Ladycats come up short at East Newton, Wildcats fall to Carthage

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Ladycats traveled to East Newton last Thursday night with hopes of gaining back some ground after last week's defeat. Unfortunately they were unable to claim a win despite keeping close pace with the Lady Patriots.

Cassville dominated both the second and third periods, and tallied more points overall during the second through fourth periods, however, their slow start in the first period would prove to be what ultimately cost them the game as they allowed East Newton to score 15 points to their 7 to start it off.

When the smoke cleared the Ladycats were looking at a heartbreaking 44-39 loss as East Newton held their ground by narrow margins in the fourth period.

Leading the way for the Ladycats was Hannah Elkins who put up 15 points, including the team's only 3-pointer.

Emily Orrell put up the second highest figures with 8 points on the game, Marti Richmiller and Gail Edie scored 6 points each, and Jennadi Howard scored 4 points in the contest.

The Ladycats hosted Pierce City on Dec. 22, and will be playing in the Neosho Tournament on Friday, Dec. 26.

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Last Friday, the Wildcats hosted the Carthage Tigers and were handed another loss for the season. The Tigers dominated the contest, as they saw the Wildcats outscore them only one period in the entire game.

In the first two periods, the Wildcats scored twin figures at 14 points, while the Tigers put up 17 and 20 points in the first and second, respectively.

Carthage then went on a hot streak in the third period as they pulled away from Cassville, sinking a total of 18 points while the Wildcats managed only 9 points.

The fourth was all too close as Cassville put up 11 points to the Tigers' 10 to close the game at 65-48 in Carthage's favor.

Ryan Pace hit the most hoops this week for Cassville with a game total of 18 points.

Chris Smith and Nashe Lugeanbeal tallied 8 points each. Josh Lewright put up 6 points. Axl Larson and Devin Linenbrink scored 3 each, and John Botson scored 2 points.

The Wildcats head out to play in the Blue and Gold Tournament on Friday, Dec. 26.

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