Cats pluck the feathers of Cardinals for 48-42 for their first win

Webster Area girls kept their composure despite trailing the first half 18-10 at the end of one and 28-23 at the halfway point. The Bearcats kept to their game and tied the Cards 34 all at the end of three and went on for the 48-42 win. Webster who has some tough games picked up their first win Jan. 10 over Deuel on their court.

Cara Shoemaker scored half of the Bearcats points as she sank 24 on the night. Abby Snell added nine points, Alivia Baumgarn six, Jaiden Bauer five and Paige Snell four. The Cats were 16 of 42 from two point range for 38 percent and just one of four three pointers. The Cats had 24 chances at the stripe sinking 13 for 54 percent.

Webster held Deuel to just 11 tries at the line as they made four free throws. The Cards were 13 of 36 on two point plays and four of 18 three pointers for the night.

The Bearcats had a 29-21 rebound advantage but committed 16 turnovers to Deuel’s 11. Shoemaker and Paige Snell grabbed seven boards apiece and Bauer had six on the night.

Webster won the JV game 39-15.

Next contests

The Bearcats will be on the road this week as they play Florence-Henry on Jan. 21, Clark-Willow Lake on Jan. 23 and Waverly-South Shore Jan. 27.

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