The Cassville JV Wildcats were very busy last week, playing five games in all while competing in the Miller Tournament, which featured varsity teams. The young Wildcats tallied one win and four losses during the campaign.
Last Tuesday night, the Wildcats hosted the Reeds Spring Wolves in a game that resulted in the third win this season for Cassville's JV squad.
The Wildcats were able to control the middle of the game and stay close in the first and fourth periods to come out on top with a final score of 59-49.
Evan Stubblefield was the top point-getter for Cassville with a total of 13 points, while Devin Linenbrink also put up double-digits with 11 points.
Other members who contributed points were Jordan Bailey and Kyle Rhea with 8 apiece, Mike Nolan and Rocky Young with 7 each, Mason Wilks who tallied 3 points, and Bo Blisard who had 2 points.
Stubblefield was the leading rebounder with a total of 11, and Rhea followed closely with nine.
The JV Cats traveled to Branson last Friday night to tangle with the Pirates, only to find that they did not have what it took to bring down their hosts.
Branson clearly took charge and firmly dominated the entire game, holding Cassville to only 1 point in the fourth period and allowing them to score no more than 12 points in any given quarter. The Wildcats eventually fell 89-32.
Brock Jacobs sank 11 points for Cassville to lead Wildcat scoring, followed by Linenbrink, who scored 6 points, Rhea and Stubblefield, who tallied 4 apiece, and Bailey, Blisard and Nolan who were credited with 2 points each.
Blisard was the leading rebounder with five for the night. Jacobs, Rhea and Stubblefield pulled down three each.
Last Monday, the JV Cats took on Riverview Bible Baptist in the opening round of the Miller Tournament and were handed a 65-31 defeat as Riverview controlled each period managing to bring down 34 rebounds to Cassville's 20 for the game.
Linenbrink was the leading scorer for Cassville with 9 points for the night. Also putting up points for Cassville were Stubblefield with 7 points, Blisard with 5 points, Rhea with 4 points, and Nolan and Wilks with 3 points apiece.
Rhea led the team in rebounds with seven, while Linenbrink added five boards of his own for the night.
Hurley defeated Cass-ville last Thursday night after a closely played match that ended with a final score of 52-50.
Cassville controlled the first half of the game but fell slightly short in the second half as they were outscored 17-10 in the third and 15-12 in the fourth to give Hurley the edge they needed to come out on top.
Three JV 'Cats scored in the double-digits with Linenbrink tallying 16 points and Stubblefield and Nolan who putting up 11 and 10 points respectively.
In addition, Bailey scored 5 points, Rhea accumulated 4 points, and Blisard and Jacobs scored 2 apiece.
Linenbrink hauled in 12 rebounds for the team to lead in the game, while Rhea and Stubblefield had seven rebounds each.
In its last tournament game last Saturday, Cassville played consistently but was unable to match Niangua as they fell 51-39.
The Wildcats were within six points at halftime but were never able to get any closer as Niangua went on to outscore them in the third and fourth periods to secure a solid victory.
Rhea led the team in scoring with 11 points and tied for the lead in rebounds with Blisard at nine apiece.
Also contributing points for Cassville were: Nolan, 7 points; Bailey, 6 points; Blisard and Linenbrink at 4 points apiece; Young, 3 points; and Jacobs and Stubblefield, 2 points each.