Stettler Wildcats senior basketball team lose in weekend tournament

Wildcat senior girls’ basketball team played nine games this past week, culminating in an away tournament, hosted by Ardrossan.

The Stettler Wildcats senior girls’ basketball team played nine games this past week, culminating in an away tournament, hosted by Ardrossan.

“It was a weird weekend, we played nine games this week but they ran hard,” said Kim Poapst, head coach. “In the first game of the tournament we were up 8 with four minutes left.”

But the lead, as the game indicated later, wasn’t much.

“We let them get back into the game when they shot a 3 and a quick lay up,” Poapst added. “We missed some foul shots, which we were making over 50 per cent all week.”

Belleose from Edmonton tied the game, as they went into overtime.

“This is third time this year, but with some weird ref calls and scorekeeping it was decided before we went into overtime that the score was wrong and we lost by one,” Poapst said. “We definitely had our chances and did a good job slowing down their 6’1 post.”

Sadie Diegel had a great game.

“It was a hard loss but our execution on our offence was excellent at times and non-existent at other times,” Poapst stated.

The Wildcats had to play Ardrossan without starter Syd Poapst and lost Megan Kobi near the end of the game with an arm injury.

“Again we had our chances but went into overtime and lost by 6,” said Poapst.

Jessica Lane rebounded well in the final minutes.

“In our final game we were able to sub easily as we were up on Beaverlodge by more than 40. Brooklyn Perry was a speedy addition to the team and we pressed well on the weekend,” Poapst explained.

Reesa Garez won an All-Star award for her defensive play.

“This week we are going to focus on running our offence all the way through and what each players’ role is on the team to help build on our strengths,” Poapst added. “We only have one game this week so it will be a great chance to work on specialty plays.”

Stettler Wildcats will host Rocky Mountain House this week.


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