The Bowling Green Lady Cats basketball team have high expectations to live up to as they prepare for next week’s 71st Annual Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament in Palmyra.
Last year, under the direction of Bobby Spoonster, the Lady Cats claimed the top spot at the tournament.
“We were privileged to receive the number-two seed in the tournament, which brings expectations,” said head coach Bryan Keim. “Up to this point we have been continuing to try to find ourselves offensively, and being plagued with injuries hasn’t helped.”
The coach added that he hopes to have Breanna Bixby, who has been benched due to illness, and Kaycee Sutton, who was out for two weeks with a chest injury, back next week to try to get them ready for the tournament.
“We lost to Palmyra in our first game of the year and we beat Mark Twain a few weeks ago,” Keim noted. “We have not played anyone else in the tournament up to this point.”
The Lady Cats will face off against the seventh seeded Monroe City Tuesday, Jan. 21 for their first game.
Palmyra, the Lady Cats’ biggest concern, was given the number one seed; Mark Twain is number four.
“We are excited about the opportunity and hope to make the most of it,” the coach said. “We finished third in the Montgomery County Tournament earlier this season and are hungry for a championship. It’ll be an exciting week of basketball.”