The CAM girls started quickly and were strong defensively in double-digit win | Sports


(Anita) – Lifted by Reese Snyder’s 17 points, the CAM girls took a 52-35 victory over Rolling Valley Conference foe Boyer Valley.

The Lady Cougars started off 15-6 in the first quarter. Reese Snyder has collected 11 of his team’s 15 points during the quarter. CAM women’s basketball head coach Joe Wollum was happy with the start.

“I thought in the first half we played our best basketball in stretches, 3-4 minute stretches at a time,” Wollum said. “Reese Snyder was fabulous straight away (11 points in the 1st quarter) in the first quarter, entering the scoring column. Our press was active, getting lots of turnovers early on. The defense was excellent, getting rebounds and exits.

“Offensively we took some shots in the first half. Disappointing third quarter, I think we were 2 of 18 on the pitch, came out a bit lazy after half time and allowed Boyer Valley to come back a bit in. Then, like you said, get out there a little bit in the 4th quarter. “

Snyder said turnovers hurt sometimes, but his team persevered.

“Overall I liked everything,” Snyder said of the game. “I mean, we’ve had turnovers here and there, but we got together and played as a family for sure. I love playing with these girls. It’s an amazing team to play with.”

Despite the lack of early goals, Boyer Valley reduced their lead, which was once 28-10, to 33-19 at halftime. The Lady Bulldogs even came within eight points in the third quarter.

However, once the lead was only 35-27, CAM hit the gas and dominated Boyer Valley 17-8 the remainder of the game.

The Cougars will now head to the break with a 6-2 record. Coach Wollum said he liked the tenacity with which his squad played during the first half of the season.

“I like our girls’ fight. We’re fiery. We’ll attack you in defense. We’re physical. I like that stuff,” Wollum continued. “Hopefully during the break we can shoot the ball a bit better in the second half of the season, especially from the three-point line. I mean we were 2 for 18 tonight. from the three-point line as well. Hopefully you put down some outside shots, free throws and score more points in 2022. “

CAM will be back at home against Glidden-Ralston on January 4th. The Bulldogs have one more challenger heading into the Christmas holidays. They will host Exira-EHK on Tuesday.

You can see Wollum and Snyder’s full interview below.

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