Wildcat girls, Lady Cubs
lose in final round of tournament

MORAN — Slow starts did in both Humboldt High’s and Marmaton Valley High’s girls Friday evening.
Both teams were playing in Marmaton Valley’s preseason tournament.
The Wildcats were able to pick up the pace offensively, but still were unable to overtake Oswego High in a 54-39 loss.
The Lady Cubs, meanwhile, struggled offensively throughout in a 44-19 loss to Northeast High.
In its loss, Marmaton Valley fell behind 10-2 in the first quarter before keeping pace somewhat in the second quarter. Oswego led 21-12 at the break, then put the game away with a 19-5 third-quarter run to lead 40-17.
The Wildcats closed the game with a flourish, scoring 22 points in the fourth quarter, but could only get within the final 15-point final margin.
Alysha Westhoff poured in 22 points to lead the Wildcats. Cheyanne Miller added eight.
Jessica Bates scored 17 points, Kinzie Nesbitt had 16 and Kali Kitterman 10 to pace Oswego.

HUMBOLDT found itself down 10-2 after one period, but unlike Marmaton Valley, could not find any offensive spark until the fourth quarter.
Northeast led 20-5 at intermission and 31-9 after three periods.
Taylyn Wells led Humboldt with seven points. Melissa Davidson had four.
Lisa Hensley scored 14 points and Britney Clark had 13 for the Vikings.
Marmaton Valley (1-3) finished in third place with a 1-2 mark in the tournament. Humboldt (0-4) went 0-3 for fourth place. The Wildcats travel to Jayhawk-Linn Tuesday to wrap up the pre-Christmas schedule. Humboldt hosts Burlington next Friday for their final game before Christmas.
Oswego (19-11-19-14—54) (FG/3-pt): Kitterman 5-0-5-10, Johnson 0/1-0-4-3, Brown 1-0-0-2, Nesbitt 1-2-1-4, Russell 1-0-2-2, Nesbitt 8-0-2-16, Pemberton 0-0-1-0, Rilex 0-0-1-0, Bates 7-3-2-17. TOTALS: 23/1-5-20-54.
Marmaton Valley (2-10-5-22—39) (FG/3-pt): Boyd 1-0-1-2, Miller 1/1-3-2-8, McEndree 0-1-4-1, Westhoff 5/2-6-4-22, Meiwes 0-2-5-2, Howell 1-0-1-2, Henry 0-2-1-2. TOTALS: 8/3-14-18-39.
Northeast (10-10-11-13—44) (FG/3-pt): Lehman 1/1-0-0-5, Clark 4/1-2-1-13, Holmgran 3-0-2-6, Hensley 3/2-2-3-14, Brooks 0-0-1-0, Dwyer 0-0-4-0, Brookster 0-2-3-2, Amershek 1-0-2-2, Stansbury 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 12/4-6-16.
Humboldt (2-3-4-10—19): Friederich 0-0-2-0, Feine 1-1-2-3, Strack 1-1-1-3, Wells 2-3-4-7, Young 0-0-3-0, Davidson 0-4-2-4, Crays 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 5-0-9-19.