Lady Badgers Split Games Against Valier, Dutton-Brady

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Ketochi photo by Harlie Jackson

Junior Shelbie Jackson looks for three of her team-high 14 points on Saturday against Dutton-Brady. Cascade lost the game 51-44.

Preslee Carroll, Staff Writer

In sports, sometimes a team can learn more from a loss than it can from a win.

The Cascade Lady Badgers can learn from both after splitting a pair of games last weekend.

On Friday night, Cascade hosted the Valier Lady Panthers.  The ladies led the entire game and never let the Panthers catch up completely.  At halftime, the scoreboard read 29-24. The Badgers continued to play good defense and offense and it paid off. The Lady Badgers won their third consecutive game to start the season by the score of 55-48.

Senior Georgia Mortag led Cascade with 17 points, and junior Taylor Brown added 10 in the victory.

“I am happy with how the girls played, and I hope they do even better tomorrow night,” said head coach Roger Hatler.

Unfortunately, the next night wasn’t a success as the Lady Badgers picked up their first loss of the season in a 51-44 contest against the Dutton-Brady Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks led the entire game and went into halftime with a 29-21 lead.  The Lady Badgers continued to work hard but still lost and finished the game with a final score of 51-44.

Junior Shelbie Jackson scored 14 points to lead Cascade, and Mortag added 11.

The Badgers’ head into Christmas with two games this coming week.  Cascade will host Great Falls Central Catholic on Thursday before heading to Heart Butte on Saturday.  Game times are 3 and 6 PM on Thursday and 11 AM and 2 PM on Saturday.