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Comets outsized at Fennimore
Cassville girls fall to 0-5 with loss to Golden Eagles
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Cassville sophomore Andrea Okey led the Comets with 13 points and nine rebounds last Friday night in a 57-32 loss at Fennimore. The Cassville ladies are still looking for their first win of the season, and take an 0-5 record up against Benton/Shullsburg (3-3) this Thursday night.


FENNIMORE – Struggling a bit with the size of their opponent and their inability to match up inside, the Cassville varsity girls’ basketball team suffered a 57-32 non-conference loss to host Fennimore last Friday night.

The loss drops coach Martin Kirschbaum’s squad to 0-5 overall, as they hit the road this Thursday night against Benton/Shullsburg (0-1, 3-3).

The Golden Eagles jumped on top of the Comets early in Friday night’s contest, and held a 15-4 advantage after one quarter of play. By halftime, Fennimore led Cassville, 31-13.

With a sizable deficit to overcome in the second half, the Comets were unable to stage a comeback, as they were outscored 26-19 in the final 16 minutes of action.

Sophomore guard Andrea Okey led the Comets with 13 points and nine rebounds, while senior guard Jenna Friesen added seven points, and sophomore Brielle Balif pulled down five rebounds.

As a team, the Comets made 11-of-20 (55%) field goal attempts and were 6-of-13 (46%) from the free throw line. They also committed 23 total turnovers.

Leading Fennimore with 20 points was Alexie Needham, while Cheyanne Udelhoven added 11.


Fennimore 57, Cassville 32
(from Friday, Jan. 3)
Cassville        4      9      8      11 - 32
Fennimore    15    16    12    14 - 57
- Beatriz Magalhaes 2, Bailey Becwar 4, Brielle Baliff 2, Jenny Tanaka 4, Jenna Friesen 7, Andrea Okey 13. Totals - 11 6-12 32.
Fennimore - Cassidy Reynolds 8, Alexie Needham 20, Danielle Whitish 8, Dezi Hood 3, Cheyanne Udelhoven 11, Breanna Udelhoven 3, Marissa Halverson 2, Stasia Dresen 2. Totals - 24 5-7 57.
3-point goals - C: Friesen 1, Okey 3; F: Reynolds 1, Hood 1, C. Udelhoven 1, B. Udelhoven 1. Team fouls - C 11, F 14. Fouled out - Friesen (C).