Wildcats struggle with offense
By Jarann Johnson
Center-Stanton’s defense was strong Saturday night, but their offense wasn’t clicking. Center-Stanton’s offensive droughts hurt them, and they fell 40-32 at home to New England.
Both teams started the game slowly on offense. Neither team reached double-digits. Center-Stanton came out of the defensive struggle with an 8-6 lead.
New England broke through their offensive struggle early in the second quarter. They started the quarter on an 8-0 run, which put them up 14-8. Ashley Frank, a Center-Stanton junior guard, broke Center-Stanton’s offensive struggle with a personal 5-0 run (3-pointer and put-back).
Frank’s spurt sparked a 0-0 run, which put Center-Stanton up 18-16. New England was looking for a way to score and even up the game before halftime. They found it at the free-throw line.
Center-Stanton sophomore guard Karsyn Haag, fouled Elizabeth Kaufman near half-court with one second to play. Kaufman made both free throws to even the score at 18-18.