Medora hoops season ends with sectional defeat



Shepard Earl threw down 10 points and collected 15 rebounds as a bright spot for Medora Friday night, but the Hornets were overwhelmed by host West Washington in the West Washington Sectional semi-final, 75-23.

It was a season-ending game for Medora, completing the year with a 3-19 record, after obtaining a first-round sectional bye.

West Washington, 12-11, advanced into this round by defeating Shawe Memorial and now will face the winner of Friday’s Trinity Lutheran-Edinburgh in tonight’s championship game at 7:30 p.m.

The Senators led 27-8 after the first quarter, Friday. The Hornets did not score their first basket until the 4:35 mark of the eight-minute period when Jenna Bowers hit a shot for her only points of the game. Medora did not field a girls team this season and some of the girls players competed on the boys team.

West Washington led 40-13 at the half and then blitzed the Hornets, 21-0 in the third quarter. Medora shot 0-for-11 from the floor in that quarter.

"We wanted to slow the game," said Medora coach Mark Morin, "but when we got behind 10-2, you can’t do that. The press took us out of the game."

David Persinger added 8 points for Medora. Besides Earl, Persinger and Bowers, Medora’s only scorer was Eli Sturgill with 3 points.

High scorer for West Washington was Jacob Strange with 22 points.

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