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Seniors Reagan Skow (23) and Natalie Ramirez (12) trap the Medicine Valley guard during the first half of the Lady Broncos’ victory Friday.
Lady Broncos 14-6 with Maywood/Hayes Center, Arthur County remaining
Two more wins were added to the Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team’s record last week with victories over Medicine Valley and Sutherland.
Get Senior Night win
The Broncos couldn’t have asked for a better Senior Night Thursday against Medicine Valley.
WP Head Coach Matt Cox started five seniors, Natalie Ramirez, Lanee Nordhausen, Reagan Skow, Faith Simpson and Destiny Beacham. Classmate Alejandra Almanza came in off the bench early in the first quarter.
“I thought we started out very focused and had good ball movement up the floor in transition and that led to easy baskets,” Cox said. “I was really happy my seniors could have fun together and play really well as a group tonight.”
WP jumped out to an 8-0 lead before the Raiders cut into the deficit.
After Cox unleashed Monique Gooden, Haylee Sandman and Michaela Dukes on MV, WP opened up a 19-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.
WP’s lead grew to 39-19 at halftime and 45-25 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Cox dialed up open looks for his seniors. Beacham, Nordhausen and Ramirez made three-pointers. Senior Jayden Ingold has fought injuries all season, but was able to come in during the fourth quarter and made a three-pointer of her own in the 61-29 win.
Simpson led WP with 22 points and Beacham added 16 points.
Skow grabbed a team-high nine rebounds and scored five points and had two assists.
Ramirez nabbed eight steals to go with five points.
Simpson also had four blocks, five steals and three assists.
“I didn’t do a lot of coaching, it was just very enjoyable to me to see them being unselfish and playing with smiles on their faces,” Cox said.