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Winfield-Mt. Union basketball teams swept in Wapello

Nov 30, 2016
Photo by: Dana Royer Pearl Krieger-Coble tries to save the ball from going out of bounds during the girls’ game.

BY ANDY KRUTSINGER

Mt. Pleasant News

WAPELLO — The Winfield-Mt. Union basketball teams were in action on Tuesday night in Wapello.

The girls’ team fell to 1-2 with a 53-32 loss and the boys’ team dropped their first game of the season, 69-43.

The W-MU girls could only muster three points in the first quarter and fell down 8-3 after one period, but they picked up the offense in the second quarter. Wapello still led however, 21-14.

The Wolves scored nine points in the third and fourth quarters, but the Arrows scored 15 and 17 respectively to pull away with a 21-point win.

Lexee Hartsock had a big game for W-MU, leading the Wolves in points, with 10, and rebounds, with seven.

Lauren Jamison had five points and hit the only W-MU three-pointer of the game. Karley Schlee, Pearl Krieger-Coble and Kara Wade had four points apiece. Wade led the team with three assists.

Allie McArtor scored three points and pulled down five rebounds in the loss. Hannah Mathews had two.

Defensively, the Wolves had 14 steals and six blocks in the game. Schlee and Krieger-Coble had three steals apiece to lead the way, and Hartsock blocked three shots.

The boys couldn’t rebound from a tough first half that put them down, 40-17 at halftime. The Indians outscored the Wolves by just three points in the second half, but the damage had been done.

Bryce Robison had 15 points to lead the Wolves in scoring. Cody McCreight had 11 points to give W-MU two scorers in double-digits.

B.J. Rodgers had seven points in the loss. Christian Gerot scored five points. Brock Fricke and Kaleb Hagge scored two points apiece and Austin Lee had one.

The Wolves will open their home schedule against SEISC North Division rival Highland on Friday, Dec. 2. The girls will start at 6 p.m., and the boys will begin at 7:30 p.m.

 

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