by Jordyn Cole
Last night the Lady Wildcats traveled to Redskin territory and came out of the night with a win to add another undefeated season to the list. If you’re counting, that’s five consecutive undefeated regular seasons! The Cats’ had a rough game, possibly the worst of the season, but still won 43-31.
Usually, there is a good half and a bad half for the ‘Cats, but last night there was just two terrible halves. “It was just a bad game all-around; we turned the ball over way too much,” said senior Marissa Shaw. As a team, the ‘Cats turned the ball over 27 times, tripling the average of 9 turnovers from the previous games. No shots would fall, either. “None of our shots would go in. We missed so many from the free throw line also,” said sophomore Sara Cole. The ‘Cats were 10 for 25 from the free-throw line. At the half, the score was 20-11.
The second half wasn’t much better than the first half, as no shots would go in, and nothing was happening on offense. Getting the 50/50 balls was an issue also. “Our team usually gets all of the loose balls, but we didn’t get most of them last night,” recalls junior Ali Toner There was problems with the weak-side defense too. “Our offense could have been a little better, and on defense we kept letting the ball get to the backside,” explained senior Sydni Brunette. The score even got within 3 points at 25-22 before the ladies picked it up to a 34-24 lead by the end of the quarter, ultimately winning by 12.
Shaw led all around with 13 points, eight steals, and four assists. Ali Toner was right behind with 11 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Brunette contributed with nine points, five steals and four assists.
Come out to Clinton on Monday to watch the Pittsford open district play against Clinton.