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Abrupt ending for Lady Cats PDF Print E-mail

By Christy Sheets
Sports Writer
On Monday, Feb. 13, the Cats  traveled to Imperial for sub-districts to play the Raiders of Medicine Valley.  The Lady Cats were ready to play, hoping to beat the Raiders one more time this season. Unfortunately for the Lady Cats, the Raiders had other plans.
In the first quarter both teams struggled to build any momentum in a near dead silent gym. As the buzzer sounded at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Cats led, six to three.
The Lady Cats started to see some light in the second quarter, as they slowly started to get a few shots to fall. The Cats headed to the locker rooms leading the Raiders, 17 to nine.
After the half, the Raiders seemed to have a renewed energy. Once again the Wildcats tried to build momentum, but the Raiders refused to give them a chance. The Raiders outscored the Wildcats by 12. The third quarter ended with the Raiders leading 23-19.
In the fourth quarter the Cats tried hard to pull ahead, making the shots when they needed them. Unfortunately, they also starting getting into foul trouble and the Raiders made the shots they needed to extend their lead. The Lady Cats season ended with a final score of 35-42.
Offensively, Sowle led the Cats with 16 points, followed by Hochstetler with nine points. Hasenauer had four points, and D. Messersmith, K. Hubbard, and Griffiths each had two points.
Leading the team with assists were Hasenauer (four), S. Hubbard (three), Hochstetler (two), and K. Hubbard (one).
Defensively, Sowle led the Cats with 10 rebounds. Hochstetler and S. Hubbard each had five rebounds, K. Hubbard had four rebounds, and Hasenauer, D. Messersmith, Banks, and Griffiths each had three rebounds.
The Season
The ladies had a fair season, ending with a 5-13 record. The average number of points per game was 50.3. Senior Brooke Hochstetler led the team in points for the season with 219 (36 free throws), followed closely by junior Chelsea Sowle with 214 (25 free throws).
Leading the team with assists were senior Emily Hasenauer (63) and freshman Christina Daniels (44).
Leading the team with offensive rebounds were Chelsea Sowle (80) and Brooke Hochstetler (59).
Defensively, Brooke Hochstetler had 172 rebounds, and Chelsea Sowle had 170.