Warriorettes end regular season with three wins

Warriorettes end regular season with three wins by Sandra Geuther Wakonda Warriorettes have been on a winning streak, ending their regular season with three big victories.

On Parents' Night Feb. 18, they hosted the Bon Homme Cavaliers. They stole the victory away from the "A" school 44-39.

Nikki Johnston scored 10 points for the Warriorettes, and brought in seven rebounds. Andrea Gregoire scored 7 points with four rebounds. Chelsa Bohlmann also had 7 points and four rebounds. From 2-point range, Wakonda shot 42 percent and from the 3-point line they shot 46 percent.

Then the Warriorettes got ready for the seventh-ranked Menno Wolves on their court. Thursday, Feb. 20 brought the Warriorettes good luck.

The green team came out on fire in the first quarter of play.

"It was a shooting clinic," said head coach of the Menno Wolves, Jackie Lieble, after the game. The Warriorettes got up 24-9 at the end of the first quarter. At one time the score was 35-11 early in the second.

Menno's good shooters finally got going in the third quarter and scored 15 to Wakonda's 8. But the Warriorettes were able to switch the momentum to hold on to the 65-56 upset win over the Wolves.

Top performers for the Warriorettes were Nikki Johnston with 21 points, and 10 rebounds, Lindsay Nelson with 14 points and four assists, Kim Henriksen finished with 12 points, and three steals, while Chelsa Bohlmann got the ball to the shooters with seven assists.

Overall, the team shot a fantastic 50 percent from the field. They made 53 percent of their 3-pointers.

The following day, Friday, the Warriorettes went to Hurley to make up a missed game due to weather. The tired Warriorettes came out slow to start, but charged ahead 11-8 in the first quarter.

The rough game went back and forth the whole way, but Wakonda emerged the winner 54-42 to give them a Tri-Valley Conference win.

The team shot 32 percent from the field.

Top performers were Nikki Johnston with 13 points, Andrea Gregoire with 10, Chelsa Bohlmann with 9, and Kim Henriksen with 8. Gregoire stole the ball seven times and Bohlmann five.

The Warriorettes are excited going into District play as they are 15-4.

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