The Lady Cats’ basketball team jumped out to a 6-0 start and then built on that for four quarters as they defeated Hugo, Oklahoma, 51-40 on the road Friday night. The Lady Cats led after one quarter 18-11, then had a 29-21 lead at the half and were up 42-32 after three quarters before winning by 11.
The Lady Cats shot a hot 53% of their shots. Kaylee Jefferson and Sadavia Porter both scored 15 points each for the Lady Cats. Jefferson also had a team leading 8 rebounds. Tori Moore scored 8 points for the Lady Cats. Autumn Tanton and Destinee Weeks had 4 points apiece. Imani Taylor had 3 points and Daieyshia Pruitt 2. Pruitt also had 7 rebounds. The Lady Cats won despite 26 turnovers and 2 out of 11 shooting from 3-point range. They hit 7 of 15 free throws.
With the win, the Lady Cats improved to 3-1 for the season. Next they play Paris Tuesday afternoon at Wildcats Gym. A freshman game begins at 1 p.m. followed by a JV contest and then the varsity game, expected to start between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.