Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WF Falcon girls can't shake loose

By The Herald Staff | 1/8/2014

ALLEN — It was a tough game Tuesday for the West Franklin High School girls basketball team.

The Falcons fell behind early and never could get any traction in a 69-40 loss to Northern Heights in Allen. Northern Heights scored 39 points in the second half.

ALLEN — It was a tough game Tuesday for the West Franklin High School girls basketball team.

The Falcons fell behind early and never could get any traction in a 69-40 loss to Northern Heights in Allen. Northern Heights scored 39 points in the second half.

West Franklin coach Kyle Conley said the Falcons played with a lot of energy, but could not overcome the depth of Northern Heights.

Northern Heights had three players in double figures led by Lakin Preisner and Lakota Preisner. The duo combined for 33 points.

“We struggled composure-wise,” Conley said.

Northern Heights coach Lanny Massey said the Wildcats defense was impressive.

“We came out and got after it,” Massey said. “Our defensive intensity was better than it has been in a while. I was pleased with our girls ability to move the ball against their press. I was very pleased with our offense when we remembered to move the ball and our bodies.”

West Franklin was led by Bailey Whittington with 12 points.

The Falcons play Friday at home against Chase County.

West Franklin (40) — Whittington 12, Reed 7, Flory 6, Steele 4, Ryan 3, Morrison 2, Yelland 2, Shaffer 2, Dyer 2.

Northern Heights (69) — Preisner 22, DeLong 11, Preisner 10, Wooderson 8, Leffler 5, Moyer 3, Wooderson 3, Hoyt 2, Horton 2, Houck 2, Houston 1.

Wellsville 44, Maranatha 36

WELLSVILLE — Ashley Sparks and Moriah Kayhill combined for 30 points to lead Wellsville to its first win of the season Tuesday over Maranatha, 44-36, in Wellsville.

Sparks had 17 points and Kayhill netted 13. Wellsville outscored Maranatha 26-17 in the second half.

Wellsville (44) — Sparks 17, Kayhill 13, Newhouse 7, Patton 4, Peacock 2, Coons 1.

Maranatha (36) — Gabbert 7, Crowder 6, Goodman 5, Kroening 4, Grote 4, Tiffany 4, Schultz-Evans 3, Adams 2, Manning 1.

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