LEWISBURG — For the better part of three quarters, Tri-County North and Twin Valley South’s girls’ basketball teams played an even game.
But it was one quarter that made all the difference for the homestanding Panthers.
Tri-County North limited its rivals to just two points in the second quarter on its way to a 48-39 win on Monday, Feb. 6.
South held an 11-10 lead after the first quarter.
The second frame proved to the pivotal quarter as North outscored South 14-2 to take a 24-13 halftime lead. North pushed the lead to 12 after three quarters, 39-27.
Freshman Aubrey Stupp led North with 24 points and sophomore Shayanna Baker added nine points and tied a school record with 19 rebounds. Cassi Stinson chipped in six.
For South, Abby Bingham led the way with 15 points, including four 3-pointers. Megan Johnson added 10 and Kelsie Shafer chipped in with six.
On Saturday, North lost to visiting Covington, 64-29.
Twin Valley South closed out the regular season with a 74-49 loss to Mississinawa Valley. Kelsie Shafer had 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Panthers.
Tri-County North is scheduled to begin tournament play on Saturday, Feb. 18. No. 10 seed North will play No. 5 Newton in the Division IV Brookville sectional at 12:30 p.m.
South has a bye and will not begin postseason play until Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. against either No. 2 seed Miami Valley or No. 3 seed Covington, also in the Brookville sectional.
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @emowen_RH