Winfield-Mt. Union girls top West Liberty on the road
BY ANDY KRUTSINGER
Mt. Pleasant News
The Winfield-Mt. Union girls picked up their first win of the year this weekend on a road trip to West Liberty.
The Wolves played the Comets on Saturday afternoon in their first non-conference game of the year. The game was tight throughout, but the Wolves pulled away in the fourth quarter to win, 42-34.
West Liberty had the lead, 12-9, after the first quarter, but W-MU had their highest output of the night in the second quarter to take a 25-19 lead at halftime.
The Comets cut the lead to 30-29 after the third quarter, but the Wolves dug deep to win the fourth quarter, 12-5.
W-MU had a big game out of two of their starting juniors down low. Lexee Hartsock and Pearl Krieger-Coble combined for 24 of the Wolves’ 42 points.
Hartsock went 6-15 from the field and 3-5 from the free throw line to lead the team with 15 points. She also had nine rebounds, one away from a double-double.
Krieger-Coble scored nine points in the game on 4-15 from the field and 1-2 from the line. She had a monster game on the boards, pulling down 24 rebounds, including 15 on the offensive side of the ball.
Karley Schlee scored seven points in the win. Hannah Mathews had five. Sophie Kongable, Allie McArtor and Hannah Buffington had two points each.
Kara Wade didn’t score in the game, but she led the team in assists, with four.
Defensively, the Wolves had 11 steals in the win. McArtor and Hartsock had three steals apiece. Krieger-Coble had two, and Kongable, Schlee and Wade finished with one each.
The Wolves also had three blocks in the game. Krieger-Coble led the team with two, and Mathews finished with one.
The Wolves moved to 1-1 overall with the win. They’ll attempt to get their first conference win on Tuesday, Nov. 29, against Wapello. That game will start at 6 p.m., with the boys’ season opener following.