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WCHS ‘Cats, Lady Cats Take Wins Over Collinwood and Hampshire

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Last Tuesday night saw the Lady cats and Wildcats take wins over their cross-county rivals, the teams from Collinwood. The Lady cats managed to pull out a 59 – 52 win, while the ‘Cats won, 67 – 62. They traveled to Hampshire on Thursday to make up a previously postponed game where both won their contests. The Lady cats defeated the Lady Hawks 73 – 45, and the Wildcats took a 66 – 40 victory. Friday night WCHS was scheduled to go to Santa Fe, but because of inclement weather, the Mt. Pleasant game on Monday was canceled, and the teams will face Santa Fe. With the wins, the Lady cats now boast a 24 -4 record, 8 – 0 in District 10. The ‘Cats are now 14 – 11, and 14 – 11 in the district.

Against Collinwood, the Lady cats took a 20 – 14 lead after the first quarter of action. The Trojanettes cut into the margin by the half, and again in the third as it was trimmed to one point, 38 – 37. In the fourth quarter, a Cambree Camfield 3 with 2:48 left put the Lady cats up by 4, 48 – 44. At the 1:37 mark, Collinwood had cut the lead to 48 – 46 and put the Lady cats at the line for free throws. The shots were missed. The Trojanettes’ shot was missed. Lauren Bryant was fouled and went to the line for a 1 & 1. She hit both to make the score 50 – 46. Bryant was big down the stretch, hitting two more free throws and a basket to up the lead to 54 – 46. A Collinwood 3 with 36 seconds left made it 54 – 49. They got no closer as the Lady cats went on to take a 59 – 52 win. 

Jac Keaton, Savanna McClain, Blair Baugus, and Lauren Bryant all hit for double figures with 14, 13, 12, and 12 points respectively. Keaton had 3 rebounds and a steal, while McClain had 5 boards and 3 steals. Baugus also had 6 rebounds with 4 blocks and 2 assists. Bryant had 2 rebounds, a steal, and an assist. Cambree Camfield hit a pair of three pointers for 6 points and had 2 rebounds. Michaela Gallian scored 2 points and had a rebound and 2 blocks. Kenzie Griggs had 2 steals, and Annie Lee had a rebound. Collinwood won the rebounding battle, 31 – 21, coming up with 12 offensive rebounds. The Lady cats forced 22 Trojanette turnovers.

#12 Ryder Butler defends the Trojan ball handler.

The Wildcats fell behind early against Collinwood, trailing 20 – 14 at the end of the first quarter. Collinwood led by 5 at the half, but in the third quarter, the ‘Cats worked their way to a lead. With 5:12 on the clock, an Eli McClain steal and Tyler Moser basket cut the margin to 3, 38 – 35, and then  a Landyn Prater three made it 38 – 38. The Wildcats’ first lead came with 3:12 left in the period, as Tyler Moser hit a 3 to make it 43 – 42. They led 50 – 48 at the end of three. The contest stayed close the remaining quarter with the margin being down to two points, 63 – 61, with 35.9 seconds left. Tyler Moser hit a pair of free throws, then Ethan Camfield hit two, and then Moser hit a final basket while Collinwood managed only 1 more point, to make the final score 69 – 62.

Tyler Moser had a monster game against the Trojans, scoring 43 points on the night. With point #28, Tyler hit the 1,000 point mark of his career at WCHS in three seasons of action. He had 8 rebounds and an assist. Cooper Shamer scored 8 points and had 2 rebounds, a steal, and an assist. Landyn Prater had 6 points and 2 assists, and Ethan Camfield had 5 points, a steal, and an assist. Sayler Skelton had 4 points with 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and an assist. Justice Bell had 3 points with 3 rebounds and an assist. Eli McClain had 2 rebounds and an assist. The ‘Cats forced 18 Trojan turnovers and went 15 of 19 from the foul line.

#42 Kylee Brewer on the fast break at Hampshire.

The Lady cats took a 23 – 11 first quarter lead at Hampshire on Thursday night, coming up with 8 first quarter Lady Hawk turnovers. The Lady cats forced 31 turnovers on the night, scoring 32 points off those turnovers. They took the win, 73 – 45, with all players seeing action. Lauren Bryant led the Lady cats in scoring with 17 points, followed by Blair Baugus with 12 points. Bryant also had 4 assists. Baugus had 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist.  Savanna McClain and Cambree Camfield each scored 9 points. McClain had 2 boards and one assist, while Camfield had 3 rebounds and an assist. Jac Keaton and Lauren Prater each had 6 points. Keaton had 3 boards, 2 steals, and 4 assists, while Prater had 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Michaela Gallian had 5 points with 2 rebounds, a steal, and 2 assists, and Alexis Maghielse had 4 points with a rebound and an assist. Kylee Brewer and Isabel Luedeke each scored 2 points. Brewer had 3 rebounds and 2 steals, and Luedeke had 3 rebounds and a steal. Annie Lee had one point with a rebound, a steal, and an assist. Kenzie Griggs had 5 rebounds and a steal. Celia Powell had a steal. The Lady cats won the rebounding battle, 29 – 27.

Against the Hawks, the Wildcats fell behind early, 17 – 15, but fought back in the second quarter. A Justice Bell basket tied the game at 25 all. Landyn Prater hit a last second 3 as the ‘Cats took a 30 – 26 lead by the half. The Wildcats upped the margin to 9 by the end of the third quarter. Back to back three pointers with five minutes left made the margin 50 – 36, and the Wildcats went on to take a 66 – 40 win. 

Tyler Moser, Cooper Shamer, and Ethan Camfield each scored in double figures with 17, 13, and 12 points respectively. Moser had 9 boards, 2 steals, and 2 assists, and Shamer also had 9 rebounds, a steal, and 2 assists.  Camfield had a rebound, 2 steals, and 2 assists. Justice Bell scored 8 points and had a rebound, 2 blocks, and 2 steals. Landyn Prater and Sayler Skelton each scored 5 points. Prater had 3 boards, a steal, and 4 assists, while Skelton had 2 rebounds and a steal. Freshman Will Robertson came off the bench to score a quick 4 points, and Austin Whitson had 2 points and a rebound. Eli McClain had 5 rebounds and 3 assists. The ‘Cats scored 17 points off of the 16 Hawk turnovers and won on the boards, 31 – 28. The regular season will close this week as they travel to Santa Fe on Monday, host Hampshire on Tuesday night, and then host Perry County on Thursday night. The Ladycats boast a 9 – 0 record to lead District 10 and a 25 – 4 overall mark. The Wildcats are now 5 – 3 in district play and 14 – 11 on the year. The Mt. Pleasant game scheduled for Monday was canceled to get the district game with Santa Fe played. District 10 tourney action will begin next week, hosted at WCHS. Come out and support the teams as they work their way through the remaining basketball season. “GO HARD ‘CATS AND LADY CATS!”

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