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Diane Stamm | Johnson Publications

Reagan Skow (left) and Michaela Dukes fight for a loose ball in Friday’s contest against Maywood/Hayes Center

Lady Broncos battling injuries heading into postseason

For the second time in a week, the Wauneta-Palisade girls’ basketball team had a member leave the school by ambulance.
    Following WP’s game Feb. 3 Faith Simpson left via ambulance. This week sophomore Monique Gooden was wheeled out after a hard collision with a Maywood/Hayes Center player in the first half of Friday’s contest.
    Playing without Simpson, WP had taken a 5-0 early in the game. The Wolves heated up, however, and WP was only able to score three more points over the final six minutes of the first quarter.
    Trailing 8-18, Gooden went down with 6:37 remaining in the half.
    Reagan Skow picked up the slack, scoring eight points in the quarter to help the Broncos remain within eight points, 20-28, at halftime.
    It was nearly four minutes into the second half before WP would score. Natalie Ramirez put five points on the board for the Broncos in the quarter.
    Though WP trailed 33-54 midway through the fourth quarter, WP gave the home crowd something to cheer for. The Broncos went on a 10-3 to cut the lead to 43-57. The final scored ended up being 44-59.

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