CMS Ladycats stay on track
The Cassville seventh and eighth grade basketball squads each tallied a win and loss in recent action against Seneca and Aurora.
The eighth grade Ladycats fell to a talented Seneca squad 33-40. Cassville was plagued by turnovers and too many missed shots. In the second half, the Ladycats were able to get within 4 but couldn't ever take over the lead.
Scoring was led by Hannah Elkins with 12, Marti Richmiller with 7, Gail Edie with 6, Courtney deRonde with 4 and Emily Orrell and Naomi Beck with 2 each.
The eighth graders rebounded by defeating Aurora 36-25. Edie led scoring with 13 points. Others contributing to the point total were Orrell with 9, Elkins with 8, deRonde with 4 and Chelsea Krallman 2.
The seventh grade squad also fell to Seneca in a close game. The final score was 34-36. The visiting Lady Indians were up 10-2 at the end of the first quarter, but a strong second quarter by Cassville cut the lead to 14-12.
Lindsay Turner was Cassville's leading scorer with 12 points. Other scorers were Taylor Grimes 6 and Abby Carr, Amber Balch, Melissa Fink and Danielle Krumwiede, 2 each.
The Ladycat seventh graders followed the loss with a commanding 35-15 win over Aurora. Caylyn Cieslinski led the balanced scoring attack with 12 points followed by Fink 8, Carr 4, Balch 4, Krumwiede 4, Turner 2 and Grimes 1.
The squads are coached by Greg Turner and Mandy Henry.