The Lady Cats’ basketball team got off to a slow start but once again depended on tenacious defense to open district play with a solid 40-17 win over Greenville on the road.
The Lady Lions actually led the Lady Cats 8-5 after the first quarter. Then the Lady Cats defense took over allowing Greenville only 2 points in the second quarter, 7 points in the third quarter and no points in the fourth quarter. The Lady Cats had their largest scoring quarter, 19 points, in the second quarter to take a 24-10 half time lead. Ten third quarter points by the Lady Cats gave them a 34-17 lead after three quarters. The Lady Cats scored the only 6 points tallied in the fourth quarter.
Kaylee Jefferson had another quality game with 16 points including a three pointer plus 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 4 steals 4 deflections and 2 assists. Tori Moore had 7 points and Daieyshia Pruitt had 5. The Lady Cats had only 9 turnovers and committed only 4 fouls.
The Lady Cats are now 1-0 in district play and 12-3 for the season. They have a big showdown with Hallsville Friday at 5 p.m. in Wildcats Gym.