Ladycats fall to C.J., top-ranked Chadwick

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Last Monday, the Cassville Ladycats traveled to take on the Lady Bulldogs in a Big 8 Conference match-up.

At the end of the first half, it looked like it would be a close game with Carl Junction leading the Ladycats by a narrow 25-23. But that was the closest the Ladycats would get. In the final two quarters of the game, Cassville was outscored 28-22, giving Carl Junction a 53-45 victory.

Brittany Vollenweider had an amazing game as she led the Ladycats with a season high 21 points. Julie Cupps followed with 9 points, including one three-pointer. Other notables were Gabby LeCompte who finished with 6, Abby Munoz who finished with 5 and Jessie Gripka who finished with 4.

With the loss, and they would look to rebound and walk out Thursday with a win.

On Thursday, the Ladycats traveled to Chadwick looking for a win. The game seemed to be over at the end of the first half with the Ladycats trailing 31-16. The last half of the game was a different story as Cassville fought back but in the end was unable to overcome the early deficit and fell by a final score of 57-69.

Cupps led the Ladycats with 23 points. LeCompte followed with 13 points and six rebounds. Other contributing to the Ladycat effort were Munoz with 8 points and eight rebounds, Gripka with 7 points, and Vollenweider with 4 points and five rebounds.

"Our team played well in the second half, but we dug ourselves too deep of a hole to get out of," said Coach Chris Shore.

This Thursday night, the Ladycats will host Lamar, and then on Feb. 6, Cassville travels to Monett.

The Ladycats are now 7-12 overall and 0-2 in Big 8 Conference play.

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