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HS Girls Basketball Report by Alan Brake

January 27, 2014
Montgomery County High School



The Montgomery County R-2 Lady Wildcats played 2 home games last week and lost both of them.  On Monday, January 20, they lost to New Haven 60-34.  On Thursday, January 23, they lost to Owensville 64-26.  Also, the South Callaway game, which was cancelled on January 9, will not be rescheduled.  The Lady Wildcats’ record is now 3 wins and 11 losses. 




The Lady Wildcats had played New Haven earlier this season in the Montgomery County R-2 Invitational Tournament and lost 60-25.  In the first half of last Monday’s game the Lady Wildcats were doing much better against NH than they did in the first game.  However, the second half didn’t go as well and the Lady Wildcats lost again to NH.


The Lady Wildcats did fall behind 15-7 in the first quarter.  However, four Lady Wildcats scored at least 3 points in the second quarter, and Montgomery County played almost evenly with New Haven.  NH did outscore the Lady Wildcats by 1 point in the second quarter (16-15), to make the score 31-22 at halftime.


Unfortunately the Lady Wildcats’ shooting went cold in the second half, as they only scored 12 points the whole half.  In the third quarter, New Haven outscored Montgomery County 17-4 to lead 48-26.  Then in the fourth quarter NH outscored the Lady Wildcats 12-8 to win 60-34.


Hope Eoff led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 11 points (3 field goals/FGs, 1 3-pointer, and 2 of 3 free throws/FTs).  She was followed in the scoring by Emily O’Keefe with 8 points (4 FGs); Delaney Benney with 6 points (3 FGs); Elinor Arens with 5 points (1 FG/1 3-pointer); Anna Ash with 2 points (1 FG); and Victoria Weitkamp and Viv Worsham with 1 point each (Weitkamp 1 of 2 FTs, and Worsham 1 of 4 FTs).  Sammie Korte also played in the game, but did not score.




The Lady Wildcats did not fare as well against Owensville on Thursday.  They fell behind early, and by the end of the first quarter the Lady Wildcats trailed 23-8.  Owensville then outscored Montgomery County 19-3 in the second quarter to lead the Lady Wildcats 42-11 at halftime.


The third quarter was about the same as the first two quarters, as Owensville outscored the Lady Wildcats 15-4 to lead 57-15.  The game clock ran continuously in the fourth quarter (30-point lead Mercy Rule), but the Lady Wildcats had their best quarter of the evening by outscoring Owensville 11-7 to make the final score 64-26.


Ash led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 10 points (4 FGs/2 of 2 FTs).  She was followed in the scoring by O’Keefe with 9 points (4 FGs/1 of 1 FTs); Weitkamp with 3 points (1 FG/1 of 4 FTs); Arens with 2 points (1 FG); and Benney and Worsham with 1 point each (Benney 1 of 5 FTs, Worsham 1 of 4 FTs).  Eoff and Korte also played in the game, but did not score.




This week the Lady Wildcats are playing in the Hermann Tournament.  They received the #7 seed for the tournament, and played Owensville again in a First Round game on Monday, January 27. 


They will play again on Wednesday, January 29, at 7:30, against either New Haven or Warrenton.  If they won on Monday they will play at the Hermann High School Gym on Wednesday.  If they lost on Monday, they will play at the Middle School Gym on Wednesday. 


They will also play a third game on Friday or Saturday.  They will play the third game at the High School Gym.  However, their opponent, and the day and time they play will not be determined until after Wednesday’s game.


Next week the Lady Wildcats will play 2 East Missouri (EMO) Conference games.  On Monday, February 3, they will play at Clopton.  The Jr. Varsity game will be played first, starting at 6:00 p.m.  The Varsity game will start around 7:30.


Then on Friday, February 7, they will host cross-county rival Wellsville-Middletown in a Varsity double-header with the Wildcats.  The girls’ game will be played first and will start at 6:00 p.m.  The boys’ game will start around 7:30.


This is also the annual “Pink Out Game”, in which both schools work together in fund raising activities to raise money for the Helen Reagan Cancer Fund.  “Pink Out” T-shirts can be ordered by contacting either high school.


“Best Wishes” to the Lady Wildcats, as you play in the Hermann Tournament this week and get back into EMO Conference next week.  Go Lady Wildcats!

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