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West Franklin girls send seniors out with win

By The Herald Staff | 2/22/2014

POMONA — The West Franklin High School girls sent its seniors out on a winning note Thursday in Pomona. Seniors McKenzie Steele, Alexa Ryan, Alexis Yelland and Emily Reed helped turn the Falcons’ fortunes around.

The Falcons defeated Burlingame, 47-33.

POMONA — The West Franklin High School girls sent its seniors out on a winning note Thursday in Pomona. Seniors McKenzie Steele, Alexa Ryan, Alexis Yelland and Emily Reed helped turn the Falcons’ fortunes around.

The Falcons defeated Burlingame, 47-33.

West Franklin coach Kyle Conley said it was nice to have a big send-off for the seniors.

“It is a solid group that worked their tail off,” he said. “They made the right decisions.”

The Falcons took control in the second quarter with a 20-7 advantage.

“The girls showed ability to take control of the game,” Conley said. “We knocked down open shots.”

West Franklin (9-9) has won six of its past seven games and plays Tuesday at Lyndon.

Burlingame (33) — Dorr 4, Danevord 6, Young 1, Lewis 15, Ullmer 5, Carson 2.

West Franklin (47) — Reed 6, Steele 6, Shaffer 16, Whittington 4, Flory 12, Yelland 1, Ryan 2.

IOLA 55, WELLSVILLE 29

WELLSVILLE — It wasn’t a good game on either side of the ball, Brock Campbell said.

“We didn’t play very well defensively, and we didn’t score very well,” Campbell, Wellsville girls head coach, said.

The Lady Eagles fell at home to Iola Friday night, 55-29.

The Wellsville girls’ team (7-11) plays 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Central Heights.

Wellsville (29) — Kayhill 10, Peacock 6, Newhouse 5, Burnesky 4, Rottinghaus 2, Sparks 2.

Iola (55) — Harr 14, Platt 12, Driskel 6, Piazza 5, Long 5, Wade 3, Shields 2, Endicott 2, Macha 2.

CENTRAL HEIGHTS 41, OSAWATOMIE 20

OSAWATOMIE ­— The Lady Vikings out-scored Osawatomie 16-5 in the third quarter on their way to a 41-20 route Friday night on the road. The team hit their shots during their second-half run, Scott Lane, Central Heights girls head coach, said.

“Good win for these girls,” he said. “We shot the ball well especially in the second half and did a great job of rebounding the ball. Congrats to Tess Cotter for scoring her first varsity points.”

Central Heights returns home Monday to play in a rematch against Osawatomie.

Central Heights (41) — Kraus 16, Markley 8, Erhart 4, Hayward 4, Meyer 3, Bell 2, Schaefer 2, Cotter 1, Furst 1.

Osawatomie (20) — McReynolds 7, Larson 4, Guilfoyle 3, Harrison 2, Johnson 2, Waddle 2.

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