The Wyoming East Lady Warriors wrapped the regular season with a win.
East whipped Liberty, 67-26, on Wednesday night at New Richmdon for its sixth time in its last eight games.
The Lady Warriors (13-9) take on AA No. 6 Summers County in the Region 3, Section 1 semifinals at Westside on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
After seeing her team build a 43-8 halftime lead, East coach Angie Boninsegna was able to play a variety of lineups in the second half.
“We were able to get off to a quick start in the game and get a big lead,” Boninsegna stated. “I thought we shot the ball well and defended well.”
WEHS had a 55-21 advantage by the end of the third quarter and rolled on from there.
It was Senior Night for Chelsea Duncan and Kristen Bailey.
Duncan scored 32 points, and Bailey tossed in 11.
“They’ve provided excellent leadership,” Boninsegna observed. “I’m going to miss them. They’re been great Wyoming East Warriors.”
The development of team chemistry was a factor in East’s improved play down the stretch, the coach said.
“They’re a family on and off the court,” she remarked. “We started to feed the ball to each other and hit the open man.”
WEHS lost both regular season games with Summers County, but the last game was not decided until the final minute.
“We played a really good game last time, and if a couple of things go differently, it was a game we could have won,” Boninsegna noted. “We passed the ball well and ran out break well.
“If we do the things we can do effectively, we can have a chance to win,” she added.
PikeView 66, East 40
PikeView avenged an earlier loss to the Warriors with a 66-40 win at Gardner on Monday.
The Panthers opened up a 35-18 halftime lead and stayed in control.
Bre Petee scored 16 for East.
Hope Nester had 20 for PikeView.
Photo: Chelsea Duncan of Wyoming East goes in for two during Wednesday night’s win over Liberty at New Richmond.