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Girls’ basketball roundup: WMU clinches North
Undefeated and 8th-ranked Wolves officially wrap up division
Tuesday night’s girls basketball action saw a conference championship officially slide over into the column of the Winfield-Mount Union Lady Wolves.
No. 8 (1A) Winfield-Mount Union 61, Highland 28
The Lady Wolves officially wrapped up the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division title with a win over Highland on Tuesday.
Like many North showdowns for WMU, it was all Wolves all night long. WMU held a 24-4 lead after one quarter, a 36-11 halftime advantage, and a 48-25 lead after three quarters.
WMU has now won the North Division in two of the last three seasons. The Wolves are still unbeaten, at 19-0 overall.
Highland’s Sarah Burton had nine points in the loss.
WACO 60, Lone Tree 45
Lone Tree gave WACO a game, but the Warriors continued to find success in SEISC North play, scooping up a 15-0 victory.
Grace Coble and Ellah Kissell scored 19 points each in the win. Emma Wagler put up 12, and Katie Leichty finished with 10.
Louisa-Muscatine 40, Pekin 21
The Panthers had a tough time on offense in a 40-21 defeat at the hands of Louisa-Muscatine. The Falcons won every quarter in an SEISC North battle.
Pekin trailed just 6-3 after one period, but the Falcons pushed the lead to 20-5 at halftime and 30-12 after three periods.
Wapello 45, Hillcrest Academy 27
The Ravens were doomed by a slow start, as Wapello jumped out to a 15-4 lead after one quarter. The Arrows, however, only out-dueled the Ravens by seven points from that point on.
Notre Dame 74, New London 32
The Tigers couldn’t tame the Nikes, which up until this week had been ranked in the Class 1A poll.
Notre Dame won every quarter but the fifth. New London put up 15 of their 32 points in the final eight minutes.
Sophie Malott and Mylee Miller each scored eight points in the loss. Natalie Burden finished with six points and four assists.
No. 12 (2A) Mediapolis 60, Van Buren County 19
Mediapolis scored 13 or more points in each quarter, as the red-hot Bullettes ran past Van Buren County in Keosauqua.
Ivy Davidson and Callie Kracht co-led Van Buren County with six points each. Annabelle Cormier had just three points but led the team with eight rebounds and three assists.
Mid-Prairie 58, Tipton 34
The Mid-Prairie girls just keep rolling, as the Golden Hawks collected their 10th-straight victory in a home drubbing of Tipton.
Mid-Prairie led just 26-19 at halftime, but once again, the Golden Hawks’ conditioning came through in the second half of a 24-point win.
Amara Jones led the way with 18 points, six steals and five assists. Nora Pennington finished with 11 points and seven steals, and Landry Pacha collected 11 points and four steals of her own.
Mid-Prairie has one more River Valley South game left, a date with Regina on Friday. A win over the currently first-place Regals would earn the Golden Hawks a share of the title.
Clarke 59, Cardinal 28
The Comets continued to struggle in the South Central Conference. Cardinal was done in by a tough Clarke team by 31 points.
English Valleys 47, Keota 46
After a stunning 19-0 deficit after one quarter, Keota picked it up and nearly came all the way back in a SICL road game.
The Eagles cut the Bears’ lead to 29-12 at halftime and 41-26 after three quarters. Keota scored 20 points in the fourth but just barely ran out of time.