(February 3rd, 2015) – WAUSEON: Wauseon played host to Green Meadows Conference opponent Tinora on February 3. The Rams charged onto the Lady Indians’ home court head first, challenging the hometown girls for non-conference supremacy.
And they put up quite a fight for it, too, as Tinora was within 4 points of Wauseon heading into the fourth quarter. Yet it wasn’t enough, as the Indian girls built upon their lead throughout the last period of play, taking the contest 55-46.
The game began with both teams competing fiercely for an early advantage. As the first quarter drew to a close, the Lady Indians clung to a 15-14 lead, thanks in large part to a pair of threes drained by senior Sariah Yackee. Wauseon found themsevles unable to shake off Tinora in the second period either, they barely outscored the Rams 10-9 in the quarter. That put the score at 25-23, in favor of the Indians, at the half.
During the third quarter, Wauseon was able to put just a slight bit more distance between themselves and the Lady Rams. They finished the stanza with a 36-32 lead going into the fourth quarter. It was in that period that the Lady Indians were finally able to gain some real separation from Tinora. The Rams tried to close the gap late into the quarter, but Wauseon was able to close out the contest with a 9 point victory.
A balanced scoring attack is what allowed the Wauseon girls to win this game. Yackee led the way with 13 points. Fellow senior Maddie Richer was close behind with 11 points. Sally Frank and Briana Coblentz were forces inside the paint, producing 10 and 9 points, respectively.
The win propels the Lady Indians to a 12-5 record overall. Despite the loss, Tinora still carries a 10-8 mark, proving that they were no easy victory for the girls of Wauseon.