WIC girls start quickly, bury ND

FELCH—The West Iron County girls basketball team’s recent tendency to start sluggishly was apparent for all to see and a bit troubling for its coach. So Eric Shamion decided to try to jumpstart his squad against North Dickinson on Jan. 9.
    “We put in a new play, just to get them (going) right out of the gate,” Shamion said.
    The play worked as, after a quick layup by Anna Malmquist off the opening tip, Eden Golliher scored on a drive, and the Wykons were off and running on their way to a 63-35 rout of the host Nordics. West Iron, which has now won four straight, sprung out to an 11-2 lead four minutes into the game and really was never threatened against a solid North Dickinson team that came into the game with a 5-2 record.
    After Golliher’s bucket, Emily Nelson scored off a steal, Katarina Serbentas hit a shot after an offensive rebound and Malmquist sank a free throw and scored on a drive to put any worry of another slow start to rest. Junior Colbi Laturi, who led the Wykons with a season-high 15 points, said Shamion made it an emphasis to avoid another first-quarter lull.


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