Pioneer hosts Maconaquah next Saturday afternoon.
Winamac 62, Caston 41
Bethany Brogdon had 20 points, Ali Larkin scored 16 and Stephanie Shorter scored 15 to lead Winamac to the win at Caston.
The Warriors (12-6, 6-1 Midwest Conference) secured a second place finish in the MWC standings while ending the Comets’ (12-6, 5-2) five-game win streak.
Winamac led just 26-24 at halftime before outscoring Caston 38-15 in the second half.
“We played the second half in this game as well as any game this year,” Winamac coach Jeff Wagner said. “That came at the right time as we prepare for the sectional week.
“We were getting beat inside in the first half and made some adjustments at halftime and the girls did a great job carrying through those adjustments. ... We shared the ball very well in the second half, but I thought our second half defense was really what won this game, as we caused turnovers and disrupted Caston and kept them out of sink through the end of the game.”
Mickayla Rans had 12 points to lead the Comets. Sarah Holt and Jaycee Denton scored 10 each, and Anna Brown added eight.
Winamac drew a bye at its Class 2A Winamac Sectional and will face the winner of Rensselaer and Delphi on Friday.
Caston will face Pioneer Tuesday at the Class A West Central Sectional.