Warriorettes repeat as District 8B champions by Ally Eckert Starting the post-season with a record of 12-7, the Wakonda girls' basketball team earned the second seed spot and a first round bye in district 8B action. The Warriorettes proved to be too much for Hurley on Thursday, Feb. 26 in semi-finals and upset number one seed Centerville the next night in the championship game on their home court. This is the second year in a row the Warriorettes have won District 8B.
The Hurley Bulldogs found that the Warriorettes were too tough to beat with a final score of 56-36. The Warriorettes were lead by Nikki Johnston with 22 total points and Lindsay Nelson with 20 points.
Helping with the win was Chelsa Bohlmann with four assists followed by Johnston with three. Bohlmann lead in rebounds with eight rebounds, followed by Johnston with seven.
The Warriorettes then went on to play their arch rivals, the Centerville Tornadoes in the district championship. With a final score of 60 to 54, the Warriorettes won every quarter but one. Having lost to the Tornadoes in two earlier contests this year, the Warriorettes were ecstatic to pull off the win.
Leading Wakonda to the win was Nelson with 18 points followed by Johnston with 14. Helping with the victory was Bohlmann with five assists, four steals and six rebounds. Henriksen followed with three steals and seven rebounds.
Winning this title for the second year in a row, the girls' next action was a rematch of last year's region game versus the Baltic Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 2 at Hurley.