MARIETTA — Earlier this week, the Madill Lady Wildcats were given a harsh dose of reality on the road against the No. 16 Ada Lady Cougars.
MARIETTA — Earlier this week, the Madill Lady Wildcats were given a harsh dose of reality on the road against the No. 16 Ada Lady Cougars. Thursday afternoon though, they showed how quickly their memory can be wiped clean. A balanced scoring attack proved to be a major strength as the Lady Wildcats took down the Turner Lady Falcons in the opening round of the Ronnie Moore Invitational at Marietta, winning by a score of 48-34. Madill will now advance to the semifinals this afternoon at 4 p.m. against Dickson, while Turner will take on the Ardmore JV team at 10 a.m. today in the consolation semifinals. Turner came out strong in the first few minutes of what turned out to be a very low scoring opening quarter. The Lady Falcons held a 5-0 lead, before Madill got its first points of the game with less than a minute to go in the first at 5-3. Madill managed to battle its way back and level the score going to the second at 5-5. Just 37 seconds into the second quarter the Lady Wildcats were in front at 8-7, before the Lady Falcons came back to lead 13-12 with less than four minutes to go before halftime. However, the Lady Wildcats closed out the second quarter in style with a 6-0 run to lead 20-13. There was simply no stopping the ladies in black and gold in the third quarter as they went on a 13-8 run to lead 33-21 going to the fourth, before closing the game out with a 15-13 fourth quarter run. Mariana Mendez, Jayden Weiberg, and Kristen Chapa all had nine points apiece to lead the Lady Wildcats in the game. Ximena Gomez added eight points for Madill. Turner was led by Hope Hill and Miranda Crespo with eight points apiece, with Kodi Durst and Karlee Russell each scoring five points apiece.