Webster City girls fall to Boone, travel to Carroll on Monday

The Webster City Lynx girls basketball team opened their season on Friday night with a matchup against non-conference rival Boone at Webster City High School. The Toreadors had won 12 of the last 13 meetings against the Lynx, including last year’s matchup in Boone.

The goal of the Toreadors was to make the game a defensive chess match and accomplished just that, in a 40-25 win over the Lynx on Friday night. It was a game that showcased Boone’s challenging press and the Lynx’s struggle to combat it.

Webster City will have a chance to even their record back to .500 on Monday night as they travel west to take on the Carroll Tigers in another non-conference matchup. Carroll, also members of the Raccoon River Conference, are coming off a 10-12 season in 2020-21. The Tigers lose their top 4 scorers from last season, in Ella Collison, Kennedy Lein, Laura Sweeny and Gabriella Hammer. The workload of scoring will fall into the hands of upperclassmen such as Camryn Schable, Kelsie Reicks and Addison Klocke.

Webster City will look to follow the lead of point guard Kelly Stoakes, who’s in charge of directing the Lynx’s offense. Nicole Muhlebrach will look to feed her posts as often as possible, as the Lynx’s trio of forwards of Reese Casey, Livia Kasch and Abby Gallantine all have the height to battle in the post.

Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 PM at Carroll High School, Quinn Douglas will have the call for 95.7 KQWC.