Girls basketball · Journey to the Tourney

Girls Varsity basketball concluded their opening weekend by participating in the Journey to the Tourney at Lakota West High School.  The Firebirds opened-up their season on Saturday afternoon vs Solon High School.  Solon was the Division I State Runner-Up from last season.  The Birds were victorious in the opener 70-58.  Madeline Westbeld broke the Journey to Tourney scoring record by scoring 34 points and adding in 10 rebounds in the victory.  Mali Morgan-Elliott added in 12 points and 11 rebounds.

On Sunday, the Birds took on the Newark Wildcats.  Newark was 25-2 last season and beat the #1 team in the State of Indiana on Friday night by 20.  The Firebirds fought through-out the game and were with-in 2 points mid-way through the 4th.  The Wildcats made some huge baskets with under 3 to play to pull-out the victory vs the Firebirds.  Newark won the contest 68-57.  Madeline Westbeld had 19 points and Madison Bartley chipped in with 17 for the Birds.  The Firebirds are 1-1 on the season and travel to Wayne on Wednesday.

The JV girls basketball picked-up their first win of the season on Sunday vs Mason.  The Firebirds did a great job working together after losing a tough battle vs Fort Laromie on Saturday.  The JV Birds are also 1-1 on the season and also travel to Wayne on Wednesday.