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    The St. Thomas More girls basketball team continues an undefeated season by easily beating Hill City on Thursday and again having a strong win Saturday night against Lead-Deadwood.  Both of those wins were played without starting junior Tessa Pesicka.  The "word on the street" information I received last week wasn't too accurate, as Tessa is out for the season with an ACL and meniscus injury and will have surgery this week.   This is just a slight bump in the road for the competitive STM team.  The Lady Cavs will most likely be fine through the season without Pesicka, but when going into regionals and seeing some stiffer competition it will be imperative all the girls contribute and play as a team.   Caitlin Duffy will always be the team's go-to gal, but better teams will be guarding her like a bee on honey and the other girls will have more pressure to perform.  Maddie Merriam doesn't shy away from shooting, so she will be a threat, but the rest of the starters and those coming off the bench will have to pick up the tempo down the road. 

    The Lady Cavs I'm sure are hoping for a speedy recovery for Pesicka, and she most likely be cheering loudly from the bench in hopes her team makes it the distance. 



    4 Responses

    1. jellybelly Says:

      It may be advisable to check out the stats from the games, or watch them. You will see that on any given night there are several girls that have "picked up the tempo"..not only in the scoring area, but in outstanding defense as well. Would be nice to have a positive comment about all of them. This is a team sport.

    2. Buzz Kill Says:

      I think I've commented positively about the STM Lady Cavs quite a bit. I have checked out the stats and have sat through quite a few of their games. If I didn't mention your child in this particular post, I apologize. Maybe you should read a few of the past blogs and see if I mentioned other girls' names. I think I have tried to mention all of the team members. They would not be where they are without playing as a team. They all have great talent and it really shouldn't be necessary to always see your name in print.

    3. jellybelly Says:

      Funny how you assume this is a parent post. Nope; just an interested observer.

    4. high plains drifter Says:

      Very difficult to see just how good STM really is. With teams like C/WL, Sisseton and Parkston playing a much tougher schedule I can see STM really struggling with these teams. They will struggle with C/WL speed and Sissetons defense and shooting ability. I see STM more in the 3 to 5 in rankings.

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