Meadow Heights boys collect pair of victories

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Meadow Heights boys basketball team bounced back from a season-opening loss to Leopold to beat Winona 87-81 in overtime Friday and then post its second win Saturday, beating East Carter 74-58.

"It felt good to win. We're starting to slowly get back in the swing of things," Meadow Heights coach Tom Brown said after the first victory.

Against Winona, the Panthers jumped to an 8-0 lead, then fell behind 22-15. They led 59-51 after three quarters, and the game was tied 76-76 after regulation. The Panthers scored eight consecutive points in the overtime as well.

Junior Tyler Welker poured in 25 points, including five of the team's nine 3-pointers. Tyler Wagner, recovering from a foot injury, reached double figures for the first time with 20 points, and Derrick Wilfong added 15 points.

Against East Carter, the Panthers were lead by Wagner who netted 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to record his second consecutive double-double. He was one of three Panthers players who reached double figures in scoring.

Seven Meadow Heights players have posted double figures through the first three games.

The Panthers are now 2-1.

Friday's game

MEADOW HEIGHTS 87, WINONA 81, OT

Meadow Hts1519251711--87
Winona221514255--81

MEADOW HEIGHTS (87) -- Derrick Wilfong 15, Tyler Wagner 20, Adam Welker 5, Tyler Brune 3, Ethan Mayfield 9, Hotop 6, Derek Bess 2, Tyler Welker 25, Luke Nitsch 2. FG 32, FT 14-27, F 23 (3-pointers: T. Welker 5, Mayfield 1, Brune 1, A. Welker 1, Wilfong 1. Fouled out: Hotop).

WINONA (81) -- D. Pasley 24, N. Kyle 5, K. Winger 11, J. Barrett 15, J. Lacy 2, D. Voyles 18. A. Fisher 6. FG 28, FT 22-37, F 22 (3-pointers: Kyle, Winger, Fisher. Fouled out: Pasley, Voyles).


Saturday's game

Meadow Heights 74, East Carter County 58

Meadow Heights18171722--74
East Carter15141514--58

Meadow Heights (74) -- Tyler Wagner 24, Zac Hotop 17, Luke Nitsch 11, Tyler Welker 5, Ethan Mayfield 5, Josef Brown 4, Chad Kiefer 4, Derrick Wilfong 2, Adam Welker 2. FT: 31, FT 8-12, F- 19. (3-pointers Hotop 2, Welker 1, Nitsch 1.)

East Carter (58) -- D. Miller 13, D Frazier 15, Z. Webb 11, T. Feller 7, T. Green 6, M. Stiger 6. FG 22, FT: 11-18. F 10. (3-pointers Stiger 1, Feller 1, Webb 1.

GIRLS BASKETBALLSaxony 40, COSL 16

Kara Versemann led the Crusaders to victory with 22 points.

Saxony Lutheran led by only two points after the first quarter, but broke the game open in second quarter, outscoring COSL 18-2 to head into halftime with a 26-8 lead.

Saxony Lutheran 40, COSL 16

Saxony818131--40
COSL6226--16

Saxony (40) -- Brooke Valleroy 2, Emma Meraz 2, Hailey Roth 2, Julia Steffens 6, River King 6, Kara Versemann 22. FG 15.

COSL (16) -- Jessica Kaaz 9, Christine Kaaz 2, Amanda Hipp 2, Linley Mayer 3. FG 4 FT 2 (3-pointers: J. Kaaz, Linley Mayer).

-- From staff reports

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