New Salem Sue unkind
By Jarann Johnson
The Center-Stanton Wildcats started their season with a 39-34 win over the Shiloh Christian JV team in early December but couldn’t keeping a winning streak going last week.
The Wildcats went 0-3 in the New Salem Tournament but did have a promising chance to collect their second win of the year in their final tournament game against Mott-Regent Saturday. Mott-Regent entered the game without a win and only recorded one region win last year.
Early on the Wildcats were playing competitively and looked like they might gain control of the game. At the end of one period the Wildcats led 13-12, but that lead dissipated quickly in the second quarter.
Mott-Regent overcame the one-point difference and stretched their lead past the 10-point margin to deter the Wildcats’ hopes of a tournament win late in the second quarter. Mott-Regent led 30-19 heading into the halftime break.
Mott-Regent stayed in control of the game until the final three minutes of the third quarter with a 13-point lead, 36-23. The Wildcats made a 7-0 run at the end of the quarter to reposition themselves strongly.
Katie Windhorst, junior forward, started the run with two free throws and Madeline Henke, sophomore, added two steals during the run, making it hard for Mott-Regent to produce any offense.