Lady Wildcats see season end

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Hallie Long is one of the irreplaceable seniors on the 2017-2018 Cassville Lady Wildcats this past season Cole Jackson/Special to the Cassville Democrat

Team told to cling to memories

It had a different feel than most season ending losses.

Moments after Cassville fell to Webb City, 37-26, Lady Wildcats Coach Chris Shore left the locker room quickly to meet privately with his seniors.

Shore said he told his players they played a great defensive game against the Lady Cardinals, but just did not get the offense they needed.

“The girls did everything we asked of them,” Shore said. “Webb City is a great team, and we in no way should be ashamed of how we played.”

Shore said he would need to spend several minutes with his seniors because of what they meant to him.

“First off, I’m going to tell these girls that I love them all,” Shore said. “We have been through a lot of games together over the last four years and have become close as a group. I am going to miss every one of them, and I want them to know how special they are.”

Shore said next year’s team will be a lot younger and will have a tough learning curve.

“You cannot replace our seniors and their production,” Shore said. “However, that opens up an opportunity for the younger players.”

The Lady Wildcats finished the season 22-5, and Shore earned his 300th win as a head coach.

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