W-MU girls, WACO boys win SEISC games
WAYLAND — The Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ basketball team avenged a loss earlier this season by defeating WACO on their home court on Friday night, 45-28, but the W-MU boys were unable to do the same, falling for the second time this season to their Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division rivals, this time by a score of 59-37.
In their last meeting with the W-MU girls, the Warriors (5-10 overall, 4-9 SEISC North) took a first-half lead and stretched it with a big third quarter, holding on for the win.
This time it was W-MU (12-3 overall, 11-2 SEISC North) that did so, going up 19-17 at the end of the second quarter and putting up another 16 points in the eight minutes after halftime.
Three Wolves scored in double figures on the night, led by Cassie Kingery’s 14 points. Alicia Escher tallied 12 points and Shelby Therme added 10.
Jordan Rodgers had a team-high-eight points for WACO.
The Wolves extended their win streak to nine games with the victory.
In the boys’ game, WACO (5-8 overall, 5-6 SEISC North) took a 9-4 lead in the first quarter of the game and never looked back.
They were leading the Wolves by a score of 23-16 at halftime and went up 41-30 at the end of the third quarter.
Four of the WACO boys scored in double figures. Tyler Ayers and Klinton Garrett tallied 14 points apiece while Aaron Barnhart put up 12 points and Dylan Carlson chipped in 11.
Garret Baker led W-MU (3-9 overall, 2-9 SEISC North) with seven points.
The Wolves travel to Mediapolis tonight (Tuesday), where the varsity girls start at 6 p.m., followed by the boys. WACO plays at IMS in Kalona tonight, starting with the varsity girls at 6 p.m., followed by the boys.