Monroe City no match for Lady Cats – Girls fall to Highland
For the first round of Palmyra’s 71st Annual Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament, the Lady Cats faced off against the seventh-seeded Monroe City. Coming off a 48-24 victory, the Lady Cats were paired against Highland, who was given the third seed. This battle resulted in a 45-36 loss for Bowling Green, moving them to the contest for third place.
Lady Cats best Monroe City
“This was our first game back after a long ten day break,” explained head coach Bryan Keim. “It was nice to get on the court and play an unfamiliar opponent.”
Junior Harli Lindsay scored 12 points, matching Breanna Bixby, who sank four three-pointers, to lead the Lady Bobcats to a win over Monroe City Tuesday.
The Lady Cats also won points from Tori Nichols, who added nine, Tara Schuckenbrock, making six, and Lauren Merz, Kaycee Sutton, and Alyssa Sloan, who each added two.
“We did a lot of good things,” Keim said. “…One of them was creating shots for each other. It was nice to see the girls make plays for their teammates to get them open shots. We finally hit some threes, which really helped spread the zone and create space for our posts inside.”
Bowling Green tallied a 45 percent field goal average and hit nearly 43 percent of their free throws. The girls grabbed a total of 28 rebounds and made four blocks. The Lady Cats snagged 13 steals.
Lady Cats suffer loss under Highland
Despite a close game up to the half, the Lady Cats couldn’t pull off a win against Highland Thursday.
Harli Lindsay again lead the Lady Cats in points, scoring 12. Tara Schuckenbrock was also on the leader board, with 11 points.
The rest of the Bowling Green girls, it seems, were off their basket game, scoring only a quarter of their field goal attempts.
The Lady Cats made over half of their 25 free throws, although they made 15 fouls. The girls grabbed 39 total rebounds and seven steals. They made four blocks.