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Golden Hawks overcome slow start to top Wilton

Jan 09, 2013
Mariah Swartzentruber

WELLMAN — After a sluggish start, No. 8 Mid-Prairie used a 52-19 blitz during the second and third quarters to defeat Wilton 61-34 on Tuesday night for its fifth-consecutive win.

The visiting Beavers (1-10, 0-7 Cedar Valley Conference) jumped out to a 7-2 lead after one quarter, but the Golden Hawks outscored Wilton 27-7 in the second. Mid-Prairie led by as many as 30 points in the second half.

“We were a little lethargic to start the game, but I was really pleased with how we played the last three quarters,” Mid-Prairie head coach Marc Pennington said. “We shot nearly 50 percent in the last three quarters.”

Senior Mariah Swartzentruber scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Golden Hawks (7-2, 5-2 CVC), and senior Mallory McArtor added 14. Sophomore Taylor Kurtz had seven points. Seniors Jessie Butters and Olivia Lugar chipped in six points apiece, and Butters pulled down 13 rebounds.

Sophomore Austin Grace scored 11 points to lead Wilton, and junior Olivia Reifert added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

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