The Madill Varsity boys’ basketball team and the Madill JV girls’ basketball team played in the Konowa Basketball Tournament January 7, through January 9, 2021. The girls’ head coach Shawn Runyan said he brought the girls’ JV team to fill a need. “Konowa needed another
“Konowa needed another team so I decided to take the JV team,” Runyan said.
The Lady Cats played the Destiny Wildcats on Thursday, losing 68 to 31. Abbie Lambertsen scored 12 points, leading the Lady Cats in points. Haylee Elkins followed with nine points and Aubrie Cantrell with seven points.
Runyan said the game is always a give and take.
“We had good moments and bad,” Runyan said. “The things you expect with young kids.”
Friday night found Madill playing the Wewoke Lady Tigers. The Lady Cats dropped the game 61 to 28. Lambertsen led the scoring with 11 points. Aubrie Cantrell had eight points and Alyssa Cantrell had three points. Even though the girls lost, Runyan said they gained exposure to the game.
“It was good experience for the younger athletes to play,” he said.
The Lady Cats were eliminated from the tournament after Friday’s loss.
The Wildcats opened tournament play against the Wewoka Tigers, losing the game 63 to 46. Miguel Duran led the team with 23 points. Ezekiel Fuentes had 10 points. Javier Gomez had six points. Head coach Brett Weiberg said Thursday’s game did not go as planned, but the team showed improvement for the remainder of the tournament.
“We did not play very well the Thursday but I felt like we played much better Friday and Saturday,” he said.
Madill played the Holdenville Wolverines on Friday night. The Wildcats won 52 to 31. Duran led the team with 17 points, Ezekiel Fuentes with 13 points, and RJ Morris with six points. The Wildcats played for Consolation against the Rock Creek Mustangs on Saturday, winning 58 to 39.
Weiberg said the improvement was not just in points, it was in how the team played, as well.
Duran once again led the team with 22 points. Ezekiel Fuentes had 14 points, and Nick Northcutt had eight points.
“We took care of the ball Friday and Saturday and played with less than twelve turnovers the last two games,” Weiberg said. “We also played better defense.”
Miguel Duran made all tournament.
The Wildcats are scheduled to play the Sulphur Bulldogs on Friday, January 15.