Winfield-Mt. Union- The Girls’ Basketball team had quite the season for the Wolves as they earned a trip to the State Tournament for the first time since 1998, collected 19 straight wins, and finished the season 22-2. A big reason for their success was Bradie Buffington, who decided to sign with Cornell College to continue her basketball career.
Buffington said she dreamed of playing basketball at the college level and Cornell College gave her the best opportunity,
“Coach Brase, he’s just the type of coach I wanted to play for and the school’s super nice. I got to see the team practice and just how they run things and I really liked it and think I’ll fit in best there.”
Buffington led the Wolves with 337 points on the season and second on the team in rebounds with 197, which averaged out to 14 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game. A true force in the lane defensively as she denied 54 shots on the season, which ranked her 38th in Class 1A. Buffington reminisced on the season,
“Oh, my goodness, it was awesome. It was an experience that I always knew that we could make it to and have; but, it took a lot of hard work and looking back and seeing my whole team at the signing today was just really heartwarming. All the memories coming back of the great season we had and its just a lot of fun.”
Buffington finished with 959 points in her high school career. She will be looking to study special education or behavior disorders at Cornell.
The Rams finished the season with a 10-14 overall record and a 9-7 conference record last season.