State-Rated opponents on schedule this week

Jay Schneider, LifeEnterprise

The 11 WEM senior girls basketball players were honored last week during Senior’s Night. Front row, left to right: Kylie Pittmann, Allison Rients, Brielle Bartelt, May Geyer, and Ellie Ready. Back row, left to right: Autumn Taylor, Lindsay Condon, Sadie Oorlog, Toryn Richards, Lily Grohman, and Ella Michael. (Holly Ready Photo)

Bucs run win streak to four straight

The WEM girls basketball team won its fourth straight game last week, defeating Maple River 71-39 Friday, Feb. 26.

This was one of two Gopher Conference wins for the Bucs. They also picked up a 66-24 win over United South Central Tuesday, Feb. 23.

The Bucs are 8-1 in the conference and 10-2 overall. The upcoming week features three of the biggest games of the season, which winds down the second week in March.

Thursday, March 4 WEM will host Medford, the fourth place team in the conference. The following night WEM will travel to Sleepy Eye-St. Mary’s to face the No. 3 rated Class A team and the team they defeated for the Section 2A title last March.

The conference title will be determined early next week, with the Bucs hosting Blooming Prairie Monday, March 8 and play at Hayfield Tuesday, March 9. Blooming Prairie gave WEM their lone conference loss and Hayfield is in third place with a 10-3 record.

In the win over the Rebels, the Bucs jumped...

To see more on this story pick up the March 4, 2021 print edition of the LifeEnteprise. 



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