripe. Wawasee was 10-12 from the line.
Norwell had three players in double figures, led by Logan Rowles’ 17 points. Kaylee Roller had 11 points and Breann Barger had 10 points. Brielle Wilson wasn’t far behind with nine points.
In Wawasee’s second game, the Lady Warriors rebounded with a 58-31 throttling of Brebeuf Jesuit. Every Wawasee player scored in the game, led by Hannah-Marie Lamle’s 11 points and nine from Schroeder. Seaquinn Bright and Aubrey Schmeltz added seven points apiece.
Ariyanna Carroll had 14 points to lead the Braves.
In the other two games of the Shootout, Northern Lakes Conference mate Plymouth also split its two games, beating Brebeuf 68-35 in the morning session and losing to Norwell 51-40 in the night game.
Wawasee’s split leaves the team at 6-8 on the season. The Lady Warriors return to action Jan. 7 at home against NorthWood in a key NLC matchup.