Wapakoneta girls fall to Kenton on road

Mike Frank
Sports Editor

A strong start gave way to a disappointing ending.
Struggles from both close and long range cost Wapakoneta, as they fell to Kenton 42-36 in a Western Buckeye League girls basketball contest on Thursday.
The Lady Redskins led by eight, 23-15, at the half. But Kenton caught and passed Wapakoneta with 20 points in the third quarter, then did enough in the fourth to preserve the win.
The Lady Redskins are now 3-1 in the WBL and 7-6 overall. They had just 13 points in the second half, and shot 1 for 17 in the fourth quarter.
Coach Rusty Allen of Wapakoneta said, "We didn't execute inside very much. I think it was a lack of concentration. The ball just didn't go in the basket."
He added, "We have to find someone to be a threat from outside."
Makenzie Wilson had 12 points for Wapakoneta, while Kassi Saunders had eight and Katie Engle scored six.

For more on this game, see Friday's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.