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Strong Start by Vicksburg Varsity Girls Basketball

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Liz Weddon blocks out Allegan players looking to rebound.

By Mari Smith

With the 2014-2015 season well underway, the Lady Bulldogs have tallied an impressive six wins and three losses under the leadership of returning Coach Paul Gephart.   The team landed two victories in December, one against the Eddies of Edwardsburg, 54-36, the other against the Tigers of Allegan, 38-34. Liz Weddon and Layna Steele were top scorers in both games. The loss in December was to Plainwell where the Bulldogs fell, 57-34, with Steele at the top again in baskets.

The start of the new year brought back-to-back victories, the first against the Portage Northern Huskies, 56-47. Weddon landed eighteen points and sisters Olivia Welch and Grace Welch added nine apiece.   The Bulldogs followed with a Conference win at home against Paw Paw, 60-48. Weddon tallied twelve, with Kennedy Nabozny and Meaghan Wright tossing up an additional eight apiece.

The brief winning streak came to an end when the Bulldogs hosted Otsego losing, 34-24, with eleven of Vicksburg’s points coming from Grace Welch.   Vicksburg followed that loss with a pounding to Dowagiac, 46-14. Grace Welch put ten through the hoop, with Weddon adding eight and Nabozny another six.

Plainwell took to the Bulldog’s court and handed Vicksburg its second loss against the Trojans, 43-35. Wright scored eleven, including three three-point shots, with Weddon and Steele contributing six each. The Lady Dawgs headed to Parchment to tally another victory, 28-24. Weddon scored seven of the Bulldogs’ winning points, and the Welch sisters added six apiece.

Members of the team also include Rachel Baughman, Alicia Cagney, Makayla Harris, Faith Morris, Alley Munro and Hannah Wilson.

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