Power and Simms Prove Too Much for Lady Badgers


Ketochi photo by Harlie Jackson

Senior Kendra Anderson rises for two of her 11 points against the Simms Tigers on January 4.

Preslee Carroll, Staff Writer

The Cascade Lady Badgers faced two of their toughest opponents this weekend when they played the Power Pirates and the Simms Tigers.

The varsity girls struggled when they traveled to Power on Thursday, January 3. The Lady Badgers started slowly against the home team and managed only 18 points in the first half.  Power came out strong and raced to a quick 11-0 lead over Cascade, eventually grabbing a 29-18 advantage at halftime.

The Lady Badgers played better offensively in the second half, but only managed to outscore Power by one point over the final two quarters.  The Lady Pirates earned a 54-44 win over Cascade.

Senior guard Georgia Mortag led Cascade with 13 points, followed by junior Shelbie Jackson with 12.

The Cascade Lady Badgers then hosted a game on Friday, January 4 against the Simms Tigers.

The girls never fell too far behind but still couldn’t beat their antagonists. Both teams worked hard as they jumped for rebounds and hustled after the ball, but Simms took a 24-18 advantage into the second half.

The Badgers continued to work hard but Simms did too.  Cascade outscored the visitors 22-20 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to win the game.  As the game rolled into the fourth quarter, the seconds continued to tick away and the game ended with a final score of 44-40.

Mortag scored 14 to lead Cascade, and fellow senior Kendra Anderson chipped in 11 points on the night.

After the game against Simms, head coach Roger Hatler said, “The girls are getting better but they need to work on the number of turnovers, and they need to make more shots, especially free throws, but we will improve.”

Come support the Lady Badgers as they host a game against the Augusta Elks on January 11 and head to Sunburst to play the Refiners the very next day.