Sports Winter Sports — 15 December 2017
Sports:  Girls basketball team looks to improve upon their record

The lady Mustangs basketball team started off their season by playing Clay Center on Dec. 1 at Rock Creek, and since then, the Mustangs have played Abilene, Council Grove and St. Marys.

The final score of the Clay Center game was 64-39, with Clay Center winning. Junior Megan Prockish scored 12 points, sophomore Tabi Vetter scored seven points, junior Laney Scott scored seven points, senior Demi Kunkel scored five points, junior Abby Ruder scored four points and senior Maddi Figge and junior Allie Jensen both scored two points.

In the Abilene game at Rock Creek on Dec. 5, the final score was 52-31. Ruder scored 11 points, Prockish scored eight points, Vetter scored six points, Scott scored four points and Jensen scored two points.

Rock Creek played Council Grove in an away game on Dec. 8, and the final score was 41-34. Ruder scored 12 points, Prockish scored 10 points, Jensen scored seven points, Vetter scored three points and Scott and freshman Evie Gill both scored one point.

Even with these losses, the team has some great accomplishments, including working as a team on and off of the court.

“Running offense and helping each other up when they are down are ways we work together,” Vetter said.

The girls have also built relationships with each other, as well as with their coach, Adam Plummer.

“I think building relationships with the young student athletes is the most rewarding thing: to see the growth and change over time and especially with the group of kids that you have had for four years,” Plummer said. “You’ve seen them as freshmen, and you know, even working in the junior high end, I’m going to see the potential growth of kids from seventh grade to being a senior. So, that’s pretty cool to watch them grow.”

The Mustangs’ next game will be held on Jan. 2 at Rock Creek against Riley County.

Article by Josie Frederiksen, staff member

Photo by Natalie Lindsey, Newspaper Editor in Chief

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