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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Chloe Moller loads up for a 3-point attempt during the Southwest holiday tournament. Jared Lankford/

Lady Wildcats taking it one step at a time

Compared to last year, things are looking up for the Cassville girls basketball team.

The Lady Wildcats, according to coach Tom Hubbard, are lightyears ahead of where they were last season.

“We aren’t faking it as much this year,” Hubbard said. “What I mean is, we had a very young team last year. We started some players who had just started playing. We had to act like we knew what we were doing. This year, we are showing signs of putting things together.”

Cassville is off to a 3-7 start, but wins and losses will not define the growth and production of this team.

The Lady Wildcats won their first two games in the Southwest Holiday Tournament, earning a 58-30 decision over Exeter and a 40-33 win over Wheaton to get to the championship game.

“That was a big step for us,” Hubbard said. “We showed that we could compete, and the girls were rewarded for their efforts.”

As one would expect, the team still faces an uphill battle. Turnovers are one thing that the team hopes to limit.

“Against Lamar, Neosho and Sarcoxie, we had around 30 turnovers in each game, and we can’t win at that pace,” Hubbard said. “We are still finding out who we are, and we need to work on just getting better.”

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