GIRLS BASKETBALL: Dukes fall three points short of victory


Wellington’s Alexis Lehmkuhl beats a Lutheran West defender for two points in playoff action.


Jalen Gibbs goes on the run after a steal from the Longhorns.


Samantha Sparks hits a three pointer for the Dukes.


Photos by Russ Gifford | Wellington Enterprise

The Longhorns beat Wellington 55-40 earlier in Feburary. When the fifth-seeded Dukes girls traveled Saturday to face second-seeded Lutheran West in sectional action, they knew the playbook but still had trouble containing Abriana Rondin. Though they applied plenty of pressure in the paint, she dogged the Dukes with 18 points, leading to a 48-45 loss for Wellington.

Wellington’s Alexis Lehmkuhl beats a Lutheran West defender for two points in playoff action.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/02/web1_WHSGirlsBBallAtLutheranWest_Playoffs-2-of-5-.jpgWellington’s Alexis Lehmkuhl beats a Lutheran West defender for two points in playoff action.

Jalen Gibbs goes on the run after a steal from the Longhorns.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/02/web1_WHSGirlsBBallAtLutheranWest_Playoffs-4-of-5-.jpgJalen Gibbs goes on the run after a steal from the Longhorns.

Samantha Sparks hits a three pointer for the Dukes.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/02/web1_WHSGirlsBBallAtLutheranWest_Playoffs-5-of-5-.jpgSamantha Sparks hits a three pointer for the Dukes.