Ladycats fall to McDonald County

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Last Thursday, the Ladycats traveled to McDonald County to face the Lady Mustangs in what turned out to be a loss for Cassville.

The Ladycats got off to a rough start in the first period, managing to put only 6 points on the board while the Lady Mustangs quickly accumulated 22 points by the end of the period.

The Ladycats fought back, managing to score only three less points than McDonald County in the second period, leaving the game at 35-16 at halftime.

Cassville continued to turn up the heat at the start of the second half, coming out strong and outscoring the Lady Mustangs throughout the third period.

However, McDonald County was able to mirror their first period score in the fourth, as they put up 22 points while holding the Ladycats to 9 points, leaving the final score standing at 61-38 in McDonald County's favor.

The two Ladycats scoring double-digit figures for Cassville last week were Emily Orrell and Ariel Oswald, tallying 11 points each.

Other players contributing points for the team were Hannah Elkins, scoring 7 points, including the only 3-point goal for Cassville, Marty Richmiller, who tallied 4 points on the game, Gail Edie and Ariel Gonzalez, both scoring 2 points each, and Jamie Everett, who scored 1 point for Cassville.

Richmiller led the team in steals for the game with a total of eight, and Orrell came away with five steals for the night.

Head Coach Chris Shore and the Ladycats are scheduled to travel to East Newton on Thursday, Dec. 18, and are slated to host Pierce City on Monday, Dec. 22 before hitting the road once again to compete in the Neosho Tournament on Friday, Dec. 26.

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