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Lady Wildcats seventh and eighth grade teams stay perfect

Evan Grice/Gazette
Piedmont’s Maggie Young drives to the basket while a Chickasha defender looks to block her shot attempt Thursday night at Collett Fieldhouse during a seventh grade girls basketball game. MSP won the game by a score of 44-11.

By Evan Grice

Sports@piedmontnewsonline.com

It’s been a solid start to the season for the Piedmont seventh and eighth grade Lady Wildcats basketball teams.

Both squads improved to 2-0 on the season after easily defeating Chickasha Thursday night inside Collett Fieldhouse. These victories were preceded by victories over El Reno to begin the season.

Seventh Grade Girls

Piedmont 44 Chickasha 11

For the entire game against the Lady Chicks, Piedmont’s seventh grade squad was near flawless on the defensive side of the ball.

After pitching a shutout for three complete quarters, CHS managed to score in the fourth. But, it wasn’t enough as MSP was already well out of sight and claimed its second victory of the season.

An early 7-0 run at the 3:14 mark of the first quarter ended with a 15-0 lead going into the second.

Going into the halftime break, the Lady Wildcats were well in control at 25-0, before ending the third quarter with a 34-0 lead.

Chickasha scored its first points of the night on a three-point shot with 5:14 left in the fourth to make it a 36-3 game.

Maci Attalla led the offense for Piedmont on the night with 15 points followed by Makenzie Lowe with 11 points in the contest.

Maggie Young scored six points against Chickasha, with Molly McDermott, Tori McNabb, and Hannah Torres each putting in four points.

In the season opener against the Lady Indians of El Reno, the Lady Wildcats claimed a 34-10 road victory.

Maggie Young led MSP with nine points followed by Maci Attalla with eight points and Molly McDermott with seven points.

Eighth Grade Girls

Piedmont 35 Chickasha 24

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Piedmont’s Alexis Rankin dribbles towards the basket last Thursday night against Chickasha in an eighth grade junior high game for the Lady Wildcats at Collett Fieldhouse.

Despite facing an early 2-0 deficit, the Piedmont eighth grade girls’ team was cool and calm.

MSP responded with a 12-2 run to end the first quarter, eventually leading to an 11-point victory to keep the Lady Wildcats perfect on the season.

In the second quarter, the Lady Wildcats pulled away from the Lady Chicks as they increased their lead to 18-5 with 3:35 remaining before halftime.

A 26-11 advantage at halftime was kept in check going into the fourth at 33-18 over Chickasha.

Late in the fourth, the Lady Chicks managed to get within 11 points at the 1:06 mark, but they would get no closer on the night to Piedmont.

Karlie Owens led all scorers on the night with 14 points for the Lady Wildcats, followed by Abby Detar with seven points.

Taylor Clowers added six points in the game, with Emma Sprague putting in four points. Alexis Rankin and Melissa Green both put in two points.

Against El Reno in the season opener, the Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Indians by a score of 42-9.

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