HUBER HEIGHTS — The Wayne Warriors girls’ basketball team ran its record to 2-1 with a 56-44 victory over the 2-3 Fairmont Firebirds. Wayne entered the game coming off of a 68-46 pounding of Pickerington Central on Sunday and Fairmont was coming off of a nail-biter; 40-39 loss to Carroll on Tuesday.
Wayne’s defense was stifling early, holding Fairmont to 4 points and leading the Firebirds 12-4 at the end of the first quarter but Fairmont closed the gap to 20-17 at the half. The Fairmont comeback was led by 6’2” freshman forward Madeline Westbeld’s 8-point outburst in the second quarter.
Mya Dunson hustled down low and mustered up 7 points in the third quarter to help counter 6’2” Fairmont freshman center Madison Bartley’s 9 third quarter points and build the Warriors’ lead to 40-30 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter Fairmont Westbeld scored 8 points and freshman guard Makira Webster added 5 in the fourth quarter, but it would not be enough. Fairmont scored 14 points in the fourth quarter using an up tempo offense but Wayne scored 16, much of it in transition off of turnovers.
The main story line of this victory was too much Destiny Bohanon. The 5’8” sophomore guard led all scorers with 25 points, 7 of those points coming from going 7 of 8 from the line and 10 of her points were scored in the 4th quarter. In a losing effort Madeline Westbeld led all Fairmont scorers with 17 points. She was 5 of 6 from the line. Madison Bartley added 13 for the Firebirds.
The Warriors will travel to Beavercreek on Saturday to take on the Beavers and Fairmont will travel down I-675 to Centerville to take on the Elks.
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