Girls Varsity Basketball · Lady Wildcats fall to Manchester 40-29


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The Lady Wildcats fought hard but could not overcome a slow start, falling to Manchester 40-29. Whitko could only manage a three point field goal from Sarah Hewitt in the opening stanza and fell behind 10-3. The team trailed 16-9 at the half. “Our defense was as good as it has been all season,” proclaimed head coach Dr Rick Bragg. “We did a great job of shutting down their leading scorers. We simply struggled to score points.” The Lady Cats trailed by seven at the half and by six heading into the fourth quarter. “Two different times we cut the lead to four and had the ball on offense late in the fourth quarter but turned the ball over on both possessions,” Bragg said. Emalee Duggins once again was the leading scorer with 11 points. Sarah Hewitt scored seven. Ellie Snep added five points and 16 rebounds. Kayla Schipper scored four and Gus Garr added a bucket. “We played extremely hard and smart at the defensive end of the floor the entire game,” the head coach added. “I thought Gus Garr provided an incredible amount of energy in totally shutting down Manchester’s leading scorer. We rebounded much better than in our last couple games as well. We just need to find that player who can step up and score a big basket for us at clutch times in a game,” Bragg said. Whitko will travel to West Noble Tuesday and host TRC foe Tippecanoe Valley December 15. “We appreciate the great show of support from our fans, the parents, and our cheerleaders. I hope the Whitko Nation will continue to support the girls and appreciate how hard they work,” Bragg concluded.