Wellington girls regain their winning ways.
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.