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LADY WILDCATS WIN 3 IN A ROW INCLUDING "COUNTY TROPHY" GAME VS. W-M
January 27, 2012Montgomery County High School
LADY WILDCATS WIN 3 IN A ROW INCLUDING “COUNTY TROPHY” GAME VS. W-M
The Montgomery County R-2 Lady Wildcats basketball team has won the last 3 games it has played, starting with their last game in the South Callaway Tournament (played the second week of January). The Lady Wildcats started their win streak on Friday, January 13, with a 32-26 win over South Callaway in the SC Tournament. Last week the Lady Wildcats won two home games; they defeated Winfield 49-40 on Monday, January 16, and then defeated Wellsville-Middletown 44-24 on Thursday, January 19.
The game against Wellsville-Middletown was the third annual “County Trophy” game, and it was the second consecutive year that the Lady Wildcats have won the game and the trophy. The Winfield game was an East Missouri (EMO) Conference game, but the other games were not. The Lady Wildcats now have an overall record of 7 wins and 8 losses and an EMO Conference record of 4-1 (currently second place in the conference behind Bowling Green).
In the South Callaway game the Lady Wildcats avenged a 35-22 loss just 8 days earlier to SC. The Lady Wildcats gradually built a 12-point lead through the first 3 quarters, only to have SC come back in the fourth quarter and make the game close.
R-2 led 8-6 at the end of the first quarter, and then outscored SC 10-4 in the second quarter to lead 18-10 at halftime. The Lady Wildcats increased their lead to 12 in the third quarter by outscoring SC 6-2, to make the score 24-12. SC was able to outscore R-2 14-6 in the final quarter to make the game close, but R-2 held on to win 32-26.
Brandy Reagan led R-2 in scoring with 8 points (4 field goals/FGs). Four other Lady Wildcats scored 6 points each, including Amy Muchow (2 FGs/2 free throws FTs), Rachel Miller, Courtney Thomas and Mackenzie Yager (each with 3 FGs). Hope Eoff and Danielle Schmidt also played in the game, but did not score.
In other key stats Reagan led the team in rebounds with 9, and Miller had 7. Thomas led the team in assists with 4 and Miller had 3.
In the Winfield game, the Lady Wildcats used a 6-0 run in the first quarter and a 10-0 run in the second quarter to build a 9-point lead by halftime, which was the point difference at the end of the game. With the score tied at 4-4 with 5:15 left in the first quarter, R-2 outscored Winfield 6-0 over the next four minutes and led 12-8 at the end of the quarter. Winfield scored the first basket of the second quarter to make the score 12-10, but R-2 scored the next 10 points over the next 4 minutes to take a 22-10 lead. Winfield outscored R-2 5-2 the rest of the quarter to make the score 24-15 at halftime.
In the second half the Lady Wildcats were able to have as much as a 14-lead, only to have Winfield chip away and make the game close near the end. With 1:05 left in the game R-2 only had a 6-point lead, but R-2 then outscored Winfield 3-0 the rest of the way to win the game 49-40.
Miller and Muchow led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 12 points each (both of them had 5 FGs/2 FTs). They were followed in the scoring by Reagan with 11 points (4 FGs/3 FTs), Yager with 7 points (2 FGs/1 3-pointer), Thomas with 4 points (2 FGs), and Eoff with 3 points (1 FG/1 FT). Schmidt also played in the game, but did not score.
In other key stats Thomas led the team in rebounds with 11 and Reagan 10. Miller led the team in assists with 6 and also in steals with 4. Thomas and Reagan had 3 assists each.
In the Wellsville-Middletown, the Lady Wildcats used a 21-0 run (which started late in the first quarter and ended early in the third quarter) to come away with an easy 44-24 win. Late in the first quarter R-2 led W-M 6-5, when the Lady Wildcats scored the last 4 points of the quarter to lead 10-5. R-2 then outscored W-M 16-0 in the second quarter to lead 26-5 at halftime.
R-2 scored the first point of the third quarter, before W-M finally scored again at the 5:50 mark to make the score 27-7. Both teams scored 7 points each the rest of that quarter, to make the score 34-14 at the end of the quarter. In the fourth quarter both teams scored 10 points each, to make the final score 44-24 and the Lady Wildcats won the “County Trophy” for the second year in a row.
Reagan led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 15 points (5 FGs/5 FTs). She was followed in the scoring by Muchow, Thomas and Eoff with 6 points each (Muchow 1 FG/4 FTs and Thomas and Eoff 2 FGs/2 FTs each), Miller and Yager with 4 points each (both had 2 FGs), Shelby Roark with 2 points (1 FG) and Emily O’Keefe with 1 point (1 FT). Schmidt and Jessica Dryden also played in the game, but did not score.
In other key stats Reagan led the team in rebounds with 12. Miller led the team assists with 5 and Muchow led the team in steals with 4.
This week, the Lady Wildcats (as well as the Wildcats Boys’ team) are playing in the Hermann Tournament. The girls played their first game against Owensville on Monday, January 23. On Wednesday, January 25, they will play at 7:30 against either Chamois or Warrenton. If they won on Monday, they will play at the High School Gym. If they lost on Monday, they will play at the Middle School Gym. They will play a third game in the tournament either on Friday night or Saturday at 1:00 at the High School Gym. Again, when the Lady Wildcats play will be determined by the results of Monday and Wednesday’s games.
Next week the Lady Wildcats have 2 games scheduled. On Monday, January 30, they play at home against Hermann in a non-conference game. On Thursday, February 2, they travel to Winfield to play an EMO Conference game. Both nights the Jr. Varsity game will be played first, starting at 6:00 p.m. The Varsity will follow the JV game.
The Lady Wildcats and their coaches encourage you to attend their games and cheer them on to victory. Go Lady Wildcats!