WIC buries ETC, falls to Gremlins
IRON RIVER—After dropping seven straight games to start the season, the West Iron County girls basketball team stabilized itself with a victory over North Dickinson two weeks ago and added another win last week.
West Iron dominated visiting Ewen-Trout Creek to notch its second consecutive win with a 62-40 triumph at Charles Greenlund Gymnasium Jan. 20. The Wykons saw their winning string snapped by Houghton, however, falling 55-29 in a West Pac Conference clash on Jan. 23.
In the win over Ewen-Trout Creek, sophomore Emmy Kinner kept her offensive roll going with a career-best and team-high 25 points. Kinner, who established a career-high 19 points in WIC’s win over North Dickinson, set a new standard against the Panthers (0-9) by connecting on 11 of 17 shots from the field and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line.
The 5-foot-4 sophomore guard got West Iron off to a fast start against ETC with nine points in the opening quarter as the Wykons grabbed a 16-8 lead. Kinner penetrated the lane almost at will against the Panthers’ defense throughout the game.
“Emmy has been getting the ball in the lane, creating shots for herself and for teammates,” WIC coach Joe Serbentas said. “She’s just been playing with a lot of confidence for a sophomore, and she’s putting up some decent numbers.”
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