Posted On: 01/25/20 6:42 PM

In the most anticipated game of the week,once beaten Mallard Creek (15-2, 6-2) invaded the Cougar Den and came away with an emphatic defeat against Vance High (14-4, 6-2), 47-36.  This was in stark contrast to the earlier meeting between the two teams at Creek that the Mavericks won 61-58 back on December 10th.  After that December game. I strongly hinted that the better team may not have won and that I expected a different result when the two teams ran it back on Vance's floor.  In the first game, Vance led for the majority of the game until self destructing in the fourth quarter.  This time there was no such collapse and the result was, at least from my perspective, predictable. Here are 7 takeaways from this contest that I think merit mentioning and monitoring as we move further towards the close of this amazing high school season we are witnessing.

  1. Leah Barringer was the Player of the Game. While the numbers don't jump off the page at you (11 Points,3 Assists and 6 Rebounds), Barringer, the 5'8" Junior Wing made all the big plays and provided everything a winning team needs to be successful. She guarded Freshman

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