Wykon girls end regular season with L’Anse win
West Iron’s senior players were honored and thanked before their final home game Feb. 23. From left: Alexis Golfis, Tori Harris and Syndie Mazurek.
IRON RIVER—The mood was jubilant, yet still tinged with a bit of sadness as the 2014-15 West Iron County Wykons girls basketball team walked off the Charles Greenlund Gymnasium floor for the final time.
No one involved with the program would dispute that it’s been a trying season at times for this team, which ended the regular season at 4-16 after routing West Pac Conference foe L’Anse 53-30 on Feb. 23.
But its final appearance went splendidly right through the final seconds when reserve guard Jessie Prudhomme topped off the evening by hitting a shot as the final buzzer sounded.
And on the night on which they were honored, the team’s three seniors–Alexis Golfis, Tori Harris and Sydnie Mazurek–basked in attention after the win as they held the flowers they were presented during pre-game festivities.
The final 16 minutes of the game may have been West Iron’s best offensive stretch of the season. Over the last two quarters, the Wykons shot 15 of 32 (47 percent) from the field and outscored the Purple Hornets 33-14. For a team that has struggled to get balanced scoring all year, the sight of three players in double digits at game’s end was a reason to celebrate.
“It was very exciting,” said Mazurek, who recorded a career high with 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting. “I think we ended up playing really well as a team. It was very bittersweet for me and Alexis and Tori, since it was our last night ever playing on our gym floor, but it was a fun game.”
“I am just grateful to be on this team because the girls are great and I just love them,” said Golfis, who led all scorers with 21 points on 9 of 14