Farragut had four shots to beat the Hamburg girls’ basketball team this season, but the Wildcats turned away all challenges, the last of which came last week in first round action of the Regional Tournament on the Admirals home floor.


Farragut had four shots to beat the Hamburg girls’ basketball team this season, but the Wildcats turned away all challenges, the last of which came last week in first round action of the Regional Tournament on the Admirals home floor.

Farragut hung close throughout the first round game, but the Wildcats slowly increased their advantage by winning each quarter on the way to a 41-30 game.

Coach Todd Quick said the challenge of beating one team four times in a season is definitely a stark one.

“I was just glad we got it done,” Quick said.

Kimberly Smith posted a double-double on the stat sheet and was two steals away from a triple-double. She posted 12 points, pulled down 14 rebounds, had seven steals and also posted two assists.

Marissa Robinson was second in scoring with 10.

Megan Gardner had eight points and 11 rebounds, while Paige O’Barsky had six points, six steals and two assists.

Melanie Lang had five points, two assists and three steals.

The steal numbers served as evidence of the defensive effort put forward by the Wildcats.
“I was really happy with the way we played defense,” Quick said. “We moved well.”

Sidney 66, Hamburg 22

The Hamburg season came to an end Saturday night with a loss at Sidney in second round action of the Regional Tournament.


Next year

With the loss, the Wildcats ended the season at 10-12.
Looking forward to next year, the Wildcats won’t lose any players to graduation and will have a senior-laden returning lineup.
Players who will be seniors on the team next year are Megan Gardner, Kim Smith, Melanie Lang, Paige O’Barsky, Emily Woltemath, and Marissa Robinson.