Tippecanoe Valley Girls 57, NorthWood 52
NorthWood stormed back in the second half to make it a game, but Valley held off the defending Class 3-A state champions Tuesday night at Rita Price Court.
Valley led by as much as 19 with a 27-8 second quarter lead, but NorthWood chiseled the lead to 10 at the break, then narrowed the lead to five, 42-37, at the end of the third.
Sidney Wagner was 11-13 from the free throw line and finished with 27 points to lead the Vikings (8-6). Kaydence Mellott hit a pair of threes and scored 10 points and Hayley Backus continued to work back from an early season injury with nine points.
Alea Minnich had a huge night for the Panthers (1-8), scoring a career-high 24 points, boosted by hitting eight of nine free throws. Kendal Miller fought off two early fouls to score 11 points and Bre Wise had eight points.
Chesnee Miller and Molly Moriarty were 4-4 from the free throw line in the final minute to boost the Valley JV to a 39-33 win. The two combined for 16 points, and Rily Holloway hit four first-half threes to end with 12 points. Kailey Martin led the Panthers with 10 points.
Northridge Girls 63, Wawasee 27
Northridge evened its mark in the Northern Lakes Conference at 2-2, handing Wawasee its third conference loss Tuesday night at Northridge Middle School.
Wawasee had entered the night in sole possession of third place in the NLC, but Ridge’s win moves the Raiders ahead of Wawasee, which drops to 2-3 in the table.
Four Raiders hit double digits, led by Makena Knepp’s 15 points. Jaci Walker and Eva Fisher each had 13 points and Julia Mantyla had 10 points. Walker added seven rebounds and three assists.
Wawasee (4-8, 2-3 NLC) had Lindsay Doss tally eight points and three rebounds, and Kennedy White total seven points and eight boards.
Brooklynn Gibson had 10 points, but it wasn’t enough as Wawasee fell to Northridge in the JV contest 44-18.
Winamac Girls 36, Triton 35
Kingsley Kroft scored 18 points to lift Winamac to a come-from-behind win at home Tuesday night.
Triton led by nine points at the half, 22-13, and still by four, 30-26, after three quarters, but the Warriors held Triton to just five points in the fourth in capping its rally.
All of Kroft’s points came from behind the three-point arc, hitting 6-12 for the game. Maggie Smith added seven points and 12 rebounds in the win. Winamac outrebounded Triton 33-19 in the contest and had 17 offensive rebounds, which produced nine second-chance points.
Triton (5-10) had just four girls score and its starting five played roughly five minutes of the game in a short-handed effort. Lexia Hostrawser’s 12 points led the way, Taren Yates had nine points and both Addyson Viers and Abbey Viers had seven points apiece.