Wendover has played a lot of games tight and close during the 2004-05 girls basketball campaign. And the Lady Wildcats hoped to do the same in their regular season finale.
But Tintic refused to cooperate and the Lady Miners posted a lopsided 55-22 victory over the Lady Wildcats Feb. 10 in Eureka.
And if that wasn’t bad enough. Wendover ventured to Ogden just four days later to compete against Region 17 fourth seed Layton Christian in a Class 1A State Girls Basketball playoff game.
The Lady Eagles soared to a decisive 51-21 triumph over the Lady ’Cats in post-season action to eliminate Wendover from state play.
Wendover Coach Delon Huse said his team played hard but just couldn’t match the energy level of the Lady Miners in the regular season finale.
“We played a good first half,” he noted, “but we ran out of steam in the second half. They played pretty well in the second half. We didn’t play that bad. We had some good shots but just couldn’t get them to fall. It’s frustrating for the girls when they continually miss their shots. They worked hard anyway but we just can’t get any kind of consistent shooting from game-to-game. The effort is always there.”
Tintic 55 – Wendover 22
The Lady Miners outscored the Lady Wildcats in all four frames and rolled to a decisive triumph Feb. 10 at Eureka.
Crysta Underwood and Danielle Sorenson fired in three points each while Danielle Bosenberg and Meche Steele provided a basket each to stake Tintic to a 10-4 lead after one period expired.
Rejily Sweat produced all four of the Wendover points in the opening period to give the ’Cats an early offensive boost.
Tintic tacked on an 8-4 outburst in the second stanza to take an 18-8 advantage at intermission. Bosenberg paced the Lady Miners with four points in the period and Steele logged three for the hosts. Shayna Stansfield canned a free throw to aid the effort.
Sweat and Fatima Gomez hit a basket each to complete the scoring for Wendover in the session. The hosts exploded for an 18-7 barrage in the third period to seize total command of the contest with a 36-15 advantage. Bosenberg torched the nets for 14 points while Steele and Bridget Sherwood added a field goal each.
Krishton Gonzalez buried a 3-point bomb while Lindsay Mascaro and Tarin Ratliff each chipped in with a field goal in the fateful frame.
Tintic tacked on a 19-7 assault in the final frame to complete the lopsided league triumph. Sorenson poured in nine points to ignite the Miner charge while Kelcie Carter hit for five points. Steele also completed a three-point play and Sherwood buried a pair of charity tosses to complete the easy victory.
Adriana Delmuro, Madison Higley and Gonzalez hit a field goal each for the ’Cats down the stretch and Jasmine Wadsworth canned a free throw.
Bosenberg paced all scorers in the game with 20 points and Sorenson chipped in with 12. Steele contributed 10 for the victors.
Sweat paced the Lady Wildcats with a team high six and Gonzalez hit for five.
A story on the Layton Christian playoff setback will be published in a future edition.