Lady Jeffs battle back from early deficit

The Lady Jeffs secured a win over the Wilber-Clatonia Wolverines on their
home court on Tuesday with a final score 50-41.

The girls’ junior varsity team also out-scored the Wolverines in JV action with a fine score of preceding the Varsity games

After trailing the Wolverines in the first quarter and matching their score at the end of the half, the Lady Jeffs battled back and finished with a victory.

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Emily Burkley ’18 and Regan Schmidt ’18 play tough defense on Wilber-Clatonia’s point guard. Photo by: D. Stewart 

Leading scorers were Regan Schmidt ’18 with 16 points, followed by Sara Huss ’20 with 11 points and Macy Ohlde ’18 with 9 points.

While the two teams are very similar on paper, the Wolverines being ranked slightly higher and having a record of 4-7 compared to the Lady Jeffs’ 3-8 record, the Jeffs proved that on paper isn’t the same as on the court.

“We played very poorly in the first half. I was happy just to be tied at half time,” head coach Amy Engle-Evans said. “…But I was really happy with the girls. They really made our halftime adjustments, listened to what we talked to them about…We had some great bench play from Cora and Emily and Sara which really helped propel us to a win I thought.”

The Wilber-Clatonia game was the second of four games that the Jeffs will play this week. The reserve teams were in action on Monday night on their home court against Superior.  Coming up, both JV and Varsity teams will play at Auburn on Friday and at home against Lakeview on Saturday.