Her teammates soon realized that Fountain Central could not stop her inside and they began to feed her the ball whenever possible. Wetli ended with a game-high 26 points and, according to Allen, was the difference in the game.
Fountain Central kept the game close in the third quarter, but when the fourth quarter started, the Mounties began to take advantage of Mustang fouls to go to the line.
Unlike Friday night, when the Mounties struggled at the line late in the game with Seeger, they were almost perfect from the line against Fountain Central.
When the game ended, the free throws had propelled the Mounties to the 56-35 win.
Anthrop said she told her girls to remember how they felt after the game and to use that feeling to motivate them to prepare next season so they did not have to feel that way again.
Despite the outcome, Anthrop said the goal all season had been to improve.
“Even tonight, in the locker room after the game, they said they thought they had gotten better,” she said. “We’re looking forward to better things next season.”
Greg Flint is a freelance writer/photographer for the Commercial-News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org