Timberwolves BB teams split wins with POI foes
The Red Oak Express
The Southwest Valley basketball teams splits wins with Lenox and Southeast Warren with both the girls and boys teams going 1-1 on the week.
In a competitive back-and-forth game at Lenox, the SWV girls came up just short, falling 57-52.
Senior Ryanne Mullen recorded her first double-digit scoring game of the season, finishing with 13 points to lead the team. Freshman Ada Lund had her first career varsity double-digit scoring effort with 12 points, and freshman Mackenzie Fast earned her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Timberwolves stole the ball 18 times and held Lenox’s top scorer, Sadie Cox, to just nine points.
“We played really well tonight in many facets of the game,” Southwest Valley head girls basketball coach Mike Cormack said. “Both teams played hard in a quality high school basketball game. We are improving every game. The whole team played well and we came up just short.”
SWV: Maggie Haer eight points, five rebounds, two assists, five steals; Lund 12 points, five rebounds, seven steals; Mullen 13 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal; Becca Wetzel three points, two rebounds, three assists, three steals; Fast 10 points, 10 rebounds; Lindsay Maurer three points, one rebound, one assist, two steals; Hailey Randall one rebound; Madeline Bevington three points, three rebounds, one assist.
The Southwest Valley boys defeated Lenox 63-55.
SWV: Roman Keefe 15 points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals; Cael Hogan 21 points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal; Miller Means five points, two rebounds, one block; Isaac Currin six points; Dustin Shuler one steal; Marshall Knapp four points, seven rebounds, one steal; Logan McCuen one assist; Wyatt Mendenhall seven points, one rebound; Alex Morgan five points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal.
Haer had a spectacular double-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in leading the Timberwolves to a 70-44 win over Southeast Warren at home on Thursday, Dec. 15.
The Timberwolves led 31-23 at halftime and exploded with a 39-21 second half to win their home opener and first conference game.
“We are making positive steps forward and this was a great team victory,” Cormack said. “Everyone contributed to this win.”
The contributions showed in the stat books as every member had at least one assist.
SWV: Haer 20 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, seven steals; Lund six points, 10 rebounds, five assists, eight steals; Mullen 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals, two blocks; Wetzel six points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal; Fast three points, two rebounds, two assists, one block; Maurer seven points, one rebound, one assist, one steal; Sierra Pearson six points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal; Bevington 11 points, four rebounds, one assist, four steals.
The Timberwolves boys fell 49-43 to the Warhawks.
SWV: Keefe 11 points, one rebound, two steals; Knapp two points, six rebounds, two steals, one block; Hogan 11 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal; Morgan two points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal; Currin eight points; McCuen three points, two steals; Wyatt Mendenhall three points, one rebound, one assist; Means two points, three rebounds, one steal; Sawyer Hensley one rebound, three assists, two steals; Shuler one point, four rebounds.
The JV girls defeated Lenox in a half game, 26-16. Hailey Randall finished with 17 points, making five three-point shots.
Sidney Crill had four points, Miaya Fourez three points, and Kaya Owen two points.
“I am really proud of our hard work tonight and teamwork,” Southwest Valley head JV girls coach Kristin Fast said. “The shots were falling tonight.”