THE WILDCAT WAY
HALL OF FAME
Wildcats Win, Play for Championship
November 23, 2012Waconia Girls Basketball MN
While it wasn't always pretty, the Wildcats won their season opener and advanced to the championship game of their Tipoff Tourney. While Hudson controlled the first half the final frame belonged to Waconia as they outscored the Raiders 30-12 on their way to a 55-40 victory.
Turnovers and foul trouble plagued the Cats through the first 18 minutes. Some hot shooting by Caroline Jacobs kept the Cats in striking distance. Senior post Steph Dressen also helped Waconia stay in the game with a remarkable 10 first half rebounds and 5 blocked shots.
Senior G Caroline Jacobs
Senior F Steph Dressen
In the 2nd half the Cats limited Hudson to just 5 points in the first 9 minutes. The stingy defense turned the game around and then it was Brenna Rice's turn to hit some big shots. She scored all 8 of her points in the 2nd half. Waconia also did a much better job of taking care of the basketball as their turnover total dropped from 15 in the first half to just 6 in the second.
Senior F Sarah Christians
Junior G Brenna Rice
Waconia won the rebounding battle 40-26 with Steph Dressen grabbing 15 boards and Sarah Christians adding 9. Steph Dressen finished the game with 7 blocked shots.
The Cats will need to play better on Saturday if they hope to claim the tourney title as they take on perennial AAAA power Elk River. The Elks stomped on Zimmerman by 30 in the other semi-final game. Tipoff is scheduled for 4pm.