The varsity Lady Bulldogs brought home second place from the Mid-South Auto Blue Jay Invitational round-robin tournament held December 29 through January 1 at Koshkonong.
In addition, Kara Matherly, Alyssa Matherly and Kelsey Drone were named to the all-tournament team.
Playing Lutie December 29, Cabool won 63-33. Scoring for Cabool were Alyssa Matherly, 14; Sarah Luallen, 12; Kelsey Drone, 10; Kaila Shannon, 8; Jaylene Atkins, 6; Kaitlen Beller, 6; Kara Matherly, 5; and Alexis Samuel, 2.
On December 30, Cabool battled Couch in a game that went into overtime before the Lady Bulldogs lost 59-56. Alyssa Matherly made 28 points; Kara Matherly, 10; Alexis Samuel, 9; Kelsey Drone, 6; Kaila Shannon, 2; and Sarah Luallen, 1.
The January 1 game with Koshkonong was taken by Cabool 62-35, with Kelsey Drone making 22 points; Alyssa Matherly, 11; Alexis Samuel, 10; Sarah Luallen, 9; Kaila Shannon, 6; and Kara Matherly, 4.
“I was very proud of the way we played this week,” Coach Rance Beller said. “We had played Couch earlier in the year and lost by 11. In the Koshkonong game we were only up by two at halftime and came out and played our best basketball of the year in the second half. I was very pleased that every single person on the team was able to contribute. Hopefully we can build on this for the remainder of the season.”
The team’s record stood at 4-5 heading into this week’s regular schedule.
Couch won the tournament at Koshkonong, with Cabool second, Koshkonong third, and Lutie fourth.
News Article By: The Cabool Enterprise