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On Tuesday, November 28th, after playing a well fought game, the Muskies girls basketball team lost to the Davenport Assumption Lady Knights 46-35. The loss brings the team to 0-2 (0-1 in the Mississippi Athletic Conference, or MAC) after a home loss to Cedar Rapids Prairie last week. Despite the challenges of their first two games, the young team appears poised for growth and success throughout the season.
The Muskies started out strong last Tuesday night, racking up a score of 5-4 by the end of the first quarter.
They then extended their lead, to 19-10 midway through the second quarter, putting them nine points ahead of the Lady Knights. Although unable to prevent Davenport Assumption from scoring any points in the second quarter, the Muskies made it out of the first half with a comfortable 19-12 lead.
In the third quarter, the Muskies continued to hold their lead, scoring another eight points. However, the Lady Knights began to creep up on them, scoring twelve points to bring the score to 27-24.
The Lady Knights broke the game open in the fourth quarter, scoring twenty-two points to the Muskies eight. In particular, Davenport Assumption’s Olivia Wardlow, a sophomore, defended well, making it difficult for the Muskies to score. Additionally, the Muskies large number of turnovers, (fourteen to Davenport Assumption’s six) put them in a difficult position.
While the Muskie’s game against the Lady Knights proved a stiff challenge, many individual players distinguished themselves and promise to strengthen and improve their team throughout the season. Sophomore Zoey Long earned the distinction of CBI Bank and Trust Offensive Player of the game for leading the Muskies in scoring. She made an impressive sixteen points worth of shots over the course of the game. Senior Macey Rogers and sophomore Alicia Garcia (who already signed to play basketball at University of Northern Iowa upon graduating) also marked themselves as offensive players to watch, scoring twelve and seven points respectively.
Defensively, Riley Moss earned defensive player of the game. Moss’s speed and control allowed her to successfully guard Davenport Assumption’s ball handlers, preventing them from adding even more to their score. She also brought a huge amount of positive energy to the court with her, keeping her teammates inspired throughout the game.
This basketball season, the Voice of Muscatine will provide complete coverage for a wide selection of prime boys and girls basketball games. Listen to the games live on KWPC AM 850, FM 95.1, or online at www.voiceofmuscatine.com. View entire games as soon as it ends online at www.voiceofmuscatine.com.

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