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Cayla McMorris blog: A career-high night in Park Center's win over Andover

Wisconsin recruit Cayla McMorris checks in to discuss the latest in her high school season, including a career-high 37 points against Andover.

Photo by Mike Simmonet.

February 11th: PC v Andover

In order for us to win this game, we would have to shut down their shooters and play our style of basketball. And that’s exactly what we decided to do. Almost every single girl on Andover’s team is a good shooter and we didn’t allow them to go off - our focus the past two practices before this game was on closing out quicker since they can shoot.

Andover is really a team full of guards and they weren’t taller than 5’10. They couldn’t really stop our post and I because we were much taller and bigger than the girls who were guarding us. We led the whole game and were up by almost 25 at one point.

My troops and I came to play...we all had a great game, led by the three captains. I finished with a career-high of 37 points and 12 rebounds, PG Hanna Schaub 15 points, and SG McKenna DuBois with 12 points, as we rolled to a 77-61 victory.

February 14th: PC vs Blaine

This game was a game for us to get better and work on the little things: how to execute in certain situations and play better defense.

Blaine is an aggressive team and we knew we couldn’t go into this game underestimating them. We came out aggressive against Blaine and just flat out looked like the better team because we were. We all played inside our roles and did what it took to win.

The starters didn’t play much this game because it was a blow out and our coach wanted the younger girls to get more varsity experience. I was fine with that because I know our coach didn’t want us to get injured and to save our legs for our next big game against Champlin Park. We’re still pushing for conference champions so we know we have to take every game serious and win these last few conference games.

Side note: I am extremely happy to get a new car as an early graduation gift, thanks Mom and Dad!