Bearcat girls down Ipswich 46-28

The Bearcat girls have had a busy schedule as took on some powerhouse teams this past week. The locals fell to the Falcons 16-58, downed Ipswich 46-28, fell to Hamlin 20-71 and fought a tough round ball contest with Clark-Willow Lake and ended up coming up short 41-50.

Falcons swoop in

The Florence-Henry Falcons who swooped in with an 8-0 record downed the Bearcats 16-58 on their court Jan. 17. Webster was able to only add four points to the score sheet while the Falcons dropped in 14. It was going to be a rough three left to play as the Falcons held the locals to three points in the second, six in the third and again three in the final eight minutes of play while connecting for 13, 19 and 12 for the 16-58 final.

Payton Snell was the top scorer with four points, Harley Johnson dished up three as did Katie Braun. The Bearcats were seven of 42 overall on their field goals and only given four chances at the line, but came up sinking two.

Webster pulled in 20 rebounds and was led by Erin Case with six rebounds, five from Carrington Hanson and four by Johnson.

Down Ipswich

The Bearcat girls turned things around as they took on Ipswich Jan. 14 and downed the Tigers. Webster opened the first quarter with a 17-6 lead, were match point for point in the second eight minutes to go into the break 25-14.  The Cats took the second half breaks with 15-10 and 6-4 for the 46-28 win.

Johnson was the Cats top scorer netting 12 points while Erin Sannes and Case dropped in eight points apiece and Hanson chipped in seven points.

The Bearcats were 17 of 51 from two point range and connected on seven of 18 threes and were five of 12 at the stripe.

Snell led on the boards with six grabs, Johnson and Braun each had three as the team totaled 25 overall rebounds. On defense the Cats came away with 14 steals and three blocks. The blocks all went to Sannes while Case lead her team in picking the pockets of the Tigers.

Chargers mismatch

The Chargers who came into the Cat House Jan. 13 with a 6-0 record, showed why they were undefeated. The Chargers opened the first stanza with 7-18 stop and 12-42 at the half way point. With the clock running in the third quarter the Chargers added another 14 while holding off the hosts to two points. Hamlin added another 15 in the final quarter for the 20-71 win.

It was a night the Cats could not even draw a foul and go to the line as they were not given any chance at a charity toss.  It was Sannes leading the scoring drive for the Cats with six points as Snell, Lydia Vogl and Braun each added four points before the nights end.

Webster was nine of 28 from two point range and connected for two of six three pointers. On defense the locals grabbed 16 rebounds and was led by Case snaring four, three by Elliott Steiner and three by Sannes.


The Bearcats traveled to Clark to play the Clark-Willow Lake Chargers on Jan. 7 and found the southern Cyclone winds going to the host in the 50-41 contest. Webster was down by just a point 11-12 and stood at 23-28 at the half way point. It was another one point difference in the third 9-10 and 9-12 in the final eight minutes.

The Bearcats did not have a roll over and die attitude as they scraped underneath hauling in 40 rebounds and coming away with eight steals in the contest. Case had seven of the steals and five boards. Leading rebounders for Webster was Snell hauling in double digits with 10, Sannes one short of a double with nine, and Hanson pulled down eight.

The Locals were led by Case who connected for 13 points, Sannes sinking seven and Snell and Braun each coming up with six points apiece. The Cats were 14 of 55 from two point range and two of 12 from three point land. The Bearcats went to the line 19 times, sinking 11.

Sisseton contest

As of presstime the final score of the Sisseton contest was in the Lady Redmen 25-59.

Next contests

The Bearcats look to get back on the winning side as they host the 0-9 Waverly-South Shore team  Jan. 23, travel to Groton Jan. 27 and Wilmot Jan. 31.

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