Wolves blast Comets in home opener
WINFIELD — Emily Mathews scored a game-high 19 points as the Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ basketball team rolled to a 61-28 nonconference victory over West Liberty on Saturday.
The Wolves led 34-12 at halftime in their home opener.
On the day, West Liberty made just six field goals — two from deep — and scored half of their points from the free throw line.
The Wolves scored at least 11 points in each quarter and at least 16 points in three of four quarters.
Shelby Therme had 16 points of her own on 6-for-11 shooting, including 3-6 shooting from 3-point range. She made one of three free throws.
Therme was second in the game only to Mathews, who was 8-for-15 from the field and 3-for-3 from the line.
The Wolves pulled down 45 rebounds in the contest, led by Erica Robison with 10. Nicole Escher grabbed seven boards.
Therme dished a team-high four assists and Paige Breon had four steals. Mathews blocked two shots.
The Wolves move to 2-0 on the season and remain 1-0 in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division.
They host conference foe Louisa-Muscatine on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
WINFIELD-MT. UNION (61)
Paige Breon 1 0-0 2, Karlie Wade 1 0-0 2, Layne Davis 1 2-2 4, Emily Mathews 8 3-3 19, Taylor Rodgers 2 0-0 5, Logan Hartsock 2 1-4 5, Sam Jamison 2 0-0 4, Erica Robison 2 0-0 4, Shelby Therme 6 1-3 16.
3-point goals: Therme (3), Rodgers.