By David Stenklyft
December 14, 2018
Wausau– Behind four players in double figures, the Wausau West Warriors defeated DC Everest 80-38 on Friday night at the West Gymnasium.
The hosts led from the start and controlled the game, to the approval of West head coach Tom Weinkauf.
“I was really happy the way we started the game and the same for the second half, we took control and played very well.”
The West defense was also opportunistic, resulting in several breakaway plays of which Weinkauf was appreciative.
“I’ll take those fast break layups anytime,” he added.
Maddie Schires scored the first seven points for West who moved to 8-1 on the season, and they never looked back.
Everest was never able to deflect several scoreless runs and trailed 31-15 at the half.
“We ran into a really good team tonight,” said Everest coach Matt Bullis. “One of the ten best teams in the state with two scholarship guards, but we had a poor performance tonight and I’m disappointed in our effort.”
Perhaps the maestro of the balanced scoring, West senior point guard Kadie Deaton was pleased the way things went in the game.
“We have been working on our defense and I think that showed tonight. We know we can score, but I think the hard work paid off tonight.”
Schires had 12 points in the half, on the way to 21 for the night.
“West opened up the second half with a 9-0 start led by Anna Cunningham who had a three pointer and got the praise of Weinkauf for her scrappy play. She did a great job, going after loose balls, rebounding, and played a really nice game, hustled all the time she was out there, that was a bonus.”
Deaton, a Northern Colorado commit ran the score to 46-25 with six unanswered points and then senior forward Tess Hauer did the same to run the lead to 55-33.
One bright spot for the Evergreens was Alexis Wojnowiak who controlled the post and scored 19 points, many a result of crisp offensive sets by the visitors.
“Our game plan tonight was to try to sustain possessions, make them work defensively, and we did that in spots, but not the way we wanted to,” said Bullis.
Six points by Schiers and Kiley Deaton helped close out the second half scoring.
DC Everest 15 13 38
Wausau West 31 49 80
DCE Scoring: Studemann 7, Wojnowiak 19, Schmoll 4, Langseth 2, Heil 6
Wausau West Scoring: Tonelli 5, Kadie Deaton 14, Kylie Deaton 14, Folmer3, Cunningham 7, Shabani 1, Schiers 21, Hauer 12, Michalski 3