The Lady Cats’ basketball team opened a three-day Idabel holiday tournament with a strong showing overwhelming Arkansas High, 86-25 Thursday morning (December 28). The Lady Cats play next on Friday at 4 p.m. against Choctaw Central of Philadelphia, Mississippi.
Thursday morning, the Lady Cats got off to a hot start outscoring Arkansas High, 19-1 after the first quarter. It was 39-13 at the half, 61-23 after three quarters and 86-25 at the finish. The Lady Razorbacks only scored two points in the fourth quarter.
Lady Cat Kaylee Jefferson poured in 34 points and Sadavia Porter added 25 points. Autumn Tanton scored 14 and Imani Taylor chipped in 11 points. Danielle Godbolt added 2 points. The red-hot Lady Cats hit 52% of their shots making 37 of 71 attempts. Porter hit two three-point shots and Taylor had one. The Lady Cats hit 3 of 10 three-pointers for 30% and 9 of 19 free throws for 47%. Jefferson had a big game rebounding also with 14. The team claimed 29. Godbolt and Tanton each had 4 assists as the team had 16.
The Lady Cats only made 12 turnovers. They had 20 deflections with Te’Arria Rose leading the team with 6. The Lady Cats collected 21 steals with Tanton and Porter sharing a team leading total of 5 each. The Lady Cats also had 7 blocks.
The win was the Lady Cats tenth straight. They improved their season record to 16-2. The Lady Cats are ranked #9 in the state in Class 5A.