SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — Winfield used a game-ending 19-5 run to secure their second win of the season over Sissonville, 63-49 Thursday night in a key Cardinal Conference matchup.
The Generals and the Indians were tied at 44 with six minutes to play before Winfield clamped down on the defensive end of the floor. Four Generals scored in double figures, led by Lauren Hudson’s 21-point effort. Mara McGrew and ZZ Russell each added thirteen points while Emily Hudson chipped in with a dozen.
Sissonville’s Laila Arthur led all scorers with 24 points. Alexis Bailey added twelve points for the Indians (11-2).
The Indians led 18-16 at the end of the first quarter. Winfield closed the second quarter on a 12-2 run to take a 28-25 halftime lead. Prior to Winfield’s 19-5 run in the fourth quarter, neither team led by more than three points in the second half.
Both of Sissonville’s losses have come against Winfield (11-3). The Generals won the first meeting at WHS on December 10th, 51-49.
Winfield has played eight consecutive games away from home. The Generals went 6-2 during that span, which included quality victories at Morgantown and at Wayne. “Our schedule, the way it is setup, they have to bring it,” said Winfield head coach Kelsey Spang.
Winfield is now the solo leader in the Cardinal Conference and they have a leg up in seeding for their upcoming sectional tournament. Wayne and Sissonville are top rivals in their section.
“We have big goals. Anybody can have a wonderful season but what it comes down to is the postseason. We want to be seeded high,” Spang said.