C of O Lady Bobcats Overcoming Late Season Start, Still Perfect

Kyra Hardesty (#1) and Kaylee Frank (22) in recent action. (Photo from C of O)

Edited From Press Release

From Arkansas, to Oklahoma, to Illinois, to Kansas – the College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats have made their way to the surrounding states for road games over the past two weeks. While this is no easy task for a team that is just starting their season, the Lady Cats have battled through and found a way to come out on top in each of the early season contests.
Late last week Coach Becky Mullis was able to add a mid-week game with Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.  The Wildcats had won two of their last three and had defeated one other nationally ranked team coming into the Thursday night contest. A big and physical team, Baker was set to be a challenge for the Lady Cats from tipoff to the final buzzer.

The lead went back and forth through the game with Baker leading 53-50 with around eight minutes left to play. The Lady Bobcats surged ahead with just under six minutes left and made enough free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

Commenting after the game, Coach Mullis stated, I’m really proud of our team for our come from behind victory tonight.  We settled down in the second half and ran better half-court offense.  We got stops down the stretch and hit our free throws in order to win the game.  There are certainly areas for us to improve, but I’m thankful to get a road win against a big, physical team.”

The Lady Cats were led by Jordan Wersinger with 23 points and eight rebounds.  Madi Braden added 13, Kyra Hardesty-11, Kayley Frank-10, Annie Noah-7, Katie Mayes-5, and Michelle Gabani and Grace Steiger with two each.

The Lady Cats will be back in action this Saturday as they travel to Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma for a 1:00 PM start.


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