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Lady ‘Cats dominate on Senior Night and week in review


                                                                                                                              Photo by Shari Harris
The Bisker family sponsored the game against Plato in honor of Eden Bisker. The Lady ‘Cats defeated Plato and will be awarded the honorary plaque. Pictured front row from left: Abagail Moncrief, Karlee Holland, Kylie Taylor and Anna Sullins. Back row from left: Coach Steve Rissler, Kaida Cook, Tomi Rose, Kiley Ingram, Abbie Sullins, Winter Murray, Maci Sparks, Kyra Taylor, Bailie Joyner and Asst. Coach Terri Moncrief.
By Coach Steve Rissler

The Licking Lady Wildcats used a complete team effort to dominate the visiting Plato Lady Eagles on Senior Night, Monday, Feb. 10. Seniors Karlee Holland, Abby Moncrief and Bailie Joyner and their parents were honored prior to the varsity game.
                                                                                                                               Photo by Shari Harris
Seniors were honored along with their parents. From left are Coach Steve Rissler, seniors Karlee Holland, Abagail Moncrief and Bailey Joyner, Asst. Coach Terri Moncrief 
and Asst. Coach Rick Mosher.
Licking got rolling in the first with seven girls scoring. The Lady ‘Cats jumped to a 22-6 lead after the first quarter. Abby Moncrief went to work inside in the second quarter dropping 10 points to help extend the lead to 37-16 at the half. Karlee Holland went to work in the third quarter scoring 15 points to push her career point total to 2,000.
           Photo by Shari Harris
Karlee Holland scored her 2000th point 
with this shot on Senior Night against Plato.
She is the first girl in school history to meet this milestone. Licking would lead 57-27 after the third quarter and the turbo clock was on in the fourth as LHS cruised to an impressive Frisco League victory.
Holland led with 24 points, Moncrief added 12 and Kylie Taylor 11, Anna Sullins 5, Maci Sparks 3, Kiley Ingram 2, Abbie Sullins 2, Winter Murray 3, Kaida Cook 2.
Scoring for Plato were Couch 9, Hall 6, Waters 6, Todd 4, Cannon 2 and Crewes 1.
“The girls have really turned a corner since the Blue Eye game and have got their MOJO back. Our passing and rebounding was on point especially our post passing. Our shot selection was good and our energy was good. To be an elite level team you have to have girls that buy in to their role. Our scorers scored, our rebounders rebounded, our defenders defended. Each role is important and must be done well for us to reach our potential as a group. I am very happy with where we are heading into districts.” Coach Rissler.
                                                                                                                          Photo by Lori Heithold
Kaytlyn Routh puts up a shot in JV’s win over Stoutland in a two-quarter game that had been rescheduled due to weather.

Lady ‘Cats week in review
By Shari Harris
Co-Publisher

The Lady ‘Cats faced Frisco League foe Stoutland in a makeup game on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at home. The JV played a two-quarter game and dominated, 37-6. The Varsity was not to be outdone and conquered the Stoutland Lady Tigers, 50-20.
Thursday, the Lady ‘Cats travelled south to Thayer in a battle of the ‘Cats. The Thayer Lady Bobcats were no match for Lickings Lady Wildcats, with Licking JV winning 35-19 and the Varsity winning 46-31.
On Monday, Dixon fell to the Lady ‘Cats, with Licking doubling the Dixon points and then some, winning 88-43.
A makeup game at Newburg is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19, then it’s on to Districts, where the Lady ‘Cats earned a number one seed.
First round of Districts replays Monday night’s game, with Licking facing eighth seed Dixon Saturday, Feb. 22 at noon. Fourth seed Ava faces fifth seed Willow Springs at 1:30 p.m. and the winners of these games meet in the second round on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m.
Second seed St. James faces seventh seed Mtn. Grove Saturday at 3 p.m., and third seed Liberty (Mtn. View-Birchtree) faces sixth seed Houston at 4:30 p.m. Their second round is Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Class 3, District 4 final game will be Friday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.
District play will be at Mtn. Grove High School at 420 N. Main.

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