Ladycats earn Big 8 wins

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Cassville Ladycats picked up two Big 8 Conference victories last week in three contests.

Cassville faced the Monett Lady Cubs on Monday, Feb. 4 and won 49-39. The Ladycats jumped out to an 8-2 lead over Monett and slowly increased their lead throughout the contest. At half-time, Cassville led 22-15 and increased the score to 33-22 before the fourth quarter.

Senior Brittany Vollenweider had a big game with 17 points and nine rebounds. Gail Edie was also a key contributor with 11 points and seven rebounds. Others scoring for Cassville were: Marti Richmiller 12, Hannah Elkins 5 and Gabby LeCompte and Brittney Wilbanks 2 each.

"We put four solid quarters together and played really well," said Coach Chris Shore. "I am proud of our team's effort."

On Friday, the Ladycats got another important victory in the conference race. The squad hosted Lamar and won the contest 49-38. Cassville again got off to a good start, outscoring Lamar 16-7 in the first frame; however, Lamar rallied and cut the lead to two at half-time.
After half, both teams held pace with the third quarter ending with Cassville on top 34-32. The Ladycats showed good determination in the fourth, putting the game away by outscoring the Lady Tigers 15-6.
Vollenweider had another solid night for Cassville, scoring 18 for the Ladycats. Others scoring for Cassville included Edie 9, Richmiller 8, LeCom-pte 7, Wilbanks 5 and Elkins 2.
The Ladycats had one more contest this week, traveling to East Newton last Thursday. Cassville struggled to score in the contest and fell 26-35.
With the two victories, the Ladycats move to 2-3 in conference play effectively moving them from the bottom of the Big 8. The squad will play again Thursday against Seneca at home.

The Ladycats open district play at Carl Junction on Monday, Feb. 18. Cassville is slated to take on Carthage in a 7:30 p.m. game.

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