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HS Girls Basketball Report by ALAN BRAKE
January 21, 2013Montgomery County High School
BASKETBALL LADY WILDCATS LOSE 3 GAMES
The Montgomery County R-2 Basketball Lady Wildcats played 2 games on the road last week and lost both of them. On Monday, January 15, they lost to New Haven 56-20. On Thursday, January 17, they lost to Owensville 55-21. In addition, this article includes a report on their last game in the South Callaway Tournament, which they lost to South Callaway 45-30.
In the South Callaway game, played on January 11, Friday, the Lady Wildcats fell behind 17-8 in the first quarter. They were outscored 9-3 in the second quarter to trail 26-11 at halftime.
The Lady Wildcats had a good third quarter, as they outscored SC 10-4 to close the gap to 30-21. However, they were not able to sustain their comeback effort, as SC outscored R-2 15-9 in the fourth quarter to win the game 45-30.
Hope Eoff led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 8 points (1 field goal/FG, 1 3-pointer, 3 free throws/FTs). She was followed in the scoring by Elinor Arens with 6 points (2 3-pointers), Mackenzie Yager with 5 points (1 FG/1 3-pointer), Shelby Roark with 4 points (1 FG/2 FTs), Emily O’Keefe with 3 points (1 FG/1 FT), and Makayla Yager and Danielle Schmidt with 2 points each (Yager 2 FTs, and Schmidt 1 FG). Jessica Dryden, Lauren McGarvey, and Delaney Benney also played but did not score.
In other key stats, Roark led the team in rebounds with 7. Schmidt led the team in steals with 3, and Mackenzie Yager led the team in assists with 2.
In Tuesday’s game against New Haven, the Lady Wildcats fell behind early and never recovered. New Haven outscored R-2 12-3 in the first quarter and 15-2 in the second quarter to lead 27-5 at halftime.
The second half was a little better for the Lady Wildcats. NH outscored R-2 15-6 in the third quarter and 14-9 in the fourth quarter, to win the game 56-20.
Mackenzie Yager and Eoff led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 5 points each (Yager 1 3-pointer/2 FTs and Eoff 5 FTs). They were followed in the scoring by Schmidt with 4 points (2 FGs), and Roark, Arens and Benney with 2 points each (1 FG each). Makayla Yager, Sammie Korte, Dryden, O’Keefe, and McGarvey also played but did not score.
The end result of the Owensville game on Thursday was about the same as Tuesday’s game. However, this time R-2 did most of their scoring in the first half. Owensville outscored the Lady Wildcats 17-5 in the first quarter and 17-10 in the second quarter to lead 34-15 at halftime.
The Lady Wildcats couldn’t get going in the second half, scoring only 6 points the whole half. Owensville outscored R-2 16-3 in the third quarter and 5-3 in the fourth quarter, to win the game 55-21.
Arens led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 6 points (2 3-pointers). She was followed in the scoring by Eoff, O’Keefe and Roark with 4 points each (Eoff 4 FTs, O’Keefe 2 FGs, Roark 1 FG/2 FTs), and Makayla Yager with 3 points (1 FG/1 FT). Mackenzie Yager, Dryden, Schmidt, Benney, McGarvey, and Korte also played but did not score.
This week the Lady Wildcats play in the Hermann Tournament. Their first game was on Monday, against Hermann. They play again on Wednesday, January 23, at 6:00, at the Hermann Middle School against either St. Clair or Owensville. They will play a third game on either Friday or Saturday, depending on the results of their first two games.
Next week the Lady Wildcats start to bring the 2012-13 regular season to an end, as they play 7 games in the next 3 weeks. On Monday, January 28, they host Clopton in an East Missouri (EMO) Conference game. The Jr. Varsity team will play first at 6:00, with the Varsity game starting around 7:30.
On Friday, February 1, the Varsity Lady Wildcats and Wildcats will play against Wellsville-Middletown (at Wellsville) in another EMO Conference game. Also, it is the annual Montgomery County Trophy game and the annual “Pink Out” game (effort by both schools to raise funds for the Helen Reagan Cancer Fund). The Girls’ game will start at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Boys’ game around 7:30.
The Lady Wildcat players and coaches encourage you to attend their games, to support them and cheer them to victory.