Girls Varsity Basketball · Lady Cats Fight Back in Second Half but Fall to Oregon-Davis 55-43

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The Lady Cats mounted a strong second half surge, but could not dig out of a first half deficit and fell to Oregon-Davis 55-43. “Very proud of the girls,” proclaimed head coach Dr. Rick Bragg. “We were short handed but will not use that as an excuse. We did not play well defensively in the first half and gave up 40 points but in the second half we played our best defense of the year and only allowed 15 points to a 1A state ranked team. When we learn that we must play that hard and with the passion we played in the second half, we will see many more positive results,” Bragg predicted. Oregon-Davis jumped out to a 23-8 lead after one quarter and stretched the lead to 40-21 at the half. “Our defense was much better in the second half and when you play good defense, it will feed your offense as well,” Bragg said. “Oregon-Davis thrives on the three point shot and offensive rebounds and I am very pleased in that in the second half, they only made one three point shot and only had one offensive rebound.” Emalee Duggins led the Lady Cats in scoring with 17 points. Kayla Schipper scored 12, Ellie Snep added 8, Sarah Hewitt 4, and Gus Garr a field goal to close out the scoring. Snep also had 12 rebounds to draw her within 10 of the school record for career rebounds. “Oregon-Davis was a team that beat us by 58 points a year ago so once again the final score tonight would suggest we are making progress,” the head coach said. “I don’t want our players to be satisfied with coming close. We have to learn to win, and we will.” Whitko will return to conference action January 5th when they travel to Rochester. Tip off is set for 2:30.