In just seconds, the Waterford Union High School girls basketball team went from winners to losers, courtesy of a Wilmot sophomore Julia Hickey layup to give the Panthers a 53-52 Southern Lakes Conference win Thursday.

The Panthers, who remain unbeaten in the SLC at 2-0, are in three-way deadlock for first with Badger and Union Grove following Thursday’s decision.

Wilmot, down 25-22 entering halftime, picked up the pace in the second half where the Panthers outscored the Wolverines 31-27.

The Panthers’ win comes in spite of a game-high 20 points from Waterford’s Katie Rohner, whose team dropped to 1-4 overall, and 0-2 in the SLC.

For Wilmot, junior Riley Alexander scored nine of her team-leading 13 points from 3-point range. She also had three total rebounds.

Senior Morgan Zenon, meanwhile, pitched in her third straight double-digit output of the season with 12 points and had six total rebounds.

Becca Bell, a senior, also contributed in the low post where she collected four total rebounds and added 11 points for the Panthers.

Hickey, who delivered the game-winner, finished with seven points.

Aside from Rohner’s 20 points, the Panthers’ defense held the rest of Wolverines to single digits, with Ellie Warner posting eight points.

Correction: A previous version of this story indicated Hickey’s game-winning shot was a 3-pointer, but was instead a layup. The story above is the corrected version. 

 
 

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