Lady Redskins down Shawnee

William Laney
Sports Correspondent

The Shawnee Indians transformed this season into an up-tempo game to speed up the pace and force their opponents to turn the ball over resulting in quick scores.
The Wapakoneta Redskins had the antidote – senior leadership and unselfishness.
Lady Redskins senior guards Audra Schaub and Katie Engle countered with the Indians approach in helping the Redskins secure a 54-39 win Thursday in Western Buckeye League varsity girls basketball action.
“Audra did a great job for us all night,” Wapakoneta coach Rusty Allen said after his squad improved to 7-4 overall and 3-0 in the WBL. “In the second quarter and maybe even at the end of the first quarter they started trying to deny her the ball. She wasn’t scoring – she ended up with seven – but by distributing the ball and getting us into the flow of the game.”
Schaub also ended the game with five assists, two rebounds and a steal. Allen pointed out Schaub frustrated the Indians by knocking passes out of bounds and slowing the Shawnee offense by getting into the passing lanes.
“She is not your traditional point guard and we did not groom her to be the point guard,” Allen said. “She played behind Lexi (Jacobs) for three years so she never really had to worry about running the point. There is that mentality when you become a senior that you have just matured and can handle a lot of different situations.”

For more on this game, see the Jan. 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.