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W-MU boys down Wapello

Arrows get the best of 12th-ranked Wolves in girls’ conference game
Jan 28, 2014
Photo by: Dana Royer W-MU’s Max Fricke (21) puts up a shot while guarded by a Wapello defender in Friday’s game.

WAPELLO — The Winfield-Mt. Union basketball teams traveled to Wapello Friday, where the boys’ team picked up a 58-47 victory over the Indians. The Class 1A No. 12 W-MU girls’ team couldn’t erase an early deficit and lost to the Arrows, 44-39, in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division contest.

It was the Wolves’ first loss to an unranked opponent this season. They still haven’t lost to another Class 1A team.

Against 2A Wapello, the Wolves fell behind early — the Arrows had nearly doubled W-MU’s score by halftime, 32-17.

Wapello allowed the Wolves just eight points in the first quarter and nine in the second.

The Wolves made up ground in the second half, giving up only five points in the third quarter and just 12 in the second half while scoring 22 of their own, but they couldn’t quite erase the deficit.

As a team, the Wolves shot 13-for-43 (30.2 percent) from the floor on the night and missed all nine of their 3-point attempts.

Sam Jamison had 11 points to pace the Wolves and Emily Mathews added nine.

Mathews pulled down a team-high eight rebounds and Jamison grabbed five.

Paige Breon and Shelby Therme had four steals apiece and Therme dished out three assists.

Mathews blocked three shots.

The Wolves are now 12-3 on the season and 10-3 in the conference.

In the boys’ game, it was W-MU that went up early, and the Wolves never looked back.

They battled to an 11-11 tie with the Indians after the first quarter and had taken a 30-24 lead by halftime.

They outscored their hosts 13-7 in the eight minutes after the break, and held on though the final eight minutes for the win.

Garret Baker scored a team-high 15 points, one of three Wolves in double figures. Zach Davis added 14 points and Max Fricke chipped in 10. Jake Edwards scored nine for W-MU.

Edwards also led the team on the boards with nine rebounds, while Baker and Bryce Robison grabbed six each.

Fricke dished five assists and had two steals; Edwards had two blocks.

The Wolves improve to 8-6 on the season and 7-5 in the conference with the win.

W-MU is scheduled to host Highland tonight (Tuesday), starting with the girls’ game at 6 p.m.

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