Wilmington girls get key win
Wilmington (46) Vs. Mercer (38)
Feb 03, 2012
The Wilmington High girls basketball team bolstered its claim for a playoff spot last night.

Cassie Marett propelled the Lady Greyhounds to a crucial 46-38 District 10, Region 2-AA home victory over Mercer.

Marett, a sophomore, netted a team-high and career-best 16 points for the Lady Greyhounds (5-4 region, 11-8 overall).

“This was a must-win for us. It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win,” Wilmington coach Brandy Sanford said. “Marett has really stepped up for us.

“She’s getting lots of rebounds and she’s picking it up when others are having rough games. She came out strong the last three games; she’s been on fire.”

Marett recorded eight points in each half for the Lady Greyhounds.

Carly Christofferson followed Marett’s effort with 11 markers for Wilmington.

Megan McKenny paced the Lady Mustangs (3-5, 5-13) with 18 points.

The Lady Greyhounds allowed just 17 points in the first three quarters before Mercer rolled up 21 in the final frame. But Wilmington owned a 32-17 lead after three stanzas.

“We played four quarters against Rocky Grove (on Tuesday),” Sanford said. “Tonight, we played two. You have to put four together.

“They were doing the same thing the first three quarters offensively that they did in the fourth. We were flustered because they put a press on in the fourth quarter. It was like we never saw it before.”

Nightly Roundup
Game Scoreboard
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT SCORE
Wilmington 11 7 14 14 0 46
Mercer 6 8 3 21 0 38
Box Scores
MERCER (38)
Jordan Fisher 1 0-0 2
Adelyn Cooke 4 1-2 10
Analise Whenny 0 0-0 0
Melissa Shoemaker 0 0-0 0
Katie Brest 0 0-0 0
Ashley Ryder 1 0-0 2
Megan McKenny 7 4-5 18
Alexis Mills 2 0-1 6.
Totals: 15 5-8 38.

WILMINGTON (46)
Mackenzie Hiers 1 4-11 6
Carly Christofferson 5 1-2 11
Grace Gealy 2 0-0 4
Alanna Elliott 1 0-0 3
Cassie Marett 6 4-6 16
Sarah Slonaker 2 0-0 4
Tessa Sikora 1 0-0 2
Courtney Cohen 0 0-0 0
Jamie Thompson 0 0-0 0.
Totals: 18 9-19 46.

MERCER 6 8 3 21 — 38
WILMINGTON 11 7 14 14 — 46

3-point goals — Mercer 3 (Cooke 1, Mills 2), Wilmington 1 (Elliott 1).
JV score: Wilmington 45, Mercer 34. High scorer: W — Courtney Cohen 10, Jamie Thompson 10.

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