Bowling Green’s Lady Cats struck gold as they faced off against Montgomery County at their own tournament last week, allowing them to advance in play. A Wednesday night fall versus Fulton put the girls in the running for third place.
Lady Cats defeat Wildcats
Lady ‘Cats – 56
Wildcats – 12
Tara Schuckenbrock led the way during the Montgomery County bout with 17 points, six rebounds, and five steals. She was named the Eagle 102 “Player of the Game.”
Harli Lindsay finished with 11 points, four rebounds, and three steals.
Lauren Sparks, off the bench, had 10 points, five rebounds, and two assists.
“Overall it was a big win for us after our tough loss to Palmyra to start the season,” said head coach Bryan Keim. “I couldn’t be more proud of the way we defended the basketball all game only allowing two points in the second half. We took a step in the right direction and will try to continue to improve each and every game.”
BG falls to Fulton
Fulton – 36
Lady ‘Cats – 29
The Lady Cats fell to Fulton on Wednesday night 36 – 29.
“It was a tough loss in a game where the lid was on the rim,” noted Keim.
Tara Schuckenbrock led the girls, once again, with 10 points. Kylie Conrow added seven of her own.
“We just couldn’t get anything going offensively,” the coach explained. “It felt like we were trying to force the ball through the hoop, but when you do that it makes it all that much harder to score.”
Fulton’s defense challenged the Lady Cats from the tip off, and Bowling Green struggled from the floor, shooting only 29 percent on the night.
“Defensively we played well at times,” Keim added. “Allowing 36 points is something to be proud of, but I thought we struggled getting stops late in the game.”
Keim and his Lady Cats are refusing to let this tough loss break their spirits or keep them from a successful 2013/2014 season.
“We will learn from this one and continue to rub out of the wrinkles,” the BG coach ended.