Wallace Lady Basketball finished the weekend with their first two wins and one loss. The loss came early in the week during an away game to Medicine Valley, 29-38. The team rallied back on Friday, beating Arthur County, 63-46, at home, and then winning again on Saturday in Mullen, 62-56.
The Wildcats started out well on Tuesday, Jan. 7, leading the Raiders until the end of the third quarter. During the fourth interval, Medicine Valley held Wallace to only four points causing the game to slip through Wildcat fingers.
Offensively, Christina Daniels scored 20 points for the Wildcats. She was assisted in scoring by Sara Hubbard- four, Morgan Messersmith-three, and Alex Lundvall-two. Teammate Haley Storm added four assists to the effort.
The ladies totaled six offensive rebounds for the night. On the defensive end, Daniels boasted seven blocked shots and seven rebounds. Hubbard also grabbed the ball for seven rebounds.
Friday, Jan. 10, proved another competitive night of basketball for the Lady Wildcats. After two quarters of play the team was down by one point. The girls rallied at halftime and came away with their first win of the season.
Junior Christina Daniels was a key player for the Wildcats and scored a career high of 42 points for the night. Teammates adding to the score were Maggie May- 13, Alex Lundvall- four, and Sara Hubbard-four. Morgan Messersmith passed the ball off for seven assists while Hubbard grabbed five offensive rebounds. Defensively, Daniels pulled down seven defensive rebounds.
Wallace again hit the road for another ballgame on Saturday, Jan. 11, traveling to Mullen to face the Broncos. The home team led at halftime, 30-24. Coming off of the break, the visiting Lady Wildcats outscored the Broncos by 17 points. It was enough for the Wildcats ‘second victory of the season. Daniels led in scoring 32 points; team members Hubbard and May each scored nine. Adding to the scoreboard were Storm-seven, and Lundvall-six. Messersmith and May aided with four assists each, while Daniels and May each pulled down four offensive rebounds. Lundvall led the team in defensive rebounds with six boards.
The two wins were a great moral boost for the team. The Wallace Wildcats (2-7) are looking for more wins as they play South Platte (3-5) Thursday at home and travel to Paxton (3-7) on Friday.
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