The Lady Cats’ basketball team build a solid lead through three quarters and then kept the lead despite a Hallsville fourth quarter rally to win 59-46 on the road Friday night.
The Lady Cats led 16-7 after the first quarter, 37-20 at the half and 51-30 after three quarters. The Lady Bobcats outscored the Lady Cats 16-8 in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough.
Kaylee Jefferson and Autumn Tanton both had 14 points for the Lady Cats. Tori Moore hit 2 of 5 three-point shots and had 9 points. Destinee Weeks and Sadavia Porter both chipped in 8 points. Rita Hill had 4 points and Daieyshia Pruitt 2 points. The Lady Cats hit 53 % of their shots from the field but only 40% from the foul line or 8 of 20. Kaylee Jefferson had 7 rebounds, 1 block and 2 steals. Sadavia Porter had 5 steals and 5 deflections. Porter had a team high 7 assists. The team committed 21 turnovers.
The Lady Cats remain unbeaten in district play at 8-0. The Lady Cats are now 22-3 for the season and they have won 15 games in a row.
The Lady Cats travel to Pine Tree Tuesday night. In their first meeting, the Lady Cats won handily over the Lady Pirates, 52-35 in Wildcats Gym on December 19.