The Lady Cats’ basketball team earned a spot in the championship game of the Idabel, Oklahoma Warrior Winter Classic with a nail-biting 44-42 win over Marlow, Oklahoma Thursday afternoon. The Lady Cats play an opponent to be determined in the final at 7 p.m. Friday.
Marlow led the Lady Cats, 14-12 after one quarter. The Lady Cats had a 22-19 lead at halftime and a 38-32 lead after three quarters. The Lady Cats were outscored 10-6 in the fourth quarter but hung on to win.
Autumn Tanton led the Lady Cats with 13 points. She also had 6 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 deflections and 2 assists. Kaylee Jefferson had 10 points and a team leading 10 rebounds along with 2 blocks, a steal, 1 deflection and 3 assists. Sadavia Porter had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 deflections and 1 assist. Tori Moore scored 7 points including the team’s only successful three pointer. Moore also had 5 rebounds, 5 deflections and 1 assist. Sheretta Hill scored 6 points along with 4 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal. The Lady Cats shot 36% from the field despite only 1 of 14 from three-point range.
The Lady Cats are now 16-3 for the season.