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November 15, 2013

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Kings top Hornetsin Burnett's debut.

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“We’ve got to get some more contribution obviously,” Wagner said.

Added Shorter: “We have a totally new set of girls this year and we’re still trying to work together to get there but I think we really pulled it together towards the end.”

Miranda Shepherd added 18 points for Knox and Kara Howard had 11.

“I’m not extremely happy that they scored 60 points, especially with all the shots around the basket,” Wagner said. “That’s something we’ll have to rectify quickly.”

Winamac shot 21 of 28 from the foul line for the game and Knox went 18 of 28.

Wagner thought the rules changes being made at the college level with the game being called closer effected how the contest was officiated.

“I like that except that we’re not used to that now. We have to go back and readjust some things,” he said.

Winamac travels to Cass on Saturday.

Cass 57, Rossville 22

The Meranda Burnett era has started off with a bang as the Lewis Cass Kings defeated Rossville.

Burnett was very pleased to get the season under way with a win.

“Two weeks of practice for a coach goes by fast, but two weeks as a player goes by very slow,” Burnett said. “The girls came out ready to play. They did a nice job. Defensively, we can be more aggressive, and offensively, we only had four turnovers in the first half, but in the second half, we had 12 turnovers. The 16 turnovers is less than last year’s average. We have to value the basketball more, and not throw it away. We have a lot to work on, and we play a pretty good opponent Saturday in hosting Winamac.”

Savannah Thompson led Cass with 17 points. Bailey Gremelspacher added 12, and Maci Maupin and Olivia Collins each had 10 points apiece.

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