In the final home games of the 2005-2006 season the Woodward Middle School girls basketball teams split with Enid Weller on Monday. The seventh grade squad won by four points 26-22, while the eighth grade team found a tougher task on their hands, losing by 10 points 33-23.

In the win for the younger team, Michelle Estep stepped up and delivered 15 of the Boomers’ 26 points. The win improved the team’s record to 14-4 with one game remaining on the road at Enid Emerson Thursday.

Woodward struggled some against the Enid Waller press in the first quarter, committing eight turnovers. Enid, though, was only able to score two points off those turnovers and led just 8-5 after one quarter.

The Eagle press continued to cause problems for Woodward as the Boomers struggled to cross the time line in the second quarter. When the Boomers got the ball across, they worked on establishing the inside game first. Through tenacity and heart, the Boomers did establish an inside game that outscored the Lady Eagles 7-5 to trail by only a point at the break, 13-12.

Coming out of the locker room following the half, the Boomers found a solution to Enid’s press. By spreading the floor and firing long passes downcourt, Woodward was able to score uncontested layups. The Boomers changed the momentum in the third quarter as they outscored Enid 11-7 to lead by three to start the final quarter, 23-20.

Both teams struggled in the final period, with more turnovers than points. The Boomers added only three to the scoreboard, while Enid mustered two for the final of 26-23. A combined total of 14 turnovers were committed in the fourth quarter.

Brooke Miller scored five points for Woodward, Ashley Kunselman had four and Kari Fewin added a pair.

In the eighth grade game the Boomers found themselves in trouble in a hurry. The Lady Eagles started the game with an 11-1 run and ended the quarter up by 10 points, 15-5.

In the second quarter of play, however, the Boomers settled in and cut the Waller lead to five points, 19-14 at halftime.

Enid began the third with a 6-0 run for its biggest lead of the game, 25-14, and it’s defense held the Boomer offense at bay with only two points Enid Waller led 27-16 going into the fourth period.

With an 11 point difference and six minutes to change the outcome of the game, the eighth grade Boomers went to work hoping to stage a comeback, but the task was too daunting and the Boomers fell by 10. The loss dropped them to 8-10 on the season.

Shelby Roach and Jenzi Wilson led the Boomers with six points each. Kylie Fanning added five, while Brittany Bowers and Haley Poulson each scored two.

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