Last Wednesday was a special evening for Wyoming East girls hoop coach Angie Boninsegna.
Before her team’s regular season finale against River View, Principal Amanda Hylton presented her with the banner for the Class AA 2016 state championship.
It was the first title for a WEHS girsl team.
After the Lady Warriors beat the Raiders, 58-38, she learned it was her 100th career victory as the head coach at East.
“I didn’t know,” she admitted.
Boninsegna has guided the program at WEHS for seven years.
“I really feel blessed to have been associated with such wonderful young people during my coaching career at Wyoming East,” Boninsegna said.
“I also have been blessed with such great assistants and support staff who make my job a lot easier,” she added. “Together we accomplished the goal of one hundred victories.”
Boninsegna guided the Lady Warriors to the state semis in 2015.
Despite a rash of injuries, East finished the current season at 17-5 and is ranked No. 2 in the coaches and AP polls as sectional tournaments get under way.
East 58, Riverview 38
Wyoming East pulled away in the second half for a 58-38 win over No. 10 Riverview at New Richmond.
The Lady Warriors held a slim 21-16 edge at halftime.
It was 30-24 in the third quarter when the Warriors scored seven straight.
Emily Saunders connected on a put back, and Megan Davis drilled a three from the right side.
Misa Quesenberry drove inside for two to make it 37-24.
East took a 41-28 lead into the final period.
The Lady Warriors used a 14-1 run to take their biggest margin of the night at 55-29.
“I thought you could see we were a little fatigued from playing the night before,” coach Angie Boninsegna said. “But we battled through it.”
Saunders had a triple-double with 15 points, 11 boards and 11 blocked shots.
Blankenship scored 11, and Davis had 10.
Kiersten Roberts scored 18 to pace the Raiders (18-4).
The game marked the return of Quesenberry and Kelsey Green, who were injured a couple of weeks ago.
East 71, PikeView 37
Wyoming East pulled away from PikeView in a win at Gardner last Tuesday.
Holding a 25-21 lead at the break, the Lady Warriors outscored the Panthers 25-9 in the third period to assume command.
Jasmine Blankenship connected for 24 to lead WEHS. Megan Davis scored 12 and had seven rebounds. Emily Saunders added 10 points and seven boards.
Katie Daniels had five steals and four assists.
Laken McKinney had 14 points and eight rebounds for PikeView.
John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.
John Conley can be reached ast 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.