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Tippacanoe Valley girls stomp Lakeland in sectional opener

Tippecanoe Valley rolled to a 53-29 victory over Lakeland in the opening round of the 3A girls basketball sectional at Fairfield Tuesday night.

Sophie Bussard poured in 16 points to lead the 20-3 Lady Vikings, who outscored Lakeland, 28-13 in the second half to seal the win.

Madison Keil topped the Lady Lakers with eight points.

The loss ended Lakeland’s season with a 10-13 record. It’s the first 10-win campaign for the Lady Lakers since the 2007-08 club racked up 15 triumphs.

NorthWood took out West Noble, 56-36 in the second game Tuesday night. Five players scored at least nine points for the Lady Panthers, led by Savannah Feenstra with 14.

Tippecanoe Valley takes on Wawasee (12-10) in the first semifinal game at Fairfield this Friday. The second pits Fairfield (20-2) against NorthWood (16-8). The finals are Saturday at 7 p.m.

GAME SUMMARIES

Tippecanoe Valley 53

Lakeland 29

Scoring by quarters

   LL     5   11     8     5   -29

   TV   13   12   18   10   -53

Lakeland

Beka Stroop 2, 0-0, 6; Madison Keil 2, 2-2, 8; Hailey Alleshouse 0, 0-0, 0; Beth Stroop 2, 0-0, 5; Bailey Hartsough 2, 1-5, 6; Tanner Metcalf 0, 0-0, 0; Makayla Mast 0, 0-0, 0; Sadie Edsall 1, 0-00, 2; Isabelle Larimer 1, 0-0, 3; Ella Lewin 0, 0-0, 0; Jasmine Ryan 0, 0-0, 0; Taylor Targgart 0, 0-0, 0; Totals 10, 3-7, 29

Three-point field goals 6 (Beka Stroop 2, Keil 2, Beth Stroop 1, Hartsough 1)

Tippecanoe Valley

Olivia Trippiedi 1, 0-0, 2; Emma Craig 1, 0-0, 2; Jillian Walls 2, 0-0, 5; Sidney Wagner 0, 0-0, 0; Addy Miller 3, 0-0, 7; Sophie Bussard 8, 0-0, 16; Emily Peterson 3, 0-0, 7; Asia O’Connor 1, 6-7, 8; Mackenzie Woodcox 2, 2-4, 6; Hayley Backus 0, 0-0, 0; Karina Young 0, 0-0, 0; Totals 21, 8-13, 53

Three-point field goals 3 (Walls 1, Miller 1, Peterson 1)

NorthWood 56

West Noble 36

Scoring by quarters

  NW   16     9   14   17   -56

  WN     7   14     4   11   -36

NorthWood

Neely Trenshaw 3, 1-2, 10; Lexi Parisi 0, 0-0, 0; Kali Parisi 0, 0-0, 0; Karlie Fielstra 1, 2-2, 5; Kenzie Bergman 2, 4-4, 9; Kennedy Hochstetler 0, 0-0, 0; Alea Minnich 0, 0-0, 0; Kate Rulli 4, 1-3, 9; Savannah Feenstra 4, 6-8, 16; Reagan Hartman 0, 0-0, 0; Bre Wise 0, 0-0, 0; Maddy Payne 3, 3-7, 9; Totals 17, 17-26, 56

Three-point field goals 5 (Trenshaw 3, Fielstra 1, Bergman 1)

West Noble

Lauren Burns 3, 3-3, 10; Tori Miller 2, 0-0, 5; Tara Miller 1, 0-0, 3; Madison Schermerhorn 1, 3-7, 5; Lilly Mast 0, 2-2, 2; Cassandra Guzman 0, 0-0, 0; Kristina Teel 0, 1-2, 1; Nichelle Phares 0, 0-1, 0; Angela Gross 1, 1-2, 4; Kasia Weigold 3, 0-1, 6; Becky Yoder 0, 0-0, 0; Totals 11, 10-18, 36

Three-point field goals 4 (Burns 1, Tori Miller 1, Tara Miller 1, Gross 1)