By Katelyn Strampher
On January 22, the Lady Mustangs traveled to one of many away games. That day, they traveled to Wilcox-Hildreth to play the Lady Falcons. Travelling to this game, the girls were nervous knowing that it would be a tough and challenging game. The Lady Falcons would be difficult to compete against, but the girls gave it everything they had. In the end, the leading scorer was junior Emma Schmidt ending the game with 9 points for the team. Many other players contributed to the game as well with sophomore MaKenna Karr, junior Paige Faimon, and senior Lana Swanson scoring 2 points each. In the end, the Lady Mustangs fell short with a score of 15-39. Junior McKenna Pankoke said, “We couldn’t find another way to score with their long arms and great defense. I think if we figured something out the game could’ve turned out differently.” Even though this game may have been a loss, there were still many other games to get on the top.
On January 26, the Lady Mustangs were excited for their next home game against Lawrence-Nelson. This game brought in a lot of excitement and anticipation for the team and the audience. The Lady Mustangs were ready to bring their A-game and a win for the team and school. The game started like any other, but there was a different type of energy as the girls played. With the Lady Mustangs’ outstanding communication skills and teamwork, they pulled out with a win against the Raiders with a score of 29-40. Junior Addison Schmidt said, “I think we all had a lot of fun in the gym that day. We were super confident going into the game knowing that we were going to have to play them back-to-back.” Sophomore Sophie Schmidt, Emma Schmidt, and junior Katy Soucek rallied offensively for the Mustangs, scoring 11, 11, and 10 points, respectively. Karr pulled down 10 rebounds for the Mustangs, with 5 offensive boards.