Wildcats Take Down the Marquette Mustangs


Joey Fentress

Sophomore Addie Kane shoots a jump shot

This past Tuesday, February 14th, the Girls Varsity Basketball team took on the Marquette Mustangs. The cats kept the game close the entire game. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 15-13 in favor of the Cats. The Wildcats played hard the entire game, driving in towards the basket for layups and they moved the ball around well creating good ball movement which led to easy points for the cats. The Wildcats were also very successful in drawing fouls throughout the game. In total, the Wildcat players visited the freethrow line 7 times throughout the entire game. In the first half, the Wildcats were led by sophomore forward Addie Kane. Kane was the team’s leading scorer throughout the entire game. In the first quarter alone 11 points and in the second quarter she added 8 more points to bring her total score up for the first half to 19 points. Addie Kane also was proficient in drawing fouls for the cats and visited the freethrow line 4 times in the first half, making 7 out of 8 shots. The score at half was 29-30 Mustangs. Once the second half began, the Cats Senior guard and Texas State commit Julia Coleman found her rhythm, Julia put up 17 points in the second half and was one of the big contributors to the game. With about a minute left in the game with the score tied, Coleman drove in towards the basket, putting up a shot and drawing the foul, giving the cats the opportunity for free throws. Coleman made one of her shots giving the cats the lead. The top 3 scorers for the Wildcats were Senior guard, Sydney Bradley totaling 8 points, senior guard Julia Coleman who totaled 23 points, and sophomore Addie Kane who totaled 23 points for the Wildcats. The Cats ended up winning this close game 58-57. It was a well  deserved win for the Wildcats as they improved their record to 15-8.