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Winamac girls basketball roundup: Link, Smith score 9 each in loss to Twin Lakes

BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Girls basketball

Twin Lakes 58, Winamac 35 (Jan. 25): Piper Link and Maggie Smith scored nine points each, and Marissa Iverson had seven, but Winamac lost their regular season finale to host Twin Lakes on Jan. 25.

Olivia Nickerson hit five 3-pointers and scored 24 points for Twin Lakes. Addie Bowsman added 18, and Taylor Oliver had 10.

Twin Lakes led 29-16 at halftime and extended the lead to 47-19 after three quarters.

Winamac finished the regular season 12-9.

WINAMAC (35) (12-9)

Maggie Smith 4 0-2 9, Sadie Popejoy 1 1-2 4, Piper Link 4 0-0 9, Lily Bennett 0 0-0 0, Marissa Iverson 3 1-2 7, Brody Goodman 0 1-2 1, Emily Weaver 0 0-0 0, Kaelyn O’Connor 1 0-0 2, Corinne Ulerick 1 0-0 3, Cyaira Wolford 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 14 3-8 35

TWIN LAKES (58) (12-9)

Oliver 4 1-3 10, Bowsman 7 3-3 18, Nickerson 8 3-4 24, Kyser 0 0-0 0, Wert 0 1-2 1, Finn 0 0-0 0, Lipps 0 0-0 0, Hook 0 0-0 0, West 2 0-0 5

TEAM: 21 8-12 58

Three-point field goals:

Winamac 4 (Link, Smith, Popejoy, Ulerick),

Twin Lakes 8 (Nickerson 5, Oliver, Bowsman, West)

Total fouls: Winamac 12, Twin Lakes 16

Score by quarters

Winamac 11 5 3 16 35

Twin Lakes 15 14 18 11 58

JV: Twin Lakes 13, Winamac 10 (two quarters)

Knox 58, Winamac 48 (Jan. 5): Kandace Kroft hit four 3-pointers and scored 15 points, and Maggie Smith made all six of her free throws and added 12, but the visiting Lady Redskins beat Winamac on Jan. 5.

Portland Minix led Knox with 26 points. She hit four 3-pointers and made all 14 of her free throws.

Winamac lost to Knox for the seventh straight year.

Winamac led 27-17 at halftime, but Knox rallied to take a 41-35 lead after three quarters.

KNOX (58) (7-14, 4-1)

Messer 1 0-0 2, Jordan 1 4-8 7, Qualls 4 0-0 8, Webb 2 0-0 4, Taylor 1 1-2 4, Wolf 1 1-1 3, Minix 4 14-14 26, Fairchild 0 2-4 2, Barnes 1 0-0 2

TEAM: 15 22-29 58

WINAMAC (48) (11-6, 2-2)

Maggie Smith 3 6-6 12, Kandace Kroft 4 3-6 15, Sadie Popejoy 1 0-0 2, Piper Link 3 3-4 9, Lily Bennett 0 0-0 0, Brody Goodman 1 1-2 3, Mershai Loehmer 0 0-0 0, Marissa Iverson 1 2-4 4, Kaelyn O’Connor 0 2-2 2, Corinne Ulerick 0 1-2 1

TEAM: 13 18-24 48

Three-point field goals:

Knox 6 (Minix 4, Taylor, Jordan),

Winamac 4 (Kroft 4)

Total fouls: Knox 24, Winamac 25

Fouled out: Webb (KNOX), Link (WIN), Kroft (WIN)

Score by quarters

Knox 8 9 24 17 58

Winamac 14 13 8 13 48

JV: Knox 20, Winamac 10 (two quarters)

Winamac 65, North Montgomery 48 (Dec. 20): Kandace Kroft and Marissa Iverson scored 17 each, and Maggie Smith and Piper Link added 13 each as Winamac topped North Montgomery in an Indiana Kitchen Classic semifinal at Delphi on Dec. 20.

The 65 points were a season high for the Lady Warriors.

Macee Norman hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points for North Montgomery.

The game was tied at 28 at halftime, but Kroft and Iverson scored six points each in the third quarter while the Winamac defense held North Montgomery to four points.

WINAMAC (65) (10-5)

Maggie Smith 4 4-4 13, Kandace Kroft 4 5-6 17, Sadie Popejoy 0 0-0 0, Piper Link 4 5-6 13, Lily Bennett 1 0-0 2, Mershai Loehmer 0 0-2 0, Marissa Iverson 8 1-4 17, Kaelyn O’Connor 0 0-0 0, Corinne Ulerick 1 0-0 3

TEAM: 22 15-22 65

NORTH MONTGOMERY (48) (7-8)

Holt 1 0-0 3, Blair Nichols 1 0-0 3, Carpenter 2 4-8 8, Ramey 2 3-6 7, Norman 7 4-8 23,  McManomy 1 0-0 2, Pyle 0 0-0 0, Bailey Nichols 0 0-0 0, Bradford 1 0-0 2

TEAM: 15 11-22 48

Three-point field goals:

Winamac 6 (Kroft 4, Smith, Ulerick),

North Montgomery 7 (Norman 5, Holt, Blair Nichols)

Total fouls: Winamac 20, North Montgomery 14

Score by quarters

Winamac 17 11 17 20 65

North Montgomery 13 15 4 16 48

Winamac 58, North Newton 19 (Dec. 18): Maggie Smith outscored the entire North Newton team with 21 points to lead three players in double figures as the host Lady Warriors routed North Newton in the quarterfinals of the Indiana Kitchen Classic on Dec. 18.

Kandace Kroft hit three 3-pointers and added 15, and Marissa Iverson had 12 off the bench.

Summer Wynn led North Newton with nine.

Winamac led 34-10 at halftime and extended the lead to 51-14 after three quarters.

Winamac is 8-0 against North Newton in the 21st century. The other seven meetings were sectional games.

NORTH NEWTON (19) (4-11)

J. Busboom 0 0-0 0, Cahill 2 0-0 4, Wynn 3 3-5 9, Schleman 2 2-4 6, Culbreth 0 0-0 0, A. Ivey 0 0-0 0, P. Ivey 0 0-0 0, Dyer 0 0-0 0, Lucas 0 0-0 0, M. Busboom 0 0-0 0, Galvan 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 7 5-9 19

WINAMAC (58) (9-5)

Maggie Smith 7 2-3 21, Kandace Kroft 5 2-3 15, Sadie Popejoy 1 3-4 5, Piper Link 2 0-0 4, Lily Bennett 0 0-0 0, Mershai Loehmer 0 0-0 0, Marissa Iverson 6 0-1 12, Kaelyn O’Connor 0 0-0 0, Corinne Ulerick 0 1-2 1

TEAM: 21 8-13 58

Three-point field goals:

North Newton 0,

Winamac 8 (Smith 5, Kroft 3)

Total fouls: North Newton 12, Winamac 13

Score by quarters

North Newton 6 4 4 5 19

Winamac 18 16 17 7 58

Tippecanoe Valley 44, Winamac 30 (Dec. 14): Sadie Popejoy scored nine points, Kandace Kroft had seven, and Piper Link had six for Winamac in a home loss to Valley on Dec. 14.

Ava Egolf scored 15, and Chesnee Miller added 14 for Valley.

Winamac made all 10 of their free throws.

Valley led 28-17 at halftime and extended the lead to 37-21 after three quarters.

Winamac lost to Valley for the 10th straight time.

VALLEY (44) (11-1)

Ava Egolf 6 2-2 15, Chesnee Miller 3 7-9 14, Ava Smith 1 0-2 2, Kelsey Cox 2 2-2 6, Carlee Snyder 1 2-3 4, Hadley Wise 0 0-0 0, Dalynne Bussard 1 0-0 3, Lucy Hayden 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 14 13-18 44

WINAMAC (30) (8-5)

Maggie Smith 0 2-2 2, Kandace Kroft 3 0-0 7, Sadie Popejoy 3 2-2 9, Piper Link 2 2-2 6, Lily Bennett 0 0-0 0, Mershai Loehmer 0 0-0 0, Marissa Iverson 1 2-2 4, Emily Weaver 0 0-0 0, Kaelyn O’Connor 0 2-2 2, Corinne Ulerick 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 9 10-10 30

Three-point field goals:

Valley 3 (Egolf, Miller, Bussard),

Winamac 2 (Kroft, Popejoy)

Total fouls: Valley 12, Winamac 16

Fouled out: Kroft (WIN)

Turnovers: Valley 12, Winamac 13

Score by quarters

Valley 16 12 9 7 44

Winamac 7 10 4 9 30

Winamac 64, DeMotte Christian 34 (Dec. 9): Kandace Kroft hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter as part of a 14-point night, and three other Lady Warriors joined her in double figures in a road win over DeMotte Christian.

Sadie Popejoy and Marissa Iverson had 13 points each, and Maggie Smith added 10 for Winamac, who hit 10 3-pointers.

Sophie Bakker led DeMotte Christian with 13.

Winamac led 30-15 at halftime and extended the lead to 44-19 after three quarters.

WINAMAC (64) (8-4)

Maggie Smith 4 0-0 10, Kandace Kroft 5 1-2 14, Sadie Popejoy 5 0-0 13, Piper Link 3 2-2 8, Lily Bennett 0 0-0 0, Mershai Loehmer 0 0-2 0, Marissa Iverson 5 3-6 13, Emily Weaver 0 0-0 0, Kaelyn O’Connor 0 0-0 0, Corinne Ulerick 2 0-0 6

TEAM: 24 6-12 64

DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN (34) (6-5)

Nanninga 2 0-2 4, Myers 2 0-0 4, S. Bakker 4 2-2 13, C. Bakker 1 0-2 2, DeVries 2 1-1 5, Parsons 0 0-0 0, Rottier 0 0-0 0, Dyke 0 0-0 0, Kooy 1 3-4 6, Bult 0 0-0 0, Hensler 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 12 6-11 34

Three-point field goals:

Winamac 10 (Kroft 3, Popejoy 3, Smith 2, Ulerick 2),

DeMotte Christian 4 (S. Bakker 3, Kooy)

Total fouls: Winamac 15, DeMotte Christian 12

Turnovers: Winamac 11, DeMotte Christian 12

Score by quarters

Winamac 21 9 14 20 64

DeMotte Christian 9 6 4 15 34

JV: Winamac 30, DeMotte Christian 18

Winamac 46, LaVille 30 (Dec. 8): Marissa Iverson scored 15 points off the bench, and Piper Link and Kandace Kroft added 11 each as Winamac earned a Hoosier North road win over LaVille on Dec. 8.

Iverson outscored the entire LaVille team 13-12 in the first half as the Lady Warriors raced out to a 20-point lead.

Kroft hit three 3-pointers.

Brooke Edison had nine for LaVille.

The road team won the Winamac-LaVille game for the third straight year.

WINAMAC (46) (7-4, 2-1)

Maggie Smith 1 2-4 4, Kandace Kroft 4 0-0 11, Sadie Popejoy 1 0-0 3, Piper Link 5 1-1 11, Marissa Iverson 5 5-8 15, Lily Bennett 0 2-2 2, Mershai Loehmer 0 0-0 0, Emily Weaver 0 0-0 0, Kaelyn O’Connor 0 0-0 0, Corinne Ulerick 0 0-0 0, Cyaira Wolford 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 16 10-15 46

LAVILLE (30) (3-7, 0-2)

Smith 3 0-0 8, Deason 2 0-0 6, Weil 1 0-1 2, Edison 4 1-2 9, Kuskye 1 1-1 3, Singleton 0 0-0 0, Markin 1 0-0 2, Mejer 0 0-0 0

TEAM: 12 2-4 30

Three-point field goals:

Winamac 4 (Kroft 3, Popejoy),

LaVille 4 (Smith 2, Deason 2)

Total fouls: Winamac 14, LaVille 16

Turnovers: Winamac 10, LaVille 15

Score by quarters

Winamac 17 15 5 9 46

LaVille 9 3 8 10 30

JV: LaVille 18, Winamac 11


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