Lady Wildcats look for 20th win of season

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team posted a 2-1 record last week.

A-J 53, Sesser-Valier/Waltonville 28: The Lady Wildcats built an early lead on their way to the win at the Benton Shootout Saturday, Feb. 1.

Mikayla Bundren led A-J with 13 points, 2 rebounds and an assist.

Anna Hess had 12 points, 4 rebounds, an assist and a steal. Jaylee Watkins had 8 points, 2 assists, a steal and a rebound. 

Kristin  Edmonds had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Sydnie Ralls had 6 points, a rebound and an assist. 

Raegan Cruse had 5 points, 3 assists and a rebound. Addison Denny had 3 points, 12 rebounds and 3 steals.

A-J 42, Pinckneyville 29: The host Lady Wildcats were ahead 14-5 after one quarter on their way to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division win Thursday, Jan. 30.

Cruse led the way with 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal.

Bundren had 11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal. Edmonds had 9 points, 6 assists and a rebound. 

Hess had 3 points, 7 rebounds, a steal and a block. Ralls had 3 points. Addison Denny had 2 points, 13 rebounds, an assist and a steal. Watkins had 2 points and a rebound.

Carterville 43, A-J 32: The visiting Lady Wildcats couldn’t recover from an 8-7 first quarter deficit in the conference loss Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Bundren had 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal to lead A-J.

Addison Denny had 11 points, 8 rebounds and an assist. Edmonds had 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal. 

Cruse had a point and 4 rebounds. Hess had a point, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Watkins had 2 assists. Ralls had a rebound.

A-J closes out its regular season Thursday, today, at home with a conference game against Sparta.

The Lady Wildcats are 19-10 overall and 3-5 in the conference. A-J is looking for its 20th win of the regular season for the second consecutive year today.

A-J is slated to play in the Class 2A regional at Vienna. A-J opens play against Murphysboro at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10.

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