Losses to Simms, Central Drop JH Lady Badgers to 1-3


Ketochi photo by Ashley Tait

Eighth-grade Badger Kodiann Lynn rises for two points in Cascade's recent win over Sunburst.

Kodiann Lynn, Staff Writer

The Cascade Lady Badgers junior high basketball team was defeated by the Simms Tigers and the Great Falls Central Catholic Mustangs this past weekend.

The Lady Badgers faced their school rivals, the Simms Tigers, on their home court this past Friday. The team walked into the game thinking that they would beat them easily after victory over the Tigers in the jamboree season, but they moved a little bit ahead of themselves.

Unfortunately, the Lady Badgers just couldn’t stop the Tigers and faced a defeating loss with the score of 49-25.

Ending the first quarter only down by one, the girls fought back to even the score at 17 heading into halftime.

Coming out of the locker room, the Badgers seemed a little exhausted. The Tigers picked up on that right away and held the Badgers to only two points in the third quarter.

Sadly, the Lady Badgers didn’t battle back, and the Tigers ran away with the win.

No Badgers scored in double figures for the game.  Seventh-grader Kayla Satterwhite scored five points to lead Cascade, while Harlie Jackson, Alaina Barger, and Makaela Pribyl each added four points.

The next day, the Lady Badgers traveled a short distance to Great Falls to take on the Mustangs. The girls knew that they were going to have a tough game with facing a team that will be moving up to Class B next year.

The Badgers started off the game too slowly, and the Mustangs ran with it, ending the first quarter with a bruising score of 17-7. In the second quarter, the Badgers held the Mustangs to only four points and faced a halftime deficit of 21-13.

In the third quarter, each team scored seven points.  The Lady Badgers finally decided to kick it into gear and start running some new plays, and the quarter ended with a Central lead of 28-20.

Only down by eight, the Badgers became a little too excited and slacked off on their defense, letting the Mustangs score 11 points, ending the game with a score of 39-25.

The leading scores consisted of Kodiann Lynn with 11 points and Makaela Pribyl with five.

The Lady Badgers will take on the Great Falls Home School at the Great Falls Rec Center starting at 9 AM on Saturday morning.