WHS Senior AVERY RUSK - named to WILDCAT CLASSIC All-Tourney Team! CONGRATS!!
The #8 seed Lady Crusaders finished up the Wildcat Classic at Haven HS on Saturday. After a huge upset win on Thursday vs the host and #1 seed Lady Wildcats (49-46), the girls in red lost that "mo", falling to #5 seed Cheney on Friday (53-29) and then coming up short vs #3 seed Kingman on Saturday, (57-40). Still a 4th place finish in a field of 8 so nothing to hang your head about there. Cheney's full court press, (same press that gave the Lady Crusaders difficulties back on Dec. 7th at WHS), was again too much for the girls in red. Multiple turnovers (26) reduced Wellington's opportunities to score greatly.
On Saturday, in the 3rd place contest, Wellington shot poorly from 2 pt range, making just 5/21. 3 pt range considerably better but not enough to make up all the ground. (9/20) Opportunities at the free throw line were limited too, just 3, but made all 3. In fact, Avery Rusk was the only Lady Crusader to even shoot free throws on Saturday. How often does that happen? Final score Kingman 57 Wellington 40. Rusk ended up with 51 pts total in the 3 day tournament, securing her spot on the ALL TOURNEY TEAM - Congratulations to you Avery - awesome job!!
Scoring in the finale went as follows:
VARSITY GIRLS vs. KINGMAN
WHS 40 KHS 57 (6-6) (3-2)
Avery Rusk 14, Shayland French 12, Mekenna Adams 3, Jacelyn Buck 3, Taylor Meyer 3, Draven Warnock 3, and Rylee Rusk 2.
Field Goals 6/21 24% / Free Throws 3/3 100%
3 Pointers 9/20 45% / Turnovers 15
Off. Reb. 7 / Def. Reb. 8 / Steals 3 / Asst. 7
The JV Girls were in action Saturday at Kingman HS. In the end, the girls from Wellington shined - defeating TRINITY in their opener, 69-19. They also came out on top of the host in the finale, in a much closer contest, 48-44. Congratulations!!
JV GIRLS vs. TRINITY
THS 19 WHS 69 (8-2) (5-0)
MeKenna Jones 19, Myriland French 15, Kylie Aufdengarten 12, Delaney Parkey 9, Natalie Henning 6, Kadin Brown 6, Mykiland French 2
Field Goals 24/46 52% / Free Throws 3/6 50%
3 Pointers 6/23 26% / Turnovers 9
Off. Reb. 14 / Def. Reb. 23 / Steals 25 / Asst. 20
JV GIRLS vs KINGMAN
KHS 44 WHS 48 (9-2) (5-0)
Myriland French 17, MeKenna Jones 14, Kadin Brown 4, Mykiland French 4, Kylie Aufdengarten 4, Natalie Henning 3, Delaney Parkey 2
Field Goals 12/29 41% / Free Throws 15/31 48%
3 Pointers 3/23 13% / Turnovers 23
Off. Reb. 14 / Def. Reb. 18 / Steals 21 / Asst. 12
Next action for both the Varsity and JV Girls will be Friday, Feb. 2nd @ El Dorado HS!