Ladycats have up and down week

Thursday, December 14, 2006

One might say the Cassville Ladycats have had a fairly successful season so far and would be totally right in doing so, but despite their success, the girls have been unable to string two wins together.

Cassville traveled on Thursday to McDonald County to face the Lady Mustangs. The Ladycats came into the contest 3-2 while the Mustangs were 3-1.

Cassville took the lead early and held the advantage at half 24-22; however, McDonald County charged through in the second half, outscoring the Ladycats 18-10 and eventually winning the game 40-34.

Senior Jessie Gripka and junior Brittany Vollenwieder led scoring with 10 and 9 points respectively.

The Ladycats then stayed home to face 1-1 Norwood. Norwood jumped on top in the beginning, 17-14, after one quarter. Cassville regained the advantage in the second and led 27-22 at half-time.

In the fourth quarter, the Ladycats turned up the offense and put the game away, sending the visitors home with a resounding 54-38 defeat.

Cassville's leading scorers were seniors Julie Cupps and Abby Munoz with 16 each and Vollenweider with 15. Gripka finished with 4, junior Brittney Wilbanks added 2 and junior Gabby LeCompte chipped in 1.

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