Holiday spirit: Jones wins the day for West Fork

West Fork’s Lexi Jones drives in against the North Butler defense of Morgan Arjes and Molly Adelmund on Friday, Dec. 22. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

SHEFFIELD – Not only did Lexi Jones win the ‘Christmas spirit’ contest offered at West Fork High School on Friday, Dec. 22, she won the day for the Warhawks.

The senior, who had only four points at half, took control of this Top of Iowa East Conference tilt to finish with 18 points and led the Warhawks to a 45-39 win over North Butler at home.

It salvaged a night in which coach Rodney Huber’s team started hot in taking a 10-0 lead and then going cold in the second quarter, allowing the Bearcats to make it a close 21-19 halftime score.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever experienced that where we came out and hit maybe our first four or five shots,” Huber said...

The full story may be found in the Dec. 28 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.