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Washington County Earns Road Sweep at Axtell
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

The Washington County Tigers went on the road and picked up a Twin Valley League sweep over Axtell Friday night with just two games remaining in the regular season.


Despite committing 16 turnovers the Washington County girls avenged an early season four point loss to Axtell by defeating the Eagles Friday night 46-32 in a game the Tigers led from start to finish.

Washington County jumped out to a 7-0 lead to begin the game and led 11-7 after one quarter behind five points from junior Grace Otott.

The Tigers pushed their lead to 10 points at halftime behind more strong play from Otott, as the junior added 10 more points in the quarter knocking down two 3-pointers giving Washington County 25-15 lead at the break.

Axtell was able to pull within six points heading into the fourth quarter behind eight points from senior Hana Schmitz, but the Tigers put the game away with 7-of-8 free throw shooting in the fourth quarter to win by 14.

The Tigers (7-11, 5-9 TVL) finished 11-of-14 from the charity stripe in the game and hit five treys, while Axtell (7-11, 4-6 TVL) failed to hit a shot from the outside and finished just 7-of-14 from the line.

Washington County: Grace Otott – 18, Camryn Boykin – 7, Jenae Romeiser – 7, Mia Cardenas – 6, Alyssa Kern – 4, McKenzie Metz – 2, Jaise Chandler – 2.

Axtell: Hana Schmitz – 15, Bree Porting – 5, Kinsey Feldkamp – 4, Loriann Volle – 3, Halie Schmitz – 2, Emi Deters – 2, Aspen Buessing – 1.


Behind a 17-10 second quarter the Washington County boys led from start to finish in route to their fifth straight victory taking down Axtell 69-61.

The Tigers jumped out to a 12-8 lead after the first quarter forcing seven Axtell turnovers and pushed their lead to 11 points at the half, 29-18, behind 11 points from sophomore Kobe Hoover.

The Eagles didn’t go down quietly though as they got back to within five points heading into the fourth quarter, but Washington County hit 11-of-16 free throws in the fourth quarter to ice the game away.

Washington County (14-5, 11-3 TVL) finished 20-of-28 from the charity stripe in the game while Hoover knocked down five 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 24 points.

Axtell (8-10, 5-5 TVL) was led by Hunter Koch’s 17 points and finished with 17 turnovers in the contest.

Washington County: Kobe Hoover – 24, Tyler Nelson – 20, Drew Buhrman – 15, Luke Gauby – 2, Tyler Simmons – 2, Wyatt Benz – 2, Sean Bruna – 2.

Axtell: Hunter Koch – 12, Jonah Porting – 10, Quinn Buessing – 9, Derek Buessing – 9, Nate Buessing – 7, Clark Werner – 5, Mitch Buessing – 4.

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Hiawatha, KS 66434
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