Girls Varsity Basketball · Lady Mavs Take Down Gophers

The Lady Mavs took to the court for their first game of the season last night, and they started with a tough road matchup versus the previously undefeated Lady Gophers (5-0) of Clinton Prairie.  Coming off of a long two-week layoff, Coach Knoy was expecting some rust early on from his team.   However, the Mavericks showed up with a lot of energy and jumped out to a fast 11 – 5 lead; spurring a quick timeout from the Gophers.

Junior Marya Farrell digs in on defense and helped the Mavs to force 20 Clinton Prairie turnovers

The Lady Mavs used a full-court zone press combined with tenacious on the ball defense from the back-court duo of senior DayLynn Thornton and junior Teresa Maggio to force the Gophers into 20 turnovers for the game.  Maggio picked a number of pockets that led to several fast-break layups.  Maggio led all scorers with 26 points and tallied 10 steals.  Thornton also scored in double figures adding 11 points for the Lady Mavs.

Teresa Maggio (left) & DayLynn Thornton (right) paced the Lady Mavs, scoring a combined 37 points on the night.

Sophomore Caitlyn Miller was the team’s leading rebounder, pulling in 8 boards off the glass.  In the end, the Lady Mavs walked off the court with a great 53 – 37 road victory!

Soph. Caitlyn Miller earned the Top Rebounder Chain with 8 R on the night

The JV Lady Mavs also secured a win on Thursday night vs the Gophers, with a thrilling 51-48 overtime victory.  Freshman Haylee Smith led the team with a career-high 11 points

The JV held on for a big OT win!

The Lady Mavs will not have to wait long for their next game as they play host to the HSE Royals this Saturday.  The JV tips at 1 PM, with the Varsity to follow at 2:30 PM.  Due to Tippecanoe Co. Health Dept COVID protocols, tickets are limited to two per player/participant.  For scores and updates on Saturday’s games, follow us on Twitter @McCutcheonMavs | @Lady_Mavs_Bball | and on Instagram @McCutcheon_Mavs