Wahlert on Winning Side of 1st Match Up Against Western

Published 01/15 2014 11:09PM

Updated 01/15 2014 11:36PM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) Former Benton Cardinal Andee Wahlert came out on the winning end of Wednesday's meeting between Central Missouri and Missouri Western.

Wahlert contributed three assists and a rebound in 17 minutes in a 71-65 win for the Jennies against the Griffons.

She chose to bypass Western for MIAA rival Central Missouri prior to her senior season at Benton. Despite a longer commute to watch her play, Wahlert's still getting a lot of support from St. Joseph.

"My family's here all the time, and I still talk to a lot of people from my high school," Wahlert said.

The 5'5" freshman guard is playing meaningful minutes for the eighth ranked team in the nation -- the Jennies are off to their second straight 13-2 start. Wahlert's not new to playing on successful basketball teams. During her senior season, Benton won 20 games and the Midland Empire Conference. She is adjusting to a new style of play, though.

"In high school I was used to running plays every time and slowing things down a lot, but here it's just motion and up and down the court really fast giving it to people that can score."

Central Missouri is second in the MIAA standings with 11 games left in the regular season. Wahlert's Jennies return to northwest Missouri Saturday with a game in Maryville against Northwest Missouri State.

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