The Madill Lady Wildcats dropped their second straight game Friday night at Dickson. The 58-36 loss dropped the squad to 10-9 on the season.
The Lady ‘Cats were competitive in the opening quarter. Madill sophomore guard Destiny Adams hit an open three on the left side of the arc as time expired to make it Dickson 15, Madill 12 at the end of the first quarter.
However, the visitors deficit would increase to seven points by halftime as they were outscored 16-12 in the second quarter. The halftime score was Dickson 31, Madill 24.
The ball goes inside to Dickson’s Makayla Smith made two free throws to give the hosts a 17-12 advantage to open the second quarter.
Adams makes another three after pass from Weiberg to Arnold. But Dickson scores again to make it 19-15.
Madill junior guard Ximena Gomez grabbed a rebound board, dribbled around some defendered and and laid it in to make the score 19-17 in havor of hosts.
Dickson’s Kayla Burton was fouled and went to the line. She made akes both shots to put the Lady Comets up 21-17 with 5:46 to go.
Dickson’s Audrey Young intercepted a pass and took it the other way for a score. Another quick score gave the Lady Comets a 25-17 advantage with 4:34 remaining in the second quarter. Dickson scored a third time in quick succession to give themselves a ten-point lead and force a Madill timeout.
However, on next Madill possession, Jayden Weiberg stroked a three from the top of the arc to make it Dickson 27, Madill 20 with 3:14 to go in the second quarter.
Following a Madill foul Dickson moved into the bonus with 2:29 to go in the second. However, the hosts missed the shot.
Although neither team scored for an extended period both fought hard on each play.
The scoring drought ended with 1:38 to go in the quarter as Smith went to the line and made the first of two shots . The score was then 28-20.
An off the ball foul sent MAD13 to the line for two shots as Madill had moved into the double bonus (10 fouls against Dickson). She made the second shot. 28-21.
A quick Dickson two made it 30-21. Madill got the ball back with a little more than 70 seconds to go in the half.
Weiberg was doubled teamed at the top of the key and dribbled before sending a hard pass acorrss the court to number 5 who couldn’t handle the pass.
Weiberg made a three on the next possession to make it a six-point game (30-24).
Sienna Young was fouled and shot two as Dickson went to the double bonus. She made the second of two shots. Another errant pass meant a turnover by Madill with 16.7 seconds to go in the half.
Dickson turned the ball over with 11.6 to go and the Lady Wildcats got the ball back. Sophomore Abbie Lambertsen drove inside and kicked to Chapa. But the pass was tipped away by a Dickson defender. Sophomore Braylee Schneider got the ball and took a rushed shot which missed as time ran out.
Dickson’s Smith makes one of two free throws to open third quarter to increase the hosts lead to 34-24.
Young beat Weiberg down the floor and the sophomore guard was called for a foul. Young made the second of two shots to make it 35-24.
Madill did not make a shot through first three minutes of quarter. Smith hits a two to increase lead to 37-24.
Smith makes a close shot to increast lead to 39-24.
The ball went back to Madill with 4:19 to go in the third quarter.
However, the Lady Wildcats couldn’t convert.
Dickson made four substitutions with 3:53 to go in third.
A Dickson player made a close shot to make it 41-24.
Chapa fights for a reound and goes to the ground. Hits her head – 3:14 to go.
Then, Dickson’s Ashlen Clem made a shot to make it 41-26 in favor of the hosts
The score remainined the the same with 2:11 to go. Madill’s woes continued as Schneider was called for a travel on a made shot with 2:00 to go.
Another four person sub for Dickson at 1:36 mark.
Chapa leaves the court at same time.
The body language of the Lady Wildcats is slumped with their shoulders hanging low. A quiet has come over the team as they faced a 17-point deficit.
The offense became timid and slowed down. Adams got a pass from Stumblingbear and drives inside and took contact on her shot. She makes the first shot – with 25.6 to go but misses the second. .
Stumblingbear grabned a steal and pass to Adams who was fouled. Adams made one of two shots. The third quarter ended 45-28 in favor of hosts.
The visitors look gassed as the game moved into the closing quarter.
Another basket for Dickson to open the fourth quarter.
Chapa blocks a shot with 6:22 to go in fourth.
Dickson’s Shelby Beardwas fouled and goes to line. She made both shots to make it 49-28.
Gomez drove inside and drew contact on the shot. She made both shots with 6:06 to go. The free throws by Gomez made it 49-30.
On the next Madill possession, Gomez drew another foul and converted the first of two shots to make it 49-31.
Chapa is pushed down on a shot by Dickson’s Kadin Burton.
On the next play, Chapa was called for foul and is obviously disgusted. Burton was called to bench and told “not to do that” by her coach.
Later, Chapa would make a bucket on other end to make it 49-33.
Lots of contact was both squads before a foul was on Schneider. Young made the free throw for Dickson.
The resulting plays left Madill head basketball coach Shawn Runyan screaming with 3:34 to go in the game.
On next play, Young intercepted an errant Madill pass and scores a two to make it 56-34 with 3:01 to go.
Young scores for Dickson with 1:56 to go to make it 58-34 with the hosts ahead.
Madill senior Ashlynn Arnold was fouled on the shot with 1:31 to go.
After that, Runyan cleared the bench and put in sophomores Alyssa Cantrell, Lydia Landgraf and Beth Coleman into the game.
Landgraf made a turnaround two to make the final score 58-36.
Sulphur 71, Madill 41
A lopsided 74-41 loss to the Sulphur Lady Bulldogs dropped the Madill Lady Wildcats to 10-8 on the season.
The visitors took a 24-8 lead to start the first quarter and never looked back.
Runyan said the second quarter was the game’s turning point.
“It was over after the first quarter,” he said.
Runyan said he was pleased how his team responded to open the second half.
The Lady Wildcats started the second half on a 4-3 run.
The Lady Wildcats were down 44-20 5:52 to go in the third quarter.
Senior Makella Mobly was the point guard for Sulphur.
Even with a 24-point lead, the Lady Bulldogs continued to push the pace.
The relentess Sulphur defense forced a turnover with 5:04 to go. They hit a three to increase lead to 46-20.
Then, Chapa made a short range bucket to cut it to 46-22.
Sulphur senior guard Korie Allensworth drove inside and forced a foul by Chapa. She made both free throws.
Senior forward Abby Beck picked off a pass and found Allensworth for a three at the top of arc to give the visitors a 51-22 advantage.
Gomez hit a two on the next play to make it 51-24.
Korie A hit a three. Chapa followed it with a putback two. 54-26.
The Madill defense forced a turnover with 1:47 to go in the third.
Chapa then made a contested two following the inbound. She made the free throw to cut the score to 54-29 in favor of the visitors.
Gomez snagged a pass and pushed down the floor. She found Weiberg open for a threepoint attempt. Weiberg was fouled on the shot, but made all three free throws to cut the deificit to 54-32.
At the end of the third quarter, Sulphur’s lead was 59-32.
Ahead of the final quarter, Madill girls head basketball coach Runyan audibly instructed his team.
Chapa swatted a shot by 35 to open the fourth quarter.
Sulphur junior Kinlee Duck scored a basket before Allensworth scored on a fast break to make it 63-32. Sulphur sophomore Kinley Gentry posted up to get two more. After an errant pass Gentry scored again.
Following the sequence, the frustrations increased from the Madill bench.
The tension was palpable as multiple Lady Wildcats missed shots close and the Destiny Adams was able to yank a loose ball free from a Sulphur player.
Sulphur was up by 36 points at the 4:55 mark.
But the Lady Wildcats fought back on the next possession as Weiberg stroked a three from the left side of the arc. Weiberg followed with a steal and a layup. The fivepoint spurt made it 68-37.
Both teams made multiple substitutions as the result became all but baked in.
Adams and Sulphur sophomore forward Delanie Muck traded elbows around the 3:30 mark. Adams was sent to the bench but returned before the end of the game.
Muck was later called for a blocking foul. The physicality of the play elicited some noise from the home fans.
Upon her return, Adams ran the point for the rest of the game. She made a pullup two with 35 seconds to go.
The final score was Sulphur 74-41.