District challenge awaits Lady Wildcats Monday
Cassville looking to upset Carthage in opening round of district tournament
Even though the district seeds had not been decided, Cassville girls basketball Coach Chris Shore had a good idea who his Lady Wildcats were going to face in the first round of the district playoffs.
So did his opponent.
"I looked up in the stands at our game against Seneca and I saw all the Carthage coaches had come to scout us," Shore said.
When the seeds were announced, sure enough, Carthage and Cassville were paired together.
"They have a very talented scorer in Maya Williams," Shore said. "We will have to control her ability to get points."
The good news for the Lady Wildcats is last week in the regular season finale against Central, they had a preview of what they will face on Monday.
"Like Carthage, Central has a dominant scorer," Shore said. "We'll take what we learned from that game and apply it to our district opener."
McDonald County earned the No. 1 seed and Carl Junction the No. 2, and both teams earned a first-round bye in the six-team field.
Webb City picked up the No. 3 seed, followed by Carthage as the No. 4
Cassville and Monett were seeded Nos. 5 and 6, respectively.
Carthage and Cassville kick off the Class 4, District 12 tourney at 6 p.m. Monday. The winner advances to the semifinal on March 5 at 4 p.m. against McDonald County.
Webb City and Monett compete in the nightcap of the opening round. The winner plays Carl Junction on March 5 at 5:30 p.m.
The championship game is slated for 6 p.m. on March 7.