BY PCC SPORTS
DONNELSON – Some more stellar defense lifted the Central Lee Lady Hawks to a hard fought win over previously unbeaten Winfield-Mt. Union Friday night at Central Lee.
The Lady Hawks overcame 16 points from senior Jobey Malone, eight in each half and trailed by a point for the final three minutes before outscoring the Wolves 4-1 in the final minute to steal the win 40-38.
The win moves the Lady Hawks to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the Southeast Iowa Superconference South Division.
The game was a nip-and-tuck affair all the way through with neither team holding a lead of more than six. Central Lee had that advantage at 19-13 with a minute left in the first half, but WM-U put up five points in 5-0 run to close the gap to one 19-18 at the half.
Central Lee would push the lead to five at 29-24 in the third period, but again Winfield would put together a couple back-to-back scoring possessions to tie the game at 31 going into the final period.
The Lady Hawks had three players in double figure scoring led by Alivia Myhre’s 14 including two 3rd quarter 3-balls.. Makayla Morrison had three 3-pointers enroute to her 11. Mya Lampe also had 11 points for Central Lee.
Macy Watkins chipped in with four points on the night.
The Hawks are off until Friday when they host cross county rival Holy Trinity Catholic in a boys/girls varsity doubleheader starting at 6 p.m.