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HS Girls Basketball Report BY ALAN BRAKE
December 20, 2012Montgomery County High School
BASKETBALL LADY WILDCATS WIN FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON
The Montgomery County R-2 Basketball Lady Wildcats gave themselves an early Christmas present, as they defeated Van-Far 44-26 last Tuesday, December 18, for their first win of the 2012-13 season. The Lady Wildcats also had a game against scheduled for last Thursday, December 20, but it was cancelled due to inclement weather.
With this win the Lady Wildcats improved their overall record to 1 win and 8 losses. This was also an East Missouri (EMO) Conference game, which gives the Lady Wildcats a 1-2 EMO Conference record.
The Lady Wildcats took control of the game early, as they outscored Van-Far 12-5 in the first quarter. Van-Far outscored the Lady Wildcats 7-6 in the second quarter, to cut R-2’s lead to 18-12 at halftime.
The Lady Wildcats retook control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring V-F 15-5 to lead 33-17 at the end of the quarter. The Lady Wildcats then outscored V-F 11-9 in the fourth quarter, to come away with a 44-26 victory.
Mackenzie Yager had her best offensive performance as a Varsity player, leading R-2 in scoring with 19 points (2 field goals/FGs, 5 3-pointers). She was followed in the scoring by Danielle Schmidt, Shelby Roark and Hope Eoff with 6 points each (Schmidt 2 FGs and 2 free throws/FTs, Roark and Eoff 3 FGs each), Makayla Yager, Lauren McGarvey and Delaney Benney with 2 points each (1 FG each), and Jessica Dryden with 1 point (1 FT). Emily O’Keefe and Sammie Korte also played, but did not score.
The Lady Wildcats will start the 2013 part of their season with a home game against South Callaway on January 3, Thursday. The Jr. Varsity team will play first at 6:00, followed by the Varsity game around 7:30.
The following week the Varsity Lady Wildcats will play in the South Callaway Tournament. They will play Hermann in their first game on Tuesday, January 8, at 6:00, at the Middle School Gym. They will play again on Thursday, January 10, at 6:00, against either Harrisburg or Russellville. They will play a third tournament game either on Friday or Saturday (depending on the results of the first two games).
The Lady Wildcat players and coaches encourage you to attend their games, to support them and cheer them to victory.