When the North Callaway varsity girls basketball team ended the first quarter at home against Eastern Missouri Conference rival Wright City on Tuesday leading 18-4, things appeared to be going exactly where they were supposed to be.
That's why nobody was surprised when the Ladybird's outscored the Lady Wildcats 17-7 in the second to take a 35-11 lead at the break. Nor was it shocking when North Callaway claimed the third 19-4 to widen the gap even further to 54-15 on its way to defeating Wright City 67-27.
"We got a lot of playing time for a lot of players," said North Callway coach Morgan Beamer.
At the forefront of this stampede of talent for the Ladybird's was Kenzie Ausfahl with a game-high 16 points, six steals and four assists, Reyna Schmuach wasn't far off that pace with 15 points, seven steals and five assists and Allie Schluetter came through to the tune of 11 points and seven rebounds. Kyla Bertschinger also came of the bench despite her torn ACL in an effort to chip away at the final 29 points she needs to reach 1,000 for her career and scored 13 and Daelyn Schmuach added eight boards.
For the Lady Wildcats, 2-20 overall, 0-9 EMO, Kelsey Capstick scored six.
North Callaway, 13-11 overall, 6-3 EMO, ends the regular season Thursday at Bowling Green in league competition.