Southeast Iowa Basketball- Winfield-Mt. Union traveled to take on Louisa-Muscatine last night and exited the gym having split the games with the girls’ losing 45-27 and the boys’ winning 50-27.
In the girls’ game, the Falcons jumped out to a quick 17 to 8 lead at the end of the first quarter and kept up that pace only being outscored in the fourth quarter 13 to 6. The Wolves defense struggled without Lily Freeman anchoring the middle of the lane as she’s dealing with a foot injury.
Madisen Kellogg continues to lead the offense, stuffing the stat sheet with 12 points, seven rebounds, and two steals. Pacey Schlee added 9 points to the effort with two steals of her own.
Head Coach Mendy McCreight thought her team put up a lot of good looks, but ultimately the ball would not fall through the net. The Wolves are now 2-2 on the season.
For the boys, it was the first game of the season and the Wolves picked up right where they left off last season with a terrific effort from Abram Edwards. The senior collected a double-double with 24 points and 17 rebounds, while rejecting four shots.
Jake Edwards scored 13 points and dished out five assists in the winning effort. Head Coach Klay Edwards talked about getting his team healthy after a long football season, so the Wolves were without Cam Buffington as he is still healing from his ankle injury suffered in the semifinals.
Winfield-Mt. Union will host Pekin in another conference rivalry matchup on Friday, December 1st, with the girls’ game scheduled to start at 6 pm and the boys’ game to follow. The girls’ have a seven-game win streak against the Panthers, while the boys’ team has won the past four matchups against Pekin.