BY ALBERT TREVINO
The Onalaska Lady Wildcats played two close games, but fell short of a win in their first three matches of pool play Monday at the Woodville Holiday Classic.
After suffering a tough 58-21 loss against the Woodville Lady Eagles in the first game on Monday, Onalaska was more competitive and forced an overtime period in their next match against the Center Roughriders.
The Ladycats trailed 24-16 at halftime, but slowly inched their way back into the game during the third and fourth period.
Cari Wiggins made two three-pointers in the third, helping to swing the momentum in Onalaska's favor. K-Kay Hodge tied the game in the final minutes by getting to the free throw line, making three out of her six shots in the fourth. Onalaska's offense came up short in their first few possessions in overtime and were outscored by two to end the game in a 41-39 loss.
The Ladycats would play another close contest versus the Pineywoods Community Academy Timberwolves, leading by one point at halftime. However, the Timberwolves' offense controlled the second half, outscoring Onalaska 9-6 in the third and fourth period. The game resulted in a 30-25 Ladycat loss.