The Wellington High School varsity girls basketball team was defeated 71-28 by William T. Dwyer High School at a home game Thursday, Dec. 13.
Dwyer got out to an early lead and dominated the court, while the Lady Wolverines struggled to put points on the board. Nicole Reed helped put Wellington on the board, scoring two 3-point baskets in the first period, in which the Lady Wolverines trailed 21-7.
But the Lady Panthers held Wellington nearly scoreless in the second period, meanwhile extending their lead with back-to-back baskets. Though the Lady Wolverines tried to catch up, they were unable to put points on the board.
Dwyer added 29 points in the second period alone, and Wellington put in only one basket, a foul shot by Brianna Sabbat. The second period finished with Dwyer in the lead 50-8.
But the Lady Wolverines came back fighting in the second half of the game, cutting into Dwyer’s lead. Baskets by Sabbat, Latoya Ashman and Haley Thompson added to Wellington’s score to finish the game 71-28 at the buzzer.
The Lady Wolverines traveled to Seminole Ridge High School on Monday, Dec. 17 and lost to the Hawks 46-31. They also hosted Royal Palm Beach High School on Thursday, Dec. 20, but results were not available at press time.
Wellington returns to face John I. Leonard High School on Monday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Lake Worth.
Above: Wellington’s Brianna Sabbat puts in a foul shot.