Lady Wildcats return to fundamental focus

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Team getting solid interior play with their defense

With a third-place finish in the Blue Eye tourney under its belt and just one game on the docket this week, the Cassville girls basketball team has a brief moment to catch its collective breath.

"I like the team we've got this season," said Chris Shore, Cassville coach. "We are ahead of last year's growth, and I like where we are heading."

Shore praised his team's center, Maddi Stokes, who is averaging 23 points per game and is the backbone of the unit's defense.

"Maddi has put in the effort over the summer, and she is a better player this season," Shore said. "Our defense as a whole has carried us through the first four games."

Cassville played Sarcoxie on Tuesday night, results were not available by presstime, but Shore said that with just one game this week, the Lady Wildcats could focus on overall improvement.

"We are focusing on our fundamental growth," Shore said. "Ball handling, rebounding and shooting can always be improved. I think we are headed in the right direction."

Cassville host Reeds Spring on Tuesday. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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