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Thu, April 09

Camp Verde scores 74 points against Williams

The Camp Verde girls continue to surprise in what seemed to be at the beginning of the season, a rebuilding year. Instead, coach Mark Showers and his group of basketball players are staying tough in their region and having a very good amount of success.

On Jan. 19 the Cowboys faced region leader St. Johns. A slow start dug the Cowboys into a hole they couldn't quite get out of and the Redskins took away the victory, 48-41. Great defense by Rochelle Williams, Kim Reddell and Cherreia Reeves helped fuel a comeback, but came up a little short.

Morgan Boler led the Cowboys with 11 points, followed by Cassie Spleiss with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Laura Lee Oros scored six points with six rebounds and Jo Jo Garner and Sherry Dutton each had four points and four rebounds apiece.

Camp Verde came back home for their next matchup against Valley. Valley was a tough game, but the Cowboys finished ahead, 53-39.

Oros who continues to be a driving force for the team this season scored 18 points and 15 rebounds. Morgan Boler followed with 11 points and Cassie Spleiss had eight with five rebounds.

"Valley doubled Laura Lee and made it difficult for us to get the ball inside," said coach Showers. "Cassie Spleiss was able to get some steals (9) and fuel some fast-break baskets ŠAnother example of the girls keeping their composure and finishing a game down the stretch."

Camp Verde met up with Williams Tuesday night and ran over them like a freight train, 74-36. The Cowboys were on fire and almost everything they did worked for them. After the first quarter, Camp Verde was up, 19-5. They continued to pounce on the Williams players, collecting another 18 points in the second to have a 37-17 lead at the half.

In the third quarter the Cowboys showed no mercy and put up another 19 points and 18 in the fourth to get the blow-out win.

"The kids ran the press offensive to perfection," said coach Mark Showers. "The team overall shot 50 percent."

Oros led the charge with 20 points, followed by Cassie Spleiss with 12 points, Boler with eight and Reeves and Dutton with seven points apiece. Williams continues to be a "crazy woman" on defense as coach Showers described, with six steals.

The Cowboys see Pinon tonight at home and will play against Many Farms on Saturday. Game time is at 2:30 p.m., boys varsity begins at 4 p.m. It will also be the Cowboys' final home game of the season and senior night.

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