Lady Cubs, Wildcat girls drop first-round games

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

MORAN — Humboldt High’s Lady Cubs and Marmaton Valley High’s Wildcat girls had trouble scoring points here Tuesday. That led to losses for both area teams in first-round action of the 2009 Marmaton Valley High Preseason Tournament.
Oswego High’s Indians rolled past Humboldt 57-20. Northeast High’s Lady Vikings handed Marmaton Valley a 46-36 setback.
The Lady Cubs or the Wildcats will pick up their first win of the season Thursday. Humboldt and Marmaton Valley, both 0-2, face each other in the second round of the round-robin event.
“We’re making young mistakes. We have to do the simple stuff better,” said Humboldt head coach Jeff Wilkerson. “Shooting 15 percent from the free-throw line is discouraging.”
Humboldt trailed Oswego 29-11 at halftime and was outscored 28-9 in the second half. The Lady Cubs hit 4 of 26 free throw attempts.
“I’ve told the girls we need to play better defensively and not foul. I had three starters foul out in the third quarter Tuesday,” Wilkerson said.
Taylyn Wells had eight points to lead the Lady Cubs.
Oswego got 15 points from Kali Kitterman, 13 from Jessica Bates and 12 from Brieynn Johnson.
Marmaton Valley held a 10-9 lead over Northeast at the end of one quarter of play. The Lady Vikings went on a 19-9 tear in the second quarter to build a 28-19 halftime lead.
The Wildcats again had a 10-9 run in a quarter, the third, but Northeast was able to stave off any rally by the Wildcats. The Lady Vikings were 11 of 24 at the free-throw line for the game while the Cats were 4 of 8.
Maggie Meiwes scored 15 points for Marmaton Valley.
Northeast was paced by Britney Clark with 18 points and Shelby Lehman with 14.
Humboldt (5-6-7-2—20) (FG/3-pt): Meyer 0-0-5-0, Strack 2-1-1-5, Wells 1/1-2-5-8, Young 2-0-3-4, Uber 0-0-1-0, Davidson 1-0-5-2, Crays 0-1-1-1. TOTALS: 6/1-4-20-20.
Oswego (12-17-17-11—57): Kitterman 7-1-4-15, Johnson 6-0-3-12, Brown 0-0-1-0, J. Nesbitt 4-1-3-9, Russell 0-0-4-0, K. Nesbitt 1-2-1-4 Horn 0-0-1-0, Pemberton 1-0-4-2, Riley 1-0-0-2, Bates 5-3-4-13. TOTALS: 25-7-25-57.
Marmaton Valley (10-9-10-7—36): Boyd 0-0-1-0, Miller 4-0-3-8, McEndree 0-0-5-0, Westhoff 3-0-5-6, Meiwes 7-1-2-15, Howell 0-3-1-3, Trollope 0-0-2-0, Henry 2-0-1-4. TOTALS: 16-4-20-36.
Northeast (9-19-9-9—46) (FG/3-pt): Lehman 3/2-2-1-14, Clark 5/1-5-1-18, Holmgren 0-0-1-0, Hensley 1-4-3-6, Brooks 0-0-1-0, Dwyer 2-0-3-4, Brookster 2-0-3-4, Amershek 0-0-1-0. TOTALS: 13/3-11-14-46.