SYRACUSE — On his first night back following a COVID-19 recovery, NorthWood coach Mark Heeter admitted “I’m tired.” His Panthers finally looked it as well.

NorthWood’s improbable push for a Class 3A Wawasee Sectional girls basketball title abruptly stalled in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s final, with Lakeland pulling away late for a 46-33 victory at the Hardwood Teepee.

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