|Wauneta-Palisade girls win 50 -22 against the Longhorns|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 16 February 2012 22:09|
Sheyla Christner goes for the shot, scoring 16 of the 50 points against the Longhorns last Tuesday Feb. 7.
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The Wauneta-Palisade girls split games against Chase County and Maywood this past week as the team prepares for subdistrict action.
The week started well with a defeat of the Chase Co. Longhorns. The Lady Broncos started the game strong when Tailor Lee nailed a three-pointer on the teams’ first possession. Chase Co.’s Kristen Jussel immediately answered when her three rolled in on the Lady Longhorns’ first try. That was all the scoring the Lady Bronco defense would allow in the first quarter. With a basket by Sheyla Christner and a Brooklyn Nordhausen bucket off an assist from Fanning, Wauneta-Palisade opened up a quick 7-3 lead. The offenses cooled for the next three minutes until Fanning earned another assist on a basket by Lee. Christner rounded out the first quarter with a three-pointer and a conventional three-point play.
Leading 15-3, the Lady Broncos offense was carried by Abbie Fanning in the second quarter. Fanning’s basket off an inbounds pass was the only bucket for Wauneta-Palisade in the quarter. Chase Co. scored four points before Lee was fouled on an offensive rebound and made one free throw. Fanning made three-of-five free throws to give Wauneta-Palisade six points in the quarter.
Despite giving up 10 points to Chase Co. in the quarter, the Lady Broncos headed into halftime leading 21-13.Wauneta-Palisade’s defensive effort continued to be solid in the second half. The Lady Broncos only allowed nine points while putting 26 points on the board. Five players scored in the third quarter, led by Jonee Maris’ four points. Christner added to her total with a three-pointer off an assist from Sydnee Harchelroad.
With a 34-17 lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Lady Broncos kept the pedal to the metal. Fanning scored Wauneta-Palisade’s first nine points, including three lay-ups, in the final quarter. Christner notched her third three-pointer on the night, this time off an Emma Skelton pass, and the team scored 16 points to wrap up the game, a 50-22 win.
Fanning led the Lady Broncos with 17 points. Christner finished close behind with 16. Lee added eight points. Maris and Nordhausen added five and four points, respectively. Wauneta-Palisade made 12-of-24 free throws.
WP: 15 6 13 16 50
CC: 3 10 4 5 22
WP: Fanning 17, Lee 8, Maris 5, Nordhausen 4, Christner 16.
The Lady Broncos wrapped up its season traveling to Maywood Friday night. A cold shooting night cost Wauneta-Palisade dearly and it fell to the Tigers, 44-41. Lee was the only Bronco in double digits with 17 points. With the loss, WP finishes the regular season at 11-9.
WP: 3 17 14 7 41
MAY: 13 6 16 9 44
WP: Harcelroad 2, Fanning 7, Lee 7, Maris 1, B. Nordhausen 4, Einspahr 2, Christner 3.
Jayvees garner wins
All five available WP players scored in girls jayvee action against CCS. Sydnee Harchelroad and Brianna Einspahr finished in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Cassidy Rathe added seven points and Leiauna Alberts and Hannah Nordhausen each scored two points.
The Lady Broncos outscored Chase County 15-7 in the second period and held on in the third period to pull out the 35-31 win in three quarters of play.
At Maywood the Bronco jayvees came out on top once again, defeating the Tigers 30-12. Einspahr led the Broncs with a game-high 17 points, followed by Rathe with 9, Harchelroad with 3 and H. Nordhausen with 2 points
Going into post-season play, the Lady Broncos are the No. 1 seed in the D2-10 subdistrict in Imperial. Tuesday night they defeated Medicine Valley 42-35 to advance to Thursday’s subdistrict final. They will take on Hayes Center at 6 p.m. MT/7 p.m. CT Thursday in Imperial. Hayes Center defeated Maywood, 50-31, Thursday to advance in tournament play.
On the other side of the D2-5 Distrist, subdistrict D2-9 features 19-1 Brady as well as Ansley (19-2), Eustis-Farnam (14-6), SEM (8-10) and Anselmo-Merna (2-16)