Girls Basketball Summary: WMU Wins for Second Consecutive Year

#15 Winfield-Mt. Union (2-0) 57, Central Lee (0-1) 33

Winfield-Mt. Union won its second game of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Hawks of Central Lee.

Wolves had no problem with Hawks, beating them in all four quarters. WMU led 11-7 after a quarter, 25-14 after the half and 43-21 after three. In the fourth, Wolves won the quarter 14-12.

Bradie Buffington and Keetyn Townsley each had 15 points to lead WMU. Buffington also added seven boards. Melina Oepping and Josie Nelson each had eight points. Nelson also added nine rebounds. Anna Anderson had five, Keely Malone had four, and Aurey Meeker had two.

Highland 53 (1-0), Keota (0-1) 27

Highland picked up their first win of the season in dominating fashion against Keota on Friday.

The Huskies controlled early and often, beating the Eagles 17-6, 16-6, 14-9 in three quarters. Both scored six in the fourth.

Sarah Burton led the Huskies with 25 points, six rebounds and three steals. Katelyn Water finished the tournament with eight points, eleven assists and four steals. Jessica Kraus followed with seven points.

Oskaloosa (1-0) 45, Beijing (0-1) 37

The Beijing girls opened their season last Friday against Oskaloosa.

It was a tough game for the Panthers as the Indians gave them their first loss of the season.

Oskaloosa led Pekin 13-7 after one and 29-17 after two. The Panthers put together a great third, taking the fourth 15-5 to make it a 34-32 ball game going into the fourth.

The Indians beat the Panthers 11-5 in the fourth game and clinched the win.

Emma Phillips led Pekin with 26 points and 13 rebounds.

Davis County (1-0) 70, New London (0-2) 28

New London battled Davis County on Saturday.

Davis County led 41-22 at halftime. The Mustangs scored 21 in the first and 20 in the second. Davis County also won the third and fourth, 17-5 and 12-1.

Natalie Burden led New London with 19 points. Emma Nye finished with three points. Camryn Lair and Mylee Miller each added two.

Iowa Valley (2-0) 44, Highland (1-1) 40

Highland trailed just behind Iowa Valley on Saturday afternoon, meaning the Huskies’ first loss of the season.

The Huskies led 17-8, 23-16, and 29-27 after three quarters. Iowa Valley was able to level the game in game four and send it into overtime. The Tigers beat the Huskies 7-3 in overtime.

Sarah Burton led Highland with 14 points, 14 rebounds, six blocks and three steals. Jessica Kraus followed with eight points, six rebounds and four assists. Katelyn Waters finished with seven points, four rebounds and three assists.

Tri-County (1-0) 45, Hillcrest Academy (0-1) 30

Hillcrest Academy lost their first game of the season to Tri-County on Friday night.

The Trojans led 13-5, 19-16, and 34-26 after each quarter. In the fourth, the Ravens were outplayed 11-4.

Malia Yoder and Claire Withrow each finished with 12 points for the Ravens. Kylee Statler added four and Lydia Beachy added two.

Lone Tree (1-1) 28, Keota (0-2) 26

Keota suffered his second consecutive loss to start the season on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles were narrowly defeated by the Lions.

When the Lions went into the dressing room at halftime, they only led 9-8. After three quarters, the game was tied at 15.

In the fourth, the Lions were just 13:11 ahead of the Eagles.