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Girls basketball roundup
No. 10 Winfield-Mt. Union 62, Columbus 27
Winfield-Mt. Union keeps rolling with their 18 win in a row.
The Wolves held the Wildcats to single digits in all four quarters on the night, leading 16-9 after one and 37-16 at the break.
In the second half, WMU won the scoring battle 25-11.
Bradie Buffington led WMU with 21 points and 11 boards. Melina Oepping ended with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Keetyn Townsley followed with 13 points.
For Columbus, Frannie Sosa had 11 points. Lily Coil and Ariana Vergara each tallied five.
Highland 51, Wapello 21
Highland had no problem with Wapello on Friday.
The Huskies outscored the Arrows 10-5, 13-2, 16-10 and 12-4 in each of the four quarters.
Sarah Burton finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Jessica Kraus had nine and Kerra Longbine ended with five.
WACO 63, Hillcrest Academy 28
WACO had a nice performance against Hillcrest Academy on Friday.
The Warriors took the first 16-6 and second 17-10 for a 33-16 halftime lead.
WACO topped off the win with a 15-6 third and fourth quarter.
For the Ravens, Malia Yoder finished with 16 points. Niva Helmuth ended with four and Claire Withrow had three.
Mid-Prairie 66, Wilton 38
Mid-Prairie didn’t allow more than 10 points in a quarter against the Beavers on Friday.
The Golden Hawks led 37-18 after two quarters of action and led 49-28 after three.
In the fourth, the Golden Hawks outscored the Beavers 17-10 to solidify the win.
Amara Jones went for 20 in the win. Nora Pennington ended with 17 and Maya Nonnenmann had 10.2
Keota 44, Tri-County 29
Keota finished strong on Friday to down Tri-County.
The Keota trailed after one 4-2 and held leads of 17-7 and 25-20 after the second and third quarters.
Keota outscored the Trojans 19-9 in the final period to win it.
Grace Conger finished with 13 points in the win for Keota. Macie McDonald and Kimberly Clarahan each had 11.
No. 12 West Burlington 74, New London 36
New London just didn’t have enough against West Burlington.
The Falcons outscored the Tigers 16-5, 19-16, 20-2 and 19-13 in the win.
Chariton 64, Cardinal 33
A big second half by Chariton propelled them over Cardinal on Friday night.
The Comets were outscored 17-7 in the first and trailed 28-18 at the half. In the second half, Cardinal was outscored 36-15.
Brenna Guiter led Cardinal with 14 points and eight rebounds. Ava Ferrell ended with seven and Kinsey Hissem had four.
Holy Trinity Catholic 56, Van Buren County 18
A slow first half did the Warriors in against the Crusaders on Friday.
Van Buren scored just three points in the first half to HTC’s 32.
In the second half they were outscored 16-12 in the third and 8-3 in the fourth.
Davis County 65, Pekin 36
Pekin was outscored 18-6 and 20-10 in both the second and third quarters against the Mustangs on Thursday.
The Panthers took the fourth 10-7, but the deficit was too great.
Emma Phillips finished with 17 for the Panthers. Brooke Miller had six and Claire Roth five.
Lone Tree 51, Pekin 33
Pekin was down just four after the first quarter, 8-4, but the Lions picked it up between the second and third periods.
Lone Tree outscored the Panthers 14-4 for a 22-8 halftime lead and then 14-9 in the third for a 36-17 advantage heading into the final quarter.
Pekin took the fourth 16-15.