The City narrowly defeated the County 50-48 in a wild game. In a back-and-forth battle, City got out to an early lead, up 3 after the first quarter. County then had an overpowering second quarter taking a 23-19 lead into halftime. City dominated the third quarter outscoring the County 26-4 to be on top by 18 heading into the fourth. County feverishly stormed back, tying the game late 48-48 with 12 seconds remaining. A deflected pass bounced around in the City’s frontcourt when the mad scramble lead to WCI’s Jaime Magoffin scooping up the loose ball and making a contested lay-up with no time remaining for the win.
Leading scorers for the City were Huron Park’s Amanda Wittmer and WCI’s Lauren Shaw each with 10 points apiece. MVP went to Magoffin for managing to seal the win and also attaining 6 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists.
MVP for the County went to Jaden Stockmans who had 8 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Lord Dorchester’s Sarena Beaudry and Ruby Sebinagana both chipped in with 10 points each.
Beth Ewing, a guard, and captain from WCI, was also acknowledged for winning the Southeast Ms. Basketball award. This is rewarded to a senior player who represented herself, her coaches, her school, and the sport of basketball in a positive manner during the past season/career.
The game raised over $400 for WCI’s Festive Campaign which provides Oxford’s CAS/Operation Sharing with assistance over the holidays.