Wolves snag win over Highland
RIVERSIDE — It wasn’t their highest-scoring game of the season, but the Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ basketball team finished Tuesday night’s contest at Highland with two players in double figures and a nine-point victory.
The Wolves, who average 47.5 points per game, won last night’s Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division game by a score of 40-31.
Cassie Kingery put up 12 points to pace W-MU, and Shelby Therme scored 10.
The Wolves had only six points in the first quarter, trailing Highland, 7-6, after the first eight minutes.
They tripled their total when they added 12 points in the second quarter, taking an 18-13 lead into halftime.
Highland had a narrow advantage in the third quarter, 10-9, to make up a little ground, but the Wolves closed the door in the final eight minutes, scoring 13 points and holding the Huskies to only eight.
Kingery and Alicia Escher pulled down seven rebounds each, and Kingery also had five steals. Logan Hartsock blocked four shots in the win.
The Wolves are now 16-4 on the season and 15-3 in the SEISC North.
Results for the W-MU boys’ game against Highland were not available at press time.
They will play their SEISC shootout game at Lone Tree on Friday. JV starts at 6 p.m. with varsity to follow.
WINFIELD-MT. UNION (40)
Paige Breon 2 1-2 5, Cassie Kingery 4 4-4 12, Layne Davis 0 2-2 2, Anna Crawford 0 2-4 2, Alicia Escher 2 2-3 6, Logan Hartsock 0 1-4 1, Emily Mathews 0 2-6 2, Shelby Therme 2 5-9 10.
3-point goals: Therme