Lady Wildcats taking steps forward

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cassville girls hoops pleased with progress so far

Encouraged by a second-place finish at the Blue Eye Tournament, Cassville rolled to a win over Pierce City on Monday, leaving its coach in good spirits.

"I think we are improving every day," said Chris Shore, Cassville coach. "Defensively, I have been pleased with our growth and development. We played man-to-man against Spokane in the championship game, and the girls held a high-flying offense to 38 points."

With the defense's noted improvement, Shore did acknowledge some deficiencies on offense.

"We need to slow down on offense and create better scoring chances," he said. "We are getting in a hurry and not taking good shots or rushing a possession before we had an opportunity to execute."

Part of the point production woes for the Lady Wildcats, Shore believes, will improve as Makenzy Durossette and Devyn Callahan settle into their roles on the floor.

"They have the most experience on our team," Shore said. "As they become more seasoned, their leadership will be key to our growth."

Cassville hosts Reeds Spring on Monday. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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