Falcons Down Wildcats, 41-40

Well, it doesn’t get any closer than this and that sentiment can be applied to the Wilcox-Hildreth vs. Axtell girls’ game for the second year in a row. Unlike last year (Axtell won 38-37), this time around the Lady Falcons were the victors as they edged the Lady Cats 41-40 on January 21 in Axtell. Wil-Hil rose to 8-7, Axtell fell to 7-9. Axtell had won 13 in a row against Wil-Hil, the Falcons last win in January of 2012.

The Cats were stronger in the first period getting on top 15-9. The Falcons closed most of that gap by halftime outpointing Axtell 11-6 in the second. At intermission the Cats led by just one, 21-20.

The longtime FKC opponents both scored 10 in the third quarter so Axtell still led by a point, 31-30. 

see January 26 Courier for full story