Ladycats down East Newton for Big 8 win

Thursday, January 26, 2006
Exeter Lady Tigers win tournament The Exeter Lady Tiger basketball squad, pictured above, won the Sarcoxie Lady Bear Invitational over the weekend by defeating a very talented Southwest team 49-35. Members of the team include: deAnna Harris, Kendale Savage, Janelle Scott, Kendra Divine, Ashley Porter, Chelsey Brattin, Kady Stringer, Heather Irwin, Jennifer Malicoat, Whitney Edie, Katie Chadd, Alisha Scott, Alisha Wubker and Kasie Scott. In the championship game, Edie posted 17 points and Scott tallied 11 of her 13 in a key fourth quarter run. Harris was credited with 10 points in the win. "The team has really played more consistently as of late," said Coach Jason Cole.

The Cassville Ladycats picked up a Big 8 Conference win over visiting East Newton last Tuesday.

The whole game would be a back-and-forth battle between the teams as Cassville was outscored 20-17 at the end of the first half and then rallied to outscore the Lady Patriots 29-14 in the second half. In the end, Cassville earned a hard-fought 36-34 victory.

Brittany Vollenweider led the Ladycats with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Julie Cupps followed her with 8 points, including one three-pointer. Others adding to the Cassville point total were Jessie Gripka with 6 points, Abby Munoz with 5 and Gabby LeCompte with 2. Munoz also pulled down five rebounds for the Ladycats.

"We had several girls step up," said Coach Chris Shore. "It was a nice win."

The victory lifted the Ladycats' record to 7-10.

This Thursday, Cassville will travel to Chadwick followed by another road game against Webb City on Jan. 31. The Ladycats won't be back on home court until Feb. 2 when they face off against Lamar in a Big 8 contest.

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