Wellington plays again on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. at Mulvane.

The Wellington Lady-Crusaders are on their way to defending their Mulvane Wildcat Classic tournament championship from last year after an opening round win against the Wichita Defenders.

Wellington was down after the first quarter, but then picked it up on both sides of the ball, outscoring Wichita 10-5 in the second quarter, and a staggering 20-3 in the final quarter.

Next up for WHS is a second round game against Garden Plain, Thursday at 7:15 p.m.

Jan. 21 score by quarter
WHS 06 10 11 20 47
ITC 08 05 15 3 31

Top three scorers
Savannah Cornejo 14
Kailey Jenkins 11
Carlie McComb 7