A scoring drought came at the wrong time for the Lady Cats’ basketball team Thursday afternoon (December 6). In their second pool play game in the Edgewood tournament, the Lady Cats went scoreless in the fourth while Gilmer scored 15 points to turn a 7 point Lady Cat lead into an 8 point Lady Buckeye win. Gilmer won 41-33.
The teams were tied 15-15 after the first quarter and 22-22 at the half. The Lady Cats had a strong third quarter outscoring Gilmer 11-4 to take a 33-26 lead into the fateful fourth quarter. Sadavia Porter led the Lady Cats with 18 points including one three-point basket. Autumn Tanton scored 8 points. Te”Arria Rose hit 1 three-point basket for 3 points. Danielle Godbolt and Nylah Lindley had 2 points each. The Lady Cats hit 37% of the shots but only 2 of 12 from behind the arc. Porter led the Lady Cats with 5 rebounds. She also had 3 steals, 6 deflections and 4 assists. The Lady Cats had only 11 turnovers.
Earlier Thursday, the Lady Cats bested Wills Point in a pool play game, 44-23.
Pool play continues for the Lady Cats with two more games on Friday. They play host Edgewood at 8 a.m. and then face Kaufman at 6:40 p.m. The Lady Cats are now 9-2 for the season.