W-MU basketball sweeps WACO
WINFIELD — After letting WACO make a fourth-quarter comeback to tie the score at the end of regulation, the Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ basketball team dominated the overtime period to claim a 57-48 win over the Warriors on Friday and seal the sweep of their Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division rivals.
The W-MU girls’ basketball team limited the WACO offense to single-digit scoring in each quarter to come up with a 37-25 win.
In the boys’ game, the Wolves took a 15-6 lead in the first eight minutes and went into the locker room up 28-24.
After the third quarter, they held a five-point lead over the visiting Warriors, but WACO refused to roll over.
The Warriors fought back in the final eight minutes, tying the score at 47-47 as time ran out.
They couldn’t keep it going in the extra period, however, as W-MU made a 10-1 run for the win.
The Wolves’ Max Fricke scored a team-high 17 points and Jake Edwards chipped in 10 points for W-MU. Zach Davis scored nine; Garrett Baker scored eight and Kolt Rossiter added seven points.
It was WACO’s Dylan Carlson who finished with a game-high total of 22 points. Jackson Roth contributed 10 points and Tucker Janecek scored nine for the Warriors.
Carlson also had a team-high 16 rebounds to finish with the double-double. Janecek and Braden Blake had six boards apiece. Blake also dished out nine assists and had three steals. Janecek had three thefts as well. Carlson blocked two shots and Jackson Gerot blocked one.
WACO is now 4-8 overall and 3-6 in the SEISC North Division. W-MU is 6-6 overall and 5-5 in the conference.
In the girls’ game, W-MU limited WACO to just 25 points, never allowing the Warriors to score more than seven points in a quarter.
The Wolves were below average offensively, as well — they average just over 45 points per game and scored 37 against the Warriors — but managed enough for the win.
W-MU’s Logan Hartsock scored a game-high 10 points and Emily Mathews added seven. Paige Breon and Shelby Therme had five points each.
Therme pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds; Karlie Wade dished out three assists and Erica Robison had the team’s only block.
For WACO, Aaliyah Brown scored a team-high six points and Jennie Greene added five.
Gaby Wagler pulled down six boards; Greene and Jalyssa Jepson had two assists apiece. Greene and Brown each blocked a shot.
WACO is now 5-8 overall and 3-8 in the conference. W-MU is 21-1 overall, 10-1 in the SEISC North.
Next up for WACO is tonight’s home game against Iowa Mennonite; W-MU will host Mediapolis. Both matchups start with the girls’ game at 6 p.m., followed by the boys.