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West Lincoln routs Enterprise-Clarke in playoff opener

Four West Lincoln Lady Bears reached double figures Monday night as the green and white had little trouble with visiting Enterprise-Clarke in their MHSAA 2A first round matchup — a game won 85-49 by WL in Jack Case Gymnasium.

Freshman point guard Kara Beth Addison led the Lady Bears with 21 points in the win as she also used her quick hands to dish out eight assist and grab eight steals.

Junior forward Brittany Sturkey scored 20 points for WL and senior forward Bailey Wilson scored 16 points as well. Freshman forward Ta’Kyla Brothern was also in double figures as she scored 11 points while grabbing eight rebounds.

The Lady Bears only led 19-15 after the first eight minutes but turned up the pressure to grab a 37-23 halftime lead.

Next up for West Lincoln is a 6 p.m. home matchup with Union on Friday. Union (23-7) moved on to the second round with a 41-38 win over St. Patrick (9-15) Monday night.

Union finished as the second-place team in Region 6-2A behind defending 2A state champion Newton.

Senior Paige Shedd added five points for WL while junior Mya Brown and freshman Mary Claire Johnson scored four points each. Freshmen Mailey Kate Young and Ramsey Hall rounded out the Lady Bear scoring with two points apiece.

“Kara Beth, Bailey and Britney all had big nights to get us going,” said WL coach Brooks Smith. “Bailey hit some big 3-pointers for us early on and we kind of went from there. Proud of the win and we’ll try to do it again on Friday.”