West Fork girls top Central Springs

West Fork's Makenzie Fessler dribbles down the court while being defended by Central Springs' Aubrie Saysirisanh. Fessler had a big night against the Panthers and against her second cousin. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

SHEFFIELD – Makenzie Fessler was certain to have one of her best games.

The junior starting guard for West Fork was going up against her second cousin, Kaylea Fessler, a starter for Central Springs and she went all out, scoring eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in the Warhawks’ 53-22 win over the Panthers.

“Her dad and my dad are cousins,” Makenzie Fessler said of the relation, “so we’re Second cousins, yeah. All the time (a rivalry), my dad called me and told me to rub it in his (cousin’s) face once the game was over. It’s a thing. Yes, (I was) very (extra motivated).”

The full story is available in the Feb. 6 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.