The Winfield Warriors faced Fort Zumwalt East in the first round of the Bank of Old Monroe Tip-Off Classic and dropped a 55-33 decision.
Carter Bauer led Winfield with 15 points and John Hogan followed with nine points. Hogan led with nine rebounds.
“Tuesday night didn’t go the way we anticipated.” said Coach Bryan Keim. “We knew East was going to pressure us and try to speed us up. They did a good job of not letting us get into a rhythm offensively. We still got off some good shots, but couldn’t consistently finish. Their pressure also got us to turn the ball over which led to some fast break points for them. It was a great game for us handling their pressure. It’s not something you can really replicate in practice so we were able to learn from it. Still have a great opportunity to win two games the rest of this week.”