Lady Wildcats roll into districts
Cassville to open with Big 8 foe McDonald County
With a 68-48 victory over Monett on Monday, the Cassville girls basketball team and Coach Chris Shore feel like they are prepared to enter district play at Carthage on Monday.
"We had a good night against Monett," Shore said. "We were able to get Madi [Stokes] going inside, and we had answers for everything Monett threw at us."
The Lady Wildcats now turn their attention to the Lady Mustangs of McDonald County. During the regular season, Cassville handed McDonald County a 44-30 loss. Shore said both teams have improved since the mid-season meeting.
"I'm anxious to see how it plays out," he said. "Their defense has gotten stronger, and our offense has improved. It could be a struggle, but I think if we show up and play our game, I like our chances to win."
Carl Junction earned the No. 1 tournament seed, and Carthage was selected as the No. 2 seed. Because there are only six teams in the bracket, both schools received first-round byes.
Webb City was voted the No. 3 seed, followed by Cassville, McDonald County and Monett as the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 seeds, respectively.
The Lady Wildcats and Lady Mustangs open play on Monday at 6 p.m. with the winner advancing to face Carl Junction on March 2 at 4 p.m. The Lady Cubs and Lady Cardinals play at 7:30 p.m. on Monday for the right to meet Carthage on March 2 at 5:30 p.m.
The girls championship game is scheduled for March 4 at 6 p.m.