Ladycats fall victim to conference depth

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Cassville Ladycats had to face another grueling week of Big 8 basketball, taking on both Aurora and Seneca. Cassville lost 41-56 to the Lady Houn's and 33-53 to the Lady Indians.

Against Aurora (11-7, 2-1), the Ladycats held their own to begin the game. Cassville matched the Lady Houn' Dawgs 14-14 in the first frame but couldn't keep up in the second, scoring 8 to Aurora's 19. The third quarter helped Aurora put away the game as the Lady Houn's grabbed a commanding 46-29 lead before the final frame.

Brittany Vollenweider led Cassville in scoring with 12 points. Hannah Elkins also excelled with 10 points.

Others scoring for Cassville were Gabby LeCompte 5, Gail Edie 4, Marti Richmiller 4, Brittney Wilbanks 4 and Lindsay Turner 2.

In the Ladycats' second contest, Seneca (14-8, 3-2) came to town.

Cassville again started well. Using Vollenweider in the post and controlling the tempo of the contest, the Ladycats got out to a 13-10 lead after one quarter of play.

Cassville was unable to sustain their momentum, and the Lady Indians pulled ahead in the second quarter, outscoring the squad 11-3.

After half-time, Seneca did not quit and upped its lead to 9 before finally putting things away in the fourth.

Cassville kept most of the Lady Indians under control, but Melea Cook was just too much to handle. The star guard for Seneca scored 25 on the Ladycats to help her team get the victory.

Vollenweider led Cassville scorers with 11.

Others scoring for Cassville included Elkins 5, LeCompte 5, Edie 2, Turner 2 and Wilbanks 2.

Cassville's record is now 7-16 on the year.

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