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WMC girls basketball: Montague credits team chemistry in win over MCC

Wildcats see team growth in tough league matchup with Spartans

Livestream replay of Montague’s 50-39 win over Mason County Central on Jan. 27, 2022 (Production Team | CatchMark Sports)

MONTAGUE 50, MASON COUNTY CENTRAL 39: Montague seemed to have made substantial progress in their league victory against MCC on Thursday night, per Montague coach Nick Thaler. The host Wildcats jumped to a 6-point advantage over the Spartans in the first quarter, but an even 2nd quarter resulted in a narrow 27-21 halftime score in favor of Montague. The ‘Cats slowly chipped away late in the game to broaden the deficit and earn their seventh conference win.

In a post game email, Thaler credited the team victory to some improved communication and team bonding. Some missing teammates also served as extra motivation. This improvement resulted in lockdown defense and increased energy for Montague as they navigate their way through the second half of the season.

Photos by Kara Raeth | CatchMark Sports

Montague leaders:

Kendall Osborne 18 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists

Claire Meacham 14 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists

Brooke Stark 7 points, 1 steal

Mason County Central leaders:

Wren Nelson 15 points

Charlie Banks 9 points

Alivia Steiger 8 points

Records:

Montague 9-3 overall, 7-1 WMC

MCC 6-5 overall, 4-4 WMC

Next games:

Grant at Montague – Tuesday, Feb. 1

White Cloud at Mason County Central – Monday, Jan. 31

Media Specialist for CatchMark Technologies and CatchMark SportsNet.

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