After rumbling past Murphysboro in their season opener, Massac County’s Lady Patriots took their show on the road again, this time to West Frankfort. The result was more of the same as they passed the Lady Redbirds 64-27.
Quite literally, this one was over about as soon as it begun.
The Lady Pats held a 33-17 halftime lead, and with just over half of the last quarter remaining, coach Justin Kindle emptied the bench.
Massac’s pressure defense just discombobulated West Frankfort as the Lady Redbirds fell to 0-4 on the season. Massac County placed four girls in double figures, and everyone saw time on the floor. This is an interesting group of young ladies, and in a different (pre-COVID) setting would garner some attention as far as post season play.
A couple of senior guards in Farrah Castleman and Kendra Waldon pose problems for the opposition with different skill sets. Castleman is a crafty ball handler who also can shoot the 3 with just about anyone. Waldon is more of a slasher/scorer and a defensive specialist.
A senior post player, Cali McCraw provides a stopper in the middle with her 6’3” frame and a tall target for inside lobs. Alongside McCraw is steady 6-foot senior McKinnley Korte who usually draws a tough defensive assignment.
A bit of an X-Factor for Massac is sophomore Sophie Bormann. A heady player who can also shoot the 3, Bormann rounds out a starting five who has yet to be tested.
With the “blizzard” that is upon us at this writing, Massac is likely to miss its next two games. Massac was scheduled to open at home Monday night, but the snow got that one, and with more snow on the way by mid-week, the Thursday night game (tonight) at Benton will likely go by the wayside.