Wildcats player tries to score as opponent Rocky Mountain House Rebels player makes an attempt to block her in their final game on Saturday

Wildcat girls win the weekend home tournament

The Wildcats girls' basketball team once again displayed some great performance on court to win their home tournament.

The Wildcats girls’ basketball team once again displayed some great performance on court to win their home tournament beating Rocky Mountain House Rebels by over 20 points in their final game on Saturday, Dec. 12.

They played Wetaskiwin in their first game, winning it convincingly.

“We are still playing 5 on 5 off, which is nice with 14 players,” said coach Kim Poapst. “But, some of the obstacles that we face are the different level of player skills, which in a way is also a positive because there has been tremendous improvement in skills and players have gained confidence with our new additions from last year.”

Although in their final game against the Rebels, Wildcats were always in the lead, towards the end of the first half they started stepping up their offence and scoring more often.

“There has been a lot of improvement in offensive skills from all our players,” added Poapst. “Our offensive rebounding is excellent.”

As Wildcats prepare for their next game later this week, Poapst wants the team to focus on their inbound game in the opposition’s front court.

“In our next game our goal is to know what to do without being told,” said Poapst. “An example would be playing zone on an inbound in the opposition’s front court.”

According to Poapst, the highlight from the weekend win was the six Grade 5 cheerleaders and the Stettler Elementary School (SES) kids watching their first game on Friday, and thinking it was a “great game”.

“We have had great parent support with food and refreshments for our referees, coaches and scorekeepers,” added Poapst.

Wildcats girls take on Sylvan in their next game on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Wildcats boys win weekend tournament beating HawksThe Wildcats boys played a great game against the Hawks, defeating them 73-51 in their final game, winning the tournament on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Their first game was against Bashaw, which they won 50-40.

In their second game they beat George McDougal from Airdrie 83-49.

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