Woodmen pull away to down Whiteland

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County rivals Greenwood and Whiteland played relatively even for three quarters of Friday’s girls basketball match-up, but the visiting Woodmen dominated the second quarter enough to keep the drama to a minimum.

Greenwood, playing just its second game since Dec. 20, held the host Warriors without a field goal through the entire second period, as well as the first 4:46 of the third quarter. The Woodmen outscored Whiteland 32-4 during that stretch and parlayed that into a 55-37 Mid-State Conference victory.

“We talked before the game about working on our defense,” said Greenwood senior post player Sarah McLeod, who finished with 11 points and a game-high eight rebounds. “We didn’t practice a couple of days because of the snow, but we’re doing a lot better as we gain experience.”

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