Knowing a trip to Calvary Lutheran was lying in wait for them today, the Wellsville-Middleton varsity girls basketball team used its Monday non-league home game against the Missouri School of the Deaf to get ready.

The main problem the Lady Tigers have had this year is a lack of depth that revolves around having a six-person roster. Perhaps it was just for one night, but that wasn't an issue against MSD as Wellsville-Middleton scored early and often on its way to a 55-15 victory.

"This was a good team effort. We lost our last game to Mark Twain, where McKenzie Lathraom played outstanding against us. She could not miss. She had 33 points and played very well," said coach Sabrina O'Heron. "We were playing one man short and only had five girls that night."

Wellsville-Middleton hasn't been able to enjoy this season as it was hoping because of all the adversity it's faced, but in this contest Allsion Arens had a team-high 19 points, Lucy Schnitker scored 11 and Brooke Peckham made a 10-point contribution. Hannah Slovensky also came through with a seven-point performance, Elizabeth Burdick added six points and chipping in with two points was Bekah Sewell.

"This game was a good opportunity for us to play as a team and work together. The last part of our season is very competitive for us," O'Heron said. "We are beginning to play as a team and really trust in one another. That is going to lead to good things as we near the post season."

The Lady Tigers are at Elsberry on Monday for an Eastern Missouri Conference game.