On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Wallace Lady Wildcats traveled to Maywood where they kicked off a week-long tournament in the Republican Plains Activity Conference (RPAC).
In the first round the Wildcats faced the Hayes Center Cardinals, where they received their only loss of the week, 48-56.
On Monday, January 28, Wallace was victorious in a close battle with Hitchcock County in Trenton, 50-42. Thursday brought the last round for the team as Wallace won a rematch against the Maywood Tigers in Benkelman, 43-39. The Lady Wildcats completed the RPAC tournament with fifth place in the West division.
Wallace opened the game against Hayes Center by sinking several baskets and leading by nine points before the Cardinals scored. Their opponent did not give up though and led through the rest of the game. Christina Daniels sank 17 points to lead in scoring for the Wildcats. Teammates contributing to the final point total were Sara Hubbard- 11, Maggie May- 7, Alex Lundvall- 5, Hayley Storm- 4, and Morgan Messersmith- 4. Defensively, the Wildcats pulled down 24 boards and took the ball away for 14 steals.
The Wildcats trailed the Hitchcock County Falcons for the first three quarters of play, but turned the game around in the fourth quarter. The girls outscored their opponent by 12 points in the last eight minutes to win the game. Daniels earned 24 points during the course of play. Adding to the scoreboard for Wallace were Storm- 9, Hubbard- 7, May- 6, Lundvall- 2, and Messersmith- 2.
In the third round of RPAC play, the Wildcats faced Maywood for the second time this season; this time with a different outcome.
The girls again changed the pace of the game in the second half with a big third quarter. Contributing 20 points to the win, Daniels led both teams in scoring.
Storm shot for 12 points, May -5, Lundvall- 4, and Paige Aylward- 2.
It was a great night for rebounding as the team pulled down 18 offensive rebounds and 19 boards on the defensive end.
Wallace Lady Wildcats (7-9) will host the Brady Eagles (16-2) on Tuesday, February 4, and bring the Hayes Center Cardinals (6-11) to town for a rematch on Friday, Feb. 7.