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8th/9th Takes 2 Varsity Drops 2 in Week 2
October 28, 2013Waconia Girls Basketball MN
Our combined 8th and 9th grade team triumphed in both their games on Sunday besting Mayer Lutheran 46-32 and topping Centennial 42-34. The Cats controlled the game against Mayer Lutheran though they didn't expand their lead to double digits until the first few minutes of the second half. While Waconia didn't shoot the ball particularly well, their defense was nothing short of tenacious and it forced the Crusaders into dozens of turnovers.
The second game pitted our Wildcats against one of the top programs in class AAAA and while both teams had good stretches in the first half, the score was tied at 22 at the break. Centennial started the second half hot, knocking down several jumpers. With 8 minutes to play the Cougars led by 7, but Waconia would control the closing minutes outscoring Centennial 17-2 to finish the game. The 8th and 9th grade team is now 4 and 0 for the fall.
Our varsity Cats took on the Panthers of Lakeville North in their first game and an 18-9 halftime deficit became a 41-18 final score in favor of the Panthers. Lakeville North controlled the rebounding battle at both ends and Waconia was too prone to turnovers to generate much on the offensive end.
In the second game the Cats matched up against the Hornets of Edina. While Edina led from start to finish, Waconia was competitive for most of the game falling 53-44. The Wildcats mark is now 1 and 3 for the fall.
The 8th/9th grade team returns to action next Sunday at 9:40am and 10:25am against Eden Prairie and Park-Cottage Grove. The games will be played at Olson Middle School.
The Varsity squad will play at the exact same times in the Kennedy Activity Center against section opponent Mpls. Washburn and Class A powerhouse Maranatha Christian.