By Jenny Linder
The Mound Westonka High School boys basketball team continued its winning ways, going 3-2 over the last two weeks.
The White Hawks started on the road by defeating conference opponent Watertown-Mayer with a convincing 75-44 victory. MWHS was led by seniors Jayden Heimerman with 19 and Jameson Sexton with 17.
Up next was a home matchup against the Rockford Rockets. With Sexton out sick, the short-handed White Hawks fought hard, playing the physical Rockets even for most of the game. Despite 3-point sharp shooting from senior Cam Oats, who led the team with 15, the White Hawks came up short, losing 47-55.
Next up, the boys beat section rival Patrick Henry in a physical road game, 61-54. High scorers were sophomore Jason Spaeth with 15 and junior Logan Leonard with 13. Leonard energized the team with the defensive play of the game, sprinting back on defense on a Patriot fast break and elevating to block a dunk attempt above the rim.
The team then took on Tartan, who is 19-1 in Class 4A. Despite some strong efforts, the White Hawks went down 51-60 on their home court.
Last Saturday, the White Hawks went on the road to take on conference foe New London-Spicer. Sexton led the team to a dominating 67-44 victory with 14 points. This put Sexton over the 1,000 career point mark, only the seventh White Hawks boy to ever reach that milestone. “It’s a great accomplishment that he’s worked really hard for,” said coach Andre Phillips of Sexton. “We haven’t had many 1,000-point scorers, and for him to join that club is very special.”
The White Hawks are 13-6 overall and remain on top of the Wright County Conference West at 6-1 with seven regular season games left. JV is now 14-5 and unbeaten in conference play.
Coach Phillips said, “Our team is playing at its highest level now, and we look forward to the upcoming challenges in our schedule. There is still a lot for us to play for, and the boys are dialed in to reach our goals.”
Up next for the White Hawks is a home and away matchup against Dassel-Cokato this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15. Followed by two more home games Feb. 17 and 20.