Lady ‘Cats lose in Whitharral
Published December 11, 2012 3:00pm by
Wellman-Union’s pack of Lady Wildcats suffered losses in last weekend’s Whitharral tournament against Seagraves, Whiteface and Whitharral.
They opened the competition with a 68-26 loss to the tournament hosts, despite a fairly-even first half. Breck Faught had 10 points.
"We came out in the first quarter and played well, (and) then Whitharral flexed their muscles and won the second half of the game,” said Coach Todd Ellis.
They suffered a similar fate in the second round with a 37-39 defeat to the Whiteface. They were tied with the Lady Antelopes 19-19 at halftime, but fell a basket behind in the third quarter and couldn’t recover in the fourth. Rosa Olivas scored 14 points.
They wrapped up the tournament Saturday with a 27-51 early-morning loss to Seagraves, trailing the Lady Eagles pretty much the entire game. Olivas scored 10 points.
"Getting up very early and playing a 9 a.m. game took its tole on the girls,” Ellis said. "Seagraves played well, but the team seemed tired and we lost that game as well.”
Now 2-9 for the season, the Lady ‘Cats were set to open district season in Borden County Tuesday night as the News was going to press. They will be back at home Friday against Loop, while the boys team will host Whitharral.
"The tournament was a good test for us,” Ellis said. "I think it will help us in preparation for district. The girls are still in a positive mood and want to try to get better.”
Wellman-Union’s junior high boys squard recently lost 52-13 to Dawson. Hunter Neill led with six points.
"There have been small goals I wanted to team to reach, and they have accomplished them,” said Coach Isaac Martinez. "We are steadily improving and as for right now, that is important. We are aiming to be a competitive team at some point this season.”