WEM splits games with Section’s top teams

By: 
Jay Schneider, LRlife@frontiernet.net

The WEM girls basketball team played two of the top teams in Section 2AA last week and finished with a split.

The Bucs defeated Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (LCWM), a 16-win team, 62-44 Tuesday, Feb. 13. Three days later a 20-win JWP team came to Waterville and edged WEM, 54- 48, avenging and earlier season loss to the Bucs.

WEM is now 10-6 in the Gopher Conference and 14- 11 overall heading into the post-season playoffs, which will begin next week. Seeding will take place Friday, Feb. 23.

The top five teams in Section 2AA South Sub-Section have 15 or more wins as of press time. Maple River (17- 9), St. Clair (15-8), JWP (20-6), NRHEG (18-7), and LCWM (16-8) are those teams. WEM has defeated LCWM and JWP and has lost close games to NRHEG and Maple River. Also in the Sub-Section are Waseca (6-18) and Blue Earth Area (2-20).

In the win over LCWM, Alayna Atherton scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Claire Bohlen added 12 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Ashlyn Pelant scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds. Addison Condon scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds.

The loss to JWP was a tale of two halves. WEM built a 27-18 first half lead only to see the Bulldogs outscore them 36-21 in the second half.

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