Hill leads all scorers with 18 points
CACHE — Elgin picked up its second Western Conference win with a dominating 51-29 victory over Cache Tuesday night.
Freshman point guard Maycee Hill led the way with 18 points followed by Danika Pendley with 13 and Kelby Carter with 12 points. With the win, the Lady Owls improved their season record to 6-1 heading into this weekend’s tournament at Weatherford.
“We played well,” Elgin head coach Brett Sanders said. “We played well inside, and we moved the ball well. We didn’t shoot so well from the three-point line.”
Sanders gave special recognition to sophomore May Kessler who was assigned the task of defending Cache’s post player.
“She (Kessler) did an outstanding job of guarding their girl. She’s tall and has long arms and played really well,” he said. “She did a really good job of denying her the ball.”
Elgin started fast by outscoring Cache 14-8 in the first quarter. The Lady Owls held the host team to five points in both the second and third quarters. At the same time, Elgin was making its move offensively with a 13-point second quarter and a 10-point third quarter to lead 37-18 heading into the final eight minutes of the game.
Hill scored 11 of her 18 points in the first half and then added another seven in the second half. Meanwhile, Carter and Pendley combined for 12 points in the second half to hold off a late Cache rally.
Elgin played Tuttle in the first round of the Weatherford Classic on Thursday, but the final score was not available at press time. Tuttle is ranked No. 3 in Class 4A.
A win against Tuttle would pit Elgin against the winner of the Clinton-Midwest City game 4 p.m. Friday. However, if the Lady Owls lose, they would play the loser of the Clinton-Midwest City game 10 a.m. Friday.
Elgin returns to regular-season action Jan. 10 when Anadarko comes to town. The Lady Owls hit the road Jan. 13 with another Western Conference matchup at Elk City.