HEAD STILL UP: Central Mountain Lady Wildcats take 60-12 loss to Shikellamy High

Central Mountain High School guard Taylor Fletcher lines up for a free throw against Shikellamy High School during high school girl’s basketball action on Monday, February 5, 2018. The Lady Wildcats lost, 60-12. (The Express/Shareik Flowers)

Central Mountain High School guard Taylor Fletcher lines up for a free throw against Shikellamy High School during high school girl’s basketball action on Monday, February 5, 2018. The Lady Wildcats lost, 60-12. (The Express/Shareik Flowers)

MILL HALL — No way around it, Central Mountain’s season has been a disappointment.

They’ve showed strong signs of regression in recent weeks and suffered a 60-12 loss to Shikellamy last night. CM remains winless this season and is averaging just 24.3 points-per-game this year.

“We just didn’t show up,” Central Mountain Terrance Green said. “Today we didn’t come out and execute, it’s as simple as that, offensively.”

Central Mountain had a sloppy first quarter. They attempted just two shots on offense and were held scoreless in the period. Shikellamy racked up 22 points in the opening quarter and ran away with the game just a few minutes after tip-off.

Tayln Fredericks led Central Mountain with a team-high five points, all in the fourth quarter. Taylor Fletcher added another three points. Nine of Central Mountain’s 12 points were in the fourth period against Shikellamy’s JV squad.

“There’s really not much to say about tonight,” Green said. “We have short memories, we don’t think about it, we move on from it.”

The Wildcats recorded just three points in the first three quarters of the game.

“We did not come to play today,” Green said. “Slow starts have been killing us all season. And again tonight, we just got another slow start, and it is what it is.”

NUMBERS DON’T LIE

2.

That’s the number of quarters Central Mountain was held scoreless Monday night, a number that’s unacceptable for even youth basketball.

CM’s struggle to generate points on offense is a recurring theme. Their season high is just 45 points, and they’ve been held to under 30-points-or-less 12 times this season. They’ve been held to 15-points-or-less three times this season.

Besides a seven-point loss to Midd-West last Friday, CM’s most competitive game this season was another 46-32 loss to Midd-West on Jan. 10.

Significant personnel and scheme changes need to be made in the offseason to reverse the program’s declining results.

TEAM SCORING

SS 22 16 13 9-60

CM 0 3 0 9-12

INDIVIDUAL SCORING

Central Mountain: Talyn Fredericks- 5 points, Taylor Fletcher- 3 points, Summer Flanagan- 2 points, Morgan Wetzel- 2 points.

Shikellamy: Abigail Walter- 26 points, Tralyn Hummel- 10 points, Tori Smith- 8 points, Rebekah Amerman-5 points, Macy Carper- 4 points, Alex Barrett- 4 points, Courtney Vayda- 2 points, Brooke Snyder- 1 points.

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