Girls basketball splits weekend games
By Jarann Johnson
The Wildcats ended their week with a two-game home stand. On Friday night the Wildcats hosted Max in a District 10 game and fell in overtime 40-33. The next day the Wildcats hosted Solen in a non-district game and won by 21 points.
Defense was one of the Wildcats main focuses when the Wildcats battled Max and they didn’t surrender many points. In the first quarter neither team managed to separate. The Wildcats led by one point 4-3.
In the second period things got a little more offensive. The Wildcats put up 15 points but Max stayed close scoring 10 points.
At the halftime break the Wildcats led 19-13. The pace for a slow defensive game was set. In the third period things remained tight but the Wildcats were still ahead 25-20. But in the final period Max finally won the defensive battle.
Max held the Wildcats to two points and scored seven, forcing a 27-27 tie and overtime. In the final period Max took over scoring 13 points and winning the game 40-33. Even though the Wildcats played great defense and offense they struggled with free throws and head coach Drew Ehradt felt like that’s where his team lost the game.
“We were 2 of 18 for free throws. They shot 11 of 18. Our defense kept them out of rhythm. The girls did a good job of imposing our will on offense and getting back on defense. But 11 percent isn’t going to cut it,” Erhardt said.