WARSAW – The weather earlier this week reminded some of the week Warsaw was supposed to play in Knightstown in the old Hoosiers Gym a couple years ago before ice and snow cancelled the opportunity. Warsaw got a little bit of that back Wednesday as part of its Hickory Night.
Donned in Rade Butcher T-shirts for pregame, Warsaw heralded its own Steve Hollar then went on to pound Manchester, 83-29, in girls basketball at the Tiger Den.
Hollar, who isn’t a stranger to Warsaw basketball and still lives and works in the Warsaw community, signed autographs ahead of the game then saw his alma mater run over its neighbors to the south.
Kensie Ryman had a breakout night with 22 points on 8-11 shooting, hitting six three pointers. Kacilyn Krebs had 14 points and Audrey Grimm added 12 points among nine players that scored at least four points for the Tigers. Warsaw was 31-56 from the floor (55 percent) for the night, hitting a whopping 14-23 (61 percent) from three-point range.
Ranissa Shambarger led Manchester with nine points. The Squires struggled to keep hold of the basketball, turning the ball over 30 times.
Warsaw stormed past Manchester 57-17 in the JV game. Lauren Grose led all scorers with 12 points and five boards to pace the Tigers. Zoe Bergan had 11 points and five boards.
Warsaw (2-0) will head to Tippecanoe Valley Saturday night.