Lady 'Stangs Cage Lady Cats 61-48
February 6, 2013By Melvin Webster of Bishop Brossart High School
It was an interesting game that saw the Lady 'Stangs of Bishop Brossart win their 20th game of the year for the second consecutive season. Their 20-5 record is now the top record in the 10th Region just ahead of Montgomery Co. (20-6) who they host on Monday Evening. The next four teams they defeated this season already Nicholas Co., Bracken Co., Mason Co. and Scott. They will also host Cooper on Saturday.
On paper it was a matchup of 19-5 Brossart and 14-8 Newport but the Lady Cats battled hard and led for a bit of the first half after Brossart had jumped on top 7-0. A jumper right before the half game Brossart at slim 19-17 lead at the half. The lead exchanged hands twice and was tied three times.
Brossart shot just 29.6% in the first half but still outshot Newport who hit at a 27.3% clip.
The second half though was all Brossart as they opened up as much as a 20 point lead at 43-23 and cruised to the win. Junior Sarah Futscher led all scorers with 27 points while junior Abby Stadtmiller chipped in with 11.
Brossart led in most categories for the game including free throw points (13-10), rebounds (37-33), and points off the bench (15-2). They shot 53.6% in the second half to finished with an overall 41.8% to 37.8% advantage from the floor.
The junior varsity beat Newport 51-9 led by Olivia Nienaber and Emily Schultz with 10 each and Abby King with 8.