The Lady Cats’ basketball team defended last year’s district championship and ended this season unbeaten in district play after a 49-34 win over Mt. Pleasant Tuesday night in Wildcats Gym. The Lady Cats led by only 5 points, 30-25, going into the fourth quarter. The Lady Cats put the game away by outscoring the Lady Tigers 19-9 in the last quarter.
Sophomore Sadavia Porter and junior Kaylee Jefferson led the Lady Cats fourth quarter charge as both scored 8 points. Jefferson led the Lady Cats with 16 points and Porter added 14 points. Jefferson also had 10 rebounds for a double double. Porter also had 3 steals and 6 deflections. Autumn Tanton scored 11 points and had 3 blocks. Sakaria Grant led Mt. Pleasant with 10 points. The Lady Cats once again shot over 50% hitting 18 of 35 or 51%. They were only 1 for 5 from three-point range and managed only 46% from the foul line, 12 of 26. The Lady Cats had 15 turnovers. The Lady Cats recognized four players on Senior Night: Tori Moore, Daieyshia Pruitt, Rita Hill and Destinee Weeks.
The game also marked the return of former Lady Cats Coach Tina Carrillo to Wildcats Gym as the Lady Tigers coach.
The Lady Cats ended district play with a perfect 12-0 record. The Lady Cats are now 26-3 for the season. They have now won 19 straight games.
The Lady Cats will play North Forney in bi-district play sometime next week.