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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Wellington girls lose in substate finale

  • The Wellington High School girls hung with Mulvane, but couldn’t hit shots in the final two minutes and lost 46-41 in the substate finals Saturday.

    Wellington’s season ends at 12-9.
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  • By James Jordan
    The Wellington High School girls hung with Mulvane, but couldn’t hit shots in the final two minutes and lost 46-41 in the substate finals Saturday.
    Wellington’s season ends at 12-9.
    Despite the loss coach Eric Adams was pleased with his team.
    “I couldn’t be prouder of a team. We fought hard the whole game,” he said.
    The game was close throughout, with both teams having small runs. Halfway through the second quarter Mulvane went on a 7-2 run to close the half with a 22-17 lead.
    It looked like Wellington hit a shot a the buzzer, but the ball hit one of the goal supports and was ruled out of bounds.
    Wellington managed to cut the lead to three by the end of the third quarter. Both teams struggled to score in the final quarter, but a 3-pointer by Carlie McComb tied the game at 33 with three minutes left.
    Wellington made five more trips down the floor without scoring, missing short shots. Fortunately Mulvane wasn’t hitting either.
    Mulvane’s Destynee Donaldson answered with a three to get the lead back. From there Mulvane hit eight of 10 foul shots and managed to pull away.
    Lauryn Snipes had 18 for Wellington and McComb added 14. McComb had four 3-pointers.  Snipes hit eight of 10 free throws.
    Also for Wellington, Kelsey Whaley had four,  Taylan French had three and Jaden Ledesma had two.
    Aubree Burkhart led Mulvane with 20, Donaldson scored 14 and KaSandra Melick scored nine.
    Mulvane will now move on to the state tournament.
    Adams praised the effort of his six seniors, but the team does have several players back for next year.
    Adams said he was happy with his first season with Wellington.
    “I like where we are and where we are going,” he said.
     

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