W-MU girls fall to Highland

RIVERSIDE — The Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ basketball team had a two-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday night, thanks to a staunch Highland defense. The Huskies held W-MU to just four points in the second half en route to a 54-21 win.

The Wolves were able to score early on, and that kept the game relatively close in the first half. Highland led 12-7 after the first quarter, and took a 33-17 lead into halftime.

There were only nine points scored in the third quarter. Unfortunately for the Lady Wolves, all nine points were scored by the Huskies. Highland held a 42-17 lead after three quarters, and stretched that lead to 33 before the final buzzer rang.

Ali Cockerham came off the bench to lead the Wolves with seven points. She hit two three-pointers in the win, and finished the day with a team-leading two steals.

Jenna Buffington scored four points and led the team with 11 rebounds and three blocks. Jami Wilkerson and Kyndal Townsley had three points apiece, and boht Jobey Malone and Liana Sweezer ended the night with two.

W-MU fell to 2-5 with the loss. The Wolves are currently 1-4 in the SEISC North Division. They’ll try and improve on both those records on Friday, Dec. 14, when they host Iowa Mennonite. The Wolves will host WACO one day later, on Saturday, Dec. 15.