LANGDON, N.H. – The Fall Mountain Lady Wildcats were undefeated headed into last week when they met a buzzsaw of a Hopkinton team on the road and were cut up 40-22. I asked Wildcat coach Brian Pickering about the contest and what went wrong. He replied by saying, “Let’s start with what went right,” followed by a pause. Then he said, “Okay, I’m done.”
Pickering feels both the players and the coaches have something to think about concerning the loss, but he was a stand up coach, saying, “Basically, I would have to say we weren’t prepared for their good half court man-to-man. Now, we have to ask, what can we learn from this? I believe our division [New Hampshire Division III] is pretty competitive. There is only one undefeated team, Monadnock. When anyone has a bad night and one of the other balanced team plays well, one-sided games can happen. We will work to be ready the next time we play them.” It should be noted that Fall Mountain did beat Monadnock in an unofficial victory in the Holiday Tourney.
The Lady Wildcats next home game is part of a boys’ girls’ doubleheader on Tuesday, Jan. 16 with Stevens. The boys’ game will be at 5:30 p.m., and the girls play at 7 p.m.