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Norse drop opener on road

  - Staff reports

The Northfield boys’ basketball team fell in its opener on Friday night on the road against Tipton, 66-40.

The Norse trailed just 18-10 after one, but were outscored 21-6 in the second period to trail 39-16 at the break.

Northfield was only outscored by three in the second half, but would drop the contest on the night.

Joe Halderman finished with 15 points to lead the Norse while Kyle Reed had seven points and six rebounds. Clayton Tomlinson and Jared Peas each had six points.

Northfield will be off until Wednesday when they host Fort Wayne Canterbury.

Manchester’s boys’ basketball also dropped a road contest on Friday, falling to Wawasee 38-36.

The Squires trailed 21-17 at the break and 26-21 heading into the fourth, but outscored the hosts by three in the final frame.

Brayden Casper finished with 13 points to lead Manchester. Koehl Fluke added nine and Mason Hamby eight. Casper led the team with four rebounds while Hamby and Kam Lester had three apiece.

The Squires sit at 0-3 on the year and will be off until Saturday when they travel to Huntington North.

The Apache boys’ basketball team picked up a road conference win over Whitko on Friday, 73-59.

After trailing 20-18 after one frame, Wabash outscored the hosts 55-39 over the final three quarters.

Three Apaches reached double figures, led by Trenton Daughtry’s 19 points. Logan Vander Velden added 18 points and Luke Mattern 17.

Vander Velden’s stat-stuffing night included seven rebounds, six steals, five assists and two blocks.

Wabash moves to 3-1 with the win and 1-0 in the Three Rivers Conference. The Apaches host Maconaquah on Friday in another conference clash.

The Wabash swim teams battled Tippecanoe Valley on Thursday with both teams coming up short. In the boys’ meet, the Apaches fell 112-68 while the girls’ team lost 90-83.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Jacob Bruss, Jonah France, Robert King and Trace Goodwin were the lone winners for the boys’ team.

The girls’ team saw Becca Bruss break her own 200-yard individual medley relay record with her first-place finish in the event while also adding a win in the 100-yard backstroke.

Alexis Hartley took first in the 100-yard breaststroke while Bruss, Hartley, Mallory Hipskind and Morgan Owens took first in the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay.