Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Lady-Crusaders top Augusta

  • Wellington girls regain their winning ways.
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  • Wellington's girls basketball team shot lights out in its first meeting against Augusta earlier this season.
    Though the Crusaders didn't light up the scoreboard and Augusta played much closer, it was a stretch of shots by Kailey Jenkins that proved to be the difference.
    On some plays, Jenkins got loose from screens. On others, she just made tough, well-defended shots. In all, Jenkins made four 3-pointers in a matter of a few minutes that carried Wellington to a 34-26 win Tuesday night, which spoiled Augusta's senior night.
    "We just did not do a good job of getting out on her. She's got a sweet stroke," said coach Tracy Anderson.
    Anderson added that it was a stark contrast to the first meeting, when Wellington made 10 3-pointers. Jenkins made two 3-pointers to close the first quarter, then two more to open the second quarter and give Wellington a 14-5 lead.
    Rather than let it get away from them, the Orioles came through with some big plays to get back into the game. Senior Kalie Robinson swished back-to-back 3-pointers to help pull Augusta within three by halftime.
    Taylor Childers scored a layup to pull Augusta within one early in the third, but the Orioles couldn't get over that hump to take the lead. Both teams managed just four third-quarter points.
    Wellington sealed the win early in the fourth quarter when Avery Lewellen made back-to-back 3-pointers to stretch Wellington's lead to 28-21.
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