Seventh grade basketball teams finish year with 2nd place finish in Pioneer tournament

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Both the Wellington seventh grade basketball teams fell short Thursday night in the Pioneer League Tournament Championship in Clearwater.The boys lost a close one to Mulvane 45-43. The girls lost earlier in the evening 32-22.The Knight boys team had a wild contest. They came out and took a 11-6 lead after the first quarter and was tied 18-all at the half.“For some reason, this group of boys always seem to come out flat in the third quarter of ball games and that would happen again Thursday night,” said Chad Whaley, seventh grade boys basketball coach.Mulvane would score the first six points of the second half. Wellington responded though and trailed 29-26 entering the fourth quarter.With 4:30 on the clock the game was tied. But Mulvane pulled away to lead 37-30 and with 2:54 to play.But the boys never quit fighting. With 22.4 seconds left in the game trailing 45-43, Wellington would get three chances to tie the game and were unsuccessful.Wellington fouled with 4.7 seconds left and Mulvane would miss both free throws. The desperation shot from a little past half court would come up short, and Mulvane clinched victory.“This group of boys are going to have very promising careers if they continue to work hard and stay dedicated,” Whaley said.Scoring for Wellington were: Silas Popplewell 14, Travese Love 12, Zander Vargas 8, Gage Cunningham 5, Isaac Hilt 4.Wellington boys end the season at 10-6.———In the girls game, Wellington fell behind early. Rose Hill opened with a 10-4 lead in the first period and was trailing 22-6 at the half.“We couldn’t hit shots in the first half,” said Kim Lewellen, Wellington seventh grade girls coach. “We outscored them in the second half to make a dent but couldn’t close the gap.”Scoring for Wellington were: McKenna Jones 6, Kenedy Lara 3, Natalie Henning 4, Lindsey Scheufler 7 and Tori Lewellen 2.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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