SYRACUSE – Bethany Christian held Wawasee without a field in the fourth quarter to upset the Lady Warriors, 37-23, Tuesday in girls basketball at the Hardwood Teepee.
Trailing 28-22 heading into the fourth, Wawasee got just one free throw from Caitlin Wortinger in the final eight minutes. The Warriors managed just three made field goals in all the second half, allowing the Bruins to break a three-game losing streak in the series. The 23 points scored by Wawasee is the fourth time this season the team has been held under 25 points, all losses, and sends Wawasee (2-9) to its eighth straight loss this season.
Jada Carter led Wawasee with six points, with both Wortinger and Hannah Lancaster each with five points.
Bethany (7-5), which used a 15-point second quarter to take a 19-14 halftime lead, had Anya Kauffman lead the way with 17 points. Jaydn Kaufmann added nine points.
Wawasee’s JV, however, moved to 9-2 on the season with a 32-23 win over the Bruins. Becca Smith pulled down 12 rebounds to go with her six points and Kennedy White stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, nine rebounds and eight steals.
Wawasee will head to Warsaw Saturday night for the annual grudge match.