IRON RIVER—Coming off their stinging loss at Houghton three nights earlier, West Iron County’s girls basketball team made short work of Kingsford in their final game before the holiday break Dec. 19.
The Wykons outscored the Flivvers 22-7 in the first quarter and pushed their lead 35-14 at halftime, on their way to a 69-46 win here. The win improves West Iron’s record to 4-1 overall, and they will take a 1-1 West Pac Conference record into 2012.
Coach Mike Dallavalle said his team executed well in the first quarter, pushed the tempo and took good shots.
Ahead by 21 at halftime, the Wykons’ only wobble came when Kingsford started the third quarter on a 7-0 run. They got as close as 13, but no closer.
West Iron’s attack was led by Shannon Koski, who had her best scoring effort of the season, putting in 19 points for the Wykons.
Jaclyn Waara backed her up with 17, and Kylee Erickson scored 11, including three triples.
Waara also picked the Flivvers’ pockets all night and was credited with 13 steals. Alexis Heimerl led the team with eight rebounds.
Carlee Benzie was Kingsford’s high scorer with 13.
• The Wykons’ schedule resumes Jan. 3 at Hancock. They will return home to host Forest Park on Jan. 6.
Flivvers 7 7 18 14 -- 46
Wykons 22 13 15 19 -- 69