In a tight defensive contest, the Minford Falcons found just enough points to outlast the Waverly Tigers 40-30 Wednesday evening in an SOC II contest.
With the victory, Minford reaches .500 with an 8-8 record, while remaining one game under the even mark in SOC II play with a 5-6 record.
Minford coach Scott Cayton is hopeful is team is hitting its stride at the right time.
“We’ve got two more games before the draw on Sunday,” Cayton said. “We want to go in on a winning streak, and have a little momentum and improve our chances in the tournament.”
Carrie Wynn led the Falcons with 16 points, in fact, she was the only player on the floor to score in double figures.
“We’ve got several shooters and it seems like it’s a different person every night,” Cayton said. “She had some really big shots tonight, especially in the fourth quarter. Her teammates did a good job of moving the ball and getting her some good shots.”
Despite the low offensive numbers, Cayton was please with his squad’s offensive execution.
“I was pleased with our offense, we got good looks, we just didn’t make them,” Cayton said. “We need to attack the post a little more, we are mainly a shooting team. You live by the three and die by it, we almost died by it. We do need to feed the post more.”
Waverly (4-13, 1-9) was led by freshman Lakin Smith who scored eight points. Jordyn Corcoran finished with seven points for a Tiger team that struggled to find any consistency on the offensive side of the ball.
“We changed it up a little bit. We typically play man-to-man but tonight we played a little zone,” Cayton said. “Our girls did a nice job of finding their girls and contesting their shots. We made them work to get looks.”
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Minford 11 9 9 11 — 40
Waverly 7 4 11 8 — 30
Minford —Grose 2-2-6, Wynn 6-2-16, Shepard 1-0-3, Yeley 2-0-5, Grasso 1-0-2, Berry 3-1-8. Totals 15-5-40.
Waverly —Perdue 1-0-3, Martin 2-1-5, Corcoran 2-2-7, Wiget 2-1-6, Smith 4-0-8, Green 0-1-1. Totals 11-5-30.
3-point field goals — Minford 5 (Wynn 2, Shepard 1, Yeley 1, Berry 1); Waverly 3 (Perdue 1, Corcoran 1, Wiget 1)
Records — Minford 8-8 (5-6); Waverly 4-13 (1-9)