Girls Basketball Roundup: West Branch Uses 19-0 Fourth Quarter to Rally Past Mid-Prairie


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There are strong finishes and late game comebacks and then there is what the West Branch girls basketball team pulled off on Friday.

West Branch outscored Mid-Prairie 19-0 in the fourth quarter to erase a 10-point deficit on its way to a 49-40 win in a River Valley Conference South Division contest in Wellman.

The Bears improved to 14-3 on the season and 12-3 in RVC South Division play with the win that completed the season sweep of Mid-Prairie.

Mid-Prairie dropped to 11-8 on the season and 9-8 in RVC play with the loss.

Sasha Koenig led West Branch with 18 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals while Taylor Thein added eight points, four steals and three rebounds.

Rylan Druecker had six points, six assists and four rebounds for West Branch.

West Branch  14  7    9  19 –  49

Mid-Prairie      8  15  17  0  –  40