Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union

Senior Kaylee Patton of Warsaw finds the going tough while getting fouled during Saturday afternoon's home game against Fishers.
Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union Senior Kaylee Patton of Warsaw finds the going tough while getting fouled during Saturday afternoon's home game against Fishers.
In a mid-afternoon varsity girls basketball game between Warsaw and Class 4A No. 5 Fishers, the Lady Tigers turned in a rather dominating performance over the final three quarters Saturday.

Unfortunately for the home team, it was the Fishers Lady Tigers who were in control, as they beat the Warsaw Lady Tigers 65-51 on Alumni Day.

With a couple dozen former Warsaw players in attendance, including 1976 Miss Basketball Judi Warren, the hosts found themselves in a 10-point hole early before rallying to trail 20-17 after one quarter of play.

From that point, though, Fishers took control and outscored Warsaw 34-17 in the second and third quarters and maintained the advantage throughout the final frame en route to the win.

Fishers improved to 9-0 on the season, while Warsaw fell to 4-4 with its fourth straight loss.

Saturday’s game with No. 5 Fishers was the third time in the last four outings Warsaw has played a Class 4A state-ranked team.

Warsaw’s current skid also includes a 12-point loss to No. 3 Crown Point and a 13-point loss to No. 6 Penn.

Those three teams are currently 25-0 combined.

Warsaw dominated Fishers at the free throw line, outscoring the guests 21-7 at the charity stripe, but Fishers owned a 17-3 advantage in points off turnovers and outscored the hosts 14-10 in second-chance points.

Warsaw committed 16 turnovers to Fishers’ 10.

Senior Brielle Harrison led Warsaw with 14 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore teammate Abby Sanner tallied 12 points and eight boards, sophomore Kacilyn Krebs chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds, and senior Kaylee Patton finished with six points and three assists.

Fishers also had three players score in double figures, as junior Katie Burton scored a game-high 18 points to go with six rebounds, while junior Audra Emmerson added 16 points and senior Kaitlynn Feagan 10.

Fishers won the JV game 46-35.

Macy Perry led the Warsaw JV team with eight points, while Zoe Bergan and Rylee Burns tallied seven points each.

Warsaw is in action again Tuesday when it opens Northern Lakes Conference play by hosting NorthWood.