By Greg Perkins
Participating in the Yvonne Johnson Memorial Tournament hosted by Camp Verde on Friday, Dec. 29, and Saturday, Dec. 30, the Lady Wildcats earned a split in their four games with both wins coming against Ash Fork/Seligman, which have now combined for one team for this season.
The Lady Cats opened the tournament on Friday with a 50-18 loss to the host team Camp Verde Lady Cowboys. Later on Friday, they won their first meeting with Ash Fork’s Spartans by a final of 46-37.
Saturday morning Joseph City fell to Chino Valley 39-16, but bounced back with another win over Ash Fork 40-18.
Joseph City’s Lady Wildcats are now 4-14 on the season with three of those four victories coming against Ash Fork. In power point contests the Lady Cats sit at 1-6, leaving them ranked 34th at the beginning of the second half of the season. If they have any hopes of reaching the post season they will have to have a highly successful month of January in order to climb into the top sixteen in the standings.
That busy month of action began on Jan. 4 when they played at Northland Prep in Flagstaff. On Jan. 9 they will host Mayer.