Cats Down Buffs

Axtell’s girls got off to a successful start to the postseason by downing Elm Creek 41-32 on February 14 at Shelton. The Lady Cats moved to 12-10. 

Axtell trailed briefly just twice in the game, both times in the first quarter. The Cats’ Trinity Houchin tossed in a trey as time expired in the period giving her team a 10-9 lead. Houchin made two threes in the first. All nine Elm Creek points came via three treys. 

Elm Creek’s only points in the second quarter were two free throws as Axtell’s defense held the Lady Buffs to 0-11 shooting from the floor. Meanwhile, the Cats scored 11 in the period, led by five from Houchin, four from Lexie Eckhoff and a two-pointer at the buzzer by Ellie Johnson. Axtell led at halftime 21-11. 

see February 23 Courier for full story