Cassville tops East Newton

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Postlewait and Harrison carry Lady ‘Cats to victory

It was not the prettiest of games, but the end result was nothing but a beautiful win for Cassville as it topped East Newton Monday on the road, 36-24.

The Lady Wildcats never trailed and picked up a 14-point performance by Kyren Postlewait and Lilly Harrsion, who has come on strong for Cassville lately and recorded 12 points in the win.

“The last couple of weeks, Lilly has stepped up her game,” said Tom Hubbard, Cassville coach. “Her shot from 10 foot in has become constant, and she has developed into that extra option we need on offense.”

Cassville never trailed against the Lady Patriots, leading 5-1 at the end of the first and 13-9 at halftime.

The Lady Wildcats took a 22-11 advantage midway through the third period before East Newton used a 6-0 run to close the gap to 22-17 in just 35 seconds.

Cassville was able to stop the bleeding with a Harrison basket and rebuild the double-digit advantage.

“You can go to any gym in America, and you are going to find that teams are going to make runs,” Hubbard said. “Having our kids learn and identify that we need to get a stops here or we have to answer here is key. I was proud of our girls for finding those answers tonight.”

Hubbard said he was pleased with his team’s ball security against the Lady Patriots, as well.

“When we turned the ball over, it was because we were hustling,” Hubbard said. “We didn’t have the walks or passes to the seats. Over the last few games, our ball security has really improved.”

Cassville travels to Nevada on Thursday.

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