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W-MU girls fall to Highland, Lone Tree

GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger

Kyndal Townsley (pictured) and the Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ basketball team will be in Wayland on Thursday night for their regional opener with WACO.
GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger Kyndal Townsley (pictured) and the Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ basketball team will be in Wayland on Thursday night for their regional opener with WACO.

WINFIELD — The Winfield-Mt. Union girls’ basketball team dropped two games over the weekend. The Wolves lost 38-24 to Highland on Friday and fell 39-27 against Lone Tree on Saturday. Both games were played at home.

Highland led Friday’s game 10-5 after the first quarter and 22-12 at halftime. W-MU cut the lead by one point, at 29-20 after three quarters, but could only muster four points in the fourth quarter.

Jenna Buffington filled the stat sheet in the loss. She had 10 points, 16 rebounds, four steals, three blocks and two assists, all of which led the team.

Kyndal Townsley had seven points and 10 rebounds. Liana Sweezer had four points, and Carlee Sloan ended the night with three.

The Lady Wolves led Lone Tree at the half. W-MU held a 6-2 advantage after the first quarter, and 17-13 at the break.

Lone Tree held W-MU to just two points in the third quarter. After three periods, the Lions led 23-19. The Lions used that momentum to pull away in the fourth, winning the final eight minutes 16-8.

Buffington scored 10 points in the win, and also led the team with four steals and three assists. Sweezer scored five. Jobey Malone had four. Jami Wilkerson had three. Farrah Nelson had two points and seven rebounds, and Ali Cockerham scored one.

W-MU finished the regular season 4-16. They will be at WACO on Thursday, Feb. 7, for the first round of the regional tournament.