WEBSTER CITY - The postseason is all about a new lease on life for the Webster City girls' basketball team, and it just so happens the Lynx enter regional play with a bit of confidence on their side.
The Lynx (4-17) will attempt to pick up a victory outside of the regular season tonight then they travel to the north side of Des Moines to face Saydel (12-10) in a Class 4A Region 7 quarterfinal contest at 7 p.m. inside the Saydel High School gymnasium.
The winner will advance to the regional semifinal against Boone (11-11) on Saturday in Boone. The other side of the Region 7 bracket includes Carroll (0-19), Denison-Schleswig (5-15) and top-ranked Harlan (21-0).
DFJ photo by Troy Banning
Forward Hannah Myers (20) pulls up for a short jumper against Waverly-Shell Rock last month. The WCHS junior enters the postseason averaging 4.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
WCHS is 3-3 over its last six games and it ended the regular season with a 47-32 victory over Iowa Falls-Alden in what was arguably its most complete showing of the season.
Saydel enters the battle with two wins in its last three outings; the Eagles closed out the regular season by beating Ankeny Christian Academy, 58-49.
Gilbert is the lone common opponent for the two teams. Saydel split a pair of games with the Tigers, while the Lynx dropped a 58-37 decision to Gilbert in a non-conference clash.
WCHS will try to slow down Saydel leader Cassie Chubb, a sophomore who averages 12.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Chubb shoots 45 percent from the floor.
The Eagles have two other quality scorers in Brooklyn Allgood and Gabbie Richards, who pitch in 9.0 and 8.1 points per contest.
The Lynx don't have anyone that averages in double figures, but the scoring picked up towards the tail end of the regular season. Sophomore Cassidy Bultena leads the way at 7.9 points per game, followed by sophomore Allie Flaws (6.8) and junior Hannah Myers (4.5).
Lynne Chalfant, a junior guard, poured in 14 and 11 points over the Lynx last two games.
A win would give WCHS another crack at Boone; the Toreadors dominated the Lynx, 55-30, when the two teams met at the end of November.