Hornets sting Wildcats

CHETOPA — Host Chetopa High took control early Tuesday evening against Marmaton Valley High’s girls.
The Hornets led 18-10 after one quarter and 34-14 by halftime of a 59-31 victory.
The loss keeps the Wildcats winless on the season.
“I don’t have their numbers, but I’m sure they controlled the offensive rebounding,” Marmaton Valley head coach Kent Houk said. “They were getting quite a few second and third scoring chances.”
The Wildcats, who just completed a brutal stretch in which they played two of the top Class 2A teams in the state last week, found in Chetopa an opponent “that was more our caliber,” Houk said. “They’re young like we are, with no seniors on their roster.”
But the Wildcats were done in by a lack of depth. Marmaton Valley was without two starters, including guard Jamee McEndree, “who would have helped us out a lot on defense,” Houk said.
The Hornets pushed their margin to 46-21 by the end of the third period.
Cheyanne Miller led the way for Marmaton Valley with 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Maggie Meiwes added eight points and seven boards. Tiffany Dudley also had seven rebounds. Kenna McWhirter and Mercedes Trollope both had two steals.
Rachel Lapee scored 16 points and Emily Moses had 10 for Chetopa.
Marmaton Valley travels to Pleasanton Friday.
Marmaton Valley (10-4-7-10—31): Dudley 2-0-3-4, Miller 5-1-2-11, Meiwes 3-2-3-8, McWhirter 1-0-5-2, Trollope 0-0-3-0, Henry 2-2-1-6. TOTALS: 13-5-17-31.
Chetopa (18-16-12-13—59) (FG/3-pt): Moses 3/1-1-2-10, Jackson 2-3-1-7, Lapee 8-0-4-16, Ingram 0-3-0-3, Pease 2/1-1-3-8, Brown 3-2-0-8, Moore 0-1-0-1, Kabrey 0-5-0-5, Withington 0-0-3-0. TOTALS: 18/2-17-13-59.