The Wellsville-Middletown varsity girls basketball team was a work in progress this year, but that doesn't mean it didn't have its share of highlights.
One such moment came on Jan. 4 when the Lady Tigers won at Winfield 46-45 despite 18 points by Bre Burkemper. While a close victory in the second round of the Clopton Tournament was enough by itself to celebrate, the key to this accomplishment came when Wellsville-Middletown outscored the Lady Warriors 24-11 in the fourth.
Jump ahead to the consolation game of the Clopton tourney on Jan. 6 and the Lady Tigers once again walked away with a tight 37-34 victory over Louisiana. Scoring a team-high 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs was Kyjiah Clark.
The rest of the year wasn't nearly as memorable for Wellsville-Middletown and began with four-straight losses starting at Community R-6 70-30 on Nov. 22 and ending at Chamois 39-36 on Dec. 6. The team also lost five in-a-row by falling at Winfield 48-31 on Dec. 9, at home against Clopton 84-21 on Dec. 13 and at North Callaway 80-31 on Dec. 29. The Lady Tigers were then downed by Madison 53-24 on Dec. 30 and at Clopton 60-24 on Jan. 2.
Results were hard to come by for Wellsville-Middletown after that, so even though there were probably more highlights worth mentioning, what is known for sure is that on Jan. 20 the team was bested at home by New Haven 49-27. The Lady Tigers also lost 61-31 at Mark Twain on Jan. 25, at home on Jan. 30 the team got beat 52-39 by Elsberry and on Feb. 3 and 8 the squad was on the wrong side of 28-20 and 62-41 decisions against Community R-6 and Montgomery County, respectively.