1/29/2014 12:56:00 PM Cameron girls control conference
Three wins in 3 days at the end of last week hiked Cameron's lead in Central Lakeland girls' basketball. The Comets completed their trifecta with Saturday's key home win over Turtle Lake, 64-27, with the Lakers arriving in second place. The 37-point win for Cameron gives the Comets a 7-0 conference mark and leaves Turtle Lake and Clayton tied for second at 4-1. No games were played in the conference this week due to cold weather. Cameron also rolled over North last Thursday, 55-28, and Shell Lake on Friday, 76-58. The Comets, 8-3, are in action next at Prairie Farm (2-4, 4-6) on Friday night. On Monday, the Comets visiting Glenwood City for a nonconference game. Chloe Wanink led Saturday's balanced scoring against Turtle Lake with 13 points, including a big first half as the Comets built a 23-4 lead. Wanink scored nine points in the final minute of the first quarter on a three-pointer, steal and bucket, and a driving basket at the buzzer. Ashlee Bayer connected for a three-point play early in the second quarter to give Cameron a 20-point bulge at 26-6. "With this being the final game of the extended weekend, I expected tired legs and most likely tired minds. But the players were ready and wanted to play well," said Cameron coach Tom Moon. Wanink had 22 points in the first half in Friday's home win over Shell Lake. The junior sharpshooter finished with 24 points. Hannah Bailey added 21 points for the Comets and Bayer had 18. Both had eight points in a big third quarter. Cameron built an early 19-6 lead Thursday against Northwood at Minong, with Wanink scored eight points, Bailey seven and McKenzie Otto four in the first quarter.