Lady ‘Cats open district with Borden Co. loss
Published December 14, 2012 3:00pm by
Wellman-Union’s girls hoops squad suffered a 33-63 loss Tuesday night in Borden County.
The match was the first in their new district season.
The Lady Wildcats trailed the Lady Coyotes 7-17, 17-32 and 27-50 after each of the first three quarters. Sierra Wheatley led with 9 points.
"The girls played hard, but turnovers are hurting us badly,” said Head Coach Todd Ellis. "We need to quit turning over the ball and run our offense.”
The Lady ‘Cats were set to host Loop Friday night as the News was going to press. They boys team will play at home against Whitharral. For results and photos, see Wednesday’s issue.
The Wildcats suffered losses in last weekend’s Whitharral tournament of 25-58 to Whitharral, 39-89 to Whiteface and 32-81 to Seagraves. Coach JoeBob Ussery said the competition helped determine that the ‘Cats could still use some improvement before they open district season Tuesday in Dawson, and by that time will hopefully recover from some injuries.
Scorers included: (Whitharral game) Braden Caldwell 10, Luis Gonzales 8, Martin Loewen 4, Kirby Bailey 3; (Whiteface) Luis Gonzales 19, Braden Caldwell 13, Martin Loewen 3; Seagraves) Luis Gonzales 17, Vincent Tedford 10, Braden Caldwell 3 and Robert Steiger 2.
"Defensively, we have to be more active and rotate the ball quicker,” he said. "Hopefully we will get healthy for the start of district. Any success we have will depend on finding some consistency on offense and defense.”
Wellman-Union’s junior high boys team lost 9-58 Monday night to the Coyotes. Marcos Escobar had 6 points.
"Borden County was one of the best junior high teams I’ve seen in recent years,” said Coach Isaac Martinez. "The two weaknesses we have improved on (are) with defense and free-throw shooting. Borden County scored nearly half their points through our offensive turnovers, and it shows on the scoreboard. Bottom line, we are still improving and only going up from here.”