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Lady Cats Start Final Stretch on the Road

The Salem Lady Wildcats are on the road tonight looking for

their third win in a week. The Lady Cats found new energy after last Tuesday

night’s loss at the hands of league-leading Effingham. But the Lady Cats will

still need some help from some other teams in the conference to win the Apollo.

Salem is on the road to Mt Zion and Effingham this week, and a win in both

games only secures a tie with the Lady Hearts for the conference title unless

another team upsets Effingham, who is unbeaten in conference play.

Before Salem looks to Thursday night’s match-up of the top two

teams in the Apollo, they have to travel to Mt. Zion tonight to face the Lady

Braves, who are 2-6 in conference play this season. Mt. Zion is looking to

string a few wins together, having defeated Rantoul 41-34 Saturday afternoon.

Their last conference game was a 49-44 loss to Effingham Thursday evening.

Salem is a modest 2-0 following the 68-35 loss to Effingham

last Tuesday, but are playing with a late-season energy that can sometimes be

classified a “second wind.” If the 33-point loss on their home court wasn’t a

wake-up call for the Lady Cats, the next day’s practice was, as Coach Janet

Holst called it “exceptionally well” before Thursday’s 58-50 win over Mattoon.

Salem has to be feeling good following their weekend win at

Centralia, a game in which, at one time, they led by almost thirty points. With

only four games left before regionals, the Lady Cats have an opportunity to build

momentum heading to the post-season.

The first of those games is 100 miles from Salem tonight

when the Lady Cats square off against the Lady Braves in Mt Zion. Greg Mehochko

will have the call for you at 7:45 on AM 1350 WJBD and WJBDRadio.com.

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