After losing at home to the Hermann Bearcats on December 18, the Cuba Wildcats entered the holiday break with an 0-9 record to start the 2018-19 season. The varsity Cats played well in the Hermann game, but in the end they didn’t have enough offensive ammunition to keep pace with the Bearcats for four quarters, and Hermann won by 14 points, 69-55.
The Lady Wildcats won one out of three games they played in last week’s Sullivan Tournament. After playing well in the first two games but still falling short of victory, the Cuba girls won their third game of the tournament despite not playing their best ball of the week.
The Dixon Lady Bulldogs outplayed the Cuba Lady Wildcats in the fourth quarter, and it proved to be decisive in Dixon’s 54-42 victory over the Lady Cats on December 17. The home game played inside Mike Voigt Gymnasium was Cuba’s final contest before taking a break from school for the holidays. The Cuba girls won’t return to basketball action until after Christmas Day, when the Lady Cats play four games in four days in the Mountain Grove Tournament scheduled for December 26-29.
The Cuba Wildcats dropped to 0-8 with a pair of varsity road losses last week. The Wildcat boys lost at Owensville in a game they led going into the fourth quarter, and then they dropped an away contest to a Salem squad that had them noticeably outsized.
St. James is never an easy game, and it’s even tougher playing in front of their home crowd. The Lady Tigers proved just how tough it can be in a 58-23 thrashing of the Lady Wildcat varsity girls last week.