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Buccaneers win two conference games, secure spot in 2nd place

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With one Gopher Conference game to play, the WEM girls basketball team has a chance to finish in second place after two more conference wins last week.
The Bucs defeated JWP (50-32) and Faribault BA (64-50) to improve to 11-4 in the conference, one half game in front of Maple River and a game behind NRHEG. The Bucs will play at NRHEG Friday, Feb. 18.
The week opened with the 18 point win over JWP. The Bulldogs managed only nine first half points, seven by Claire Adams who finished with 12 points. WEM held an 18-9 halftime lead and never trailed.
Sophomore Alayna Atherton scored a game-high 22 points, making 8-of-12 from the field. She also grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked three shots.
Senior Riley Sammon finished with 11 rebounds, seven points, and three steals. Sophomore Claire Bohlen had six rebounds and five steals. Junior Addyson Taylor dished out four assists.
Friday’s win over Faribault BA featured a pair of...
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