Bucs split two Gopher Conference games

Jay Schneider, LRlife@frontiernet.net

WEM junior Alayna Atherton scored a game-high 13 points in a Gopher Conference loss Friday, Jan. 20 to Kenyon-Wanamingo. (Jay Schneider photo)

The WEM girls basketball team took one step forward and one step back in the Gopher Conference standings last week.

The Bucs defeated Maple River, 61-52, Tuesday, Jan. 17, avenging an earlier loss to the second place Eagles. With that win WEM moved into a tie with Maple River in the West Division. Three nights later, Kenyon-Wanamingo (K-W) used some outstanding outside shooting to knock off the Bucs, 55-49. The Knights made 6-of-13 three-pointers while the Bucs made only four in 31 attempts.

WEM made the most of their opportunities against Maple River. They hit 21-of-30 free throws and shot a season-best 17-of-31 (55%) on two point attempts.They also held a 40-27 rebounding advantage.

“Our focus and intent on the defensive end was really good all night, and we once again did a good job of rebounding the ball,” head coach Ty Kaus said. “It was a really nice effort and good win against a good team. Always nice to get one back after they beat us to begin the season.”

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